Specialist, Solution and System Integration


Offre publiée le 2024-03-27

Canadian National Railway

At CN, we work together to move our company-and North America-forward. Be part of our Information & Technology (I&T) team, a critical piece of the engine that keeps us in motion.

From enterprise architecture to operational technology, our teams use the agile methodology to automate and digitize our railroad ensuring our operations run optimally and safely and our employees can focus on value-added tasks.

You will be able to develop your skills and career in our close-knit, safety-focused culture working together as ONE TEAM.

The careers we offer are meaningful because the work we do matters. Join us!

Job Summary

The role of Specialist Solution and System Integration is to execute all key activities required to support the development and testing lifecycle of Onboard Network and Communication products at CN.

The Specialist ensures that all business requirements are met by team members and projects, and contributes to the global evolution of CN's I&T.

The Specialist is a key player in the team, ensuring the technology delivered is secure, reliable, available, resilient, performant, and aligned with safety standards per business requirements.

Working in a highly collaborative and Agile environment, the Specialist will work closely with groups of testers, developers and business users to provide ongoing documentation, assistance, discussion and test delivery of any planned product being developed or configured.

Main Responsibilities


  • Engage with Internal customers to capture requirements
  • Establish test plans and tests results for newly defined solution
  • Conduct lab testing and log results
  • Ensure that solution designed meet all business requirements
  • Establish deployment / migration strategy and guide project team and operations
  • Guide other Integrator(s) or Tester(s) and help address potential and current issue with them
  • For support issues during project migration or deployment, determine appropriate resolution / solution through root cause analysis and impact analysis
  • Transition-to-core : update of documentation, systems, training, and presentation
  • Apply, and ensure compliance with, all appropriate CN I&T standards (e.g. V model, Security, Architecture, Project Delivery Methodology, SOX, Telecom, Software Engineering, etc.)
  • Work with Project managers during the planning phases and identify deployment steps and risks
  • Follow the Change and Release Management processes by initiating Change Controls and executing cut-over plans
  • Pre-configure and lab-test all required components during deployment. Document tests and log results.


Education / Certification / Designation

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, a related field of study, or equivalent work experience

Skills / Knowledge

  • Ability to precisely estimate efforts of the tasks assigned to the integrators
  • Ability to work on multiple projects in parallel and meet deliverables dates
  • Very good technical documentation skills
  • Very good communication, influencing and presentation skills
  • Leadership skills and ability to influence and guide others on integration and technical matters
  • Proven experience delivering technology projects involving multiple parties
  • Proven experience with IP protocols, network and technologies
  • Knowledge of IT security principles
  • Ability to clarify requirements and insure solution meets business needs
  • Strong systems engineering knowledge
  • Ability to estimate efforts and costs required for delivery
  • Strong sense or prioritization for meeting deadlines

Tools and Systems Management

o Experience in design and automation

o Experience in KPIs and dashboard management

o Knowledge in reporting and analytics solutions (Tableau, PowerBI, Business Objects...)


o Experience developing automation in Embedded software environment.

o Experience with automation frameworks, development environments and technologies related to networking (such as Python scripting, Ansible, Git)

o Good knowledge of data models and APIs communications

o Understanding of hypervisor virtualization infrastructure (VMWare)

o Experience with Agile methodology

o Experience with Linux / Unix

o Understanding cloud-based infrastructure (Google, Azure, AWS) solutions.

o Cloud orchestration

o Cloud data integration

o Hybrid Integration

o Integration Platform as a Service


  • Minimum 5-8 years overall work experience
  • 5+ years experience in Regulated Software Development (Like Railroad, Aeronautical, Medical ), Telecom, Enterprise or Service Provider environment; or
  • 5+ years of relevant technical expertise (specialty) including complex detailed design and solution integration
  • Knowledge of PTC or IETMS or ITCM or Telecommunication is an advantage
  • Experience in the Railroad is an advantage

Working Conditions

In office presence is require 3 days a week (Thursday is mandatory).

About CN

CN is a world-class transportation leader and trade-enabler. Essential to the economy, to the customers, and to the communities it serves, CN safely transports more than 300 million tons of natural resources, manufactured products, and finished goods throughout North America every year.

As the only railroad connecting Canada's Eastern and Western coasts with the Southern tip of the U.S. through a 19,500 mile rail network, CN and its affiliates have been contributing to community prosperity and sustainable trade since 1919.

CN is committed to programs supporting social responsibility and environmental stewardship. At CN, we work as ONE TEAM, focused on safety, sustainability and our customers, providing operational and supply chain excellence to deliver results.

At CN, we are dedicated to building North America's most and railroad, which includes reflecting the communities in which we operate.

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