Systems Engineer

Date:  Mar 25, 2024

Omaha, NE, US, 68000

Reference Number:  1262 
Department: Technology 

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Union Pacific Railroad Company is looking to fill a Systems Engineer position in Omaha, NE. May telecommute up to 50% of work time. Apply online at; Req No 1262.

Union Pacific Railroad Company is an Equal Opportunity employer and subscribes to a drug‑free/smoke‑free workplace. 



  • Gather and define system requirements; Plan software development activities; Provide technical leadership of onshore and offshore software development teams.
  • Build tools and design processes that help improve enterprise level observability, system resiliency, security and scalability of our critical services and platforms.
  • Responsible for technical activities associated with orchestration and cloud resources, including development, design, planning, management, maintenance, and support.
  • Develop standards in partnership with Information Assurance, Platform Engineering, Infrastructure Services, and Application Development.
  • Assist with design, implementation, and maintenance of Red Hat and CentOS systems in an R&D environment.
  • Deploy and support applications into Kubernetes-based environments, both on-prem and cloud.

Qualifications - Required

  • A bachelor’s degree (foreign equivalent accepted) in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related field. Will accept three- or four-year degrees.
  • 10 years’ experience in software/systems development or a related occupation.
  • 10 years’ experience in using Python and Bash for system automation.
  • 10 plus years’ experience supporting production distributed systems, specifically containerized web applications, in a mission-critical 24x7 operating environment.
  • 6 years’ experience utilizing DevOps and specifically TerraForm for cloud automation.
  • 5 years’ experience in using Ansible for process automation.
  • 4 years’ experience supporting Kubernetes and Docker, including deployment of resources, writing Kubernetes manifests and creating helm charts.
  • Certification for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
  • Hands-on experience working with the Linux OS, including but not limited to CentOS and RHEL.
  • Experience working in an Agile framework leveraging JIRA.
  • Experience with micro-services and containerization.
  • Experience developing and operating end-to-end automated solutions for IT operations activities (including deployment, release management, monitoring, etc.).
  • Knowledge of Continuous Integrations Tools such as Jenkins, Fisheye Crucible, or others.
  • Knowledge of networking principles including load balancers, routing, VPCs and ACI (e.g. AWS or Azure).
  • Must pass background check investigation and medical review.

Qualifications - Preferred

Physical Requirements

Work Conditions


What we offer:

  • A strengths-based, engagement-focused, and performance-oriented culture
  • Ongoing learning, development, and Educational Assistance (including little to no out-of-pocket cost for online and in-person courses at the University of Nebraska at Omaha)
  • 401(k) with 100% match up to 6%, plus additional automatic 3% (contribute 6% and UP will contribute 9% [6% + 3%])
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan with 40% match up to 5% (contribute 5% and UP will contribute 2%)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance, company-paid disability, life, and AD&D insurance
  • Health Savings Account (with company contribution) Dependent Care Savings Account and Transportation Spending Account
  • Wellness and Employee Assistance Programs
  • Adoption/Surrogacy Assistance, paid Maternity and Parental Leave
  • Competitive compensation including eligibility for annual merit, bonus, and equity programs dependent on job level and personal and company performance

Inclusion Statement

Union Pacific’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is based on our desire to create an environment where people can be their best, personally and professionally. Our employees are unique individuals. Our diverse perspectives come from many sources including gender, race, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and veteran status.

As America's railroad, Union Pacific has an innate responsibility to speak out against all forms of discrimination while creating an environment where all can see themselves belonging and succeeding.