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 Developer Software is responsible to design, develop and test software solutions following best practices and architecture principles described in the CN Development Position Book (DPB). The Developer takes full responsibility of his deliverables and align own workload to focus on key tasks in order to deliver as per commitment into an Agile and DevOps environment. The person is able to provide estimates based on clear assumptions and may participate to integration of standard technologies through PoC/PoT following industry standards, processes and governance aligned with business needs. This role may apply in either a Project, Enhancement or Support environment, depending on assignment.

Main Responsibilities

Software Development

  • Review Functional Design
  • Contribute to Technical Blueprint & Develop Technical Design
  • Produce estimates
  • Develop quality code following practices & standards in place
  • Develop unit test scripts and execute unit test
  • Troubleshoot software issues
  • Bug fixing during test and stabilization phases
  • Provide level 3 support
  • Deploy code into development environment
  • Implement PoC and PoT to evaluate development frameworks or project solution in order to make decision and position the right technologies and patterns

Organizational Impact

Decision Making & Impacts

  • Deliver Technical design
  • Could have an impact on the applications, solutions and part of the code that he needs to deliver
  • Being late in deliverables could impact the overall delivery
  • Efficient transition to core which makes support easier
  • Support level 3 for critical application

Level of Interaction/Influence

  • External: N/A
  • Internal: Work closely with development architects, development practice leads and other development specialists
  • Interact with project teams (functional, development and test leads, project managers)

Employees Supervised/Org. Structure

  • Individual Contributor



  • College degree or equivalent experience


  • Ability to collaborate and work in team
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to follow team priorities
  • Share knowledge & expertise to other team members
  • Ability to produce estimates for small to medium assignments
  • Understand most of Design Patterns
  • Understand Architecture, Technical Blueprint, Functional Design and ability to produce detailed technical design documents using UML
  • Technical development proficiency with full life cycle projects
  • Good programming language knowledge
  • Object Oriented programming
  • Ability to fix medium to complex defects


  • Entry level role
  • Experience in producing technical design


  • Good Experience with programming language
  • Good Experience with development platform & tools (Example: : SAP, Java, .Net, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript)
  • Good Experience with unit testing practices, frameworks and tools (Example: JUnit, Mockito…)
  • Experience and adaptability to working in an Agile delivery environment
  • Functional Design experience
  • Testing experience
  • Knowledge with DevSecOps methodology and toolchain

For internal candidates, note that the grade level of the position will depend on the employee’s experience.

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.

CN is an employment equity employer and we encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates under consideration will be contacted. Please monitor your email on a regular basis, as communication is primarily made through email.

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