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Specialist Signals and Communications, Yard Systems

Canadian Pacific (CP) and Kansas City Southern (KCS) are now CPKC. As the only truly North American railway, we are making big moves! Drawing on our strong foundations and heritage, CPKC moves essential goods across our 20,000-mile network to support economic growth throughout Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. Be a part of history as we connect a continent and create exciting career opportunities across our new transnational network. Visit to learn about the CPKC advantage, our purpose and culture.



CPKC is seeking applicants willing to work in a fast paced, high technology industry; developing Train Yard Control software/hardware Systems (TYC). The ideal applicant must possess well developed: communication skills (written and verbal), working knowledge of current & future trending software/hardware control methodology, understanding of engineering standards and documentation.



  • Assist in development of Train Yard Control (TYC) standards, practices, policies and software/hardware designs.
  • Investigate, develop, field ready, and test new technologies for the current and future direction of CPKC TYC systems.
  • Establish, develop and maintain working relationships with all departments and vendors of CPKC.
  • Coach, train, and mentor CPKC employees to safely and efficiently utilize TYC systems implemented in the field, at location.
  • Insure projects are on schedule, within budget and meet field use expectations.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by engineering management team.



  • High school diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED)
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • BSEE, BS Computer Science/engineering, or equivalent
  • Five years of C++, or embedded development of control software systems
  • Working knowledge of Virtual Machine technology, networks, LINUX, and IP data interchange
  • Five years’ experience of train control automation with Class I, II or II Railroad or Railroad Vendor preferred.



  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan
  • Annual Fitness Subsidy 
  • Part-time Studies Program 




Medical Requirements

CPKC is committed to the safety and health of its employees and the general public.  This position is a safety sensitive all new hires will be required to complete a pre-employment medical that includes a physical, vision, hearing, alcohol, and drug audit assessments. Qualification drug test(s) are also required.


Background Investigation:

The successful candidate will need to successfully complete the following clearances:    

  • Criminal history check
  • Education verification 
  • Driver’s License Verification 


CPKC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, inclusive of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.


  • Req ID: 101024
  • Department: Engineering
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Country: United States
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Available to: Internal & External



Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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