Omaha, Neb.-based Union Pacific Railroad has opened a new information technology center in Austin, Texas, to serve as a software development and engineering research and development hub for the railroad’s technology group.
The office has the capacity to support more than 40 programmers and engineers and is equipped with a lab and an audio-visual training room.
“We continue to pursue aggressive recruiting efforts within the Texas university systems and found many of the candidates prefer to live and work in Austin,” said Lynden Tennison, Union Pacific’s senior vice president and CIO, in a written statement.
Union Pacific coordinates recruiting and outreach programs with the University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University and the University of Texas at San Antonio, among others.
The company’s IT team works in areas such as real-time and predictive analytics, hardware engineering, sensor-based mote technology, train communications and more. Union Pacific also develops and builds its own proprietary hardware, software and systems.