Software Engineer/Sr. Software Engineer/Principal Software Engineer (BI System Admin/Azure Admin) (Dallas, TX)

| Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
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Employee Referral Eligible: $500

This position has the potential to be a hybrid position with up to 50% remote work

Job Location: Fort Worth
Other Potential Locations: Fort Worth, TX
Anticipated Start Date: 05/16/2022
Number of Positions: 1
Salary Range: $82,000 - $127,400

Who we are and what we do

Do you want to be a part of something that really matters? Team BNSF includes professionals focused on safety and service that play a vital role in delivering the nation's freight. Together, we help move goods and materials that sustain life and support local, national and global economies. Our rail network is one of the largest freight railroads, spanning 28 western states and serving three Canadian provinces.

What we believe

At BNSF, our Vision and Values drive who we are, not only in our words, but also our actions. BNSF is committed to our foundational values of equality and inclusion. As members of the BNSF community, our employees are entitled to:
  • be treated with dignity and respect.
  • have equal access to tools, resources, training and development opportunities.
  • have equal opportunity to achieve their full potential.

We model the way through our leadership, our BNSF Diversity Councils, our eclectic Business Resource Groups, our deep involvement and investment in the communities we serve and through training programs. Our actions create an inclusive, open and collaborative workplace that encourages diverse perspectives in all interactions.



This position will work directly with BNSF's business intelligence and analytic technologies to support Technology Services systems and to collaborate with technology leaders, business partners, solution engineers, and development teams to ensure BNSF technology is well positioned to solve current and future business goals.

The Software Engineer leverages a thorough knowledge of existing and planned enterprise analytics capabilities, to create and influence the technical design and architecture of complex, integrated systems comprised of a combination of vendor products and custom developed software. The Software Engineer will serve as a proponent of industry best practices including, but not limited to, software development methodologies and toolsets and vendor systems integration to continuously improve the capabilities of the Technology Services organization and business partners. The principle business outcome for this role is to facilitate cross-functional collaboration that leads to the development of sound technology solutions and continuously improving methodologies and toolsets leveraged by Technology Services and business partners to support the analytic needs of BNSF.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assist in trouble shooting, root-cause analysis, and solution implementation within multiple technology areas
  • Evaluate system performance and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Use an understanding of downstream impacts of changes in complex, inter-related systems to avoid unintended consequences
  • Remain abreast of 3rd party BI and Analytics vendor capabilities and analytics technology trends and advise leaders on potential opportunities for improvement
  • Ensure systems are highly available
  • Work with the BNSF Enterprise Security team to ensure BI systems are following security policies and best practices
  • Support TS and Business users of BI & Analytics tools including, but not limited to: PowerBI, Tableau, Essbase, Teradata, and Java, Azure, Azure Databricks
  • Perform needed software upgrades and hardware refresh projects for BI & Analytics tools
  • Assist in the administration of numerous Azure tools in support of BNSF Analytic capabilities

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering and / or equivalent formal training or work experience is required
  • At least 3 years work experience in Information Technology environment; Preferred experience with large enterprise BI and Analytics environments in a cloud environment
  • Experience with best practices regarding data warehousing, data management, reporting, and analytics systems with an emphasis on current BNSF and cloud technologies
  • At least 3-5 years experience in multiple BI tools including: PowerBI, Tableau, Essbase, Azure, Teradata, SAS
  • At least 1 year Azure administration experience, preferably including: Azure tenant administration, Azure Data Factory, Azure Databricks, Azure functions, Log Analytics, Azure ML
  • Microsoft Azure certification(s) preferred
  • At least 3-5 years administering and installing software running on Linux, Windows, or Azure platforms
  • Experience building Devops solutions is a plus, specifically utilizing Jenkins or Azure Devops
  • Ability to architect solutions that are robust, scalable, and maintainable
  • Demonstrated relationship building skills, including the capacity to predict and manage behavior, build, and leverage cross-functional partnerships within and outside of the organization, and leverage influential leadership
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and identify downstream impacts of changes within complex software systems
  • Proficient ability to develop estimates, identify tasks, and recommend sequencing pertaining to complex technical portfolio / project management activities
  • Proficient ability to leverage external resources to solve problems
  • Proficient written / verbal communication skills, including the ability to explain complex ideas to others with varying levels of expertise throughout the organization and with potential business partners


BNSF offers competitive benefit programs and services including, but not limited to
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Railroad Retirement
  • Life Insurance
  • Incentive Compensation Plan (ICP)
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program

  • Criminal history
  • Last 7 years of driving history
  • Last 5 years of employment history to include military service
  • Social Security number
  • Education

  • Medical evaluation
  • Drug Screen
  • Other elements as needed


BNSF is committed to a safe and drug free work place and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping BNSF safe and drug free.

Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC): Federal authority requires BNSF employees, whose work requires unescorted access to secure areas of port facilities, to obtain a TWIC. A TWIC is a condition of employment for such positions and requires candidates to those positions to submit to a TSA security assessment (to include, but not limited to, providing: biographic information; identity documents; fingerprints; digital photograph). More information is available at

BNSF Railway is an Equal Opportunity Employer, all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status.

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More Information on BNSF Railway
BNSF Railway operates in the Transportation industry. The company is located in Fort Worth, TX. BNSF Railway was founded in 2022. It has 15058 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 17 open jobs at BNSF Railway, click here.
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