CSX IT Leadership Development Program - Software Development in JACKSONVILLE, Florida

Title: IT Leadership Development Program - Software Development

Location: United States-FL-Jacksonville

Job Number: 044466

IMPORTANT: This program will start January 2018

Job Summary:

This is a Full Time Employee position that will participate in an innovative training and development program, applying Information Technology (IT) / programming technical skills in a dynamic IT department. Deliver solutions and influence business decisions through sound technical knowledge and effective communication.


Initial placement will be in a full time, entry-level IT technical / developer position. During the first 6 months there will be additional training introducing you to all aspects of a large, complex Corporate Technology Department.

Upon completion of your first year, you will be eligible to apply to career opportunities spanning application, web, mobility, and user interface development; GIS development; IT operations; IT security; business analysis and consulting; project management and end-user services.

We’re building the future by tackling the challenges of today and delivering innovative solutions. The CSX IT Leadership Development Program is a technical position offering broad exposure to a range of technologies and opportunities. 


CSX is a Class I railroad serving a diverse array of customers, operating a fleet of assets across a rail network of more than 21,000 miles through 23 states. Join the talent behind our technology, driving value for our business.

Primary Activities and Responsibilities:

  • Deliver and support Technology goals and objectives across three discipline areas:

    • Applications: Programming, web / user interface (UI) development, design, testing, project definition, requirement specification, implementation and maintenance.
    • Enterprise services: Information and database design, project, security, architecture and change management.
    • Operations and infrastructure support: Database, systems software, server, capacity, storage and systems administration.
  • Develop business relationships with internal customers and business partners.
  • Miscellaneous activities and responsibilities as assigned by manager.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Computer Science, Information Systems/Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Business Administration, or related major field of study required to be completed by the class start date of this position (January 2018)

Preferred Qualifications:

In addition to meeting the above the following are preferred:

  • 1 or more years of programming / database design / web or UI development technology work experience or internships
  • Grade point average of at least 3.2 (based on a 4-point scale) in major field of study for your highest degree

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledge of web / java / UI / programming concepts and technologies
  • Knowledge of relational database concepts and functions
  • Knowledge of current web technologies and concepts
  • Ability to write programs of simple-to-medium complexity

  • Ability to learn new technologies

  • Knowledge of development life cycles and methodologies
  • Collaborative skills
  • Problem-solving, organizational, and time management skills
  • Ability to think and analyze logically

  • Ability to establish rapport and relationships with individuals at all levels internally, across the organization and externally

  • Ability to interact with business partners, vendors, and technical staff

  • Microsoft Office skills

  • Knowledge of project management methods and principles

  • Written and oral business communication skills

  • Ability to lead and influence others without formal authority

  • Ability to communicate effectively with senior leadership/executive audiences

Job Requirements:

  • Work hours may vary in length and schedule (i.e., may include a nonstandard workweek).
  • The applicant selected for this position may be required to successfully complete a background check and drug test. Passing results must be received prior to start date in new position.


The CSX Competency Framework is the foundation of our Talent Strategy and is what drives CSX performance. CSX accordingly selects and develops talent based on each of the following competencies: analyze issues and make effective decisions, advance the business, engage, coach, and build a diverse workforce, build partnerships, improve service quality and processes, execute effectively, demonstrate personal leadership, and demonstrate functional and technical agility.

Company Profile:

CSX Corporation, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Jacksonville, FL, is a multi-modal freight transportation company serving customers across North America. Through its primary subsidiary, CSX operates the largest railroad in the eastern United States with operations in 23 states, the District of Columbia, and two Canadian provinces. CSX also includes an integrated intermodal company which serves customers with its own truck and terminal operations as well as a dedicated domestic container fleet. Other CSX subsidiaries provide technology and real estate support to the company. These subsidiaries combine to allow CSX to deliver efficient freight alternatives to customers in a variety of industries, including coal, chemicals, automobiles, metals, agricultural and forest products, food and consumer goods.

CSX Technology

CSX Technology provides a wide range of information technology applications and support services. Applications encompass day-to-day processing including freight scheduling, tracking and monitoring, as well as more comprehensive functions such as data resource management, system architecture and network management.

Closing Statement
At CSX, two of the company's core values are People Make The Difference and Safety Is A Way of Life. We are committed to offering our team members the most competitive compensation and benefits package available, unlimited opportunities for development and growth throughout an exciting and rewarding career, and the safest work environment possible.

CSX is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Click here to view the EEO is Law poster. Here

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CSX Transportation and its subsidiaries are not seeking outside assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from staffing agencies or search firms for employment or contractor opportunities. Any resumes submitted by an outside vendor to any employee at CSX via e-mail, Internet, or directly to hiring managers without a valid written search agreement in place with the Talent Acquisition / HR department will be deemed the sole property of CSX. No placement fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired as a result of the referral, or through other means.