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Herzog companies was founded in 1969 by William E. Herzog as a heavy/highway construction contractor in the Midwest. Herzog now specializes in Railroad Construction, Transit Operation and Maintenance Services, Civil Construction and Railroad Services nationwide. Our team consists of people who are innovators at heart, continuously exploring new ways to improve our products, services, and, ultimately, the industry. By always challenging ourselves - and each other - to push for more, we keep Herzog at the forefront of the rail industry.


Herzog Technologies, Inc. is currently seeking a Systems Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA.


HTI is developing industry-leading products, and at the forefront of Positive Train Control.  The ideal candidate is a problem solver who is always learning; has demonstrated attention to detail and flexibility; can work well individually; works well with others; and is willing to become an expert in areas of PTC and railroading.  The job includes mostly office work and may include occasional travel opportunities.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain requirements, designs, and test cases for complex systems with many components.
  • Create and maintain user or program documentation for complex systems.
  • Maintain traceability within project or program documentation.
  • Derive and maintain traceability among industry standards, customer requirements, and vendor documentation.
  • Review and evaluate internal, vendor, and subcontractor documentation, and provide appropriate feedback.
  • Design, execute, and oversee system testing.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or equivalent work experience.
  • Proficiency in requirement elicitation, requirement management, and traceability.
  • Proficiency in designing new systems.
  • Ability to stimulate innovative ideas and approaches to processes and opportunities.
  • Ability to analyze proposed changes for impact on an existing system or system design.
  • Ability to absorb complex requirements and propose an effective solution.
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate as part of a team.
  • Ability to balance business, design, and technical constraints.
  • Willingness to explain technical decisions and work in an environment of continuous feedback.
  • Proficiency or experience with UML modeling tools a plus.
  • Programming or scripting skills a plus.


Pre-Employment Requirements:

  • Subject to pre-employment background check and motor vehicle report review.
  • Subject to pre-employment physical, medical evaluation, and drug screen due to the safety sensitive nature of this position.
  • Successfully complete and maintain any required safety certification and testing on an annual basis.



  • Herzog is nationally recognized for its excellent corporate safety record which results from all employees at all levels, in all positions adhering to established policies and procedures. Reporting any and all safety violations to your immediate supervisor is a prerequisite for continued employment. Safety diligence by all results in a safe work environment for all. 



  • Herzog offers a robust benefits package including medical and dental coverage. The plans are specific to projects and locations.


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It is the policy of Herzog Technologies, Inc. to provide equal opportunity in employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, age, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, military status, veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law.