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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 Software 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 has demonstrated attention to detail and flexibility; can work well individually; works well with others; and is willing to learn to contribute to his or her team.  Expertise in all languages and technologies listed below is not required; we expect that you will learn quickly upon joining the team.


Duties and Responsibilities:

*This is a non-exhaustive overview of the job duties for this position.

  • Develop and maintain moderately complex to very complex software in Java, JavaScript, C#, Python, and other languages.
  • Follow HTI's coding standards, development methodologies, and release processes.
  • Work as part of a product development team to create and build new features in an iterative environment.
  • Analyze problems and propose solutions.
  • Design, document, and demonstrate solutions.
  • Deliver fully-tested, clearly-documented, well-designed software.
  • Review, improve, and simplify designs, code, and products.
  • Regular and predictable attendance and punctuality are a requirement for this position.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Ability to implement and test desktop, server, and web software.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering or equivalent education and/or work experience.
  • Some exposure to software engineering tools, including version control, debuggers, emulators.
  • Some exposure to SQL and databases required; proficiency with databases and NoSQL experience a plus.
  • Ability to absorb complex requirements, propose solutions, and evaluate other solutions.
  • Ability to work and discuss at multiple levels of abstraction.
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate as part of a team and develop strong working relationships.
  • Ability to balance design and technical constraints.
  • Willingness to explain technical decisions and work in an environment of continuous feedback.
  • Experience with development in virtual machine or container environments a plus; develop experience 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.


Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described below must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential job functions of this role. This is a non-exhaustive overview of the physical requirements of this job.

  • Work primarily in an office environment.
  • Frequently sits for extended periods of time.
  • Frequently use a computer keyboard and office related equipment.
  • Requires occasional standing, walking, lifting, stooping or bending.



  • 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.