Union Pacific Opens Information Technology Center in Austin
Omaha, Neb., December 11, 2012 Union Pacific has opened a new information technology center in Austin, Texas, bringing the railroad closer to the top talent located in one of the country's hottest technology hubs.
An industry leader in technology innovation, Union Pacific operates more miles of railroad in Texas - approximately 6,300 - than in any other state and employs more people in Texas than any state except Nebraska, where company headquarters are located in Omaha.
Union Pacific's new information technology office is located at 807 Las Cimas Parkway in northwest Austin, where it will serve as a software development and engineering research and development center for Union Pacific'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 senior vice president and chief information officer. "Having an office in the heart of Austin will help us bring exciting new opportunities to the exceptional talent being developed in Texas."
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.
Union Pacific has one of the world's largest privately owned telecommunications networks, which supports the company's 10,000 customers and 32,000-mile rail network across 23 states. Its information technology team conducts leading-edge work in areas such as real-time and predictive analytics, hardware engineering, sensor-based mote technology, train communications, and other areas. Union Pacific also develops and builds its own proprietary hardware, software and systems.
About Union Pacific
It was 150 years ago that Abraham Lincoln signed the Pacific Railway Act of July 1, 1862, creating the original Union Pacific. One of America's iconic companies, today, Union Pacific Railroad is the principal operating company of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP), linking 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country by rail and providing freight solutions and logistics expertise to the global supply chain. From 2000 through 2011, Union Pacific spent more than $31 billion on its network and operations, making needed investments in America's infrastructure and enhancing its ability to provide safe, reliable, fuel-efficient and environmentally responsible freight transportation. Union Pacific's diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Coal, Industrial Products and Intermodal. The railroad serves many of the fastest-growing U.S. population centers and emphasizes excellent customer service. Union Pacific operates competitive routes from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways, connects with Canada's rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major Mexico gateways.
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