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Geospatial Solutions Integrator


  • Posted on: November 18, 2023
  • Expires on: December 2, 2023
  • Full Time
  • Toronto, Ontario/Montreal, Quebec

At CN, we work together to move our company—and North America—forward. Be part of our Information & Technology (I&T) team, a critical piece of the engine that keeps us in motion. From enterprise architecture to operational technology, our teams use the agile methodology to automate and digitize our railroad ensuring our operations run optimally and safely and our employees can focus on value-added tasks. You will be able to develop your skills and career in our close-knit, safety-focused culture working together as ONE TEAM. The careers we offer are meaningful because the work we do matters. Join us!

Job Summary

The Specialist, Solution and System Integration is responsible for leveraging full-stack development skills to integrate innovative geospatial capabilities and real-time data into intuitive mobile and web interfaces. The role collaborates with stakeholders and partners to design solutions that improve railroad asset management, operations, and safety. The position is an authority with geospatial standards, developing offline first experiences, and modelling complex rail networks.

Main Responsibilities

Develop and maintain the front end and back end of mobile applications
Build responsive user interfaces and experiences optimized for mobile devices
Implement mapping and location capabilities and integrate geospatial data services
Employ test-driven development and Development Operations (DevOps) processes like Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Delivery (CD), and automation
Design and implement Representational State Transfer Application Programming Interfaces (REST APIs) and integration with internal and external systems
Develop offline capabilities and synchronization with back-end databases
Collaborate with stakeholders and Business Analyst to gather requirements and design solutions
Model complex railroad networks and assets using graph concepts and algorithms
Ensure cross-platform compatibility and performance across iOS and Android
Apply security best practices and compliance with industry standards
Participate in code and reviews as well as provide technical guidance

Working Conditions

The role has standard working conditions in an office environment with a regular workweek from Monday to Friday. The role requires minimal travel (10%) within Canada and the United States (U.S.). Due to the nature of the role, the incumbent must be able to meet tight deadlines, handle pressure, and stress.



Application Development
Minimum 7 years of professional experience developing complex web and mobile applications
Experience integrating and implementing mapping, Graphic Information System (GIS) capabilities and APIs
Experience with geospatial data formats and protocols like GeoJSON, Web Feature Service (WFS), and Web Mapping Service (WMS)
Demonstrated experience developing and consuming REST APIs


Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Statistics, Computer Science, related degree, equivalent experience, or a related field


Sets direction and inspires others
Communicates with impact
Applies critical thinking
Knows the business and stays current on industry needs
Collaborates with others and shares information

Technical Skills/Knowledge

Expertise with JavaScript, Node.js, React, React Native, and Redux
Knowledge of GIS libraries and platforms like Leaflet, Mapbox GL JS, ArcGIS API for JavaScript, OpenLayers, Google Maps JavaScript API, CesiumJS, Turf.js, Deck.gl
Knowledge of geospatial data formats, standards, and protocols
Strong understanding of object-oriented programming concepts (OOP), design patterns, and architecture best practices
Back-end expertise with languages like Java, PHP, Python or C#
Experience with graph algorithms, modelling, and visualization
Knowledge of DevOps methodologies including CI, CD, testing, and monitoring
Ability to develop offline-capable applications with synchronization

About CN

CN is a world-class transportation leader and trade-enabler. Essential to the economy, to the customers, and to the communities it serves, CN safely transports more than 300 million tons of natural resources, manufactured products, and finished goods throughout North America every year. As the only railroad connecting Canada’s Eastern and Western coasts with the Southern tip of the U.S. through a 19,500 mile rail network, CN and its affiliates have been contributing to community prosperity and sustainable trade since 1919. CN is committed to programs supporting social responsibility and environmental stewardship. At CN, we work as ONE TEAM, focused on safety, sustainability and our customers, providing operational and supply chain excellence to deliver results.

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