Technology & Innovation Hero


Every day our technology team leverages state-of-the-art technology like AI and edge computing to build the railroad of the future. Join us to create solutions that drive a safer and more sustainable supply chain.

Building the Future

Empowering Our People to Transform Transportation

Our technology teams are the minds behind some of the world’s most cutting-edge innovations. Imagine your future building industry-leading artificial intelligence models, never-before-imagined machine vision and inspection systems that keep communities safe, and advanced real-time data analysis algorithms that literally predict the future.

This is not the railroad of your childhood. This is the railroad of the future, and we are looking for innovators just like you.

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How Will you Change the World?

Innovating Tomorrow, Today

From being at the forefront of transportation solutions for customers, to leading the industry in tech-driven rail safety, we are looking for talented technology and innovation professionals who want to be a part of building cutting-edge advanced technologies that will transform our industry and beyond. This is more than creating solutions, it’s driving the digital power of America’s supply chain.

Innovating Tomorrow

We chose to build our HQ in the innovation hub of the South – Atlanta’s Tech Square – where we can assemble a team of the country’s top technologists. Our location enables collaboration with other leading organizations to drive innovations.  Those innovations include our partnership with the GA Tech Research Institute to develop and deploy next-gen, ultra-high resolution imaging system to inspect our trains as they roll along our tracks. Come join us and build your own transformative technologies.

Working at NS offers you a career on the front lines of innovation, with job security, extensive growth opportunities, and continuing career development so you can stay on top of the latest technologies.  NS also offers a flexible work model. Our positions are open to all levels of experience and offer a highly competitive level of compensation.

Innovate the Future of Rail

Join Norfolk Southern and transform the future of rail.

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We care about each other, our customers, the communities we serve, and the planet we call home. That’s who we are, in everything we do, and our decisions reflect our values.

  • Our Culture

    Our Culture

    We are building a company where every employee can thrive. We know that diverse perspectives make us stronger and we’re building a culture , where everyone’s ideas matter and trust, collaboration and communication are how we all achieve our goals. 

  • Vision & Values

    Vision & Values

    Running a railroad takes vision. Ours centers on being a customer-centric, operations-driven organization. To do that means we prioritize the well-being of each other, our customers, our partners, the communities we serve, and the planet we call home.

  • Sustainability


    From carbon-reducing initiatives to land conservation to the energy efficiency of our new HQ, we are in the business of building a better planet.


We provide the complete package with competitive pay, comprehensive benefits, and career development. 

Financial Security

NS offers highly competitive compensation from your very first role with us. As a Norfolk Southern railroader, you qualify for the railroad retirement pension, as well as 401k plans, helping to ensure you and your family’s long-term financial security

Financial Security

Career Development

We actively support the development and growth of all our employees. Through tailored training programs and extensive opportunities for career progression, Norfolk Southern seeks out to foster your advancement and cares about your success.

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With wellness programs for physical, mental, financial, and social well-being, including comprehensive health coverage, we support our employees with programs that work best for them, their lives, and their work environment.



We offer perks to all our employees to make their work-life balance a little easier as they support their families and the communities where they live. These include discount programs for purchases big and small, and matching gifts for local organizations in the Atlanta area


Join the Future

Join us and drive rail innovation.

Join the Future

Your Future is Here

From field ops to corporate to IT, careers at Norfolk Southern move the world. 

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