Wednesday, December 12, 2012

UP opens Austin, Tex., info tech center

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Union Pacific said Tuesday it has opened a new information technology center in Austin, Tex., bringing the railroad closer to the top talent located in what it calls one of the hottest U.S. technology hubs.

The information technology office, located at 807 Las Cimas Parkway in northwest Austin, will serve as a software development and engineering research and development center for the railroad'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.

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