Software Architect

Company: The Belt Railway Company of Chicago
Position Title: Software Architect
Location: Clearing Yard, Bedford Park, IL
Compensation: Commensurate with experience and includes a comprehensive fringe benefits package.
Job Title: Software Architect

The software architect will be responsible for the day to day operation and enhancements of Belt Railway’s custom developed Belt Apps platform. This is a hands-on role which will be responsible for all stages of the software development lifecycle including functional design, technical architecture and design, development, testing, user enablement and adoption, end user support, and issue triage. The software is built using Java / Spring / Thymeleaf, with a Microsoft SQL Server Database and deployed in the Microsoft Azure cloud environment.

  • Lead requirements gathering sessions with product owners and end users, produce functional designs that reflect what the features will do and document all findings
  • Design the architecture, database, and class structures. Implement the necessary screens, programming logic, and reports to implement the business requirements. Fully test solutions and deploy the components to the necessary environments
  • Actively participate in quality assurance, including hands-on system and user testing of the software developed
  • Work with end users to assist them in using and adopting the platform, as well as supporting their day to day support questions. Plan ongoing software deployments to continually release enhancements and fixes to end users
  • Lead and mentor other developers in implementation of features, review code, manage the DevOps environment, plan workloads and feature release schedules, work with Belt Railway leadership to prioritize and plan software direction. Review code of other developers

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field from an accredited university, required


  • Five (5) or more years’ application development experience; preferably in Java / Spring environment
  • Two (2) or more years’ experience leading development projects and teams
  • Two (2) or more years’ experience producing technical designs (artifacts)
  • One (1) or more years’ experience architecting solutions on the Microsoft Azure platform
  • Experience writing and optimizing SQL queries, required


  • Java, Spring, Thymeleaf, HTML, CSS, SQL, Microsoft SQL Server
  • Azure Web Apps, Storage/Queues, Virtual Machines, Azure DevOps

Other Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Solid understanding of object-oriented programming (OOP)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Resumes should be emailed to hr@beltrailway.com or faxed to (708) 496-4005. No phone calls, please.

General Manager – Operations

Company: The Belt Railway Company of Chicago
Position Title: General Manager – Operations
Location: Clearing Yard, Bedford Park, IL
Compensation: Commensurate with experience and includes a comprehensive fringe benefits package.

Key Accountabilities/Responsibilities: To plan, coordinate, direct and control all operating activities on the BRC. Responsible for the safe, efficient and economical operation of the BRC’s Transportation, Engineering and Mechanical Departments. Includes overall supervision of each BRC operating department on both a daily and long-term basis, and reports to BRC’s President. Must possess the ability to assess and correct problems in stressful situations with tight time constraints, manage an extensive workforce and develop timely solutions to operating problems. Must communicate and work effectively with other railroads, BRC departments, BRC executive leadership, labor organizations and government agencies.

Required Experience, Knowledge and Skills: Must possess ten-plus years of operating experience, extensive knowledge of all facets of railway operations, a high level of managerial, human relations and regulatory (FRA) compliance skills. The successful candidate will possess proven leadership skills, a demonstrated ability to provide leadership by example, and the skill set to develop tomorrow’s  leaders by mentoring and coaching. College degree preferred.

Resumes should be emailed to hr@beltrailway.com or faxed to (708) 496-4005. No phone calls, please.

Transportation Clerk

The Belt Railway Company of Chicago is currently accepting resumes for Transportation Clerks. Previous professional experience involving accurate tracking of deliveries for a logistics company and a high degree of related customer service experience is required. Must be able to work variable shifts, including evenings and weekends. High School Diploma or equivalent, valid driver’s license and computer proficiency is a must. Data entry and logistics tracking experience preferred.

Resumes can be submitted by email at hr@beltrailway.com. No phone calls, please.

Building Maintenance Electrician

The Belt Railway Company of Chicago is currently accepting resumes for a Building Maintenance Electrician. The successful candidate for this position will perform electrical inspection, construction, maintenance, and repair activities on power distribution equipment, floodlight towers, power poles, air conditioning units, and other fixed facilities. The successful candidate will ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety and operations, and will ensure compliance with National Electrical Code, National Electrical Safety Code, and the Standards for Electrical Safety in the Workplace (NFPA-70E).

The Building Maintenance Electrician will install and maintain high and low voltage, overhead and underground wiring and equipment, control systems, conduits and cables, cross arms, pole mounted fixtures, transformers, air systems, fire alarm systems, motors and generators, lighting systems, heating systems, etc..

The Building Maintenance Electrician will handle testing instruments for measuring voltage, current power, insulation resistance, etc., and interpret and follow electrical codes, manuals, schematic diagrams, blueprints, and other specifications, and work with power companies and other vendors to plan and complete job activities.


  • High School Diploma or State-Accredited Equivalent.
  • Valid Driver’s License, and ability to obtain Class A Commercial Driver’s License within 90 days of hire.
  • Minimum two (2) years’ prior experience in electrical construction and/or maintenance field.
  • Strong troubleshooting skills are crucial, as is the ability to work independently.
  • Ability to lift up to 70 pounds; ability to stoop/bend/kneel/crouch/balance/climb on an occasional basis.
  • Demonstrate auditory and visual acuity; distinguish color coded wiring
  • Work in an outdoor environment.


Qualified applicants should forward resume and cover letter to BRC Human Resources Department, 6900 S. Central Avenue, Bedford Park, IL 60638 or email to hr@beltrailway.com.

Track Laborer

The Belt Railway Company of Chicago is currently accepting applications for  Track Laborers. Will work as a member of a crew to maintain, repair and replace ties, switches, rails and ballast, using hand tools and hand operated equipment.  Uses Rail Saw to cut rail to specified lengths.  Drills holes through rails for insertion of bolts using hand or power drill.  Uses spike maul or jack hammer to drive spike into tie and secure rail.  Uses track wrench to tighten or loosen bolts at joints that hold ends or rails together.  Shifts are variable, and dependent upon seniority, and workers must be available and on-call 24/7, including weekends and holidays.  Experience in welding, electrical or mechanical work or heavy equipment operation a plus.  Must be able to work in a safety-sensitive, construction-oriented environment.  Class A CDL strongly preferred or candidate must demonstrate ability to obtain one within 90 days.  Must have experience working outside and have own vehicle.  Must have a HS diploma or GED and valid driver’s license.  Must be able to work on a full-time basis.  pass a physical and background check, as well as a post-offer drug test if offered a position.  Veterans encouraged to apply.

Resumes should be emailed to hr@beltrailway.com or faxed to (708) 496-4005.  No phone calls, please.

Mechanical – Car Department

The Belt Railway Company of Chicago is currently accepting resumes for Mechanical-Car Department employees. Applicants must be able to regularly work variable shifts, including evenings and weekends. Applicants must be comfortable working outdoors in variable conditions throughout the year. High School Degree or equivalent and valid driver’s license is required. Previous experience with welding or general mechanical experience is a plus.

Resumes can be submitted by email at hr@beltrailway.com, by fax at (708) 496-4005 to Human Resources, or can be dropped off with Human Resources. No phone calls, please.


Equal Employment Opportunity:

Workforce diversity is an essential part of the Belt Railway’s commitment to quality and to the future. We encourage you to apply, whatever your race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or veteran status.