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Specialist, Network & Telecom

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!

CN's network and technologies across North America:

  • Is composed of all types of communications media including fiber, copper, cell, wireless and microwave;
  • Is composed of more than 8000 Cisco routers and switches, more than 700 access points and 700 Nokia MPLS service routers;
  • Is composed of Juniper and Palo Alto firewalls, packet shapers and IP management platforms.

CN is looking for a self-starter who can rapidly analyze situations, and decisively take justifiable actions. Some travel may be required.

The role of an Specialist , Network & Telecom is a technical position with in-depth knowledge of Telecom network infrastructure. The specialist is responsible for the following:


  • Incident and Problem Management
  • Vulnerability Management
  • Capacity and Performance Management
  • Lifecycle Management
  • Change Management (plan /coordinate and implement telecom changes)
  • Detail analysis and operation review of CN core Network Infrastructure
  • Perform Network Operational Audits , verifications to existing standards
  • Internal / External project involvement ( provide guidance and direction to proper transition to core to operations )
  • Plan and coordinate the implementation, testing and cutover of Telecom technologies into existing telecom infrastructure. This may include the guidance of field technicians
  • Assist Disaster Recovery exercises
  • Provide 3rd Level support to pager roster ( 24/7) rotation basis
  • Mentor and coach peers


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or equivalent. Telecommunications specialization preferred
  • 5+ years in IT with a minimum of 3+ years of demonstrated experience in providing hands-on technical expertise within large corporate environments
  • Experience with Nokia 7750, 7705 and 7210 platforms
  • Experience and knowledge in design, operations and optimization of IP networks.
  • Experience with cellular solutions, including APN, CDMA, GSM, HSPA, UMTS, GPRS/EDGE, LTE and others will be considered an asset
  • Knowledge and troubleshooting skills in IS-IS, BGP, MP-BGP, MPLS, VPLS, VPWS and VRF
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP stack, IPv4, TCP, UDP, ICMP, ARP, GRE, IPSEC, ESP, NAT, DHCP, DNS, FHRPs, QoS, SNMP, Tacacs, Radius
  • Knowledge in cloud solutions an asset (Google, Azure)
  • Excellent oral, written and presentation skills
  • Cisco CCNA/CCNP Certification or equivalent knowledge
  • Nokia NRS I/NRS II Certification or equivalent knowledge
  • Experience in building business cases and providing estimates is an asset
  • Knowledge of Firewall (Juniper and Palo Alto) is a plus
  • Good understanding of communications media (fibre, copper, wireless) and structured cabling best practices

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.

CN requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof thereof as a condition of employment. The Company’s vaccination mandate extends to employees of our wholly owned subsidiaries as well as CN’s contractors, consultants, agents and suppliers and anyone who accesses CN properties in Canada.

CN is an employment equity employer and we encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates under consideration will be contacted. Please monitor your email on a regular basis, as communication is primarily made through email.

montréal, QC, CA