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Lead .Net Software Engineer - 90335293 - Washington

Washington, DC 20004
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Your success is a train ride away.

Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move Americas workforce toward the future. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of our employees.

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The Lead Software Engineer provides high quality software systems byanalyzing requirements, providing technical design, developing software,supporting testing and deployment. The Lead Software Engineer worksclosely with customers, business analysts and team members tounderstand the business requirements that drive the analysis and design ofquality technical solutions. These solutions must be aligned with businessand IT strategies and in compliance with the organizations architecturalstandards. Responsible for analyzing and bringing new technology trendsin the industry to Amtrak. The role is also a point of escalation foroperational support for assigned systems.


  • Provides technical leadership as part of a diverse team and providesconsistent ownership for increasingly complex deliverables.
  • Works on projects that may span a broad range of systems. Requiresexpertise in multiple technical environments and possesses anincreased level of business knowledge.
  • Consults in the project planning process with customers, IT businessanalysts, architects, and team members.
  • Organizes and documents technical requirements. Creates technicaldesign specifications and assists in sizing technical requirements.
  • Works with customers to develop and analyze application packagesand tools and determine optimum functionality requirements to meetthose needs.
  • Collaborates with enterprise architect and infrastructure to integrateapplications and hardware.
  • Ensures that the design and application implementation meet securityand QA standards.
  • Evaluates new application packages and tools.
  • Provides multiple recommendations for the solutions.
  • Evaluates existing applications and platform and providesrecommendations for system enhancements by conducting gapanalysis, identifying feasible alternative solutions, and assisting in thescope of modifications.
  • Participates on teams that outline the process and scope out theimprovements that can be realized through the application solution.
  • May lead the deployment of new modules, upgrades, and fixes.
  • Implements integration plans. Interfaces with testing teams toincorporate plans into integration testing process.
  • Defines, develops, or modifies software application modules orenterprisewide software systems using disciplined developmentprocesses.
  • Identifies better sources of data feeds and interfaces with architects toensure their feasibility with corporate data warehouse, when needed.
  • Documents functions and changes to new or modified modules, testactivities/results and other areas such as error handling andbackup/recovery procedures.
  • Adheres to quality standards and procedures. Reviews modules forquality assurance and checks compliance with application architecturestandards and Service Level Agreements (SLAs).
  • May assist in defining development guidelines and standards to beutilized in software development/integration.
  • Makes modules productionready by moving them to libraries,completing forms, following procedures, completing version controldocuments, etc.
  • Provides ongoing maintenance of applications.
  • May produce and analyze data extracts from system based on userrequirements.
  • Provides technical leadership coaching and mentoring to teammembers. Provides technical guidance or system process expertise.
  • Develops reports and presentations for senior management, asneeded.
  • May manage vendor relationships that are required to provideoperational support
  • May coordinate preventative maintenance activities between vendors,IT and the business, including the installation of service packs, patches,
  • and hot fixes.
  • Keeps abreast of new technical standards and practices.
  • Analyzes/monitors applications to ensure that the functionality andperformance meets all product and service level requirements


  • 6+ years relevant experience
  • General Web, Cloud & Mobility Background. Strong knowledge of coreInternet (HTTP, Mail, REST, DB, Data Modeling etc.)
  • Strong documentation and communication skills. Ability to articulatecomplex architectures in actionable terms.
  • Highly proficient knowledge of algorithms, data structures, designpatterns and the experience with programming languages is required.
  • Extremely proficient in frontend (Web) or backend (Server) or mobileapplication development or cloud platform services.
  • Strong ability to understand Amtraks production business processes and create solutions using SAP technologies addressing the current and future needs of the organization
  • Involved in at least two full cycle SAP implementations of the SAP product being supported
  • Extensive experience programming and/or systems analysisexperience with a displayed mastery of multiple program languages.
  • Extensive experience with Agile methodologies and techniquesincluding SCRUM and SAFE frameworks
  • Have a broad level of understanding surrounding information systemsand application architecture standards.
  • Perform development of customer enhancements, and maintenancetasks using programming experience in Microsoft Stack (C#, ASP.NET, JavaScript, SQL Server, HTML, CSS).
  • Knowledge of AWS or any other public cloud computing platform will be preferred.
  • Must have experience/indepth knowledge of business operations andsystems requirements processes including ability to measure shortand longterm business goals.
  • Must possess the ability to utilize adaptable communication skills toeffectively translate between technical and business language.
  • Must possess the skill to educate project team members on businessunit goals and objectives and educate the business on the value ofinformation technology.
  • Ability to identify, propose and oversee the execution of businesssolutions as well as interpret documents communicating business needs and requirements.
  • Must possess the skill to assess the client needs through directinteraction and identify opportunities to develop the business througheffective use of technology.
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills.
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written.
  • Must be a problem solver, team player and demonstrate flexibility toadjust to fluid business requirement changes.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the full IT development lifecycle andfamiliar with Agile/Scrum development environment.
  • Must be able to work on multiple tasks concurrently.
  • Must be able to reliably estimate time and effort required to completea task.
  • Ability to quickly learn and understand complex applications andtechnologies.


  • 8+ years relevant experience
  • Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, specializedtraining, certification, or equivalent work experience.
  • Experience in travel, hospitality or transportation industries


  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Requisition ID:108366
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia; Delaware; Pennsylvania
Job Family/Function:Engineering
Relocation Offered:No
Travel Requirements:Up to 25%

Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

All positions require pre-employment background check verification, a pre-employment drug screen and proof of full vaccination against COVID -19. Amtrak is committed to a safe workplace free of drugs and alcohol and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. Marijuana, notwithstanding any statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use. Candidates who engage in the usage of marijuana will not be qualified for hire. Successful applicants for employment with Amtrak must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of hire as a condition of employment, subject to requests for accommodation. Fully vaccinated means 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or 14 days since receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety-sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions. If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, the individual will not be permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an EOE/Affirmative Action Minority/Female employer, and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race/color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions), national origin/ethnicity, age, disability (intellectual, mental and physical), veteran status, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, genetic information, citizenship or any other personal characteristics protected by law.

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Posted: 2022-09-09 Expires: 2022-12-31

Amtrak, the national rail operator, connects America in safer, greener and healthier ways. With 21,000 route miles in 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian provinces, Amtrak operates more than 300 trains each day — at speeds up to 150 mph — to more than 500 destinations. Amtrak is the operator of choice for state-supported corridor services in 17 states and for four commuter rail agencies.

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