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Principal App Sys Engineer - 90290133 - Washington

Washington, DC 20004

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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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Employer: National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak)

Job Title: Principal Application System Engineer

Job Code: #10543.160

Job Location: Washington, DC

Job Type: Full-Time



National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) has an opening for a Principal Application System Engineer in Washington, DC.



Job Duties: Responsible for the development and enhancement of Amtrak's platform and applications. Design, develop, and provide support for multiple applications. Drive complex IT software development projects, provide designs, and set standards. Liaise with Business, Technical and Operations teams, and respond to change and trouble tickets. Provide innovative and strategic technical direction to support Amtrak's vision. Monitor the platform for failures, exceptions and threshold issues. Tune and optimize application performance. Test applications for product upgrades and patches. Communicate with customers and upper management about platform and/or ticket status. Work on occasional minor enhancements as remaining work capacity allows. Liaise with stakeholders to understand the business requirements that drive the analysis and design of quality technical solutions. Perform development of customer enhancements, and maintenance tasks. Utilize adaptable communication skills to effectively translate between technical and business languages. Educate project team members on business unit goals and objectives and educate the business on the value of information technology. Identify, propose and oversee the execution of business solutions as well as interpret documents communicating business needs and requirements. Assess the client needs through direct interaction and identify opportunities to develop the business through effective use of technology.



Requirements: Employer will accept Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related technical field, followed by six years of progressive, post-baccalaureate work experience in job offered or six years of progressive, post-baccalaureate work experience in a related occupation.  Position requires: 1) 3 years of experience in Devops leveraging Jenkins, BitBucket, Git, and cloud templates; 2) 4 years of experience in the rail/travel industry and related IT projects; 3) Experience with software programming using JEE, OO design patterns, Oracle/SQL, NoSQL, MQ, Web Services, XSLT, JAXB, JDOM, JSON, JNDI, HTTPS, and HTML; 4) Experience with system analysis; 5) Experience with Javascript frameworks; 6) Experience with REST APIs; 7) AWS cloud development experience, including Lamdba, Kinesis, DynamoDB, and NodeJs; 8) Experience with Agile projects; 9) Experience with build and deployments in WebSphere and JBOSS environments; 10) Experience developing applications using Java/Spring Boot, and designing and developing database components using PostgreSQL DB or Oracle; 11) Experience developing technical design documents based on business requirements and developing applications based on technical/functional design documents; and, 12) Experience with AWS development, code testability standards, and JUnit/Mockito. This position requires pre-employment background verification, medical review, and pre-employment drug screen.



CONTACT: Apply at: https://bit.ly/3vgiSht Please refer to Job #10543.160.

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Requisition ID:54943
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia; Maryland; Virginia
Job Family/Function:Information Technology 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:None 

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.

We proudly support and encourage U.S. Veterans to apply for Amtrak job opportunities.

All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen. Amtrak is committed to a safe and drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing.   All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to 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.  We appreciate your cooperation in keeping Amtrak safe and drug-free.  

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR section 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, he/she will not 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 Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability (including blindness), or veteran status.

POSTING NOTES: Information Technology || Information Technology



  • Transportation
Posted: 2021-05-19 Expires: 2021-06-18

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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