Principal App Sys Engineer
Washington, DC 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description

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Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America's 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 Applications Systems Engineer
Job Code: #10543.46
Job Location: Washington, DC
Job Type: Full-Time

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

Job Duties: Responsible for development, enhancement, and innovation of technical solutions. Consult on project planning process with customers, IT Business Analysts, Architects and team members. Work with customers to develop and analyze application packages and tools and determine optimum functionality requirements to meet those needs. Work closely with Architects and Development team to document the detailed design specifications and assist in sizing technical requirements. Identify better sources of data feeds and interface with Architects to ensure their feasibility with corporate data warehouse, when needed. Provide technical guidance on software design and development activities to implement integration plans. Define, develop or modify software application modules or enterprise wide software systems using disciplined development processes. Document functions and changes to new or modified modules, and test activities/results and other areas, such as error handling and backup/recovery procedures. Assist in defining development guidelines and standards to be utilized in software development/integration. Assist in the development of user guides and training documentation. Adhere to quality standards and procedures. Review modules for quality assurance and check compliance with application architecture standards and SLAs. Participate in Scrum activities, perform code reviews, and ensure software meets quality standards with automation and DevOps. Perform or lead the deployment of new modules, upgrades and fixes. Provide ongoing maintenance of applications. Interface with testing teams to incorporate plans into integration testing process. Provide technical leadership, coaching and mentoring to team members, and provide system process expertise. Develop reports and presentations for senior management, as needed.

Requirements: Employer will accept Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business Management, or related field and 2 and a half years (30 months) of work experience in job offered or 2 and a half years (30 months) of work experience in a related occupation. Position requires: 1.Object oriented programming skills using Java; 2.Service Oriented Architecture; 3.API development for SOAP and REST based services; 4.Data Power and Mulesoft; 5.Programming or systems analysis experience; 6.Understanding of transportation/travel industry information systems; 7.Working on software enhancements and/or maintenance projects using J2EE, XSLT, HTTPS, and encryption techniques; 8.Design and Develop cloudhub integrations using Mulesoft Anypoint platform, API manager and exchange; 9.AWS cloud development using Lambda, Kinesis, DynamoDB or Aurora, and Redshift; 10.Datapower appliance Integrations, Development and support; 11.Developing SOAP/XML webserivces and REST/JSON API with RAML; 12.Continuous integration and continuous delivery; 13.Using Jenkins or Hudson, and version tools Bitbucket/SVN; 14.Working on Agile projects; and 15.Systems requirements processes. May telecommute from home. This position requires pre-employment background verification, medical review, and pre-employment drug screen.

CONTACT: Apply at: Please refer to Job #10543.46

Requisition ID:45430
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

Amtrak is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Master's Degree
Required Experience
2+ years
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