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Job Title: Principal Applications Systems Engineer
Job Code: #10543.135
Job Location: 10 G Street NE, Washington DC 20002    
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 the design, development, enhancement and support for multiple IT eCommerce and Mobile applications. Drive complex projects, providing design, setting standards, working with business, technical and operations team, and responding to change and trouble tickets. Provide innovative and strategic technical direction to support Amtrak’s vision. Monitor platform for failures, exceptions and threshold issues. Tune and optimize applications performance. Test applications for product upgrades and patches. Communicate with customers and upper management about the platform and/or ticket status, and work on occasional minor enhancements. Collaborate with stakeholders to understand the business requirements that drive analysis and design of quality technical solutions. These solutions must be aligned with business and IT strategies and are in compliance with the organization’s architectural standards. Develop and maintain scripts to automate deployment and other tasks.


Requirements: Employer will accept Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Computer Information Systems, or a related field, followed by seven years of progressive, post-baccalaureate work experience in job offered or seven years of progressive, post-baccalaureate work experience in a related occupation. Experience must include: (1) 7 years of IT experience developing revenue generating ecommerce systems in passenger rail reservation domain; (2) develop eCommerce application using Adobe Experience Manager, Adobe Analytics, Adobe Target, Adobe DTM/Launch, Angular, Java/J2EE and database level application troubleshooting; (3) design and building high availability cloud environments; (4) WebSphere, JBoss, Tomcat; (5) leverage CI/CD tools such as Jenkins; (6) deploy and support of applications in Cloud environment; (7) production applications development/support; (8) SDLC and Agile methodologies for enterprise level applications; and (9) scripting and maintaining build environments. This position requires pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen.


Contact: Apply online at https://jobs.amtrak.com. Please refer to Job #10543.135.

Requisition ID:45438
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia; Maryland; Virginia
Job Family/Function:Information Technology 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:None 

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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.

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Washington, District Of Columbia

National Railroad Passenger Corporation, more widely known as Amtrak®, is an equal opportunity employer offering a great career, exceptional benefits and competitive compensation, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status.  Amtrak is America’s passenger railroad, employing over 18,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields, and serving over 20 million passengers each year across 500 railroad stations in 46 states. 

Amtrak is proud to be recognized as a leader in the transportation industry.  The success of our operation is the result of a quality-driven, productive workforce.  Our dedication to innovation, safety and commitment to our customers and employees enable us to consistently promote customer loyalty and employee appreciation. 

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