Sr Principal Technologist DevSecOps - 90297538 - Washington - Military Veterans

at Amtrak, National Passenger Corp.

Washington, District Of Columbia

Your success is a train ride away.

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.

Are you ready to join our team?

The Senior Principal Technologist is a senior technical role and works on one or more projects of high complexity as the technology subject matter expert in DevSecOps domain.  

Design and implement automated DevSecOps frameworks based on Amtrak specific standards and security guidelines in cloud eco system. Develop CI/CD pipelines that enables Amtrak’s project development team to embrace security and governance aspects of software development life cycle. Implement Infrastructure as Code to realize automation and repeatable patterns in cloud.


When involved with a project team, leads complex system analysis and design activity, acts in a consultative manner and provides technical subject matter expertise, system implementation, administration, and technical support.


Provides technical expertise across business functions. Identifies opportunities to improve business processes via new technologies.


Researches and analyzes advanced technology trends within DevSecOps and Cloud Management.


DevSecOps Lifecycle Management – Manage, collaborate, define, and implement CI/CD life cycle processes for cloud applications.Oversees technical efforts to troubleshoot new & existing applications to identify errors or deficiencies in build & deployment. 


Software Development – Implement Infrastructure as Code and Automation using Cloudformation templates, Python, Bash, and Powershell


Project and User Access Management – Manage intake of all project and user. Perform regular user access audits and remediate discrepancies, if any. Applications within scope of responsibility include, but are not limited to, Bitbucket, Jira, Confluence, VisualSVN, PALM, and Jenkins.


Application and Tools Management – Responsible for the configuration and maintenance of the following DevSecOps toolset: Jenkins, Archiva, Bitbucket, Jira, Confluence, SonarQube, CheckMarx, Docker


•    Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering or related field 
•    12+ years of relevant technical work experience and preferably in a leadership or Subject Matter Expert capacity to satisfy education and experience requirements.
•    ITIL Certification or equivalent

Software Development
•    Hands on experience in Programming Languages (Bash, PowerShell, Java, Groovy, NodeJS, Python, Go, C#)
•    Fundamental knowledge on Operating Systems (Linux and Windows) 
•    Knowledge of any SQL and NoSQL databases with respective interfacing constructs.
•    Basic computer networking knowledge (DNS, Active Directories)
•    JSON and YAML data constructs.


DevSecOps Tools
•    Jenkins, SonarQube, Checkmarx, AWS Codepipeline, SAST, DAST
•    Strong knowledge on Git workflows
•    Knowledge on CI/CD Pipeline development using Groovy (Jenkins), or AWS Codepipeline
•    Source Control Management (Bitbucket, GitHub, SVN, TFS, VCCS, Endevor)


•    AWS CloudFormation templates, Boto3, EC2, Lambda, Secrets Manager, Parameter store, SQS, SNS, Systems Manager, S3, Service Catalog, ECS/EKS Fargate, Kinesis, VPC, etc..
•    Cloud Networking.
•    AWS multi-region deployments
•    Knowledge on Microsoft Azure is a plus


•    Knowledge of any container orchestration such as AWS Elastic Container Services (ECS) or Kubernetes
•    Strong experience in building docker images and docker build pipelines.


Soft skills
•    Must possess strong communication and interpersonal skills
•    Must work well with others in an integrated team environment
•    Must be motivated to self-learn 
•    Passion for IT Automation


•    Master’s Degree in Engineering, Computer Science or other related field
•    Strong working knowledge of Cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud
•    Strong understanding of DevSecOps Lifecycle
•    Solid Experience in DevSecOps, Automation, and Infrastructure as Code
•    Experience with ServiceNOW, Office 365 Tools


•    Work performed in office and remotely
•    Team providing 24x7 systems operations and maintenance functions which could require might and weekend work to support incidents, outages, and/or planned production deployment functions

Requisition ID:65601
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia; Delaware; Pennsylvania; Virginia
Job Family/Function:Information Technology 
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.

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

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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