Principal App Sys Engineer - 90303617 - Washington

Date: Jun 5, 2022

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20001

Company: Amtrak

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Job Title: Principal Application System Engineer
Job Code: #10543.162.5
Job Location: 1 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington DC 20001
Job Type: Full Time


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


Job Duties: Responsible for providing technical leadership for the design, development, and support of complex mission-critical business applications, including mainframe, client-server and web-based applications. Establish detailed application designs (including design patterns/frameworks), consistent with Amtrak’s Enterprise Architecture; ensure alignment of developed software with designs; and to work closely with Marketing to define technical requirements, statements of work, select vendors and system solutions. Participate on teams that outline the process and scope out the improvements that can be realized through the application solution. Lead the deployment of new modules, upgrades and fixes and implement integration plans. Define, develop, or modify software application modules or enterprise wide software systems using disciplined development processes. Identify better sources of data feeds and interface with Architects to ensure their feasibility with corporate data warehouse. Provide technical leadership coaching and mentoring to team members.

Requirements: Employer will accept a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, or related followed by 10 years of progressive, post-baccalaureate experience in the job offered or 10 years of progressive, post-baccalaureate experience in a related occupation. Experience must include the following: 1) Working with the following Java-based Enterprise Application Frameworks: EJB, JMS, Struts, and, Spring; 2) Scripting tools: Python, Windows PowerShell, and, Linux Shell Scripting; 3) Front-End technologies: HTML, CSS/Bootstrap, JavaScript and Angular, PrimeFaces; 4) Architecture and UML designing tools and experience writing technical IT documentation; 5) IDEs and Code Editors: Eclipse, Notepad++, PyCharm, and, Visual Studio Code; 6) Reading Data Structures, including XML, JSON, and, Flat Files; 7) Webservice testing tools: SOAPUI and Postman; 8) Configurations and Deployments on Enterprise level Application Servers using WebsSphere, Jboss, and, Weblogic; and experience with MQ, Schedulers, and, JNDI Resources; 9) SQL and PL/SQL with Relational Databases, including: Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, Aurora, and Redshift; 10)  AWS Cloud Services and tools: S3, EC2, FSx, Elastic Beanstalk, AWS CLI, AWS SDK Java/Python, and, EB CLI; 11) CI/CD tools: Maven, SVN, Git, BitBucket, and, Jenkins; 12) Project and ticket tracking software, including: JIRA, Confluence, ServiceNow, SailPoint IdentityIQ, and, HP-ALM; and 13) Legacy Reservations Systems, Bookings Data, Inventory controls, Revenue Management applications and the algorithms to calculate train capacity and booking optimizations. This position requires pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen and proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.


Contact: Apply online at Please refer to Job #10543.162.5.

Requisition ID:76541
Band Zone: 
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia
Job Family/Function:Information Technology 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:None 
Recruiter Name:Kasib Darden 


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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.

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.