Lead Systems Engineer Database Mgmt ORACLE - 90290550 - Washington

Date: Jul 22, 2021

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20002

Company: Amtrak

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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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The Lead Systems Engineer oversees complex projects providing subject matter expertise and technical direction. The role is accountable and responsible for systems analysis, design, development, integration, and enhancements.


The Lead Systems Engineer will be expected to be involved in day‐to‐day enhancement and development of Amtrak’s systems and will have demonstrated experience in Cloud technology, middleware/DB platforms, networking, infrastructure, packaged applications, system integration, or SW development. Involvement may include the following: responding to change requests, Tier‐3 trouble ticket resolution, monitoring platforms for failures/ exceptions/threshold issues, performance tuning, optimizing applications performance and testing applications for product upgrades and patches.


This role works closely with stakeholders to understand the business requirements that drive the analysis and design of quality technical solutions. These solutions must be aligned with business goals and IT strategies, as well as, in compliance with the organization’s architectural standards.



  • Owns and leads the systems development approach as an engineering exercise; confirms requirements and specifications are clear, follows a documented development/build methodology and makes sure   robust unit, system and integration testing regimen is followed to deliver solutions per designs.
  • Outlines, develops and documents clear requirements and technical specifications that follow an established methodology
  • Creates and updates documentation as necessary to ensure architectures, designs and other descriptions are up to date and describe the as‐deployed system.
  • Consults in the development/build planning process with customers, IT business system analysts, architects, information security and other team members.
  • Contributes to the design specifications and assists in sizing technical requirements.
  • Contributes to or develops technical solutions to meet defined requirements including changes, enhancements or development of new infrastructure, platform and other systems.
  • Assists with oversight of third‐party technical resources providing services to Amtrak.
  • Ensures all work is in harmony with all defined industry and company standards as well as ensures that overall implementation is aligned with Amtrak's technology strategies.
  • Adheres to quality standards and procedures. Reviews modules for quality assurance and checks compliance with application architecture standards and SLAs. May assist in defining development guidelines and standards to be utilized in system development/integration. Provides ongoing maintenance of systems.
  • Leads, guides, and provides cross functional project oversight for technical teams/resources.
  • Assists in the development of user guides and training documentation. Provides technical guidance or system process expertise for Production Operations & Maintenance teams.
  • Develops technical reports and presentations for senior management, as needed.



  • 5 years experience as an Oracle database administrator.  
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or Business Management plus 6+ years relevant experience or 10+ years of relevant work experience in subject matter expert capacity required to satisfy education and experience requirements.
  • Broad systems development and/or systems analysis experience with a displayed mastery of multiple program languages, infrastructure components or technology platforms.
  • Broad level of understanding of information systems and systems architecture and integration standards. 
  • Ability to focus on business goals while ensuring development is completed on time.
  • Ability to work well under deadlines and in a flexible environment.
  • Must have experience/in‐depth knowledge of business operations and systems requirements processes and ability to apply technical solutions to meet business needs.
  • Proven ability to utilize adaptable communication skills to effectivelytranslate between technical and business language. 
  • Ability to identify, propose and oversee the execution of business and IT solutions as well as interpret documents communicating business and IT needs and requirements.
  • Must possess the skill to assess the client needs through direct interaction and identify opportunities to develop the business through effective use of technology.
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or Business Management with 8+ years relevant experience.
  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or Business Management.


Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.

Requisition ID:55221
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia
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.

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