Sr Principal Architect Security - 90293624 - Washington

Date: Sep 17, 2021

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20002

Company: Amtrak

As a current employee you know Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. The safety of our passengers, our more than 20,000 colleagues, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of you.

By living the Amtrak values and actively embracing and fostering diverse ideas, backgrounds and perspectives, together we will honor our past and make Amtrak a company of the future.

The Senior Principal Architect provides technical leadership, as well as architectural governance guidance and is responsible ensuring multiple projects or programs are executing in harmony with existing technology architectural direction and company strategies. 
The Senior Principal Architect guides mid and junior level technologists in the design and development of solutions for complex application problems, API design, data services, platform services, cloud services and infrastructure services to meet user requirements and align to strategic goals and the Enterprise Architecture. The Senior Principal Architect continuously monitors technology trends, technology direction, including roadmaps of existing platforms to drive long‐term technology platform decisions.The role will collaborate with both Service Owners and Business Users to drive architecture and technology decisions in accordance with Amtrak’s strategies. 


• Provide IT Security Architectural guidance based on Security Requirements and Corporate IT Architectural Standards
• Serve as the Security Lead for multiple projects of varying complexity and size, help deliver security solutions for complex assignments and ensure projects are implemented through the Amtrak DevSecOps process in alignment with Amtrak Security Requirements and IT Architectural Standards
• Research vendor solutions proposed by project teams and provide risk assessment.  
• Work with Enterprise Architecture team to provide secure alternatives to achieve project requirements.  
• Continuously developing, enhancing, and implementing enterprise wide security standards, procedures, and guidelines. 
• Creates technology plans and roadmaps working with senior members of the architecture and service owner’s team 
• Consult service owners, IT business analysts, technology leads in the project planning processes  
• Works independently to create reference architectures in response to new business needs or technology obsolescence.   
• Works with IT Operations and Application development teams to determine appropriate development tools
• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business or related field with 9+ years relevant work experience or 13+ years of relevant work experience required to satisfy education and experience requirements. 
• 9 years of programming and/or systems analysis experience  
• 9 years' experience in solution or enterprise architecture  
• Ability to understand and use appropriate integration technologies  
• Possess in‐depth knowledge of multiple business areas and is knowledgeable in most aspects of designing and constructing architectures that incorporate business, data, and technology architectures 
• Demonstrated ability to synthesize solutions that incorporate multiple stakeholder viewpoints 
• Expertise in multiple IT disciplines in an enterprise environment 


• Master’s degree in computer related or complementary field 
• Experience with the transportation industry 
• 11+ years of relevant work experience preferred  


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Requisition ID:62141
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia
Job Family/Function:Information Technology 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

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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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