Sr. Principal App System Engineer - 90297225 - Washington

Date: Sep 19, 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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Job Title: Senior Principal Application System Engineer

Job Code: #10543.167.5


Job Location: 10 G Street NE, Washington DC 20002                   

Job Type: Full-Time


JOB DUTIES: Amtrak Cloud eco-system hosts cloud native applications. The DevOps process essentially provides automation and consistency in incremental code deployment on AWS or Azure Cloud platforms. This workstream is critical in managing costs. In addition to collaborative automation between Development and Operations, this job also requires necessary skills to offer Continuous Integration and deployment ( CICD) capabilities to Amtrak cloud eco-system. Hands-on DevOps skills to manage, lead, and mentor the DevOps team and services provided across the enterprise. Candidate will build DevOps delivery pipeline including infrastructure and configuration as code. Migrate legacy technologies to a more current release process towards a CI/CD pipeline. Implement and continuously improve a CI/CD pipeline on AWS or Azure cloud. Automate and manage a large-scale infrastructure. Automate and manage the entire deployment orchestration and implementation across the enterprise. Collaborate with, and assist, the upcoming tools evaluation and research.


REQUIREMENTS: Employer will accept a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, or a related field followed by seven years of progressive, post-baccalaureate experience in the job offered or a related occupation. Experience must include: 1) Source Controls Tools (GIT, Bitbucket, Svn, VSTS); 2) Continuous Integration Tools (Jenkins, Bamboo, VSTS); 3) Infrastructure Automation utilizing: Puppet, Chef, and Ansible; 4) Deployment Automation and Orchestration utilizing  Jenkins and VSTS; 5) Container Concepts and tool expertise (LXD and Docker); 6) Pipeline orchestration utilizing Kubernetes; 7) Cloud technologies (AWS and Azure); 8) Writing secure code and DeveSevOps concepts; and 9) Implementing automation technologies utilizing Python, Java, Node Js, and PowerShell. This position requires pre-employment background verification, medical review, and pre-employment drug screening.


CONTACT: Apply online at Please refer to Job #10543.167.5

Requisition ID:65001
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia
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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