Principal Quality Assurance Analyst - 90298390 - Washington

Date: Jan 26, 2022

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.

Job Title: Principal Quality Assurance Analyst

Job Code: #10543.155.3


Job Location: 10 G Street NE, Washington DC 20002

Job Type: Full-Time


Job Duties: Responsible for software and web site testing efforts by analyzing business requirements, preparing and writing test cases, and executing tests. A key responsibility will be working with programmers, business users, and graphics department to validate web site design, functionality, and user interface. Depending on the nature of the project the Principal Quality Assurance Analyst may also undertake a combination of project management, technical writing, note-taking, and testing tasks as well as other duties assigned by the Service Owner. Contributes to the improvement of business processes within the technology and business organizations. Engages in general user acceptance testing, defect management, and may contribute to, or author, more advanced testing artifacts. Work with the project test leads to assure appropriate testing is being planned, executed, and documented. Works closely with the development team to assist in tracking bugs throughout the project life-cycle, communicating them to the appropriate parties for fixes, and provide feedback for bugs not resolved. Continually improves quality assurance processes to ensure a high level of software quality. Work with the project manager to assure all support, PMO, and audit artifacts meet Amtrak standards.  Interface with the Release Management (RM) team to assure that the Life Cycle process and timing meet the RM strategy and calendar.  Assure that the test environments and Dev/Ops practices are followed to support valid testing. Ability to validate functional specifications as written for the product and enter discrepancies between the specifications and the application.


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 seven years of progressive, post-baccalaureate experience in a related occupation. Experience must include: 1) Developing and managing contracts, budgets, and schedules; and 2) Microsoft Office suite, project management programs, and charting/flowcharting/diagramming software (ie Microsoft Project/Visio).


Four years of experience: 1) reviewing project artifacts (e.g. requirements, testing plans, etc.), insuring the artifacts and testing results are recorded and meet Quality Assurance processes and 2) Experience working with the project team to assist and ensure the Project Management Office (PMO) guidelines are followed throughout the lifecycle of the project.


Three years of experience and knowledge of the following tools: 1) HP ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) /Quality Center; 2) SOAPUI, UFT, SOA Test, Postman, JSON Viewer, and T-Pump; 3) Agile methodologies; 4) JIRA; 5) Confluence; 6) Structured Query Language (SQL); 7) AWS DynamoDB; 8) Web and Mobile Testing tools; 9) Salesforce Classic and Lightning; 10) Airline Control System (ALCS); 11) S/390 Assembler, zTPF, TPFDF, and zTPF C/C++; and 12) EDIFACT, Teletype Messaging (TTY), and MQ Series. 


All positions require pre-employment background check verification, a pre-employment drug screen and proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.


Contact: Apply online at Please refer to Job #10543.155.3



Requisition ID:68401
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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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.

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