Sr Principal Software Engineer Adobe - 90297810 - Washington

Date: Sep 13, 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 Senior Principal Software Engineer is responsible for development and support of multiple complex systems and platforms.  This is a leadership role requiring a well-versed practitioner of Adobe Experience Suite of products and Digital / eCommerce platforms ensuring development of high-quality systems.  

The Senior Principal Systems Engineer support major projects providing subject matter expertise and technical direction.  Role is accountable and responsible for systems analysis, design, development, integration, and enhancements. They will have demonstrated mastery in Adobe Experience platform technologies – Adobe Experience Manager, Adobe Target, Adobe Analytics, Adobe Screens, systems integration, and SW development.

The Sr Principal Systems Engineer facilitates engagement with stakeholders to understand business requirements that drive the analysis and design of quality technical solutions. The Senior Principal Systems Engineer ensures solutions align with business goals, and IT strategies as well as compliance with the organization’s architectural standards


•    Provides technical subject matter expertise (SME), while managing across diverse teams, owns deliverables, manages to deadlines, and communicates across teams to achieve goals.
•    Owns and leads the systems development approach as an engineering exercise; confirms requirements are clear, follows a documented development/build methodology and makes sure a robust unit and system testing regimen is followed to deliver solutions per designs.   
•    Creates and updates documentation as necessary to ensure architectures, designs and other descriptions are up to date and describes the as-deployed system.   
•    Leads the development/build planning process with customers, IT business analysts, architects, Information Security, and other team members.
•    Works with architecture and technology to codify development tools, code reusability standards, improve design documents.
•    Develops design specifications and sizing estimates for technical requirements. 
•    Leads the development of technical solutions to meet defined requirements including changes, enhancements or development of new infrastructure, platform, and other systems.
•    Oversees third-party technical resources providing services to Amtrak.
•    Confirms all work is in harmony with all defined industry and company standards as well as ensures the overall implementation is aligned with Amtrak's technology strategies. 
•    Ensures compliance with all quality standards and procedures.  Reviews modules for quality assurance and checks compliance with application architecture standards and Service Level Agreements (SLAs).  May assist in defining development guidelines and standards to be utilized in system/solution development/integration. 
•    Proactively recommends and provides ongoing maintenance of systems serving as a senior support resource and point of escalation. 
•    Assists in the development of user guides and training documentation.
•    Provides technical guidance or system process expertise.  
•    Develops reports and presentations for senior management, as needed


•    Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, information systems or business management plus 9+ years relevant experience or 13+ years of relevant work experience in subject matter expert capacity required to satisfy education and experience requirements
•    8+ years of relevant technical experience in a leadership or a Subject Matter Expert architecting and developing high-performing, scalable, enterprise grade eCommerce applications.
•    Extensive experience delivering solutions to enable personalized customer experience across various digital channels leveraging the Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) platform, Adobe Ecosystem such as Adobe Target & Adobe Analytics.
•    3+ years of experience working on digital marketing and/or content strategy roles, cross channel engagement, customer personalization, enabling marketing and customer experiences.
•    Should have experience with Content Experience Fragments, Responsive Web App and AEM multi-site management.
•    3+ years of hands on experience developing, configuring, and architecting the Adobe Experience Manager Sites, Adobe Experience Manager Assets, Adobe Analytics, Adobe Target and related technologies.
•    Expertise in Angular, JavaScript/Typescript, HTML5, and CSS3 
•    Have expert understanding of the marketing and analytics technology solutions


•    11+ years of relevant experience in a subject matter expert capacity.
•    Master’s Degree
•    Excellent troubleshooting skills


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.



Requisition ID:66441
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.

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 injection. 

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.

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