Principal Apps Systems Engineer - 90304397 - Washington

Date: Jun 13, 2022

Location: Washington, District of Columbia, US, 20002

Company: Amtrak

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Notice of Position Availability at National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak)

Job Title: Principal Apps Systems Engineer

Job Code: 10543.189

Job Location: 10 G Street NE, Washington DC 20002

Job Type: Full-Time

Rate of Pay: $145,000.00 – $152,250.00 per year


Job Duties: Responsible for systems analysis, design, development, integration, enhancement, and deployment as well as application support for various applications. Monitors, administers, develop, oversee, and enhance platforms and applications. Work on projects that may span a broad range of systems.  Consult in the project planning process with customers, IT business analysts, architects and team members. Organize and document technical requirements. Create technical design specifications and assists in sizing technical requirements. Work with customers to develop and analyze application packages and tools and determine optimum functionality requirements to meet those needs. Evaluate new application packages and tools. Develop multiple recommendations for solutions. Evaluate existing applications and platform and provides recommendations for system enhancements by conducting gap analysis, identifying feasible alternative solutions, and assisting in the scope of modifications. Lead the deployment of new modules, upgrades, and fixes. Implement integration plans. Interface with testing teams to incorporate plans into integration testing process. Define, develop, or modify software application modules or enterprise wide software systems using disciplined development processes. Identify better sources of data feeds and interfaces with architects to ensure their feasibility with corporate data warehouse, when needed. Document functions and changes to new or modified modules, test activities/results and other areas such as error handling and backup/recovery procedures.


Requirements: Employer will accept a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, or a related field followed by 10 years of progressive, post-baccalaureate experience in the job offered or 10 years of progressive, post-baccalaureate experience in a related occupation. Experience must include the following: 1) Programming languages: SAP ABAP and PI Development; 2) Monitoring, Application Administration activities using NetWeaver Administrator; 3) SAP Development Design Best practices; 4) SAP PI Architecture; 5) SAP PI Transports and deployments and other areas concerned to SAP Integration; 6) Adapters - HTTP/SOAP/REST/JMS/File/IDoc/ABAP Proxy/B2B; 7) skills or experience in following technologies - SAP Business Suite, Success Factors, Ariba, Solution Manager, Gateway, SAPUI5, Web UI, Fiori, SAP Mobile Platform, HANA Database, HANA Cloud Technologies, Business Workflow, ABAP, Cloud Platform Integration, Java, Enterprise Portal, Web Dynpro, Process Orchestration, Process Integration, Business Process Management; 8) SAP HR applications/products SAP, Success Factors, or other SaaS products. Position requires pre-employment background verification, medical review and employment drug screen and proof of full vaccination against Covid-19.

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Requisition ID:76849
Band Zone: 
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia
Job Family/Function:Information Technology 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:None 
Recruiter Name:Jessica Koltsaklis 


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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.

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.

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.