Dir IT Information Security - 90308359 - Washington

Date: Jun 13, 2022

Location: Washington, District of Columbia, 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 Director – Network Design and Security Engineering will lead a vertical engineering services organization responsible for planning, design, and security engineering for Amtrak’s Enterprise Data Network. This position requires expert-level WAN/LAN design and routing experience and expert-level network security engineering experience including Firewalls, Access Control Lists (ACL), Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems (IPDS), and Network Access Control (NAC). Deep knowledge of IP network security vulnerabilities, experience implementing network security protection technology, and a track record collaborating with Cyber Security organizations are a must for this role.
The Director will head various network design and security improvement initiatives across the enterprise. Technical efforts include assessing and optimizing the design of Amtrak’s network security infrastructure, working with our Cyber Security team to develop a strategy and roadmap for continuous enhancements to network security, optimizing network routing strategies, and ensuring Amtrak is incorporating the latest technical standards into all network State of Good Repair (SOGR) and expansion projects. This position will also oversee and direct the activities of third-party Operations & Maintenance (O&M) service provides who will oversee the day-to-day operations and support of the network security infrastructure.
The Director will be responsible for supporting enterprise risk assessments, audits, remediation activity, and security incident response activity in collaboration with Amtrak’s Cyber Security and Risk & Compliance teams. In this capacity, the Director must provide thought leadership, technical guidance, and direction to peers across the IT department and to executive leadership to support Cyber Security and other compliance initiatives.
This position is a critical, IT engineering leadership role with broad responsibilities. It requires strong vendor management skills, a disciplined and programmatic approach to delivery, a strong understand of IP data network design and security engineering principles and technologies. The successful candidate will constantly collaborate with their Cyber Security peers and have a passion for engineering and operating highly available, secure networks.



  • Oversees design activity for Amtrak’s IP data network services.
  • Owns and manages Amtrak’s Network security infrastructure including:
    • Firewalls/ACLs
    • Network Access Control
    • Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems
    • VPN and 3rd party access solutions
  • Drive ongoing engineering, innovation, and transformation efforts for network security in collaboration with Cyber Security team.
  • Support all network risk assessment, penetration testing, audit, and compliance activities and lead all remediation planning and implementation.
  • Provides senior-level architectural oversight of Amtrak WAN/LAN network design and engineering activities.
  • Develop, mentor, and lead a diverse, multi-disciplined IT engineering organization charged with critical voice and data communications.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Management Information Systems, or similar relevant field.
  • 15+ years of relevant work experience in enterprise network design, engineering, and security.
  • 10+ years of hands-on experience with network firewall and security device design, implementation, operations, and lifecycle maintenance.
  • Significant hands-on experience responding to and mitigating network security threats and incidents.
  • Significant hands-on experience working with 3rd party auditors for PCI and other network security compliance activity.
  • Demonstrated experience managing complex, high-dollar capital investment improvement programs in Information Technology.
  • Demonstrated experience working across technical delivery teams, outside suppliers, and with business users to deliver complex IT programs.
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving capabilities, as well as superior oral, written, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to translate and communicate complex technical issues into language that Sr. business executives can easily comprehend.
  • Excellent team building and collaboration skills; ability to influence and build consensus across teams, departments, and other organizations.
  • Strong business acumen and emotional intelligence (EI, EQ) required.



  • Prior experience as a people manager directing employees and providing coaching, performance reviews, and career development.



  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Requisition ID:79421
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 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.

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