Lead Technologist - 90340926 - Washington

Date: Oct 31, 2022

Location: Washington, District of Columbia, US, 20002

Company: Amtrak

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As we move America’s workforce toward the future, Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country. 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 due to our employees.


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Our values of ‘Do the Right Thing, Excel Together and Put Customers First’ are at the heart of what matters most to us, and our Core Capabilities, ‘Building Trust, Accountability, Effective Communication, Customer Focus, and Proactive Safety & Security’ are what every employee needs to know and do to be most impactful at Amtrak. By living the Amtrak values, focusing on our capabilities, and actively embracing and fostering diverse ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives, together we will honor our past and make Amtrak a company of the future.


Employer:                    National Railroad Passenger Corporation  

Job Title:                      Lead Technologist

Job Requisition:           10543.199.5

Job Location:               10 G Street, Washington DC 20002

Job Type:                     Full Time

Duties: Responsible for infrastructure support for various applications on AWS and Azure cloud platforms. Perform cloud infrastructure implementation, optimization, monitoring, administration, oversight and incremental enhancement of Amtrak’s platform and applications. Implement best practices, security recommendations, right-sizing resources to save cost using cost management tools such as Cost Explorer and CloudHealth, performance tuning, tagging, vulnerability mitigation, OS patching, OS hardening. Responds to change and trouble tickets, monitoring the platform for failures, exceptions, and threshold issues, tuning, and optimizing applications performance, testing applications for product upgrades and patches, communicating with customers and upper management about platform and/or ticket status.

Requirements: Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related field, followed by five years of progressive, post-baccalaureate work experience in job offered or five years of progressive, post-baccalaureate work experience in a related occupation. Experience must include: 1) Patching using AWS Systems Manager; 2) End to end coordination on all the Production/Patch Releases; 3) AWS Trusted Advisor; 4) AWS offerings: EC2, Lambda, RDS, S3, DynamoDB, Kinesis, SQS, SNS, AMI, ALB, AWS Backup, IAM, CloudTrail, CloudWatch; 5) Windows & Linux Administration; 6) Automation, such as Chef commands, Ruby, JSON, Bash Shell scripting, Windows PowerShell, Python scripting, Chef; 7) SSL Certificates; 8) Analysis of CPU/Memory/Disk usage on the Servers for the purposes of troubleshooting and right-sizing efforts; 9) Maintaining Server logs regularly. Server restart activities Trouble shooting software or hardware problem in servers; 10) Technologies: AWS, Jenkins, and Linux; 11) Configuring and administering multiple Linux and Red Hat servers. Up to 75% telecommute from home. All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen and proof of full vaccination against Covid-19.

Contact: Please apply at https://bit.ly/3nLG5pL. Must reference job 10543.199.5.

Requisition ID:115561
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia
Job Family/Function:Engineering 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:None 

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.

POSTING NOTES: Engineering || Engineering & Mechanical