Lead Software Engineer - 90351350 - Washington

Date: Mar 4, 2023

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 Software Engineer

Job Requisition:           10543.214.5 

Job Location:               900 2nd Street NE, Washington, DC, 20002

Job Type:                     Full Time

Duties: Develop high quality software systems by analyzing requirements, providing technical design, developing software, and supporting testing and deployment. Organize and document technical requirements. Create technical design specifications and assist in sizing technical requirements.
Work with customers to develop and analyze application packages and tools and determine optimum functionality requirements to meet those needs. Collaborate with enterprise architect and infrastructure to integrate applications and hardware. Ensure that the design and application implementation meet security and QA standards. Evaluate new application packages and tools and provide multiple recommendations for the solutions. Evaluate existing applications and platform and provide recommendations for system enhancements by conducting gap analysis, identifying feasible alternative solutions, and assisting in the scope of modifications. Participate on teams that outline the process and discover improvements that can be realized through the application solution. Assist with the deployment of new modules, upgrades, and fixes. Implement integration plans and 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. Review modules for quality assurance and check compliance with application architecture standards and Service Level Agreements (SLAs). Provide ongoing maintenance of applications.

Requirements: Employer will accept a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, or a related field followed by five years of progressive, post-baccalaureate work experience in the job offered or five years of progressive, post-baccalaureate work experience in a related occupation. Experience must include each of the following: 1) Web and Cloud experience including HTTP, Mail, REST, DB, and Data Modeling; 2) Algorithms, data structures, design patterns and programming languages; 3) Experience in Web application, Windows application, Microservices and Cloud servicing platforms; 4) Expertise in C# and VB programming language using Microsoft Visual studio IDE; 5) Web and windows application development using ASP.Net, CSS and SQL server; 6) Knowledge in Salesforce Lightning Web components (LWC), Apex, Triggers, Aura Framework, Soap, Json and Rest APIs; 7) Experience in client-side programming language including JavaScript, jQuery and Nodejs; 8) DevOps and deployments process using Bitbucket, Git, Jenkins and Visual Studio code; 9) Story creation, estimation, documentation, Test data management and task management using Jira and Confluence tool; 10) COTS software implementation and support, including video and access control; 11) Hands on experience in Amazon web services Infrastructure; 12) Agile methodologies and techniques including SCRUM and SAFE frameworks. Must be available at various, unanticipated work locations throughout the United States. All positions require pre-employment background check verification, a pre-employment drug screen and proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.

Contact: Please apply at https://bit.ly/3FyUuPX. Please refer to Job#: 10543.214.5.

Requisition ID:156883
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia
Job Family/Function:Information Technology 
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.

In accordance with federal law governing security checks of covered individuals for public transportation ( Title 6 U.S.C. § 1143), Amtrak is required to screen applicants for any permanent or interim disqualifying criminal offenses.

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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