Lead Software Engineer - SAP Ariba-90363636 - Washington( Hybrid)

Date: Aug 30, 2023

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20001

Company: Amtrak

Your success is a train ride away!

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.


Work Arrangement: Hybrid 2 days a month


SAP Ariba On-demand PTP Functional Analyst must possess a unique combination of both functional understanding of the indirect and direct procurement business process in Ariba and SAP ECC. This position requires significant experience in designing, configuring, enhancing, and supporting SAP Ariba solutions for Indirect spending (Ariba Supplier, Contracts, Sourcing, Requisitioning, Buying & Invoicing) and direct spending (commerce automation) with Ariba Network.


• Leads the software development approach as an engineering exercise; confirms requirements are clear, follows a documented development methodology, and makes sure a unit testing regimen is followed to deliver code per design. Designs, builds, and suggests architecture that will last beyond current initiative or product effort. 
• Determines operational feasibility by evaluating analysis, problem definition, requirements, solution development, and proposed solutions.
• Leads technical direction and decisions, follows a documented development methodology, and makes sure a unit testing regimen is followed to deliver code per design. 
• Collaborates with enterprise architect and infrastructure to integrate applications and hardware.
• Ensures that the design and application implementation meet security and QA standards. 
• Creates and updates Ariba documentation as necessary to ensure architectures, designs, and other descriptions are up to date and describe the as-deployed system.   
• Ensures development teams are following applicable standards for methodologies, integration, tools, and testing.
• Ensures documentation, flowcharts, layouts, diagrams, charts, code comments, and clear code are followed. 
• Prepares and installs Ariba solutions by determining and designing system specifications, standards, and programming.
• Protects Amtrak by following Information Security standards and applying them consistently.
• Adheres to 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 software development/integration. 
• Proactively recommends and provides ongoing maintenance of applications. 
• Assists in the development of Ariba user guides and training documentation.
• Provides technical guidance or system process expertise.  
• Develop reports and presentations for senior management, as needed.
• May manage vendor relationships that are required to provide operational support.
• May coordinate preventative maintenance activities between vendors, IT, and the business, including the installation of CIG service packs, patches, and hotfixes.
• Keeps abreast of new Ariba technical standards and practices.
• Analyzes/monitors applications to ensure that the functionality and performance meet all product and service level requirements


• Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, information systems, software engineering, or business management plus 6+ years of relevant work experience in subject matter expert capacity required to satisfy education and experience requirements.
• 6+ years’ experience working with Ariba Spend Management Solutions along with SAP ECC MM module integration.
• In-depth understanding of Ariba on Demand Upstream and Downstream modules like Supplier life cycle performance including Supplier enablement, SLP in Ariba Network, Sourcing, Contract Management, Requisitioning, Buying, Receiving, Invoicing, commerce automation including integrated experience with SAP ECC for direct procurement.
• Must have experience/in-depth knowledge of P2P and SCM business operations and systems requirements processes including ability to measure short- and long-term business goals.  
• Strong experience with Ariba Intelligent configurations, customizations for all modules, and knowledge of Ariba master and transactional data mapping with ECC.
• Strong experience in configuring Guided Buying, Guided Sourcing, Punch Out Catalog, CIF Catalogs, Ariba Mobile applications, P-Cards, Forms, CIG transactional integration processes, Data Exports, Imports, Lookup Tables, User Groups and Governance and Prepackaged Reporting and Customization with API development and integration for Data Analytics
• Supporting Functional Enhancements including understanding the business requirements, designing, writing functional specifications, configuring, customizing, system integration testing, and supporting UAT for business stakeholders for all Ariba Upstream and Downstream Modules including approval processes and business transactional rules in Ariba Network.
• Strong Knowledge of Ariba Best Practices and Quarterly Releases features for end-to-end implementation, conducting training and related documentation
• Very strong documentation and communication skills to engage with business senior stakeholders.

• Leads the software development approach as an engineering exercise; confirms requirements are clear, follows a documented development methodology, and makes sure a unit testing regimen is followed to deliver code per design. Designs, builds, and suggests architecture that will last beyond current initiative or product effort. 
• Determines operational feasibility by evaluating analysis, problem definition, requirements, solution development, and proposed solutions.

MINIMUM KSA (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities):
• Deep General Web, Cloud & Mobility Background. Knowledge of core Internet (HTTP, Mail, REST, DB, Data Modeling etc.)
• Ability to articulate complex architectures in completeness and detail that demonstrate a mastery of the topic.
• Highly proficient knowledge of algorithms, data structures, design patterns, and experience with programming languages is required.
• Extremely proficient in frontend (Web) or backend (Server) or mobile application development or cloud platform services.
• Expert Proficiency in the following technologies and methods:

    - Ariba on Demand ALL MODULES as a configuration expert.

    - SAP ECC Expertise from MM

    - Ariba on Demand Functional Process SME

• Broad level of understanding of information systems and application architecture standards. 
• Extensive experience with Agile methodologies and techniques including SCRUM and SAFE frameworks.
• Ability to work well under deadlines and in a flexible environment.
• Must possess the ability to utilize adaptable communication skills to effectively translate between technical and business language. 
• Must possess the skill to educate project team members on business unit goals and objectives and educate the business on the value of information technology. 
• Ability to identify, propose and oversee the execution of business solutions as well as interpret documents communicating business needs and requirements. 
• Must possess the skill to assess the client's needs through direct interaction and identify opportunities to develop the business through effective use of technology.
• Excellent troubleshooting, analysis, and problem-solving skills.
• Excellent communication skills - both oral and written.


• 8+ years of relevant experience in a subject matter expert capacity.
• Master’s Degree


• Work is performed in an office environment.
• May require travel up to 10% of the time. 
• Requires on-call status.
• After-hours and periodic shift work may occasionally be required
• Willingness to support applications 24 x 7 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) 
• Additional duties as assigned 



Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.


The salary/hourly range is $107,667-$139,530. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. Depending on an employee’s assigned worksite or location, Amtrak may consider a geo-pay differential to be applied to the employee’s base salary. Amtrak may offer additional incentive and pay programs to recognize and reward our employees, including a short-term incentive bonus based upon factors such as individual and company performance that is commensurate with the level of the position and/or long-term incentive plan compensation. In addition to your salary, Amtrak offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental, and vision plans; health savings accounts; wellness programs; flexible spending accounts; 401K retirement plan with employer match; life insurance; short and long-term disability insurance; paid time off; back-up care; adoption assistance; surrogacy assistance; reimbursement of education expenses; Public Service Loan Forgiveness eligibility; Railroad Retirement sickness and retirement benefits; and rail pass privileges. Learn more about our benefits offerings here.

Requisition ID:159582
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia
Job Family/Function:Information Technology 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

You power our progress through your performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job. We want your career at Amtrak to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging work, rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, and attractive compensation. Amtrak maintains a culture that values high performance and recognizes individual employee contributions. 

Amtrak is committed to a safe workplace free of drugs and alcohol. All Amtrak positions requires a pre-employment background check that includes prior employment verification, a criminal history check and a pre-employment drug screen. 

Candidates who test positive for marijuana will be disqualified, regardless of any state or local statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use. Amtrak's pre-employment drug testing program is administered in accordance with DOT regulations and applicable law.  

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 providers of 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.