Lead Systems Developer - 90298641 - Washington

Date: Sep 13, 2021

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20002

Company: Amtrak

As a current employee you know Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. The safety of our passengers, our more than 20,000 colleagues, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of you.

By living the Amtrak values and actively embracing and fostering diverse ideas, backgrounds and perspectives, together we will honor our past and make Amtrak a company of the future.

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Employer: National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak)

Job Title: Lead Systems Developer

Job Code: #10543.159

Job Location: 1 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, DC 20001

Job Type: Full-Time


National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) has an opening for a Lead Systems Developer in Washington, DC.

Job Duties: Monitor, administer, and provide oversight and incremental enhancement of Amtrak’s transportation platform and applications. Respond to change and trouble tickets, monitor the platform for failures, exceptions and threshold issues. Tune and optimize applications. Responsible for performance testing applications for product upgrades and patches. Communicate with customers and upper Management about platform and/or ticket status. Provide subject matter expertise and technical direction and systems analysis, design, development, integration, and enhancement. Liaise with customers, Business Analysts and team members to understand the business requirements that drive the analysis and design of quality technical solutions. 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 assist in sizing technical requirements. Liaise with customers to develop and analyze application packages and tools to determine optimum functionality requirements to meet those needs. Evaluate new application packages and tools. 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 scope out the improvements that can be realized through the application solution. Lead the deployment of new modules, upgrades and fixes and implement integration plans. Define, develop, or modify software application modules or enterprise wide software systems using disciplined development processes. Identify better sources of data feeds and interface with Architects to ensure their feasibility with corporate data warehouse. Document functions and changes to new modified modules, test activities/results and other areas such as error handling and backup/recovery procedures. Assist in defining development guidelines and standards to be utilized in software development/integration. Provide ongoing maintenance of applications. Produce and analyze data extracts from system-based on user requirements. Assist in the development of user guides and training documentation. Provide technical leadership coaching and mentoring to team members.

Requirements: Employer will accept Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems, or related technical 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. Position requires: 1) Experience analyzing and working with the following Java-based Enterprise Application Frameworks: EJB, Struts, and, Spring; 2) Experience with the following Scripting tools: Python, Windows PowerShell, and, Linux Shell Scripting; 3) Experience with the following Front-End technologies: HTML, CSS/Bootstrap, JavaScript and Angular, PrimeFaces; 4) Experience with architecture and UML designing tools and experience writing technical IT documentation; 5) Experience with the following IDEs and Code Editors: Eclipse, Notepad++, PyCharm, and, Visual Studio Code; and experience reading Data Structures, including XML, JSON, and, Flat Files; 6) Experience with the following Webservice testing tools: SOAPUI and Postman; 7) Experience with Configurations and Deployments on Enterprise level Application Servers using WebsSphere, Jboss, and, Weblogic; and experience with MQ, Schedulers, and, JNDI Resources; 8) Experience with SQL and PL/SQL with Relational Databases, including: Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, Aurora, and Redshift; 9) Experience with the following AWS Cloud Services and tools: S3, EC2, FSx, Elastic Beanstalk, AWS CLI, AWS SDK for Java and Python, and, EB CLI; 10) Experience with the following CI/CD tools: Maven, SVN, Git, BitBucket, and, Jenkins; and, 11) Experience with project and ticket tracking software, including: JIRA, Confluence, ServiceNow, SailPoint IdentityIQ, and, HP-ALM. This position requires pre-employment background verification, medical review, and pre-employment drug screen.


CONTACT: Apply at https://bit.ly/3z9EpJU .


Requisition ID:70163
Band Zone: 
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia
Job Family/Function:Information Technology 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:None 
Recruiter Name:Kasib Darden 
Recruiter Email:Kasib.Darden@Amtrak.com


You power our progress through your 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.