Lead Systems Developer - 90303616 - Washington

Date: Jun 5, 2022

Location: Washington, District of Columbia, US, 20001

Company: Amtrak

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Job Title: Lead Systems Developer
Job Code: #10543.164.6
Job Location: 1 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington DC 20002
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.

Requirements: Employer will accept a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, or a related field followed by seven years of progressive, post-baccalaureate experience in the job offered or seven years of progressive, post-baccalaureate experience in a related occupation. Experience must include: 1) Analyzing and working with the following .Net, Java-based Enterprise Application Frameworks: EJB, Struts, and, Spring, Spring Boot; 2) Following Scripting tools: Python, Windows PowerShell, and, Linux Shell Scripting; 3) Following Front-End technologies: HTML, CSS/Bootstrap, JavaScript, JQuery, Angular JS and PrimeFaces; 4) Following IDEs and Code Editors: Microsoft Visual Studio, Eclipse, Notepad++, Visual Studio Code; and experience reading Data Structures, including XML, JSON, and Flat Files; 5) Designing and developing Webservices with SOAP and REST-Ful services and use Webservice testing tools like SOAPUI and Postman; 6) Using integration tools WebMethods, DataPower and MuleSoft and knowledge on developing Mule APIs; 7) Configurations and Deployments on Enterprise level Application Servers using Apache Tomcat, WebSphere, Jboss, and, Weblogic; and experience with MQ, Schedulers and JNDI Resources, and Dynamics 365 pages using Microsoft CRM; 8) SQL and PL/SQL with Relational Databases, including: Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle and NoSql, Aurora, and Redshift; and 9) Using various cloud platforms: AWS, IBM cloud and Microsoft Azure. All positions require pre-employment background check verification, a pre-employment drug screen and proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.


Contact: Apply online at https://bit.ly/3qiAutc Please refer to Job #10543.164.6.

Requisition ID:76530
Band Zone: 
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia
Job Family/Function:Information Technology 
Relocation Offered:Yes 
Travel Requirements:None 
Recruiter Name:Jessica Koltsaklis 
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.