Lead Technologist - 90332845 - Washington

Date: Jul 31, 2022

Location: Washington, District of Columbia, 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.

Job Title: Lead Technologist
Job Code: #10543.150.5
Job Location: Washington DC
Job Type: Full Time


National Railroad Passenger Corporation has an opening for Lead Technologist in Washington DC


Duties: Research and analyze technologies within an area of required expertise. Assess emerging technologies and evaluate and recommend new products or tools for the organization. Make recommendations and influence long-term technology strategy and planning for multiple business units. Assist in the development and analysis of source selection strategies. Work with service providers to ensure that their in-scope technical solutions are consistent with the enterprise business strategy and architecture. Serve as a consultant and escalation point for issues and provide project managers with technical consultation and advice, enabling quick response to inquiries related to the program/project. Provide technical analysis to help define, assess, and monitor the technical aspects of the program/project or service. Design innovative solutions using new technologies and recommend short-term alternatives when appropriate. Troubleshoot existing information systems or networks to identify errors or deficiencies. Brainstorm possible solutions and evaluate alternatives against decision criteria. Work with vendors during problem resolution process as needed.


Requirements: Employer will accept a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, or a related field follow by six years of experience in the job offered or six years of experience in a related occupation. *In lieu of a Bachelor’s degree employer will accept an additional two years of experience in the job offered or a related occupation.* Experience must include: 1) Application support of multiple systems and platforms, including: MQ, Jboss, Websphere, AWS, as well as other Middleware platforms; 2) Source code management tools: Git, Bitbucket, Maven, SVN, Jenkins, Devops; 3) Communication protocols and technologies specifically API’s, REST, JSON, XML and CLI tools; 4) Developed and maintain various enterprise applications using Java, JEE, JSP, Servlet, Javascript, HTML5 using IDEs; 5) Maintain solution architecture for enterprise applications that are secure, reliable, and cost effective following AWS best practices using AWS CLI, Lambda, DynamoDB, S3, SNS , SQS, cloud formation template, supporting products on AWS cloud leveraging microservices; 6) IBM MQ Applications and the infrastructure for upgrading MQ versions for enterprise applications; 7) Monitor applications KPIs using monitoring tools such as Sitescope, Kibana, AppDynamics; 8) Deploying and configuring java enterprise applications on application servers Websphere, Weblogic, and Jboss; 9) Writing SQL and stored procedures using Oracle 12c; 10) Manage fault tolerant, redundant and resilient Application Infrastructure/clusters in non-production and production environments; 11) Change management tools SNOW, SCCD for creating changes and tracking incidents.. 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/3tyedrC. Please refer to Job #10543.150.5.

Requisition ID:104321
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.