Lead Technologist - 90340349 - Washington

Date: Feb 24, 2023

Location: Washington, District of Columbia, US, 20002

Company: Amtrak

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Employer: National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak)

Job Title: Lead Technologist

Job Code: 10543.201.4

Job Location: 10 G St NE, Washington, DC, 20002

Job Type: Full-Time


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

Job Duties:
Research and analyze technologies within area of required expertise. Assess emerging technologies. 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. Provide project managers with technical consultation and advice, enabling quick response to inquiries related to the program/project. Provide technical analyses to help define, assess, and monitor the technical aspects of the program/project or service. Design innovative solutions using new technologies. 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. May lead team responsible for the resolution of support issues escalated by senior operations, development personnel or service provider personnel. Work with vendors during the problem resolution process as needed. Provide technical expertise across business functions. Identify opportunities to improve business processes via new technologies. Provide support for Sr Principal Technologist's representation of Amtrak relevant, industry forums.


Employer will accept Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related 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. Experience must include: 1) SFDC platform; 2) Force.com Sites; 3) Apex; 4) Visualforce (Pages, Component & Controllers); 5) Data Loader; 6) HTML; 7) JavaScript & CSS; 8) Workflow & Approvals; 9) Reports & Dashboards; 10) Custom Objects & Tabs; 11) Email Services; 12) Components & controller; 13) Salesforce Communities; 14) SF Explorer & Eclipse IDE Plug-in. All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen and proof of full vaccination against Covid-19.

CONTACT: Apply at https://bit.ly/3nHnAmy. Must reference Job 10543.201.5

Requisition ID:115525
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia
Job Family/Function:Engineering 
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.

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.

POSTING NOTES: Engineering || Engineering & Mechanical