Principal App Sys Engineer - 90347235 - Washington

Date: Nov 24, 2022

Location: Washington, District of Columbia, US, 20002

Company: Amtrak

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Employer:                    National Railroad Passenger Corporation  

Job Title:                      Principal Application Systems Engineer

Job Requisition:           10543.120.8

Job Location:               1 Massachusetts Ave, Washington, DC 20001

Job Type:                     Full Time

National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) has an opening for a Principal Application Systems in Washington DC.

Duties: Develop, create, and modify computer applications software or specialized utility programs. Analyze user needs and develop software solutions. Provide technical leadership for the design, development, and support of complex mission-critical business applications, including mainframe, client-server and web-based applications Establish detailed application designs (including design patterns/frameworks), ensure alignment of developed software with designs, and to work closely with Marketing to define technical requirements, statements of work, select vendors and system solutions. Support the establishment of a software engineering culture within the organization and works with technical staff to understand and resolve Tier 3 level technical issues related to applications. Create optimization programs to resolve problems and development of prototypes for proof of concept activities, assisting in development of technical documentation, leading demonstrations of developed software, and mentoring development staff. Establish detailed application designs (including design patterns/frameworks) and ensure alignment of developed software with designs. Develop statements of work, select vendors and system solutions. Lead the design, development, and maintenance of reliable, high volume, complex applications in mainframe, client-server and web environments.

Requirements: Employer will accept Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field, followed by 10 years of progressive, post-baccalaureate work experience in job offered or 10 years of progressive, post-baccalaureate work experience in a related occupation. Must include experience in each of the following: 1) Java; 2) MuleSoft Cloudhub; 3) AWS; 4) Oracle; 5) Websphere; 6) JEE; 7) Middleware; 8) SQL; and 9) API Gateway. All positions require pre-employment background check verification, a pre-employment drug screen and proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.  

Contact: Please apply at Must reference Job #: 10543.120.8.

Requisition ID:154623
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia
Job Family/Function:Engineering 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:None 

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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.

In accordance with federal law governing security checks of covered individuals for 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.

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