Principal Architect Security - 90293623 - Washington

Date: Sep 12, 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.

The Principal Architect must work independently to develop solutions while collaborating with IT service owners and IT service offering leads to ensure projects and programs are successful. The Principal Architect provides technical guidelines and is responsible for ensuring architectures, standards, and designs are in harmony with enterprise‐wide application systems and/or infrastructure.The Principal Architect will work with one to several projects and programs and provides technology and architecture support, while ensuring projects follow Amtrak’s processes that support delivering architecturally sustainable solutions. Design technical solutions that address customer’s requirements for scalability, reliability, security, and performance and leveraging existing investments in Amtrak’s platforms. 


• Provide IT Security Architectural guidance based on Security Requirements and Corporate IT Architectural Standards
• Serve as the Security Lead for multiple projects of varying complexity and size, help deliver security solutions for complex assignments and ensure projects are implemented through the Amtrak DevSecOps process in alignment with Amtrak Security Requirements and IT Architectural Standards
• Research vendor solutions proposed by project teams and provide risk assessment.  
• Work with Enterprise Architecture team to provide secure alternatives to achieve project requirements.  
• Continuously developing, enhancing, and implementing enterprise wide security standards, procedures, and guidelines. 
• Develops architecture viewpoints to support multiple projects and programs 
• Consults clients, IT business analysts, architects and team members in the project planning processes  
• Builds architectures for projects and programs that triangulate architecture direction, business strategy and project scope that are achievable and practical  
• Provides technical leadership within IT and business 
• Determines if existing technologies are useful for solving business problems through fit/gap or build/buy processes 


• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business or related field with 7+ years relevant work experience or 11+ years of relevant work experience required to satisfy education and experience requirements. 
• 7 years of programming and/or systems analysis experience  
• 7 years' experience in solution or enterprise architecture  


• Expertise in multiple technical environments and possesses an understanding of business processes, capabilities and functions 
• Possess in‐depth knowledge of the business area of focus and is knowledgeable in most aspects of designing and constructing architectures that incorporate business, data, and technology architectures 
• Demonstrated ability to synthesize solutions that incorporate multiple stakeholder viewpoints 
• Expertise in multiple IT disciplines in an enterprise environment 
• Master’s degree Computer Science or complementary discipline  
• Expertise in integration of enterprise platforms 
• An understanding of architecture principles, practices and organization  
• 9+ years of experience preferred  


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Requisition ID:62121
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia
Job Family/Function:Information Technology 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

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.

We proudly support and encourage U.S. Veterans to apply for Amtrak job opportunities.

All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen. Amtrak is committed to a safe and drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing.   All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to 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.  We appreciate your cooperation in keeping Amtrak safe and drug-free.  

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR section 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, he/she will not 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 Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability (including blindness), or veteran status.

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