Principal Technologist - 90337394 - Washington

Date: Jun 24, 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.

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

Duties: Research and analyze advanced technology trends within area of required expertise. Identify emerging trends and initiate research projects for team members. Coordinate the assessment of emerging technologies. Evaluate and may recommend new products or tools for the organization. Contribute to cost-benefit and risk analysis and present options to management team. Partner with leadership to help define and communicate long-term technology strategy and planning for the enterprise. Assist and/or may lead 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, trusted advisor, and escalation point (Tier 3) 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, asses, and monitor the technical aspects of the program/project or services. Design innovative solutions using new technologies. Recommend short-term alternatives when appropriate. Propose designs at key milestone events. Troubleshoot existing information systems or networks to identify errors or deficiencies. Brainstorm possible solutions and evaluate alternatives against decision criteria. Lead and coordinate the resolution of support issues escalated by senior operations, development personnel, or service provider personnel. Guide vendors during the problem resolution process as needed.

Requirements: Employer will accept a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, or a related field and seven years of progressive, post- baccalaureate work experience in the job offered or seven years of progressive, post- baccalaureate work experience in a related occupation. Experience must include: 1) Jboss; 2) Websphere; 3) AWS; 4) Middleware platforms; 5) Monitoring -Sitescope/App Dynamics/EFK/Kibana; 6)Salesforce CRM; 7) IBM MQ; 8) Data Analytics (SQL/Oracle/Dynamo/Redshift); 9) Mulesoft; and 10) AEM. Position requires 10% travel to various, unanticipated work locations. 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 Please refer to Job #10543.154.6.

Requisition ID:110661
Band Zone: 
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia
Job Family/Function:Information Technology 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:None 
Recruiter Name:Tanesha Smith 


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.