Spring 2022 - IT Procurement Intern - 90302462 - Washington

Date: Nov 24, 2021

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20002

Company: Amtrak

Your success is a train ride away.

Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of our employees.

Are you ready to join our team?

SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Have a passion for leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning skills to drive the successful adoption of business use cases in Amtrak projects? As an AI/ML Intern at Amtrak, you will learn and experience the foundational business use cases and make tangible impact on a wide range of complex, transformational projects in a real-world rail industry environment. You will work under close supervision of a project/program/technical manager and in collaboration with all levels of stakeholders: from department leaders, to project/program managers, business analysts, and functional leads. Individuals in this role use data science knowledge and analytical skills to support assigned projects to develop proof of concept in various machine learning models for predictive and prescriptive procurement.


Key Responsibilities: 

  • This intern position will be for [COTS IT – Procurement] 
  • Collect, consolidate, and document business requirements on Data Science and use cases from various procure to pay and supply chain processes 
  • Develop required AI models for tasks related to procure to pay and supply chain processes in anchor platforms using Ariba on Demand, SAP ERP and S/4 HANA and conclude to deliver a proof of concept.
  • Create and maintain required project requirements and design documents and status reports in accordance with Amtrak Project Management Standards and applicable regulations.


Required Skills & Work Experience 

  • Currently pursuing Bachelor or Master of Science in Engineering Information Technology with a concentration in Data Science and Analytics 
  • Solid communication skills with ability to convey information to others 
  • Programming Languages like Python, Java, Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Industry Knowledge in Machine Learning, Web Development, Computer Vision, Data Science, Cloud Computing
  • Tools & Technologies like C++, Git, MATLAB, R, HTML, JavaScript, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), Recurrent Neural Networks (RNN), Linux, AWS
  • Other Skills Neural Networks, Natural Language Processing (NLP)
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, MS Project)
  • Must have authorization to work in the United States 


Preferred Skills & Work Experience 

  • Relevant work experience (e.g., internships, summer positions, school jobs) 

Must have excellent oral and written communication skills

Requisition ID:75291
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia; Maryland; Virginia
Job Family/Function:Information Technology 
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.

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