Senior Data Engineer- 90335188 - Washington

Date: Nov 10, 2022

Location: Washington, District of Columbia, 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?


The Senior Data Engineer -Java will be responsible for driving enhancements for Informatica’s MDM platform and be able to update Java API’s to enhance Customer Data Hub. Will facilitate the expansion and optimization of Amtrak’s data architecture, as well as optimizing data flow and collection for cross functional teams.  This role collaborates with multiple software developers, database architects, data analysts and data scientists on business initiatives.  
The Senior Data Engineer works on major projects providing subject matter expertise and technical direction and is also responsible for systems analysis, design, development, integration, and enhancement. The position works closely with customers, business analysts and team members to understand the business requirements that drive the analysis and design of quality technical solutions.  


  • Supports projects that may span a broad range of systems. Requires expertise in multiple technical environments and possesses an increased level of business knowledge.  
  • Creates and maintains optimal data pipeline architecture.  
  • Assembles large, complex data sets that meet functional/non‐functional business requirements.  
  • Identify, design, and implement internal process improvements. Automating manual processes, optimizing data delivery, re‐designing infrastructure for greater scalability. 
  • Builds the infrastructure required for optimal extraction, transformation and loading of data from a wide variety of data sources using Structured Query Language (SQL) and Cloud Big Data technologies. 
  • Builds analytics tools that utilize the data pipeline to provide actionable insights into customer acquisition, operational efficiency, and other key business performance metrics. Create data tools for analytics and data scientist team members that assist them in building and optimizing our product into an innovative industry leader.  
  • Works with data and analytics experts to strive for greater functionality in our data systems.  
  • Adheres to quality standards and procedures.  Reviews modules for quality assurance and checks compliance with application architecture standards and SLAs.  Defines development guidelines and standards to be utilized in software development/integration.  
  • May provides ongoing maintenance to applications.  
  • Develop and deploy Java and Mulesoft programs for data ingestion and integration
  • Provide consultative guidance and development on API integration  




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Management with 3+ years relevant experience or 7+ years of relevant work experience required to satisfy education and experience requirements. 
  • Extensive experience programming and systems analysis experience. Have a broad level of understanding surrounding application architecture standards, data analytics environments and tools that include: 
  • Advanced working SQL knowledge and experience working with relational databases, query authoring (SQL) as well as working familiarity with a variety of databases.  
  • Experience building and optimizing ‘big data’ data pipelines, architectures, and data sets.  
  • Experience performing root cause analysis on internal and external data and processes to answer specific business questions and identify opportunities for improvement.  
  • Strong analytics skills related to working with unstructured datasets.  
  • Build processes supporting data transformation, data structures, metadata, dependency, and workload management.  
  • A successful history of manipulating, processing, and extracting value from large disconnected datasets.  
  • Working knowledge of message queuing, stream processing, and highly scalable ‘big data’ data stores.  
  • Experience using the following software/tools or equivalence: 
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with Informatica Master Data Management services, Java based API’s to enable Customer Data Hub capabilities

  • Experience with big data tools with SQL/NoSQL databases 
  • Experience with data pipeline and workflow management tools
  • Experience with cloud services 
  • Experience with stream‐processing systems  
  • Experience with both scripting and general‐purpose, object-oriented programming languages 
  • Ability to work well under deadlines and in a flexible environment.  
  • Must possess the ability to utilize adaptable communication skills to effectively translate between technical and business language. 




  • Knowledge of analytics tools such as Tableau or SAP Business Objects 
  • 5+ years of relevant experience  
  • Demonstrate good understanding of OO principles, design patterns, n-tier architecture
  • Proficient in Agile development methodologies & understanding of DevOps Integration
  • Relational database skills (SQL, Sybase, DB2, Oracle)
  • Advanced Java programming and fluent Spring-Boot and other Spring frameworks
  • Experience with RESTful API and JSON, service-oriented architecture, Microservices/Modular Technology
  • Advanced cloud distributed development conceptual and implementation knowledge and capabilities, including HTTP, synchronous and asynchronous processing, highly available and resilient modeling/engineering
  • Expert knowledge in XML, SOAP, WSDL, RAML
  • Hands on experience in large scale API and SOA design, development, and deployment
  • Strong knowledge of Mule Anypoint Design Center, API ManagerHands on experience with Mule4.4.0 and/or Mule 3.7+ with both on-premises servers and CloudHub.
  • Knowledge in CICD (Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment) tools including GIT, Jenkins.
  • Experience with Messaging/streaming technologies – IBM MQ
  • Knowledge in Informatica MDM
  • Programming Experience - /Java/.Net




  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.


The salary/hourly range is $100,250-$129,920.   Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. Depending on an employee’s assigned worksite or location, Amtrak may consider a geo-pay differential to be applied to the employee’s base salary. Amtrak may offer additional incentive and pay programs to recognize and reward our employees, including a short-term incentive bonus based upon factors such as individual and company performance that is commensurate with the level of the position and/or long-term incentive plan compensation. In addition to your salary, Amtrak offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes health, dental, and vision plans; health savings accounts; wellness programs; flexible spending accounts; 401K retirement plan with employer match; life insurance; short and long term disability insurance; paid time off; back-up care; adoption assistance; surrogacy assistance; reimbursement of education expenses; Public Service Loan Forgiveness eligibility; Railroad Retirement sickness and retirement benefits; and rail pass privileges. Learn more about our benefits offerings here.

Requisition ID:107684
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia; Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; N/A; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming
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.

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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