Technology Dir Data & Analytics Arch - 90333931 - Washington

Date: May 13, 2022

Location: Washington, District of Columbia, US, 20002

Company: Amtrak

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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 Technical Director Data Architecture is responsible to understand and analyzes the data needs of the company and developing a common understanding of the key data for each business domain that drives the enterprise. The role will work with business and technology leaders to ensure data usage is appropriate, and will make decisions on appropriate technologies to use for various use cases ranging from transactional data to streaming data.


This role will play a key role in data management to work with various stakeholders to make sure technologies and approaches are appropriate support the intended use of the data.  In addition, this role will collaborate with Information Security to ensure data is protected adequately. 



  • Responsible for collaborating with Service and Business owners to create a data architecture and technology plan.
  •  Responsibilities include, but may not be limited to, the following: 
  • Create a strategic data view of the enterprise, identifying key information for all business units
  • Ensure projects and programs are adhering to the strategic view, and are consist in their use of data
  • Develop an operating model with the architecture team to ensure the strategic vision of data is incorporated into solution architecture
  • Collaborate with business subject matter experts to incorporate their viewpoint into analytics planning 
  • Research and properly evaluate sources of information to determine possible limitations in reliability or usability
  • Evaluate technologies used to store and transmit to ensure fitness for purpose
  • Collaborate with analytics team to define technologies and approaches to data management and governance
  • Demonstrable implementation experience of scalable cloud data platform technologies including but not limited to (Amazon Web Services, Azure, SAP S/4HANA, Informatica etc.)



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field with 11+ year’s relevant experience or equivalent work experience.
  • 15+ years of relevant work experience in business systems, development and/or support functions with a focus on Architecture and Technology Strategy.
  • Client expectation management, Program management, Financial management and Technology product delivery experience is required.
  • 11+ years of relevant technical and business managerial experience with 2 to 3 years leading an Architecture Practice.
  • May require knowledge of one processes/services. Business experience should include assignments in multiple business and technical processes.
  • Must have an intuitive understanding of how data and information can solve business problems
  • Must have expert knowledge as described in amendment.
  • Requires leadership experience in managing architecture teams and influencing executive level management and key stakeholders.
  • Requires demonstrated ability to manage multiple architecture engagement and effectively plan and use staff to ensure the architecture view
  • Must possess strong communication and interpersonal skills, work well with others in an integrated team environment, and must be self-motivated.




  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Business Management, or similar relevant field
  • 13+ years of relevant work experience preferred
  • Experience working in large complex companies that heavily rely on real time 24x7 IT operations to successfully service external customers.




  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.


Requisition ID:105202
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.

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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