Technology Dir OT Architect - 90359710 - Washington

Date: Mar 21, 2024

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20001

Company: Amtrak

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As we move America’s workforce toward the future, Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country. 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 due to our employees.


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Our values of ‘Do the Right Thing, Excel Together and Put Customers First’ are at the heart of what matters most to us, and our Core Capabilities, ‘Building Trust, Accountability, Effective Communication, Customer Focus, and Proactive Safety & Security’ are what every employee needs to know and do to be most impactful at Amtrak. By living the Amtrak values, focusing on our capabilities, 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 Technology Director Operations Technology (OT) Architecture is responsible for providing leadership to ensure technology investments are in alignment with architectural guidelines and business strategy.  The Technology Director OT Architect will work closely with Architects, delivery teams and business stakeholders to develop holistic enterprise-wide strategies and architectures for Asset Management and Linear Assets.



Responsible for collaborating with Service and Business owners to create an architecture and technology plan to support asset management and linear assets.


Responsibilities include, but may not be limited to, the following: 

  • Works as a Solutions Architect architecting solutions and strategies for rolling assets as well as linear assets (i.e., railroad tracks, roads or pipelines).
  • Working with IoT concepts regarding asset condition and predictive maintenance. 
  • Working knowledge of asset management systems and concepts.
  • Collaborates with the peers and service owners to ensure service offering is consistent in process and spirit with the Service Offering
  • Confers with IT Service Offering leader and direct reports to develop a plan to ensure architecture is driving technology plans and delivery of technology.
  • Provide architectural direction to projects to ensure that investments deliver on long terms goals and while delivering on short terms business needs.
  • Develop and drive the Operational Technology strategy for Operational Systems and provide leadership in shaping and coordinating an Operational Technology Strategy in regards to asset management and linear assets.
  • Collaborate with delivery teams to ensure that OT Projects are consistent with the agreed OT Strategy



  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Information Systems, or related field with 11+ year’s relevant experience or equivalent work experience.
  • Client expectation management, Program management, Financial management and Technology product delivery experience is required.
  • Demonstrated experience in designing, planning and architecting Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) and Asset Performance Management (APM) for large asset deployments, incorporating fixed, movable and linear assets.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with asset maintenance departments to develop requirements for data capture from assets, data storage and data analytics.
  • Ability to engage with cross-functional teams to map desired outcomes against their current data- recommend actions for any adjustment to data/outcome to ensure successful rollout
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Maximo 7.6 - 8.x configuration capabilities, including applications, workflows, database, security best practices and automation scripting


  • Master’s degree in computer science, Engineering, Business Management, or similar relevant field
  • 13+ years of relevant work experience preferred.
  • Working knowledge of developing a comprehensive EAM/APM solution for Railroad assets (linear and rolling stock) preferably using IBM Maximo version 7.6 - 8.X
  • Experience in applying advanced data analytics, machine learning and/or AI techniques
  • Working knowledge of real-time operating systems


  • Work is performed remotely.
  • May require travel up to 30% of the time. 


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.


The salary/hourly range is $163,000-$211,140. 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:160890
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:0 - 5% 

You power our progress through your performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job. We want your career at Amtrak to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging work, rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, and attractive compensation. Amtrak maintains a culture that values high performance and recognizes individual employee contributions. 

Amtrak is committed to a safe workplace free of drugs and alcohol. All Amtrak positions requires a pre-employment background check that includes prior employment verification, a criminal history check and a pre-employment drug screen. 


Candidates who test positive for marijuana will be disqualified, regardless of any state or local statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use. Amtrak's pre-employment drug testing program is administered in accordance with DOT regulations and applicable law.  

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.


In accordance with federal law governing security checks of covered individuals for providers of public transportation (Title 6 U.S.C. §1143), Amtrak is required to screen applicants for any permanent or interim disqualifying criminal offenses. 

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.