Principal Software Engineer - 90297811 - Wilmington

Date: Jan 7, 2022

Location: Wilmington, DE, US, 19801

Company: Amtrak

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The Principal Software Engineer is responsible for analyzing, designing, developing, and installing software solutions. The role is also a point of escalation for operational support for assigned systems. Responsible for design, develop and support incoming and existing applications. Applications will be out of the box so support will be from a technical / functional perspective with a longer focus on older application development and support.

Daily responsibilities may include development, configuration and/or integration; ensuring issues and tickets are resolved quickly; working with project managers, Senior Principal Software Engineers, Business System Analysts, IT service owners and IT service offering leads to keep all parties formally updated and aware of development efforts and issue resolution status; and providing technical leadership for operational and project related initiatives. 
The Principal Software Engineer provides daily technical oversight throughout the project lifecycle. This role works closely with customers, business analysts and team members to understand the business requirements that drive the analysis and design of quality technical solutions.  


• Leads the software development approach as an engineering exercise; confirms requirements are clear, follows a documented development methodology and makes sure a unit testing regimen is followed to deliver code per designs. Designs, builds and suggests architecture that will last beyond current initiative or product effort.  
• Determines operational feasibility by evaluating analysis, problem definition, requirements, solution development and proposed solutions. 
• Leads technical direction and decisions, follows a documented development methodology and makes sure a unit testing regimen is followed to deliver code per designs.  
• Collaborates with enterprise architect and infrastructure to integrate applications and hardware. 
• Ensures that the design and application implementation meet security and QA standards.  
• Creates and updates documentation as necessary to ensure architectures, designs and other descriptions are up to date and describes the as‐deployed system.    
• Ensures development teams are following applicable standards for methodologies, integration, tools, and testing. 
• Ensures documentation, flowcharts, layouts, diagrams, charts, code comments and clear code are followed.  
• Prepares and installs solutions by determining and designing system specifications, standards and programming. 
• Protects Amtrak by following Information Security standards and applying consistently. 
• Adheres to quality standards and procedures.  Reviews modules for quality assurance and checks compliance with application architecture standards and Service Level Agreements (SLAs).  May assist in defining development guidelines and standards to be utilized in software development/integration.  
• Proactively recommends and provides ongoing maintenance of applications.  
• Assists in the development of user guides and training documentation. 
• Provides technical guidance or system process expertise.   
• Develops reports and presentations for senior management, as needed. 
• May manage vendor relationships that are required to provide operational support. 
• May coordinate preventative maintenance activities between vendors, IT and the business, including the installation of service packs, patches, and hot fixes. 
• Keeps abreast of new technical standards and practices. 
• Analyzes/monitors applications to ensure that the functionality and performance meets all product and service level requirement



• Bachelor’s Degree incomputer science, information systems, software engineering orbusiness managementplus 6+ years relevant experience or10+ years of relevant work experiencein subject matter expert capacityrequiredto satisfy education and experience requirements


Core Skills Required

  • Design, develop, deploy, and support customizations and extensions for existing implementation of Maximo 7.x Mobile and in support of Core application
  • Support existing build and deployment process of Maximo customizations.
  • Minimum of three years of hands-on experience in developing custom solutions for Maximo 7.x Mobile
  • Advance knowledge of Maximo 7.5 API, SQL, Java / J2EE, Eclipse, SVN, Artifactory, ANT.
  • Advanced experience with Maximo API / MIF development and deployment.
  • Knowledge of the design, development and support existing custom mobile applications including UI / UX design.
  • Experience in developing mobile applications using .Net, Windows Mobile SDK, Antenna 3.2 SDK (AMP3), SQL Express is a plus
  • Experience in developing mobile applications using Interlock Informer Mobility Platform, Android SDK, SQL Lite is a plus.
  • Design, develop and support existing custom mobile applications including UI / UX design.


• 9+ years of relevant experience in a subject matter expert capacity.
• Master’s Degree 


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.



Requisition ID:66461
Posting Location(s):Delaware
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 injection. 

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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