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Director of IT (Operations Front End Technology) - 90235493 - Wilmington

Date: Apr 9, 2019

Location: Wilmington, DE, US, 19801

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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?


**This role can be located in Wilmington, DE, Washington, DC, or Philadelphia, PA**




The Director of IT for Operations Front End Technology, is responsible for the overall analysis, intake, review, submission, and governance of all Front End Operations systems to include Crew, Consist, Dispatch, SCADA and other OT systems. This role will be responsible for working with the Engineering, Mechanical and Transportation departments on advances now and in the future for digitization of the rail business (examples include: sensors for rolling stock, status monitoring of the rolling stock or other equipment, conditions of use (doors, load per axle, gear temperature, vibrations, etc.), external conditions monitoring (weather, temperature, etc.), for localization purposes (GPS, accelerometers, etc.), switching, weather, video, display units, WiFi, networks and data hubs, voice communication units and the like.  




The successful candidate will have proven experience within IT infrastructure, architecture, applications development and support, networks, and computer operations; leadership experience managing cross-functional teams and influencing senior level management and key stakeholders; experience with train operations and systems to deliver train service in alignment with Amtrak’s corporate goals.


Technology Rail Experience & Digital (IoT) experience are required. SCADA systems are preferred. The role requires a Bachelor’s degree plus 15 or more years of relevant technical and business management experience; experience working in Agile environment using SCRUM methodologies; MS Project, Visio, Office software; customer management and negotiation; ability to deliver on time, budget and scope; ability to drive capitalization and opex balance.



Requisition ID:38491
Posting Location(s):Delaware
Personnel Area:DE07
Job Family/Function:Information Technology 
Relocation Offered:No 
Education Requirements:Bachelors Degree
Travel Requirements:None 
Employment Experience Requirements:10 plus years of experience

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.

We proudly support and encourage U.S. Veterans to apply for Amtrak job opportunities.

All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen. Amtrak is committed to a safe and drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping Amtrak safe and drug-free.


In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR section 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, he/she will not 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 Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability (including blindness), or veteran status.

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