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Lead Technologist - 90247967 - Philadelphia

Date: Dec 1, 2018

Location: Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

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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?

SUMMARY OF DUTIES: 
The Lead Technologist is an lead technical role and works on one or more projects of moderate complexity as the technology subject matter expert.  When involved with a project team, acts in a consultative manner and typically does not provide administrative or management type of support. Works on moderately complex tasks and projects and support issues that involve a degree of risk or may impact business unit performance. Utilizes individual level of expertise within one or more areas of specialty.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Researches and analyzes technologies within area of required expertise.
• Assesses emerging technologies.  Evaluates and may recommend new products or tools for the organization.
• Makes recommendations and influences long-term technology strategy and planning for multiple business units.
• Assists in the development and analysis of source selection strategies.
• Works with service providers to ensure that their in-scope technical solutions are consistent with the enterprise business strategy and architecture.
• Serves as a consultant and escalation point for issues.  Provides project managers with technical consultation and advice, enabling quick response to inquiries related to the program/project.
• Provides technical analyses to help define, assess, and monitor the technical aspects of the program/project or service.
• Designs innovative solutions using new technologies.  Recommends short-term alternatives when appropriate.
• Troubleshoots existing information systems or networks to identify errors or deficiencies.  Brainstorms possible solutions and evaluates alternatives against decision criteria.
• May lead team responsible for the resolution of support issues escalated by senior operations, development personnel or service provider personnel.  Works with vendors during the problem resolution process as needed.
•  Provides technical expertise across business functions. Identifies opportunities to improve business processes via new technologies.
• Provides support for Sr Principal Technologist's representation of Amtrak relevant, industry forums.
• Work with the requesting parties on analyzing and obtaining requirements and testing plans.
• Execute test plans on Windows, Android and iOS based devices and documents results.
• Works with Client Computing teams to ensure defect free production changes and deployments.
• Identifies and proposes areas of improvement and creates standard operating procedures and metrics based on best practices for the team.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelor's degree in engineering or computer science, or equivalent work experience.
• 7 to 10 years of relevant technical experience.
• Must have a minimum of five years proven experience in testing in a client environment
• Have a very strong background with HP Performance Center, and HP Quality Center. 
•  Relevant Engineering Certifications.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• ITIL Certification (or equivalent)
• Prefer a background in support or engineering in Windows or mobile client technologies.
• Familiar with SCCM and Group Policy
• Possess the ability to formulate and implement a new process around this space taking ownership from start to finish.
• Must possess strong communication and interpersonal skills, work well with others in an integrated team environment, and must be self-motivated.
• Familiarity with change management and ITIL principles.
• Provide technical expertise across business functions. Identifies opportunities to improve business processes via new technologies.

 

COMMUNICATION AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Requisition ID:38807
Band Zone:C4 
Posting Location(s):Pennsylvania
Job Family/Function:Information Technology 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:None 
Recruiter Name:Lakeisha Johnson 
Recruiter Email:LAKEISHA.JOHNSON@AMTRAK.COM

 

You power our progress through your 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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