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IT Systems Development Dir - 90218826 - Washington

Date: Sep 15, 2017

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20002

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SUMMARY OF DUTIES
The IT Systems Development Director, Corporate Systems  is an expert in IT development, delivery and operations within the SAP eco system of products and services.. The position entails looking at the applications and services holistically providing an integrated framework based on S4/HANA, Ariba, Success Factors and Concur among others.. Daily tasks include leading multiple work streams across associated platforms creating applications and services serving specific AMTRAK domains. The role requires this leader to define the application design and delivery adhering to a Service Oriented Architecture paradigm, so that different components work seamlessly. It also requires laying the foundation of a shared services platform which can scale to meet the requirements of Amtrak across different business functions such as Finance, HR and Procurement among others.

The IT Systems Development Director works on major programs providing subject matter expertise and technical direction and is also responsible for systems analysis, systems landscape dependency mapping, design, development, integration, and enhancement. The 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.  These solutions must be aligned with business and IT strategies and are in compliance with the organization’s architectural standards.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
•  Works on programs that may span a broad range of systems. Requires expertise in multiple technology domains and possesses an increased level of business knowledge
•  Leads development team in technical design and implementation, ensuring the end results meet's the busienss requirements
•  Organizes and documents technical requirements. Creates technical design specifications and assists in sizing technical requirements
•  Works with customers to develop and analyze application packages and tools and determine optimum functionality requirements to meet those needs
•  Evaluates new application packages and tools
•  Evaluates existing applications and platform and provides recommendations for system enhancements by conducting gap analysis, identifying feasible alternative solutions, and assisting in the scope of modifications
•  Participates on teams that outline the process and scope out the improvements that can be realized through the application solution
•  Defines, develops or modifies software application modules or enterprise wide software systems using disciplined development processes
•  Identifies better sources of data feeds and interfaces with architects to ensure their feasibility with corporate data warehouse, when needed
•  Adheres to quality standards and procedures
•  Reviews modules for quality assurance and checks compliance with application architecture standards and SLAs
•  May assist in defining development guidelines and standards to be utilized in software development/integration
•  Provides technical leadership coaching and mentoring to team members 
•  Provides technical guidance or system process expertise
•  Develops reports and presentations for senior management, as needed


WORK EXPERIENCE:
•  Extensive  of relevant technical experience in a leadership or a Subject Matter Expert capacity
•  Extensive experience programming and/or systems analysis experience.  Have a broad level of understanding surrounding information systems and application architecture standards
•  Extensive experience in design, development and operation of internet scale web applications leveraging IaaS / PaaS / SaaS delivery models
•  Deep Experience in S4/HANA, Ariba platform implementations at scale
•  Experience in implementing shared services on platforms such as Concur and Success Factors
•  Ability to work well under deadlines and in a flexible environment
•  Strong understanding of Service Oriented Architecture tenets, and N tier architecture deployments models when it comes to deploying against cloud based platforms
•  Must have leadership skills, experience/in-depth knowledge of business operations and systems requirements processes including ability to measure short- and long-term business goals
•  Must possess the ability to utilize adaptable communication skills to effectively translate between technical and business language
•  Must possess the skill to educate project team members on business unit goals and objectives and educate the business on the value of information technology
•  Ability to identify, propose and oversee the execution of business solutions as well as interpret documents communicating business needs and requirements
•  Must possess the skill to assess the client needs through direct interaction, and identify opportunities to develop the business through effective use of technology


PREFERRED WORK EXPERIENCE:
Excellent troubleshooting skills


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

Requisition ID:30921
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia; Maryland; Virginia
Personnel Area:DC04
Job Family/Function:Information Technology 
Relocation Offered:No 
Education Requirements:Bachelors Degree
Travel Requirements:None 
Employment Experience Requirements:10 plus years of experience

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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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