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Intern - IT Software Development - 90243393 - Washington

Date: Dec 3, 2018

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20002

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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?


• Developing and testing code for web and mobile applications using modern methods of development across the full stack (frameworks, web services, etc.)
• Troubleshoot and resolve application issues
• Interact with team members (end-users, testers, distributors, analysts and project/release managers) in a team-oriented fashion
• Support projects through entire Software Development Lifecycle
• Follow software development methodologies and best practices
• Provide end-user application support
• Adhere to web security best practices
• Implement code fixes under the direction of software architects and senior developers
• Contribute our suite of automated tests and testing infrastructure. 

• This position begins Summer/May 2019


• Must be actively pursuing an undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Computer Engineering

• Must be actively pursuing a degree at an accredited educational institution. 

• Must have at least 1 year of academic undergraduate studies completed or a sophomore status at minimum. 
• Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
• AWS or other cloud platform experience
• Scripting Language Proficiency in JavaScript, Python or Scala
• Hands on experience with CI/CD Tools
• Experience writing API’s for Web portals and an understanding of cloud services.
• Experience with Java programming, various web technologies such as HTML, JavaScript, CSS, Web Service APIs, Design Frameworks and SQL or RDBMS design
• Available to work a minimum of 15 hours per week between the days/hours: Monday-Friday, 8a-5p


• Outstanding communication and organizational skills
• Must have at least 2 years of academic undergraduate studies completed or a junior status at minimum. 
• Must have the understanding basic software programming concepts
• Ability to work well in a team establishing good working relationships with peers
• Ability to multitask and prioritize tasks with a strong attention to detail
• Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
• Proactively carry out project support functions.
• Desire to learn and adapt to rapidly changing technologies
• Excellent communication skills, written and oral
• Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with other IT teams

Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.


Requisition ID:38032
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia; Maryland; Virginia
Personnel Area:DC04
Job Family/Function:Information Technology 
Relocation Offered:No 
Education Requirements:High School/GED
Travel Requirements:None 
Employment Experience Requirements:1 - 3 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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