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Lead Systems Developer - 90247427 - Washington

Date: Jan 27, 2019

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?

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
The Lead Systems Developer position entails monitoring, administration, oversight and incremental enhancement of Amtrak’s transportation platform and applications. Daily tasks include responding to change and trouble tickets, monitoring the platform for failures, exceptions and threshold issues, tuning and optimizing applications performance, testing applications for product upgrades and patches, communicating with customers and upper management about platform and/or ticket status, and working on occasional minor enhancements as remaining work capacity allows.
The Lead Systems Developer works on major projects providing subject matter expertise and technical direction and is also responsible for systems analysis, design, development, integration, and enhancement. The Lead Systems Developer 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:

  • Partner with business teams to gather requirements, conduct data analysis and translate into specifications to deliver analytics solutions, reports and dashboards. 
  • Work with structured and unstructured data sources including use of Big Data technologies (Hadoop, Spark, NoSQL, etc.)
  •  Extensive experience programming (Python, Java, etc.) and/or systems analysis experience leveraging analytics infrastructure in the cloud (AWS, etc.).
  • Experience with database technologies, ETL tools and SQL skills for querying and manipulating datasets.
  • Experience with Data Quality including measuring, tracking, resolving and controlling.
  • Develop and maintain solutions using reporting and visualization tools such as Business Objects, Tableau or similar.
  • Additional Preferences 
  • Perform statistical analysis, leverage algorithms (regression, etc.) and use analytical techniques (classification, clustering, etc.) to drive machine learning for business outcomes.
  • Working knowledge of R or similar languages.

 

 

Qualifications:

  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Bachelors in Computer Science or equivalent
  • 6 years of relevant experience required

Requisition ID:38670
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia; Maryland; Virginia
Job Family/Function:Information Technology 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:None 

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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