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Principal Application System Engineer - 90249980 - Washington

Date: Feb 14, 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?

The Principal Applications Systems Engineer is an expert/lead technical role. Works on one or more projects of high complexity as the technology subject matter expert and/or technical leader/consultant in multiple disciplines. When involved with a project team, acts in a consultative manner and typically does not provide administrative or management type of support. Works on the most complex tasks and projects, or supports issues that involve the highest degree of risk, impacts enterprise-wide performance and makes use of the individual's expert knowledge within one or more areas of specialty.




  • Partner with business stakeholders through the Analytics lifecycle for multiple projects from requirements analysis through deployment.
  • Leverage data to drive insights into business performance and solve business challenges.
  • Develop reports and dashboards with effective visualizations.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent 
  • 7 years of relevent work experience
  • Develop and maintain solutions using reporting and visualization tools such as Tableau, Business Objects or similar.
  • Experience with database technologies, ETL tools and SQL skills for querying and manipulating datasets.
  • Experience with Data Quality including measuring, tracking, resolving and controlling
  • Extensive experience programming (Python, Java, etc.) and using analytics services in the cloud (AWS, etc.).

Additional Preferences 

  • Work with structured and unstructured data sources including use of Big Data technologies (Hadoop, Spark, NoSQL, etc.). 


Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.

Requisition ID:39584
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.

POSTING NOTES: Information Technology || Information Technology

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