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Sr. Principal Apps Sys Engineer - 90233029 - Washington

Date: Apr 2, 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?




He/she will be part of the IT team helping Amtrak’s Procure to Pay, Inventory & e-Warehouse management and Ariba on demand and future migration to S4 HANA initiative. This person will act as a trusted advisor to local line management regarding technology enablement and innovation opportunities and will partner with IT directors in optimizing ERP and identifying and implementing appropriate enhancement or new technologies.

  • SAP Solution Architecture, understanding business requirements and providing solutions within SAP applications
  • Develop, write, and communicate business requirements, write functional specifications; works closely with technical resources to coordinate development and testing of system changes
  • Hands on configuration experience in one or more of the SAP applications, based on business requirements
  • Provide production support activities through planned releases, break-fix resolution and emergency situations
  • Assist in the development of user test cases and validates test results during user acceptance testing
  • Assist in the development of user manuals and may assist in user training.





  • Would demonstrate the role of a SAP SME in procure to pay process that involves SAP SCM, Ariba (on demand) , eWM, Concur and collaborate with other SAP /3rd party applications
  • Would be an independent contributor in understanding business requirements, provide business solution, guide in writing functional / technical specifications and help deployment
  • Ensure project is being implemented as per Amtrak methodology and meeting all gate criteria
  • Co-ordinate with SAP COE team on day to day support activities and ensure defined KPIs are met
  • Assessing, recommending , configuring and testing of systems per business requirement, as necessary
  • Exceptional verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills with demonstrated presentation skills.




•  Management experience and 7+ years of directly relevant experience 
•  Experience working in Agile environment using SCRUM methodologies;
•  Competent with Microsoft Project, Visio, and Office software;
•  In depth understanding of customer management and negotiation;
•  Ability to deliver on time, budget and scope 
•  Ability to drive capitalization and opex balance



•  Management of Cloud Applications
•  Demonstrated Project Management Skills


HR or I.T. preferred + Bachelor or Advanced Degree in related field or equivalent



Must have excellent oral and written communication skills


Requisition ID:35370
Band Zone:D1H 
Posting Location(s):Pennsylvania
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

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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