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Principal Quality Assurance Analyst - 90249020 - Washington

Date: Nov 30, 2018

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20002

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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 IT Principal Quality Assurance Analyst is responsible for software and web site testing efforts by analyzing business requirements, preparing and writing test cases, and executing tests. A key responsibility will be working with programmers, business users, and graphics department to validate web site design, functionality, and user interface. Depending on the nature of the project the Principal Quality Assurance Analyst may also undertake a combination of project management, technical writing, note taking, and testing tasks as well as other duties assigned by the Service Owner


Contributes to the improvement of business processes within the technology and business organizations.
Engages in general user acceptance testing and defect management, and may contribute to, or author, more advanced testing artifacts.
Works closely with the development team to assist in tracking bugs through their life-cycle, communicating them to the appropriate parties for fixes, and provide feedback for bugs not resolved.
Continually improves quality assurance processes to ensure a high level of software quality.
Ability to validate functional specifications as written for the product and enter discrepancies between the specifications and the application


Experience working in Agile environment using SCRUM methodologies;
Competent with Microsoft Project, Visio, and Office software;
    • A minimum of seven (7) years of experience working in a large corporate, matrixed environment
    • A minimum of seven (7) years of experience working in a large corporate, matrixed environment
    • A minimum of five (5) years of Customer Consulting experience
    • Must have strong computer skills in Microsoft PowerPoint, Word and Excel
    • Experience working in a business partnering environment  
    • Ability to drive capitalization and opex balance
    • Ability to multi-task and be project-oriented
    • Ability to analyze and suggest effective routes to achieve project goals
    • Ability to utilize computer technology, possess effective technical writing ability, as well as strong oral communication skills
    • Proven ability to develop and manage contracts, budgets, and schedules
    • Fluent PC computer skills with intimate knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite, project management programs and other charting/flowcharting/diagramming software such as Microsoft Visio
    • Ability to deal with crisis situations that require me to make major decisions involving people, resources, and property


Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.

Requisition ID:39130
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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