Sorry, this job is no longer available.

Lead Technologist - 90244182 - Washington


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 Technologist is an lead technical role and works on one or more projects of moderate complexity as the technology subject matter expert.  When involved with a project team, acts in a consultative manner and typically does not provide administrative or management type of support. Works on moderately complex tasks and projects and support issues that involve a degree of risk or may impact business unit performance. Utilizes individual level of expertise within one or more areas of specialty.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Researches and analyzes technologies within area of required expertise.
  • Assesses emerging technologies.  Evaluates and may recommend new products or tools for the organization.
  • Makes recommendations and influences long-term technology strategy and planning for multiple business units.
  • Assists in the development and analysis of source selection strategies.
  • Works with service providers to ensure that their in-scope technical solutions are consistent with the enterprise business strategy and architecture.
  • Serves as a consultant and escalation point for issues.  Provides project managers with technical consultation and advice, enabling quick response to inquiries related to the program/project.
  • Provides technical analyses to help define, assess, and monitor the technical aspects of the program/project or service.
  • Designs innovative solutions using new technologies.  Recommends short-term alternatives when appropriate.
  • Troubleshoots existing information systems or networks to identify errors or deficiencies.  Brainstorms possible solutions and evaluates alternatives against decision criteria.
  • May lead team responsible for the resolution of support issues escalated by senior operations, development personnel or service provider personnel.  Works with vendors during the problem resolution process as needed.
  • Provides technical expertise across business functions. Identifies opportunities to improve business processes via new technologies.
  • Provides support for Sr Principal Technologist's representation of Amtrak relevant, industry forums.
  • Responsible for supporting AWS/Amtrak Cloud Platform Services to meet performance and health objectives (Availability, capacity, and performance) 
  • Proven scripting skills on UNIX/Linux & Windows platforms; Python and Bash preferred 
  • History of implementing highly available systems as well as demonstrated backup and disaster recovery best practices 
  • In-depth knowledge of networking and application protocols such as TCP/IP, HTTP, DNS, LDAP, and TLS/SSL 
  • Assists in the identifying and implementing cloud services and related KPI’s for monitoring


WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • 7 to 10 years of relevant technical experience.
  • Relevant Engineering Certifications.
  • Requires 3-5 years of IT cloud work experience
  • Experience with Linux configuration-management systems such as ansible and puppet 
  • Knowledge of IT security risks
  • The successful candidate will have proven experience with:
  • Perform repairs, maintenance and upgrades of existing systems using solutions in accordance with standard operating procedures. Investigate and resolve matters of significance 
  • Conduct system & operation performance analysis 
  • Produce high quality systems documents
  • Be on-call during production release, maintenance & system upgrades
  • Ability to use a wide variety of open source technologies and cloud services (experience with AWS is required)


PREFERRED WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • ITIL Certification (or equivalent)
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect
  • Experience with CI tool: Jenkins

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must work well with others in an integrated team environment, and must be self-motivated
  • Must possess working experience utilizing the ITIL Framework for Incident, Change, Problem and Release Management.
  • Assists in the identifying and implementing cloud services and related KPI’s for monitoring

 

COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: 
Must have excellent written and oral communication skills
 

Requisition ID:38122
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia; Maryland; Virginia
Personnel Area:DC04
Job Family/Function:Information Technology 
Relocation Offered:No 
Education Requirements:Bachelors Degree
Travel Requirements:None 
Employment Experience Requirements:8 - 10 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.

POSTING NOTES: Information Technology || Information Technology

Company
Amtrak
Posted
09/18/2018
Type
Full time
Location
Washington, DC 20002, US