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Sr Program Mgr - 90286290 - Washington

As a current employee you know Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. The safety of our passengers, our more than 20,000 colleagues, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of you.

By living the Amtrak values and actively embracing and fostering diverse ideas, backgrounds and perspectives, together we will honor our past and make Amtrak a company of the future.

The Sr. Manager may manage multiple IT process within one functional area. The position may also manage services provided to internal and external customers. 

• Works with business partners to understand business needs.
• Leads and participates in a IT advisory board(s) to manage IT services demand. Duties include communicating needs and priorities and providing feedback on pricing and investment.
• Provides input to business technology planning within their functional area. Implements solutions consistent with the architecture.
• Manages the development and implementation of IT initiatives to support business strategy.
• Provides high-quality services at optimal cost to customers. Measures service performance and implements improvements as needed.
• Manages the improvement processes that impact customer satisfaction and relationships. Owns the designated processes and is accountable for ensuring that establishes processes are followed. 
• Participates in the development of IT budgets. Tracks and takes appropriate steps to stay within budget.
• Develops and implements technologies to improve the performance of multiple business processes and increase profitability.
• Participates and provides input to the SLA development process. Ensure internal SLA's are met.
• Provides advice and counsel to the vendor relationship decision-making and contract development processes.
• Reviews service provider performance. Identifies and confirms performance problems and notifies contract managers.
• Meets regularly with team to gather work statuses. Discuss work progress and obstacles. Provides advice, guidance, encouragement and constructive feedback. Ensures work, information ideas, and technology flow freely among the section.
• Establishes measureable individual and team objectives that are aligned with business and organizational goals. Documents and presents performance assessments. Recognizes and rewards associates commensurate with performance. Implements organizational practices for staffing, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), diversity, performance management, development, reward and recognition, and retention.
• Identifies the roles, skills and knowledge required. Ensure staff has the resources and skills needed to support all work initiatives. Participates in IT workforce deployment activities.
• Generates appropriate communication, process and educational plans for mitigating the disruption of change. Identifies and removes obstacles to change.
• Requires experience in managing teams and building relationships with people at a variety of levels.
• Requires demonstrated ability to launch and deliver one or more IT project(s) on time and within budget.
• Must possess strong communication and interpersonal skills, work well with others in an integrated team environment, and must be self-motivated


• Master's degree in related technical/business areas or equivalent.
• Experience working in real time 7x24 IT operations environments
• Experience with Amtrak PMO processes and procedures
• Experience with technology in safety, preferably in transportation.


• This position is in a general office environment.
• May travel up to 20% of the time.
• Requires on-call status

Requisition ID:51342
Band Zone:D2 
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia
Job Family/Function:Information Technology 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 
Recruiter Name:Michael Krissinger 


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.  Marijuana, notwithstanding any statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use.  Candidates who engage in the usage of marijuana will not be qualified for hire.  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.

Salary Range
$95,000.00 - 152,000.00
per Year
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Washington, DC 20002, US