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Job Title: Lead Systems Developer
Job Code: #10543.136.5
Job Location: Washington DC
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Duties: Evaluate new and existing applications and platform and provide recommendations for system enhancements by conducting gap analysis, identifying feasible alternative solutions, and assisting in the scope of modifications.
Define, develop and modify software application modules or enterprise wide software systems using disciplined development processes. Work with customers to develop and analyze application packages and tools and determine optimum functionality requirements to meet those needs. Organize and document technical requirements, create technical design specifications, and assist in sizing technical requirements.
Respond to change and trouble tickets, monitor the platform for failures, exceptions and threshold issues, tune and optimize applications performance, test applications for product upgrades and patches, communicate with customers and upper management about platform and/or ticket status, and work on occasional minor enhancements. Participate on teams that outline the process and scope out the improvements that can be realized through the application solutions. Lead the deployment of new modules, upgrades and fixes, and implement integration plans.
Interface with testing teams to incorporate plans into integration testing process. Document functions and changes to new or modified modules, test activities/results and other areas such as error handling and backup/recovery procedures. Review modules for quality assurance and checks compliance with application architecture standards and SLAs.
Assist in defining development guidelines and standards to be utilized in software development/integration, and provide ongoing maintenance of applications. Assist in the development of user guides and training documentation. Develop reports and presentations for senior management, as needed.
Employer will accept Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Applications, Information Systems or a related field, followed by seven years of progressive, post-baccalaureate work experience in job offered or seven years of progressive, post-baccalaureate work experience in a related occupation.
Experience must include: (1) working with programming and systems analysis; (2) information systems and application architecture standards; and (3) MS Project Server. This position requires pre-employment background verification, medical review, and pre-employment drug screening.
Contact: Apply online at https://jobs.amtrak.com. Please refer to Job #10543.136.5
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia; Maryland; Virginia
Job Family/Function:Information Technology
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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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