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Duties: National Railroad Passenger Corporation has an opening for a Senior Principal Applications Systems Engineer, Analytics in Washington, DC. Responsible for the analysis, design, development, integration, enhancement, deployment and support for descriptive, diagnostic, predictive and prescriptive capabilities. Evaluate, guide and implement solutions to discover, optimize and deploy predictive models and prescriptive solutions by analyzing Big Data sources to improve business performance and mitigate risk. Analyze and design quality technical solutions and analytics maturity toward predictive and prescriptive goals, which must include solutions aligned with business and IT strategies and in compliance with the organization's architectural standards. Provide oversight and enhancement of Amtrak's analytics and data platforms and applications. Evaluate existing applications and platforms, and provide recommendations for system enhancements by conducting gap analysis, identifying feasible alternative solutions and assisting in the scope of modifications. Act as a thought leader in the area of analytics tools and methodologies, making recommendations to supplement and improve the analytics platform. Drive innovation in analytics by conducting research and implementing proof-of-concepts to assess new capabilities leveraging Cloud Analytics. Work on major projects providing subject matter expertise and technical direction. Work closely with business stakeholders and team members to understand the business requirements. Organize and document technical requirements, create technical design specifications and assist in sizing technical requirements. Design, document and implement technology best practices, guidelines and repeatable processes. Develop reports and presentations for senior management, as needed.
Requirements: Employer will accept Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, or related technical field, followed by eight years of progressive, post-baccalaureate work experience in job offered or eight years of progressive, post-baccalaureate work experience in a related occupation. Position requires experience with the following: Big Data; Data visualization and reporting; Working with technical architects and teams to identify, architect and implement analytics and data solutions in support of business transformation; RDBMS, including SQL Server, Oracle; Hadoop Ecosystem, including HDFS, Hadoop MapReduce, HBase, Hive, Pig, Sqoop, Flume, Zookeeper, Cloudera CDH-4, Kerberos; Programming languages, including Java, SQL, Python; Operating Systems, including Linux, Unix, Windows Family; Amazon AWS, Google Cloud Platform, and Restful API, ETL Tools; and, Protocol knowledge, including TCP/IP.
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia; Maryland; Virginia
Job Family/Function:Information Technology
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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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Amtrak is a provider of intercity passenger rail services.