Lead Software Engineer (SAP-IBP)- 90372432 - Washington Job at Amtrak, Washington DC

  • Amtrak
  • Washington DC

Job Description

Your success is a train ride away!

As we move America’s workforce toward the future, Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country. 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 due to our employees.


Are you ready to join our team?

Our values of ‘Do the Right Thing, Excel Together and Put Customers First’ are at the heart of what matters most to us, and our Core Capabilities, ‘Building Trust, Accountability, Effective Communication, Customer Focus, and Proactive Safety & Security’ are what every employee needs to know and do to be most impactful at Amtrak. By living the Amtrak values, focusing on our capabilities, 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 Lead Software Engineer (SAP IBP) provides high quality software systems by analyzing requirements, providing functional design, configuring software, supporting testing and deployment. The Lead Software Engineer works closely with customers, business analysts and team members to understand the business requirements that drive the analysis and design of quality functional solutions. These solutions must be aligned with business and IT strategies and in compliance with the organization’s architectural standards. Responsible for analyzing and bringing product releases to Amtrak. The role is also a point of escalation for operational support for assigned systems.


  • Provides functional support as part of a diverse team and provides solutions for business requirements deliverables.
  • Works on projects related to supply chain planning systems. Requires exposure to SAP environments and possess a medium level of business knowledge. Responsibilities include, but may not be limited to, the following: 
  • Configures the system to meet business process requirements.
  • Organizes and documents functional requirements. 
  • Collaborates with enterprise architect and infrastructure to integrate applications and hardware.
  • Ensures that the design and application implementation meet security and QA standards. 
  • Evaluates new application product releases and enhancements.
  • Provides recommended solutions for the business problems using standard best practices. 
  • Participates on teams that outline the process and scope out the improvements that can be realized through the application solution.
  • May coordinate the deployment of new modules, upgrades, and fixes. 
  • Defines, develops, or modifies software application modules or change management processes.
  • Identifies better sources of data feeds and interfaces with architects to ensure their feasibility with corporate data warehouse, when needed.
  • Documents functions and changes to new or modified modules, test activities/results and other areas such as error handling and backup/recovery procedures. 
  • Makes modules production‐ready by moving the transports to libraries, completing forms, following procedures, completing version control documents, etc.
  • Provides ongoing maintenance of applications. 
  • May produce and analyze data extracts from system based on user requirements. 
  • Analyzes/monitors applications to ensure that the functionality and performance meets all product and service level requirements and coordinates with development teams.



  •  Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Information Systems or Business Management with 6+ years relevant experience or 10+ years relevant work experience in subject matter expert capacity required to satisfy education and experience requirements.
  • Key Supply Chain Planning functional role with one or more end to end implementation experience of some or all the SAP Integrated Business Planning Modules.
  • Key Functional role responsible to design and build system solution for planning functions on SAP IBP based on functional & business Requirements including supply and demand process flows, hands-on configuration of planning area, master data attributes, copy operators and Key Figures. This role includes discussion with business stakeholders and propose solution design and reviews, data analysis and performance optimization.
  • Knowledge on IBP Quarterly Functional Process Improvements/Releases, Supply Chain Enhancements, and operational Support on production issues.



  • Strong documentation and communication skills. 
  • Have a broad level of understanding surrounding information systems and application architecture standards. 
  • Perform development of customer enhancements and work with developers
  • Ability to work well under deadlines and in a flexible environment.
  • Must possess the ability to utilize adaptable communication skills to effectively translate between technical and business language.
  • Ability to identify, propose and oversee the execution of business solutions as well as interpret documents communicating business needs and requirements. 
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills.
  • Must be a problem solver, team player and demonstrate flexibility to adjust to fluid business requirement changes.
  • Ability to quickly learn and understand complex applications and technologies.



  • 8+ years relevant experience
  • Master’s degree in computer science, Engineering, specialized training, certification, or equivalent work experience. 
  • Experience in travel, hospitality, or transportation industries 
  • Knowledge on MM/SCM Material Requirement Planning modules in SAP ECC. Preferred knowledge functional understanding of the direct procurement business process in SAP ECC/SAP S4 Hana.


  • Work is performed in a Hybrid work environment. 
  • Onsite Hybrid Position must be on premises 2-3 days per month.
  • Additional duties as assigned.


  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

The salary/hourly range is $103,700 - $134,460. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. Depending on an employee’s assigned worksite or location, Amtrak may consider a geo-pay differential to be applied to the employee’s base salary. Amtrak may offer additional incentive and pay programs to recognize and reward our employees, including a short-term incentive bonus based upon factors such as individual and company performance that is commensurate with the level of the position and/or long-term incentive plan compensation. In addition to your salary, Amtrak offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes health, dental, and vision plans; health savings accounts; wellness programs; flexible spending accounts; 401K retirement plan with employer match; life insurance; short and long term disability insurance; paid time off; back-up care; adoption assistance; surrogacy assistance; reimbursement of education expenses; Public Service Loan Forgiveness eligibility; Railroad Retirement sickness and retirement benefits; and rail pass privileges. Learn more about our benefits offerings here.




Requisition ID: 160921
Posting Location(s): District of Columbia
Job Family/Function: Engineering 
Relocation Offered: No 
Travel Requirements: Up to 25% 


You power our progress through your performance.


We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job. We want your career at Amtrak to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging work, rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, and attractive compensation. Amtrak maintains a culture that values high performance and recognizes individual employee contributions. 

Amtrak is committed to a safe workplace free of drugs and alcohol. All Amtrak positions requires a pre-employment background check that includes prior employment verification, a criminal history check and a pre-employment drug screen. 


Candidates who test positive for marijuana will be disqualified, regardless of any state or local statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use. Amtrak's pre-employment drug testing program is administered in accordance with DOT regulations and applicable law.

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR § 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, the individual will not be permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.


In accordance with federal law governing security checks of covered individuals for providers of public transportation (Title 6 U.S.C. §1143), Amtrak is required to screen applicants for any permanent or interim disqualifying criminal offenses. 

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 EOE/Affirmative Action Minority/Female employer, and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race/color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions), national origin/ethnicity, age, disability (intellectual, mental and physical), veteran status, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, genetic information, citizenship or any other personal characteristics protected by law.

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