Applications Development Specialist Levels 3-6

  • Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Mar 03, 2020
Full-time Application Development Computer Science Data Analysis Information Systems (IS) Information Technology (IT) Oracle Programming Project Management SQL Training

Job Description

Summary

The purpose of this position is to assist in the development, implementation and support of application systems to meet business, informational, and technical needs.

Responsibilities

Level 3

  • Perform coding and/or configures and tests programs to meet business needs and ensure functionality of applications.
  • Writes documentation that describes installation and operating procedures to aid in user training and troubleshooting issues.
  • Provides daily operational support for production systems including providing on-call support.
  • Interfaces with business analysts, Client Account Managers, and/or clients to clarify requirements.
  • Tests own work, contributes to the development of test plans and participates in post-implementation reviews to ensure requirements are met.
  • Participates in systems design, working within an established framework to maximize system efficiency.
  • Coordinates with clients and colleagues to resolve systems issues and advance development projects. May develop materials to support user training on new or revised systems/applications.

Level 4

  • Participates in the feasibility analysis for new systems/applications to determine how applications and processes can be improved.
  • May serve as a technical lead or project manager on small sized projects and/or technical lead on large sized projects. Mentors to less experienced staff.
  • Monitors the operating efficiency of existing application systems and provides (or arranges for) proactive maintenance to prevent application or system issues.
  • Reviews, analyzes, and modifies systems, including encoding, testing, debugging and installing for a large-scale system. Maintains records to document the system and revisions.
  • Provides and/or arranges for technical support and problem resolution for client inquiries and to resolve production issues.
  • Participates in user training as appropriate, on new or revised systems/applications.
  • Tests own work, contributes to the development of test plans and participates in post-implementation reviews to ensure requirements are met.

Level 5

  • Plays a leadership role in the feasibility analysis for new systems/applications including understanding implications for the current and future architecture to determine how applications and processes can be improved.
  • Serves as a technical lead or project manager on small sized projects and/or technical lead on large sized projects. Mentors less experienced staff.
  • Develops a user training plan for new or revised systems/applications, leveraging vendors and business resources as appropriate to streamline new user or new application adoption.
  • Monitors the operating efficiency of existing application systems and provides (or arranges for) proactive maintenance to prevent application or system issues.
  • Reviews, analyzes, and modifies systems, including encoding, testing, debugging and installing for a large-scale system. Maintains records to document the system and revisions.
  • Provides and/or arranges for technical support and problem resolution for client inquiries and to resolve production issues.

Level 6

  • Leads in the feasibility analysis for new systems/applications including understanding implications for the current and future architecture to determine how applications and processes can be improved.
  • Serves as a technical lead and/or project manager on small or large sized projects. This includes leading or contributing to the technical design, tracking and resolving technical issues, ensure unit tests are conducted and documented and guiding technical resources throughout the project.
  • Serves as a technical resource on projects that involve multiple technologies, great operational or implementation risks, complex business functionality, and broad implications for the business and/or the IT architecture.
  • Provides leadership and technical guidance on the most complex coding/ development, configuration and implementation efforts to enhance the expertise of colleagues.
  • Establishes systems to monitor the operating efficiency of existing application systems and provides (or arranges for) proactive maintenance to keep systems operational.
  • Ensures technical support and problem resolution for client inquiries and production issue resolution meets business needs, making changes to process as needed. Maintains awareness of projects or changes to other systems that may affect their applications/systems, and ensures there is no degradation of service.
  • Develops a long term plan (3-5 years) for applications and systems in the area(s) supported, factoring in an understanding of future directions of the business area as well as changes in the technology landscape.

Qualifications

Level 3

  • Participates in technical design, contributing insights and ideas.
  • Successfully troubleshoots most applications problems independently, determining the root cause and fixing the problem and engages appropriate colleagues as necessary to address concerns in their area of expertise.
  • Takes client calls and resolves most client issues independently.
  • Chooses tools to use on a project from an established list; provides feedback to management when tools/processes aren’t effective.
  • Selects appropriate work procedures or approaches to address technical challenges, consistent with appropriate standards and policies.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of application development methods, the Project Execution Process, as well as the fundamentals of requirement specification, design, development/configuration, and testing of business applications systems.
  • Has a strong working understanding of installed systems, with the ability to troubleshoot and resolve many problems on the existing system(s) supported and is aware of integration points with other systems and how that interacts with their work.
  • RDL, WIM and WDM knowledge is required
  • Must have knowledge of biometric Kronos clocks (or similar)

Level 4

  • Participate in the technical design of projects that anticipate and proactively address roadblocks and obstacles.
  • Conducts complete diagnosis of most business problems, factoring in a strong understanding of the technical architecture.
  • Facilitates design sessions by presenting logical statements of business problems and designs, and offering and incorporating ideas.
  • Commits to deliverables for scope of work with clients, vendors and/or management.
  • Makes modifications to jobs and schedules for jobs in production.
  • Follows established and relevant methodologies in performing their work; provides feedback to management on changing methodologies/standard operating procedures, as appropriate.
  • Demonstrates expert understanding of all relevant application development processes including the Project Execution Process, serving as a resource to others.
  • Understands architectural issues, and factors them into decisions and recommendations.
  • RDL, WIM and WDM knowledge is required
  • Must have knowledge of biometric Kronos clocks (or similar)

Level 5

  • Leads the technical design of projects that anticipate and proactively address roadblocks and obstacles.
  • Conducts complete diagnosis of most business problems, factoring in a strong understanding of the technical architecture.
  • Leads technical design sessions, contributing novel insights to address business problems.
  • Commits to overall deliverables with clients and/or management.
  • Provides recommendations on vendor selection. Negotiates terms and conditions with vendors.
  • Follows established and relevant methodologies in performing their work. Creates and or modifies methodologies/standard operating procedures, as appropriate. May be seen as a subject matter expert on some methodologies. Makes recommendations to management regarding technology investments for their area.
  • Demonstrates expert understanding of all relevant application development processes including the Project Execution Process, serving as a resource to others.
  • Demonstrates a broad understanding of the applications and technical architectures related to their area(s).
  • Serves as a technical expert on existing applications supporting the business area, along with other inter-related / adjacent systems and applications.
  • RDL, WIM and WDM knowledge is required
  • Must have knowledge of biometric Kronos clocks (or similar)

Level 6

  • Independently identifies, defines, directs, and performs analyses to resolve complex first-time project issues including the analysis of technical and economic feasibility of proposed systems solutions.
  • Can analyze complex business and competitive issues and discern their implications for systems support.
  • Manages roadblocks and obstacles affecting tasks, projects, and strategic initiatives.
  • Supports the evaluation and recommendation of new technical directions, strategies and approaches to senior GIS management.
  • Negotiates terms and conditions with vendors.
  • Recognized as a leader in the design and execution of business solutions, demonstrating a broad understanding of the applications and technical architectures.
  • Has designed systems/applications with high level of complexity (e.g. many interfaces, multiple packages, platforms)
  • Must have 10+ years of SQL programming skills in Oracle and/or SQL Server
  • RDL, WIM and WDM knowledge is required
  • Must have knowledge of biometric Kronos clocks (or similar)

Education and Experience

Level 3

  • Typical candidates will possess 3+ years of relevant experience and a B.S. in Computer Science or related fields or equivalent experience or an M.S. in a related field and 1+ years of relevant experience
  • Must have 3+ years of experience with Kronos Timekeeping (or a similar application) in a Developer role

Level 4

  • Typical candidates will possess 4-7 years of relevant experience and a B.S. in Computer Science or related fields or equivalent experience or an M.S. and 2-5 years of relevant experience.
  • Must have 4+ years of experience with Kronos Timekeeping (or a similar application) in a Developer role

Level 5

  • Typical candidates will possess 8+ years of relevant experience and a B.S. in Computer Science or related fields or equivalent experience or an M.S. and 6+ years of relevant experience.
  • Must have 8 + years of experience with Kronos Timekeeping (or a similar application) in a Senior Developer role

Level 6

  • Typical candidates will possess 10+ years of relevant experience and a B.S. in Computer Science or related fields or equivalent experience or an M.S. and 8+ years of relevant experience.
  • Must have 10 + years of experience with Kronos Timekeeping (or a similar application) in a Senior Developer role

Other Information

As an employee of MTA Headquarters you may be required to complete an annual financial disclosure statement with the State of New York, if your position earns more than $99,394.00 (this figure is subject to change) per year or if the position is designated as a policy maker.

How To Apply

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Dept./Div:     MTA Information Technology/Enterprise Applications

Agency:         MTA Headquarters

Location:       2 Broadway or various as needed

Hours:            9:00am – 5:30pm or various as needed

Reports To:    Lead Applications/Timekeeping/Pensions

 

MTA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job ID

97447

Salary

Level 3 (Hay 393): Min $71,729 – Mid $95,639; Level 4 (Hay 479): Min $78,039 – Mid $104,052; Level 5 (Hay 571): Min $84,789 – Mid $113,052; Level 6 (Hay 657): Min $91,099 – Mid $121,466

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