MTA Application Developer Levels 1-5 in Manhattan, New York

Job Information

Job Title: Application Developer– Level 1-5 (Represented)

Deadline: 07/31/2017

Salary: Level 1 – Min: $49,965.99 Max: $71,379.98

Level 2 – Min: $54,962.59 Max: $78,517.97

Level 3 – Min: $60,458.84 Max: $86,369.77 Level 4 – Min: $66,504.72 Max: $95,006.75 Level 5 – Min: $75,869.44 Max: $108,384.92

Dept./Div : MTA Information Technology/Office of IT Infrastructure

Agency : MTA Headquarters

Location: 333 West 34th Street

Hours: 9:00am – 5:30pm Monday through Friday (hours may vary based on business needs)

Reports To: Lead, Middleware Technical Architecture & Support

Summary

Playing a vital role in the economy of New York State and Connecticut, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), consists of the busiest commuter railroad, subway and bus systems in the nation, with an annual ridership of over 2.6 billion. The MTA is comprised of MTA Headquarters/Police and the following MTA Agencies: Long Island Railroad, Metro-North Railroad, NYC Transit, Bus, Bridges and Tunnels, and Capital Construction.

The Middleware Technical Architecture and Support group is responsible for the technical architecture design, installation, configuration, monitoring and support for all middleware applications in the most cost effective manner throughout MTA. The purpose of this group is to support various enabling technologies such as the Enterprise Content & Document Management systems and the Identity & Access Management system that are used for My MTA Portal and other MTA Agencies.

Responsibilities

Level 1

  • Code, configure and deliver easily maintainable software according to the specification provided using standard MTA tools and products.

  • Test and debug routines and programs for efficient processing and maximum utilization of computer systems.

  • Develop and maintain technical and standard documentation for program development activity in a timely and high quality manner.

  • Participate in the evaluation of new software development products, applications, practices and techniques.

  • Participate in the development and maintenance of functional test plans that adequately test the defined requirements and functions.

  • Participate in the analysis of business requirements and system design for the development and configuration of software applications that support MTA business requirements.

Level 2

Same as Level 1 with the following additional responsibilities:

  • Participate in the investigation and resolution of production problems, and assist other technical support staff in solving technical issues related to MTA software applications.

Level 3

Same as Level 2 with the following additional responsibilities:

  • Participate in the analysis and development of the business specification.

  • Investigate and resolve production problems in a timely manner.

  • Assist less experienced software developers/analysts in solving coding and technical issues related to MTA software.

Level 4

Same as Level 3 with the following additional responsibilities:

  • Work with business users to develop the technical and business specification.

  • Analyze, develop and maintain high quality technical documentation in a timely manner.

  • Develop and maintain functional test plans that adequately test the defined requirements and functions.

  • Guide and lead software developer/analysts throughout project life, from design build and test through to delivery.

  • Evaluate operating efficiency of software developed by other MTA software developers/analysts and consultants.

Level 5

  • Same as Level 4 with the following additional responsibilities:

  • Lead in the development and delivery of well-designed software, from simple to extremely complex applications, following MTA standards and guidelines.

  • Take a leadership role in working with MTA business users to develop functional requirements and system specifications.

  • Investigate and resolve production problems and assist other technical support staff in solving coding and technical issues related to MTA software applications.

  • Lead the evaluation of new software development products, applications, practices and techniques.

  • Assist less experienced developer/analysts and other staff in resolving coding and technical issues related to MTA software applications.

  • Evaluate operating efficiency of software systems developed by other MTA application developers and consultants.

  • Lead in the development and maintenance of functional test plans that adequately test the defined requirements and functions.

  • Develop test criteria, analyze/debug logic and coding errors, review programs and assist other team members with the testing of all computer routines, programs and integrated solutions.

Qualifications

Level 1

  • Basic programming skills in MTA IT-supported languages and software packages; basic knowledge of secure coding techniques is a plus.

  • Basic knowledge and some experience applying programming logic to the development and debugging of software applications.

  • Basic knowledge of Windows and/or Linux operating systems and internet technologies.

  • Good interpersonal skills, ability to function as part of a team that might include end-users as well as other technical staff.

  • Ability to conceptualize business requirements of the program being developed, including the ability to identify underlying principles and the appropriate data handling techniques required.

  • Good oral and written communications skills.

  • Good analytical skills.

  • Ability to initiate, demonstrate flexibility and good time management skills.

  • Availability to handle production problems outside normal workday hours.

  • Basic knowledge and familiarity with Apache HTTP Server, Web Applications and Content Management System (CMS)

Level 2

Same as level 1 with the following additional qualifications:

  • Programming skills in MTA IT-supported languages and software packages; basic secure coding techniques a plus.

  • Knowledge of Windows and/or Linux operating systems and internet technologies.

  • Ability to read and understand design documents, logical diagrams, technical manuals and documentations.

  • Working knowledge installing, maintaining, administering and supporting middleware.

  • Working knowledge in Oracle HTTP or Apache reverse proxy.

  • Demonstrated troubleshooting skills and ability to handle multiple programming tasks simultaneously.

Level 3

Strong knowledge of level 2 with the following additional qualifications:

  • Strong programming skills in a MTA IT-supported language.

  • Strong knowledge of Windows and/or Linux operating systems with experience in shell scripting.

  • A general comprehension of Oracle Database 11g.

  • Working knowledge with: Oracle Identity and Access Manager Suite (OAM 11g, OIM 11g, and OID 11g); or Oracle WebCenter (Content 10g/11g, Imaging and Process Management, Document Capture and Forms Recognition).

  • Working knowledge with Oracle WebLogic application server

  • Strong understanding of client/server processing and network architecture.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to function as part of a team that might include end-users as well as other technical staff.

  • Demonstrated ability to conceptualize business requirements of the program being developed, including the ability to identify underlying principles and the appropriate data handling techniques required.

  • Strong leadership oral and written communications skills.

  • Strong analytical skills.

  • Strong troubleshooting skills and ability to handle multiple programming tasks simultaneously.

Level 4

Strong knowledge of level 3 with the following additional qualifications:

  • Advanced programming skills in a MTA IT-supported language, including secure coding techniques.

  • Advanced knowledge of Windows and/or Linux operating systems and internet technologies.

  • Ability to plan, design and engineer technical solutions and standards.

  • Working knowledge with LDAP authentication and Single Sign On (SSO) integration.

  • A high level understanding of web load balancing, high availability and site redundancies.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

  • Advanced ability to conceptualize business requirements of the program being developed, including the ability to identify underlying principles and the appropriate data handling techniques required.

  • Ability to instruct and guide less senior software developers/analysts.

Level 5

Strong knowledge of level 4 with the following additional qualifications:

  • Excellent knowledge of Windows and/or Linux operating systems and internet technologies.

  • Strong knowledge of industry best practices.

  • Strong knowledge of enterprise architecture standards.

  • Strong knowledge of application and integration architecture.

  • Ability to establish, implement and enforce appropriate IT standards to meet business requirements.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to function as part of a team that might include end-users as well as other technical staff.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

  • Demonstrated strong troubleshooting skills and ability to handle multiple programming tasks simultaneously.

  • Strong ability to conceptualize business requirements of the program being developed, including the ability to identify underlying principles and the appropriate data handling techniques required.

  • Strong leadership skills and excellent oral and written communications skills, particularly the ability to describe technical issues in non-technical terms.

  • Demonstrated ability to plan activities and instruct and guide less senior software developers / analysts.

  • Excellent analytical skills.

  • Ability to demonstrate highly developed knowledge of current industry standard IT technologies and market trends.

  • Demonstrated ability to plan, present and apply complex technology solutions to solve critical business requirements effectively and efficiently.

  • Proven experience working with senior level staff contributing to both short and long term technology related planning strategies.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or a minimum of 1 year experience developing and maintaining software applications in a business environment. (Level 1)

  • Bachelor’s degree or a minimum of 5 years’ experience developing and maintaining software applications in a business environment. (Level 2)

  • Bachelor’s degree or a minimum of 7 years’ experience developing and maintaining software applications in a business environment. (Level 3)

  • Bachelor’s degree or a minimum of 10 years’ experience developing and maintaining complex software applications in a medium-large business environment. (Level 4)

  • Bachelor’s degree or a minimum of 12 years’ experience developing and maintaining complex software applications in a medium-large business environment. (Level 5)

Experience applying programming logic to the development of computer programs and software applications:

  • Minimum of three (3) years (Level 2)

  • Minimum of five (5) years (Level 3)

  • Minimum of eight (8) years (Level 4)

  • Minimum of ten (10) years (Level 5)

Other Information

This is a resume based position in the collective bargaining unit represented by the Transportation Communications Union (TCU) and will be governed by the terms of the associated TCU collective bargaining agreement for IT employees. As such, candidates selected for this position will be represented by TCU and be on MTA payroll. In addition, candidates selected may be required to work at any MTA Agency location.

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 $91,821.00 (this figure is subject to change) per year or if the position is designated as a policy maker

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Equal Employment Opportunity

MTA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title: Application Developer Levels 1-5

Location: Manhattan - Downtown

Job ID: 90570

Agency: MTA Headquarters

Department: Off of Enterprise Applications

Division: Enterprise Applications