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  • ID
    #43844222
  • Job type
    Permanent
  • Salary
    TBD
  • Source
    MTA New York City Transit
  • Date
    2022-07-04
  • Deadline
    2022-09-02

Job Information

Job Title: Application Development Specialist Levels 1-6

Salary Range: Level 1: Min. $66,127 Mid. $88,169.50 Max. $110,212

Level 2: Min. $70,706 Mid: $94,274.50 Max. $117,843

Level 3: Min. $74,597 Mid. $99,463 Max. $124,329

Level 4: Min. $81,159 Mid. $108,212.50 Max. $135,266

Level 5: Min. $88,179 Mid. $117,572.50 Max. $146,966

Level 6: Min. $94,742 Mid: $126,322.50 Max: $157,903

Points: Level 1 - 282

Level 2 - 342

Level 3 - 393

Level 4 - 479

Level 5 - 571

Level 6 - 657

Dept/Div: MTA Information Technology/Office of IT Product Management

Supervisor: Product Manager Scheduling Crew Pick

Location: Graybar - 420 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10107 or as required

Hours of Work: 9:00am - 5:30pm (7.5 hours/day) or as required

In order to protect our employees and continue to provide safe and reliable service to our communities, as of November 14, 2021 we are requiring all new MTA hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their start date. MTA will consider exceptions for religious and medical reasons, where appropriate. "Fully vaccinated" means you must have both doses of a 2-dose vaccine and two weeks have elapsed since the second dose, or have received 1 dose of a 1-dose vaccine and two weeks have elapsed since the dose. Proof of your vaccination status in the form of a CDC vaccine card must be submitted prior to your start date.

Summary

Depending on the level, the purpose of this position will assist, contribute, or lead in the technical design, development, implementation, and support of application systems to meet business, informational, and technical needs. This position may serve as a technical lead and/or project manager on small or large sized projects and may serve as a technical resource to others.

Responsibilities

Level 1
  • Develops, codes and/or configures and tests programs from clear specifications to meet business needs and ensure functionality of applications.
  • Prepares documentation of all procedures used in systems to aid in user training and troubleshooting issues.
  • Develops detailed flowcharts to show processing logic for simple programs.
  • May debug systems, under guidance, to provide daily operational support for production systems.
  • Seeks advice from more experienced co-workers as needed.

Level 2

Same as Level 1 with the following additional responsibilities:
  • 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 .
  • Contributes to the development of test plans and participates in post-implementation reviews to ensure requirements are met.

Level 3

Same as Level 2 with the following additional responsibilities:
  • 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

Same as Level 3 with the following additional responsibilities:
  • 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.
  • Selects tools and methodologies for projects.
  • Commits to deliverables for scope of work with clients, vendors and/or management.
  • Makes modifications to jobs and schedules for jobs in production.
  • Provides feedback to management on changing methodologies/standard operating procedures, as appropriate.

Level 5

Same as Level 4 with the following additional responsibilities:
  • 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.
  • Provides recommendations on vendor selection. Negotiates terms and conditions with vendors.
  • Conducts complete diagnosis of most business problems, factoring in a strong understanding of the technical architecture.
  • 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.
  • Serves as a technical lead or project manager on small sized projects and/or technical lead on large sized projects. Mentors less experienced staff.
  • 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.

Level 6

Same as level 5 with the following additional responsibilities:
  • 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 1
  • Possesses basic understanding in one or two programming languages, tools and/or technology environments, with the ability to learn and apply knowledge quickly.
  • Ability to resolve production issues where the problem is readily identifiable.
  • Ability to choose an approach or procedure for addressing a work task, under guidance.
  • C# .Net programming skills required.

Level 2

Same as level 1 with the following additional qualifications:
  • Possesses working knowledge in one or more programming languages, tools and/or technology environments.
  • Has demonstrated an understanding of fundamentals of requirement specification, design, coding, and testing of information systems.
  • Ability to successfully troubleshoots most applications problems independently.
  • Ability to analyze a chain of events and applies technical knowledge following established procedures and/or detailed specifications.
  • Oracle PL/SQL skills strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of SQL Server T-SQL strongly preferred

Level 3

Same as level 2 with the following additional qualifications:
  • 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.
  • Ability to participate in technical design, contributing insights and ideas.
  • Ability to 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.
  • Ability to take client calls and resolves most client issues independently.

Level 4

Same as level 3 with the following additional qualifications:
  • Ability to participate in the technical design of projects that anticipate and proactively address roadblocks and obstacles.
  • Ability to conduct complete diagnosis of most business problems, factoring in a strong understanding of the technical architecture.
  • Ability to facilitate design sessions by presenting logical statements of business problems and designs and offering and incorporating ideas.
  • 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.

Level 5

Same as level 4 with the following additional qualifications:
  • Ability to lead the technical design of projects that anticipate and proactively address roadblocks and obstacles.
  • Ability to lead technical design sessions, contributing novel insights to address business problems.
  • Demonstrates a broad understanding of the applications and technical architectures related to their area(s).
  • Ability to serve as a technical expert on existing applications supporting the business area, along with other inter-related / adjacent systems and application.

Level 6

Same as level 5 with the following additional qualifications:
  • 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)
Education and Experience

Level

1
  • Candidates will possess 0-1 years of relevant experience and BS in Computer Science or related fields or equivalent experience.

Level 2
  • Candidates will possess 2+ years of relevant experience and BA/BS Degree in Computer Science or related fields or equivalent experience or M.S. in a related field.

Level 3
  • Candidates will possess 3+ years of relevant experience and BS in Computer Science or related fields or equivalent experience or M.S. in a related field and 1+ years of relevant experience

Level 4
  • Candidates will possess 4-7 years of relevant experience and BS in Computer Science or related fields or equivalent experience or an M.S. and 2-5 years of relevant experience.

Level 5
  • Candidates will possess 8+ years of relevant experience and BS in Computer Science or related fields or equivalent experience or an M.S. and 6+ years of relevant experience.

Level 6

Same as level 5 with the following additional qualifications:
  • 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)
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 $101,379 (this figure is subject to change) per year or if the position is designated as a policy maker.

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