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Application Develpment Specialist Lvl 1-6

Job ID: 103748
Business Unit: MTA Headquarters
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Corporate IT Products
Date Posted: Sep 22, 2023

Description

Job Title: Application Development Specialist Level 1-6

Salary Range: Level 1 $66,127 - $92,578

                        Level 2   $70,706 - $98,988

                       Level 3   $74,597 -   $104,436

                       Level 4   $81,159 - $113,623

                      Level 5   $88,179 - $123,451

                     Level 6: $94,742 - $132,639

Hay Points: Level 1- 282

                    Level 2- 342

                    Level 3- 393

                    Level 4- 479

                   Level 5- 571
                    Level 6 - 657 

Dept/Div: MTA Information Technology/ IT Product Management

Supervisor:  Product Manager – PeopleSoft Finance

Location: 2 Broadway and other locations as required

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

Deadline: Open Until Filled
This position is eligible for telework which is currently two days per week. New hires are eligible to apply 30 days after their effective date of hire.

The purpose of this position is to lead in the design and execution of well-engineered, tested, and deployed business application systems to meet business, informational, and technical needs


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.

Level 2

Same responsibilities 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 responsibilities 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 responsibilities 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.

Level 5

Same responsibilities as Level 4 with the following additional responsibilities:

 

  • 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.
  • Reviews, analyzes, and modifies systems, including encoding, testing, debugging and installing for a large-scale system. Maintains records to document the system and revisions.
  • 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.

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. 

Level 1:
 

  • Can resolve production issues where the problem is readily identifiable.
  • Seeks advice from more experienced co-workers as needed.
  • Strong knowledge of PeopleSoft People Tools, SQR, SQL, PS Query and XML Publisher and other applicable development tools and languages
  • Strong familiarity with PeopleSoft Finance and Supply Chain modules (AP, AR, FA, PC, GL, Treasury, INV, Procurement, and eSupplier).
  • Knowledge/experience consuming technologies beyond PeopleSoft ERP scope is a plus.

Level 2

Same qualifications 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

Level 3

Same qualifications 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.

Level 4

Same qualifications as Level 3 with the following additional qualifications:

 

  • 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 qualifications as Level 4 with the following additional qualifications:

 

  • 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.
  • Ability to independently identify, define, direct, and perform analyses to resolve complex first-time project issues including the analysis of technical and economic feasibility of proposed systems solutions.
  • Ability to analyze complex business and competitive issues and discern their implications for systems support.

Level 6 

Same as level 5 with the following additional qualifications:

  • Ability to manage roadblocks and obstacles affecting tasks, projects, and strategic initiatives.
  • Has designed systems/applications with high level of complexity (e.g. many interfaces, multiple packages, platforms).
  • Recognized as a leader in the design and execution of business solutions, demonstrating a broad understanding of the applications and technical architectures.

Level 1
 

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

Level 2
 

  • Typical 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
 

  • Typical 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
 

  • Typical 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
 

  • Typical 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

  • Typical candidates will possess 10+ years of relevant experience and BS in Computer Science or related fields or equivalent experience or an M.S. and 8+ years of relevant experience. 

 


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