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Specialist Software Engineer - Peoplesoft, Pension Administration

Job ID: 4738
Business Unit: MTA Headquarters
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Workforce IT Products
Date Posted: Feb 26, 2024


JOB TITLE:                           Specialist Software Engineer Peoplesoft, Pension Administration

SALARY RANGE:                $116,463 – 139,755

HAY POINTS:                       451

DEPT/DIV:                            Information Technology / Products

SUPERVISOR:                      Product Manager

LOCATION:                          Various/ 333 West 34th New York, NY 10001

HOURS OF WORK:             9:00 am - 5:30 pm                       

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


Software engineers responsible for designing, coding, verifying, testing, documenting, amending, and refactoring programs/scripts and integration software services, and maintain high-quality software to meet business and customer needs. Software Engineers perform coding, debugging, testing, project management and troubleshooting/maintenance throughout the software development lifecycle. Software Engineers gather information, perform analysis, and elicit the details of user requirements in discussion with users. 

Contribute software development methods, tools, and techniques and applies agreed standards and tools to achieve well-engineered outcomes.


PeopleSoft Developer, PeopleSoft HRMS, North America Payroll, Peoplecode, application package, BI Publisher, Component Interface, SQR, Oracle, SQL, Integration broker, peopletools, Application Engine, PS Query, Integrations with 3rd Party. 



Responsibilities and Accountabilities


Defines and manages scoping and requirements definition and ensures traceability to source.


Designs, codes, verifies, tests, documents, amends, and refactors complex programs/scripts and integration software services. Uses appropriate modelling techniques following agreed software design standards, guidelines, patterns, and methodology.


Develops and executes test plans and test cases; implements scalable and reliable automated tests and frameworks.


Develops acceptance criteria related to functional and non-functional requirements, business processes, features, user stories and business rules.


Selects appropriate tools and techniques to evaluate user experiences of systems, products, services, or devices, and validates that security, usability and accessibility requirements have been met.


Develops, configures, and maintains tools to identify, track, log and maintain accurate, complete, and current system information; develops and maintains associated operational documentation.


Maintains application support processes and uses application management software tools to investigate issues, prioritize and diagnose incidents, collect performance statistics, and create reports.


Defines, documents, and executes small projects or sub-projects.  May act as product owner for one or more lower-value products or services, managing elements of the product life cycle to meet customer/user needs and achieve financial or other targets.


Plans, organizes, and suggests opportunities for improvement.  Contributes to identifying and analyzing.


Monitors and reports on supplier performance, customer satisfaction, adherence to security requirements and market intelligence.


Continuously develops and maintains personal knowledge of software engineering practices, emerging trends, and technologies.


May mentor less experienced staff


Performs other duties and tasks.


May need to work outside of normal work hours (i.e., evenings and weekends)


Travel may be required to other MTA locations or external sites.


Successfully troubleshoots most applications problems independently, whenever they occur.


Analyzes a chain of events and applies technical knowledge following established procedures and/or detailed specifications.


Seeks advice from more experienced co-workers as needed.


         Successfully troubleshoots most applications problems independently, whenever they occur.

         Analyzes a chain of events and applies technical knowledge following established procedures and/or detailed specifications.

         Seeks advice from more experienced co-workers as needed.

         May choose an approach or procedure for addressing a work task, under guidance.

         Receives general direction, work in progress is reviewed routinely.

         Uses a business risk-based approach to the decision-making process.

         Incumbent should adhere to and be guided by all appropriate MTA IT procedures and standards (e.g., project management methodology, systems development lifecycle, service level agreements)

Technical Skills:

·         Hands-on programming experience in a business setting.

·         Proficiency in at least one software engineering methodology, including but not limited to:  Waterfall, Agile, Scrum, DevOps, Extreme Programming (XP), Kanban, Lean, Rapid Application Development (RAD).

·         Experience applying a structured validation and testing method, including but not limited to:  Unit Testing, Integration Testing, System Testing, Acceptance Testing, Regression Testing.

·         Proficient collaboration skills to ensure design specifications are seamlessly implemented by the development team.

·         Proficient with version control

·         Demonstrated ability to work independently and navigate organizational ambiguity.

·         Effective written and verbal communication skills

·         Proficient Programming Languages

·         Proficient Software Testing

·         Programming experience with the following language(s): including but not limited to,  e.g Ruby, Python, Java, C++, COBOL, MS-SQL Developer, Oracle, .Net, DBA, JavaScript, Java, File management experience.

·         Familiarity with the following vendor-specific platforms: including but not limited to, List here (e.g. Azure, Windows Server platforms, RESTful APIs, or Linux)

·         PeopleSoft Developer, PeopleSoft HRMS, North America Payroll, PSFT administration, Peoplecode, application package, BI Publisher, Component Interface, SQR, SQL, Integration broker, peopletools, Application Engine, PS Query, Integrations with 3rd Party



·         Education: bachelor’s degree

·         Experience: At least 3 years of relevant experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

Preferred Qualifications:

·         Certified Software Engineer or equivalent, Agile Project Management, technical certifications relevant to the specific position (and software products and toolsets used in that position), experience with System Development Life Cycle with the specific methodologies in use in the Department.

·         A software engineering industry certification, including but not limited to:  Certified Scrum Developer (CSD), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP), Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP), Amazon Certified: AWS Certified Developer, Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer, Certified Software Test Professional (CSTP)

·         Experience administering and developing workflows and specialized UIs in Alfresco or other Document Management systems.

  Preferred Technical Skills:

·         Data Structures and Algorithms (Thorough Knowledge/Fully Proficient)

·         Database Management (Thorough Knowledge/Fully Proficient)

·         Web Development (Thorough Knowledge/Fully Proficient)

·         DevOps (Thorough Knowledge/Fully Proficient)

·         Operating Systems (Thorough Knowledge/Fully Proficient)

·         Cybersecurity, including encryption and authentication (Thorough Knowledge/Fully Proficient)

·         Cloud Computing (Thorough Knowledge/Fully Proficient)

 Soft Skills:

·         Active Listening, Attention to Detail, Customer Service,

·         Prioritization, Problem Solving, Effective Verbal and Written Communication



Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.

Cultivates Innovation

Creating new and better ways for the organization to be successful

Customer Focus

Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions

Values Diversity

Recognizing the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization.

Communicates Effectively

Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

Tech Savvy

Anticipating and adopting innovations in business-building digital and technology applications


 Pursuant to the New York State Public Officers Law & the MTA Code of Ethics, all employees who hold a policymaking position must file an Annual Statement of Financial Disclosure (FDS) with the NYS Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government (the “Commission”).

Equal Employment Opportunity 

MTA and its subsidiary and affiliated agencies are Equal Opportunity Employers, including with respect to veteran status and individuals with disabilities.

 The MTA encourages qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and abilities, including military service members, to apply.


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