Application Developer Levels 1-5

Full Time

  • No Travel Required

Job Description

Job Information

Job Title: Application Developer Analyst Levels 1-5 (Represented)

Salary Range: Level 1: Min. $51,984.61 Max. $74,263.73

Level 2: Min. $57,183.07 Max. $81,690.10

Level 3: Min. $62,901.38 Max. $89,859.11

Level 4: Min. $69,191.51 Max. $98,845.02

Level 5: Min. $78,934.56 Max. $112,763.67

Dept/Division: IT Security

Supervisor: Lead Application Security

Location: 2 Broadway and other locations as required

Hours of Work: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM (8 work hours/day) or various 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

The primary purpose of this position is to design, code and test programs for either a web-based, mobile or a client/server environment; also, to develop the technical specification and necessary documentation in compliance with MTA procedures.

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:
  • Code, configure and deliver easily maintainable software according to the specification provided using standard MTA tools and techniques following MTA standards and guidelines.
  • Participate in the analysis and development of the business specification.
  • 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.
  • Investigate and resolve production problems in a timely 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.
  • 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.

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 conceptualize business requirements of the program being developed, including the ability to identify.
  • Demonstrated troubleshooting skills and ability to handle multiple programming tasks simultaneously.
  • Basic understanding related to the use, and best practices, of source control.
  • Basic understanding of develop operations pipeline and surrounding principles.
  • Basic skills related to data analytics and tools/technologies leveraged in analyzing data.
  • Basic understanding of O365 tools including, but not limited to, Power Automate, and Power BI, Power BI Report Builder.
  • Basic understanding of Microsoft SQL server and SQL.
  • Basic understanding of Microservices, RESTful APIs, and best practices surrounding them.

Level 3

Same as 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 and internet technologies.
  • 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.
  • Ability to initiate, demonstrate flexibility and good time management skills.
  • General understanding related to the use, and best practices, of source control.
  • General understanding of develop operations pipeline and surrounding principles.
  • General skills related to data analytics and tools/technologies leveraged in analyzing data.
  • General understanding of O365 tools including, but not limited to, Power Automate, and Power BI, Power BI Report Builder.
  • General understanding of Microsoft SQL server and SQL
  • General understanding of Microservices, RESTful APIs, and best practices surrounding them.

Level 4

Same as 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 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.
  • Strong understanding related to the use, and best practices, of source control.
  • Strong understanding of develop operations pipeline and surrounding principles.
  • Strong skills related to data analytics and tools/technologies leveraged in analyzing data.
  • Strong understanding of O365 tools including, but not limited to, Power Automate, and Power BI, Power BI Report Builder.
  • Strong understanding of Microsoft SQL server and SQL.
  • Strong understanding of Microservices, RESTful APIs, and best practices surrounding them.
  • Advanced understanding of Microservices, RESTful APIs, and best practices surrounding them.
  • Excellent knowledge of Windows and/or Linux operating systems and internet technologies.
  • 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.
  • Advanced understanding related to the use, and best practices, of source control.
  • Advanced understanding of develop operations pipeline and surrounding principles.
  • Advanced skills related to data analytics and tools/technologies leveraged in analyzing data.
  • Advanced understanding of O365 tools including, but not limited to, Power Automate, and Power BI, Power BI Report Builder.
  • Advanced understanding of Microsoft SQL server and SQL.
  • Strong understanding of Microservices, RESTful APIs, and best practices surrounding them.

Level 5

Same as Level 4 with the following additional qualifications:
  • Excellent knowledge of Windows and/or Linux operating systems and internet technologies.
  • 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.
  • Advanced understanding related to the use, and best practices, of source control.
  • Advanced understanding of develop operations pipeline and surrounding principles.
  • Advanced skills related to data analytics and tools/technologies leveraged in analyzing data.
  • Advanced understanding of O365 tools including, but not limited to, Power Automate, and Power BI, Power BI Report Builder.
  • Advanced understanding of Microsoft SQL server and SQL.
  • Advanced understanding of Microservices, RESTful APIs, and best practices surrounding them.

Education and Experience

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

Level 2
  • Bachelor's degree or a minimum of 5 years' experience developing and maintaining software applications in a business environment.
  • Must possess a minimum of 3 years' experience applying programming logic to the development of computer programs and software applications.

Level 3
  • Bachelor's degree or a minimum of 7 years' experience developing and maintaining software applications in a business environment.
  • Must possess a minimum of 5 years' experience applying programming logic to the development of computer programs and software applications.

Level 4
  • Bachelor's degree or a minimum of 10 years' experience developing and maintaining complex software applications in a medium-large business environment.
  • Must possess a minimum of 8 years' experience applying programming logic to the development of computer programs and software applications.

Level 5
  • Bachelor's degree or a minimum of 12 years' experience developing and maintaining complex software applications in a medium-large business environment.
  • Must possess a minimum of 10 years' experience applying programming logic to the development of computer programs and software applications.

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 $101,379 (this figure is subject to change) per year or if the position is designated as a policy maker.

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