Lead Platforms Technology/Architecture IT Product Management

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Job Description

Job Information

Job Title: Lead Platforms Technology/Architecture IT Product Management

Job ID: 103439

Salary Range: $103,746 - $145,244

Points: 775

Division: MTA Information Technology/Office of Enterprise Product Management

Department: MTA IT

Supervisor: Director, Office of Enterprise Applications Middleware

Location: 333 West 34 Street, Manhattan and 2 Broadway, Downtown

Hours: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM (7.5 work hours/day) or various as required

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.

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.


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. This position is in the Finance & Administration Division of the MTA Headquarters Information Technology (IT) Department.

This position is responsible for supervising the Platforms Technology teams providing 24x7 technical and production support of the MTA Transportation Product Management components. The Platform Technical Lead works with the architect to create designs for various components of the platform, to meet the platform's goals of achieving scale and extensibility. The Platform Technical Lead works with a team of engineers to build these components and owns the end-to-end delivery. The role requires an understanding of various technology choices and a deep understanding of NoSQL technologies, distributed computing framework and Red Hat products.


Strategy & Planning
  • Create design, develop modules, and coordinate efforts with the development team, working on platform architectural implementation
  • Take initiative in solving complex technical problems and recommend original solutions and design approaches to platform requirements, making decisions between competing solutions
  • Identify emerging trends and tools affecting current and future implementations
  • Work closely with the architect, to ensure conformance with the overall architectural guidelines
  • Collaborate with Product Analysts and Product Managers to estimate and plan work and provide status updates to stakeholders
  • Create a close working relationship with business partners to identify the pain points and provide better services
  • Participates in the development and execution of an enterprise-wide disaster recovery and business continuity plan.
  • Participate in the progression of the development plan to rationalize hardware/operating system platforms on which Middleware related products current reside (i.e. HP-UX, IBM AIX, Red Hat, SLES, Oracle Linux, Windows Server)
  • Participate in the evaluation of new products and technologies, under the direction and guidance of Enterprise Architects
  • Build standards and best practices for the platforms you support
  • Assist software developers with dynamic application features such as authentication, authorization, auditing, configuration management, or debugging middleware applications

Management and Oversight
  • Lead and manage the Platforms Technology Transporation Product Team
  • Enforce product lifecycle and documentation within the team.
  • Review technical architecture design documents
  • Design and deployment of all middleware components that are standards based, high performance, highly available, comply with operational standards and procedures.
  • Administration and support of all Enterprise Middleware Technologies
  • Lead the effort in troubleshooting hardware and software problems by analyzing a chain of events and applying technical knowledge following established procedures and standards to resolve immediate customer needs.
  • Lead the remediation of middleware/application components security vulnerabilities to ensure MTA's systems are free of cyber security threats.


  • Strong knowledge in designing, implementing, supporting, and monitoring a variety of platform technologies
  • Experience with platform components and REST APIs, to define platform interfaces and boundaries
  • Experience creating a loosely coupled, services-oriented design that can scale for large volumes of data
  • Experience supporting extensibility, to plug new modules or services without requiring re-design
  • Experience working with, and enhancing, Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Development (CD) environments.
  • Experience with Open-Source Software around data processing and persistence
  • Firm understanding of multi-tier web-based application architecture and application frameworks
  • Demonstrated strong analytical and problem-solving skills applied within a professional services environment
  • Strong knowledge of vendor interfaces as well as multiple cloud technologies such as, Power BI, Dynamics 365, Red Hat OpenShift Cluster Management, Oracle Integration Cloud, Agile DevOps Administration.
  • Strong estimating and planning skills
  • Should have worked on Agile scrum or kanban methodology
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills

Education and Experience

A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Business Administration, Engineering, Finance, Information Services (or the equivalent of education and progressive responsible experience) plus a minimum of 10 years of Information Technology experience with at least 4 years of progressive IT managerial or leadership experience.

Other Information

Please be advised that in accordance with the MTA Code of Ethics, you are subjected to financial disclosure filing requirements either because your position is designated as a policymaker pursuant or your job title earns an annual salary in excess of the threshold rate of $105,472.

Therefore, you will be required to file an annual financial disclosure statement with the Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government. The Commission will notify you of this filing requirement via your work email. Upon receipt of notification from the Commission you will have 30 days to complete your financial disclosure statement.

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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.