Application Development Specialist Lvl 1-5 (PeopleSoft Pensions Applications)

at MTA New York City Transit
Published May 6, 2022
Location BOWLING GREEN, NY
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  

Description

Job Information Job Title Application Development Specialist - Level 1-5 (PeopleSoft Pensions Applications) 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 Points Level 1 - 282 Level 2 - 342 Level 3 - 393 Level 4 - 479 Level 5 - 571 DeptDiv MTA Information TechnologyOffice of IT Product Management Supervisor Deputy Chief Workforce Product Location 2 Broadway and other locations as required Hours of Work 900 AM - 530 PM (7.5 hoursday) or as required Posting Close Date Open Until Filled 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 of Pension Administration system in PeopleSoft to meet business, informational, and technical needs. This position may serve as a technical lead andor project manager on small or large sized projects and may serve as a technical resource to others to support PeopleSoft HR, ELM, Payroll and Benefits modules. Responsibilities Level 1 Develops, codes andor 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. Responsible for reviewing functional specifications to develop technical specifications. Responsible for assisting in the development of the enhancements and customizations using PeopleSoft People Tools, SQR, SQL, PS Query and XML Publisher. Develop Unit test documents for QA testing. Level 2 Same as Level 1 with the following additional responsibilities Perform coding andor 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, andor 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 systemsapplications. Responsible for the development of the enhancements and customizations using PeopleSoft People Tools, SQR, SQL, PS Query and XML Publisher. Level 4 Same as Level 3 with the following additional responsibilities Participates in the feasibility analysis for new systemsapplications to determine how applications and processes can be improved. May serve as a technical lead or project manager on small sized projects andor 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 andor 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 systemsapplications. Selects tools and methodologies for projects. Commits to deliverables for scope of work with clients, vendors andor management. Makes modifications to jobs and schedules for jobs in production. Feedback to management on changing methodologiesstandard operating procedures, as appropriate. Level 5 Same as Level 4 with the following additional responsibilities Work with the functional team to review the business requirements to develop functional design documents. Creates and or modifies methodologiesstandard 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 systemsapplications, 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 andor technical lead on large sized projects. Mentors less experienced staff. Plays a leadership role in the feasibility analysis for new systemsapplications including understanding implications for the current and future architecture to determine how applications and processes can be improved. Qualifications Level 1 Possesses basic understanding in one or two programming languages, tools andor 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. Basic knowledge in PeopleSoft Application Designer, People Code, Application Engine, Component Interface, File Layout, Integration Broker, Data conversion, Workflow and SQL strongly preferred. Ability to develop and customize reports using XML Publisher, SQR, Power BI and PS Query strongly preferred. Excellent communication and written skills. Good customer service skills. Ability to work with end users to resolve problems. Hands on knowledge of the Peoplesoft Pension Administration is strongly preferred. . Level 2 Same as level 1 with the following additional qualifications Possesses working knowledge in one or more programming languages, tools andor 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 andor detailed specifications. Technical knowledge in PeopleSoft Application Designer, People Code, Application Engine, Component Interface, File Layout, Integration Broker, Data conversion, Workflow and SQL. Experience in developing and customizing reports using XML Publisher, SQR, Power BI and PS Query. 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, developmentconfiguration, 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. Experience in system analysis, design, development, testing, upgrade and production support of PeopleSoft HCM Pension Administration, Payroll, HR, Benefits, and TimeLabor. Proficient in developing and customizing reports using XML Publisher, SQR, Power BI and PS Query. Experience in fit-gap analysis and retrofit during PeopleSoft Upgrades. 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. Ability to gather user requirements, review functional design specifications and create technical design specifications. Strong technical skills in PeopleSoft Application Designer, People Code, Application Engine, Component Interface, File Layout, Integration Broker, Data conversion, Workflow and SQL. 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. Extensive experience in fit-gap analysis and retrofit during PeopleSoft Upgrades. Testing expertise in performing Functional, System, Regression, Performance, Integration, End to End, and User Acceptance Testing. Expert level troubleshooting skills to identify, diagnose, and resolve problems involving all aspects of functional and technical PeopleSoft system. 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 BABS 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. 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. How To Apply Qualified applicants can submit an online application by clicking on the 'APPLY NOW' button from either the CAREERS page or from the JOB DESCRIPTION page. If you have previously applied on line for other positions, enter your User Name and Password. If it is your first registration, click on the CLICK HERE TO REGISTER hyperlink and enter a User Name and Password then click on the REGISTER button. 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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