New York, New York - Posted on: Thursday 02/14/13
This position is for an Architect / Developer for an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System for the Financial Management System (FMS) for the City of New York. The primary role / tasks of the FMS Architect / Developer are to:
- Ensure that the FMS application software, as designed and developed by FISA's vendors, meets the City's functional and technical requirements by conducting reviews and formal evaluations of the vendor's application architecture/technical solutions and development work for quality, completeness, and adherence to industry standards for Web-based development;
- Develop new components to and enhancements to the suite financial management systems in the FMS suite of applications - adhering to FISA and New York City development standards
- Identify, review and analyze vendor deliverables to ensure that they meet key technical/non-functional requirements for the performance, operability, and maintainability of the application software across the development lifecycle. The same standards will be adhered to by the candidate during his / her development.
- Serve as an escalation point for the resolution of production application issues when application issues are encountered in the software during: 1) the online day by users and support staff and 2) in the evening during the execution of the batch cycle. The candidate will similarly support software test tracks in non-production application environments.
- Participate in the continued improvement of development processes within the FISA Development team by researching and authoring standards documents for use by others on the team; documents which will serve as the reference guides for similar development exercises by teammates.
- Design and Execute technical tests as necessary to ensure that vendor and FISA software deliveries address the business and technical problems in a manner consistent with FISA standards for quality and completeness.
- Review and provide feedback on functional designs in terms of technical feasibility and impact on performance, operability, and maintainability - and completeness of solution;
- Support FISA Business Units by helping to troubleshoot job flow and application execution problems during the simulation and production execution of FMS business events. The same assistance will be performed as end user software issues are reported and escalated to the development by Level 2 user support teams.
- Gather production operation requirements and incorporate the requirements into the code / scripts products authored by the FISA development team. Coordinate with the Financial Systems Production Operations Units to implement new software processes into the staging and production environments.
- The candidate is expected to be able to work independently and mentor other junior staff on the team as directed by the FMS Development Team lead.
The Sr. FMS Application Architect will report to the FMS Application Development Lead. As a member of a team of architects and developers, the FMS Application Architect will conduct technical reviews of peer work, prepare formal evaluations of vendor deliverables, author technical designs, build / develop technical new software components, modify existing software, configure third party software to address business requirements, package code and configurations for deployment, troubleshoot technical application issues across all environments, and perform ad-hoc technical tasks as directed by the manager of the FMS Application development group.
1. A master's degree in computer science from an accredited college and three years of progressively more responsible, full-time, satisfactory experience using information technology in computer applications programming, systems programming, computer systems development, data telecommunications, database administration, planning of data/information processing, user services, or area networks at least 18 months of this experience must have been in an administrative, managerial or executive capacity in the areas of computer applications programming, systems programming, computer systems development, data telecommunications, data base administration, or planning of data processing or in the supervision of staff performing these duties; or
2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and four years of experience as described in "1" above; or
3. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a State's department of education or recognized accrediting organization and six years of experience as described in "1" above; or
4. A satisfactory combination of education and experience equivalent to "1", "2" or "3" above. However, all candidates must have at least a four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a State's department of education or recognized accrediting organization and must possess at least three years of experience as described in "1" above, including the 18 months of administrative, managerial, executive or supervisory experience as described in
NOTE: The following types of experience are not acceptable: superficial use of preprogrammed software without complex programming, design, implementation or management of the product; use of word processing packages; use of a hand held calculator; primarily the entering or updating of data in a system; the operation of data processing hardware or consoles.
- Strong knowledge of Web development architectures and tools (in order of importance): Java, J2EE, any IDE.
- Strong knowledge of the following supporting server components: Websphere Application Server, Oracle and integration w/LDAP server for authentication and / or server components.
- Strong web and distributed systems design knowledge including J2EE Design Patterns, Integration services with MO Series and / or server components supporting the ADVANTAGE 2.x and 3.x applications.
- Some knowledge of mainframe specifically GIGS integration and GIGS Transaction Gateway a plus but not required.
- Proficiency in using and navigating in UNIX, preferably AIX.
- Strong ability to write new and modify existing shell scripts (korn a plus).
- Strong SQL skills (e.g., ability to write stored procedures and author complex SQL for troubleshooting purposes).
- Some experience with Integration tools such as Pervasive Data Integrator (PDI), SAP Data Services Integration, Informatica etc.)
- Working knowledge of development and configuration management tools (Rational Suite preferred).
- Understanding of standard SDLC methodologies (knowledge of Rational Unified Process a plus).
- Basic understanding of accounting and budgeting functions or financial management packages.
- Strong analytical skills.
- Strong English written and verbal communication skills.
- Minimum 5 years of experience in developing large, multi-tiered applications as an application developer or architect
utilizing state of the art development architecture and tools (see requisite skill set above).
- At least one (1) full SDLC implementations of a multi-tiered application as an application architect with responsibility for
application technical design and development.
- At least one (1) implementation involving real time online or batch interface with a legacy application.