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Senior Mainframe Programmer Analyst, Financial Information Services Agency and the Office of Payroll Administration (FISA-OPA), New York, NY

Job Description 

The Financial Information Services Agency and the Office of Payroll Administration (FISA-OPA) has a vacancy for a Senior Mainframe Programmer Analyst.

FISA maintains a mainframe payroll application that is integrated with the City's timekeeping and personnel application for active employees.

Additionally, FISA maintains a mainframe Pension Payroll system that is integrated/interfaces with five separate pension agencies for retirees. Mainframe development work is triaged through the analyst group and as a mainframe programmer analyst, along with the Lead, the programmer analyst shall review the business/technical requirements and provide technical guidance as well as architectural suggestions, The programmer analyst shall support the current ongoing development work of the long term, high complexity PMS replacement project. Work closely with the technical Lead and FISA analytic, testing, and operations staff to create accurate and efficient processes. The programmer analyst shall support production payroll and pension payroll activities.

Primary Responsibilities

Work in a techno-functional capacity with a strong understanding of business processes, mainframe programming (COBOL), and relational databases to design, program and assist in determining impact of change to programs and systems. Shall also review and analyze program specifications to determine the effort needed to make changes. The programmer analyst shall also be On-Call for overnight and weekend Payroll processes. 

Minimum Qual Requirements 

1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college in computer science, engineering, human computer interaction, interactive media, digital and graphics design, data visualization, communication or a related field, and four years of satisfactory full-time experience related to the area(s) required by the particular position and a specialization in a relevant technology, process, methodology and/or domain; or

2. An associate degree from an accredited college in computer science, engineering, human computer interaction, interactive media, digital and graphics design, data visualization, communication or a related field, and six years of satisfactory full-time experience related to the area(s) required by the particular position and a specialization in a relevant technology, process, methodology and/or domain; or

3. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college, and eight years of satisfactory full-time experience related to the area(s) required by the particular position and a specialization in a relevant technology, process, methodology and/or domain; or

4. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1", "2", or "3" above. 

Preferred Skills 

• Strong experience as a senior mainframe (COBOL/IMS/DB2) programmer

• Strong experience with JCL/PROCS/CTLCARDS

• Strong experience design/program and architecture in a mainframe environment

• Extensive years of production coverage and troubleshooting experience

• Extensive years of RMDS/EXPEDITER/File-Aid for IMS/DB2

• Extensive years of management of Technical Staff

• Extensive years IBM mainframe SAS programming.

• Correct, convert, or modify existing SAS codes to meet required specifications.

• Extensive experience in the preparation of structure charts or invocation diagrams

• Extensive experience designing the architecture of mainframe applications and dependencies

• Excellent understanding of systems development lifecycle methodologies

• Experience working with enterprise wide, large-scale implementation

• Knowledge of the City's legacy payroll management system

• Knowledge of the City' s personnel processing

• Knowledge of the City's timekeeping processing

• Excellent communication skills (Oral and Written), interpersonal, and organizational skills 

Additional Information 

Hours/Shift  Monday – Friday, 9am to 5pm 

Residency Requirement New York City Residency is not required for this position. 

FISA/OPA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. 

To Apply 

External applicants please visit https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/ to apply to Job ID #373353. Current NYC employees may apply via Employee Self Service (ESS). While all complete applications will be given consideration, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted by FISA-OPA.