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Software Engineer III in Amherst, NY at M&T Bank

Date Posted: 11/15/2018

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Manager Description:
Responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining mainframe COBOL applications and components for the Hogan suite of applications. Provides designs, specifies information systems solutions and the highest level technical direction in the development of new or existing applications to solve basic to complex problems or enhancements. Acts as a principal application designer for critical components and major modifications effectively using analytical skills, technical skills, available technology and tools in the evaluation of client requirements and processes. Provides solutions that are technologically sound. Often directs and monitors the activities of junior staff.

Function:
Provides designs, specifies information systems solutions and the highest level technical direction in the development of new or existing applications to solve basic to complex problems or enhancements. Acts as a principal application designer for critical components and major modifications effectively using analytical skills, technical skills, available technology and tools in the evaluation of client requirements and processes. Provides solutions that are technologically sound. Often directs and monitors the activities of junior staff.

Responsibilities:
Complete and oversee the most complex systems analysis, design and development efforts.
Play a key role as a leader and individual contributor on complex projects.
Provide highest level analytical consulting and leadership in identifying and implementing new uses of information technologies to assist the client areas and Bank in meeting short term business goals and long term strategic objectives.
Direct and monitor junior resources, and coordinate development tasks for any scope effort.
Prepare and manage technical components of project plans.
Confer with other development staff, operations staff and Technology staff in overall systems development direction from technical analysis to user acceptance testing.
Prepare and review test data and execute detailed test plans. Complete any required debugging.
Evaluate and understand highly complex interrelationships and effects among programs, interfacing applications and platforms.
Prepare thorough, clear technical and functional specifications and update systems documentation. Review documentation prepared by junior development staff.
Prepare and review technical assessments to include required tasks, estimated time frames and effort for any scope project.
Maintain efficient operation and effectiveness of supported applications. Recommend new technology, policies or processes to benefit the organization and improve deficiencies. Typically lead technical evaluations of vendor software.
Follow and promote the use of development standards and procedures.
Maintain a high level of technical aptitude and expert working knowledge of the supporting application(s), development environments and the supported client environment.
Assist in developing expense and capital budgets.
Monitor employee performance and may prepare annual appraisals.
Promote an environment that supports diversity and reflects the M&T Bank brand.
Understand and adhere to the Company’s risk and regulatory standards, policies and controls in accordance with the Company’s Risk Appetite. Identify risk-related issues needing escalation to management.
Maintain M&T internal control standards, including timely implementation of internal and external audit points together with any issues raised by external regulators as applicable.
Complete other related duties as assigned, which may include playing a lead role in due diligence, cost/benefit analysis or business study activities.

Required Qualifications:
Associate’s degree and a minimum of 6 years’ systems analysis/application development experience, or in lieu of a degree, a combined minimum of 8 years’ higher education and/or work experience, including a minimum of 6 years’ systems analysis/application development experience
Proficiency with personal computers as well as pertinent software packages
Capable of working on multiple projects of a complex nature
Prior experience effectively using project management, word processing and spreadsheet applications
Excellent problem-solving skills to assist in issue resolution
Familiar with application development software and hardware platforms
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Strong lateral thinking skills
Strong presentation skills
Prior experience coordinating between Applications and business units
Prior experience driving project milestones and delivery dates
Prior experience recommending and implementing system solutions
Detail-oriented
Proven mentoring and leadership capabilities from a project management perspective

Preferred Qualifications:
Subject matter expert in business with knowledge or experience utilizing application/system being supported
Mastered understanding of applications supported with an advanced knowledge of interfacing/integrated applications
Understanding of the Bank’s application framework
Ability to work in a team environment as well as autonomously
Ability to multitask for various components of complex projects
Mastered knowledge and focus of the entire system to work on projects outside of normal business-as-usual (BAU)
Ability to understand businesses supported and its’ terminology

We encourage candidates with relevant military experience to apply.


About M&T
At M&T, we strive to be the best place our employees ever work, the best bank our customers ever do business with and the best investment our shareholders ever make. So when looking to advance your career, look to M&T. As a top 20 US bank holding company and one of the best performing regional banks in the country, we offer a wide range of performance based career development opportunities for talented professionals. And through our longstanding tradition of careful, conservative and consistent management and a strong commitment to the communities we serve, we continue to grow with a focus on the future. 

M&T Bank Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. M&T Bank Corporation does not sponsor individuals for the purpose of obtaining H-1 Visas. M&T Bank Corporation has policies and procedures in place to promote a drug free workplace.