Portal Application Engineer

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DoITT provides for the sustained, efficient and effective delivery of IT services, infrastructure and telecommunications to enhance service delivery to New York City's residents, businesses, employees and visitors. As the City's technology leader, DoITT is responsible for maintaining the foundational IT infrastructure and systems that touch every aspect of City life from public safety to human services, from education to economic development crossing the full spectrum of governmental operations.

The successful candidate will serve as a Portal Application Engineer reporting to the Application Development Management division. Responsibilities will include: Oversee the production and non-production J2EE Weblogic environments; coordinate the execution of break fixes in the production and non-production environments; oversee the deployment of releases in various environments (TST, STG and PRD); provision users; create usage reports; oversee production incidents; oversee the resolution of production incidents for NYC.gov and CityShare; work with project managers to determine timelines and project tasks; provide production support for the design of new applications; ensure application codes match server software stacks and specifications; plan, document, coordinate and execute operational readiness testing; provide technical support to development and QA teams; work with the compliance team and key stakeholders to determine reporting and alerting needs; and perform special technology projects and initiatives as assigned.

Minimum Qual Requirements

(1) A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college, including or supplemented by twenty-four (24) semester credits in computer science or a related computer field and one (1) year of satisfactory fulltime computer software experience in computer systems development and analysis, applications programming, database administration, systems programming or data communications; or

(2) A four year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and five (5) years of full-time satisfactory computer software experience as described in “1” above; or

(3) A satisfactory combination of education and experience that is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. College education may be substituted for up to two years of the required experience in "2" above on the basis that sixty (60) semester credits from an accredited college is equated to one year of experience. In addition, twenty-four (24) semester credits from an accredited college or graduate school in computer science or a related field, or a certificate of at least 625 hours in computer programming from an accredited technical school (post high school), may be substituted for one year of experience. However, all candidates who attempt to qualify under option “3” must have at least a four year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and at least two years of satisfactory full-time computer software experience as described in “1” above.

To receive credit, all college credits in computer science or a related computer field and/or the certificate in computer programming must be listed in Section A.6 on page 2 of the Education and Experience Test Paper.

Some examples of unacceptable experience are: End users of a computer system, program or software package; experience in the areas of computer technical support, computer operations; data entry/data retrieval; pure quality assurance (QA) auditing and

analysis; hardware installation; help desk; teaching; telecommunications; experience in productivity software products (e.g. word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database software, etc.); superficial use of preprogrammed software without

complex programming, design and implementation.

Preferred Skills

The preferred candidate should possess the following: A Bachelor s degree in a related IT field; 4+ years of experience in a specialized role that includes implementation, support, and maintenance of large scale n-tier web applications; proven background in the development and deployment of complex operational systems; familiarity with version-control tools such as CVS or Subversion; experience with application monitoring tools such as Quest FogLight; Knowledge of XML, XSL and other internet technologies; Basic BEA Weblogic 8.1, 9.2 administration skills; strong knowledge of server and application architectures; strong knowledge of automated deployment tools (ANT, JIRA, etc); ability to work in cross functional teams to provide the best solution; ion; experience with object oriented development using UML; Vignette Portal 7.3, 7.4 development experience; Database experience with Oracle 9i/10g; experience with Sun Web Server and other J2EE application server such as Tomcat, JBOSS, WebSphere; demonstrated experience working with technical and non-technical staff; Exceptional knowledge of Microsoft Office programs; outstanding collaboration and team building skills; strong written and verbal communication skills; excellent analytic, organization, presentation and facilitation skills; ability to handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines.

To Apply

For City employees, please go to Employee Self Service (ESS), click on Recruiting Activities > Careers, and search for Job ID # 117506

For all other applicants, please go to www.nyc.gov/careers/search and search for Job ID # 117506

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Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT)

Recruitment Office - 255 Greenwich Street - 9th Floor - New York, NY 10007




Due to the necessary technical duties of this position in a 24/7 operation, candidate may be required to work various shifts such as weekends and/or nights/evenings.

Work Location

Brooklyn, NY

Residency Requirement

City Residency is not required for this position


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