Sr Software Engineer
M&T Bank - Buffalo, NY

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Job Posting: Nov 13, 2012, 4:03:24 PM Unposting Date: Ongoing Together, M&T Bank and Wilmington Trust, a part of M&T Bank Corporation, represent one of the country's leading depository and lending franchises, a premier wealth advisory firm, and the partner of choice for corporate transactions and structures. As one of the strongest, most successful companies in the U.S. financial services industry, M&T continues to grow, offering value to our shareholders and opportunity to qualified professionals. Join our team of over 15,000 professionals and you'll understand what drives our longstanding success: a promise of exceptional client service, a commitment to our communities, a focus on building long-term relationships, and a dedication to being the best employer you'll ever have.

Due to our consistent growth and prosperity, we are looking to fill a key Senior Software Engineer position within the Technology division of M&T Bank.BASIC OVERVIEW & RESPONSIBILITIES: 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: Performs and oversees the most complex systems analysis, design and development efforts. Plays a key role as a leader and individual contributor on complex projects. Provide designs and program information systems solutions to solve basic to complex problems or enhancements for the Bank's Item Processing systems. Provides design specifications for projects by evaluating client requirements and processes.

Provides the highest level analytical consulting and leadership in identifying and implementing new uses of information technologies to assist the client areas and Bank in meeting their short term business goals and long term strategic objectives. Must be able to direct and monitor junior resources, plus coordinate development tasks for any scope effort. Prepares and manages the technical component of project plans. Confers with other development staff, operations staff and IT staff in overall systems development direction from technical analysis to user acceptance testing.

Prepares and reviews test data and executes detailed test plans. Evaluates and understands highly complex interrelationships and effects among programs, interfacing applications and platforms. Prepares thorough, clear technical and functional specifications and updates systems documentation. Prepares and reviews technical assessments to include required tasks, estimated time frames and effort for any scope project.

Reviews documentation prepared by junior development staff.Prepares and reviews technical assessments to include required tasks, estimated time frames and effort for any scope project.Maintains efficient operation and effectiveness of supported applications. Recommends new technology, policies or processes to benefit the organization and improve deficiencies. Typically will lead technical evaluations of vendor software.Maintains a high level of technical aptitude and expert working knowledge of the supporting applications, development environments and the supported client environment.Candidate will be expected to interact with other technology groups within the Bank. Responsibilities will include evaluation hardware/software needs, recommending hardware/software purchases, managing hardware/software installation, supporting system and integrated system testing of large project efforts.This position will require the candidate to work with the department management, other technology areas, the operations staff and at times, the business unit.

The candidate must have good written and oral communication skills.This position is necessary to support new development and product installations.Requires the ability to provide 24X7 critical application support.BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of two years college with at least ten years involvement in systems analysis and application development, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Specific experience utilizing Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2008 in a complex network infrastructure.Strong understanding of basic network protocols, such as, TCP/IP, FTP, and DNS.Specific experience utilizing SQL Server and understanding of Database Architecture.Strong understanding of Windows NTFS Security, Active Directory, IIS, Clustered Servers, and load balancing concepts. Knowledge of configuring server transmissions utilizing FTP and Connect: Direct.Basic knowledge of common scripting languages like PERL and Windows Scripting. Basic knowledge of mainframe programming languages, such as, COBOL and Easytrieve with an undestanding of other mainframe components that include: VSAM, TSO/ISPF, JCL, CA7, and Report Distribution.

Strong writing and communication skills to be able to present to a target audiencePC skills - Excel and WordRequires a complete understanding of the system development life cycle and project management components.IDEAL QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related discipline preferred with at least fifteen years involvement in systems analysis and application development, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.The ideal candidate will have hands-on development and support on specific Item Processing applications prevalent in the industry. These include CPCS (IBM), Image Exchange (FIS, formerly Metavante), Duplicate Detection (FIS, formerly Metavante), and Transaction Manager (NCR).Understand concepts, principles and issues relating to mainframe, client/server and web based technologies and environments and how they relate to one another.As one of the best performing banks in the country, M&T continues to grow, offering ongoing value to our shareholders and opportunity to our employees. Join our team and you'll understand what has kept us strong for more than 150 years: stability with a forward focus, a strong history of community support, and a dedication to being the best employer you'll ever work for.

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