Location: Wilmington, DE
Basic Function Provides designs, specifies information systems solutions and highly 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 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. May perform day to day support activities and special projects. Often directs and monitors the activities of junior staff. Essential Position Responsibilities
Performs and oversees basic to complex systems analysis, design and development efforts. Plays a key role as an individual contributor on complex projects. Maintains an excellent functional understanding of the supported application(s). Must be able to direct and monitor junior resources, plus coordinate development tasks on small to large scope projects. Prepares and manages the technical component of project plans. Participates 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. Performs any required debugging. Evaluates and understands complex interrelationships and effects among programs, interfacing applications and platforms. Provides highly analytical consulting and leadership in identifying and implementing new uses of information technologies to assist business units in meeting strategic objectives. Prepares thorough, clear technical specifications and functional specifications, and updates systems documentation. Prepares charts, tables and diagrams to assist in analyzing problems. Reviews documentation prepared by more junior development staff. Prepares and reviews 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. May lead or participate in technical evaluations of vendor software. Performs other related duties or projects as required, which may include playing a lead role in due diligence, cost/benefit analysis or business study activities. Follows and promotes the use of development standards and procedures. Maintains a good understanding of the business being supported and its functions, processes, operations and strategic direction. May assist in developing expense and capital budgets. Monitors employee performance and may prepare annual appraisals. The incumbent works under supervision of the Technical Team Leader. The Software Engineer II is competent to work independently on all high level systems analysis and technical phases of development. The incumbent is capable of managing the activities of others on a project basis for small to large scope efforts and may lead project activities. The Software Engineer II monitors staff performance on assigned projects with regards to their overall abilities and effectiveness in completing projects within schedules. The incumbent interacts with Senior Management, other technology personnel, clients and vendors. The Software Engineer II provides backup to the Technical Team Leader, as required. The Software Engineer II may be called upon to serve as a technical representative on committees, ad-hoc projects, etc. Basic Qualifications
Minimum of two years college with at least eight years involvement in systems analysis and application development, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Requires a complete understanding of the system development life cycle, ability to introduce application development alternatives and an understanding of the client area’s functions. Requires experience with state of the art application development support software and hardware platforms. Proficient in multiple development tools and thorough knowledge of application development support software and hardware platforms along with a diverse technical background in computing environments. Must possess a very good working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and databases. Demonstrates a high aptitude for complex problem analysis and resolution. Detailed knowledge of the Bank’s application framework. Solid understanding of vendor hardware configurations and software concepts both in the current environment and future technologies. Ability to lead or actively participate in technical walkthroughs. Capable of quickly learning new technical skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to effectively present to the target audience. Requires excellent analytical, organization, and time management skills, strong judgment, and basic management skills, and the ability to work effectively with clients and IT management and staff personnel. Detail oriented, uses sound judgment, is proactive and self motivated. Asserts ideas, encourages teamwork and acts as a role model when leading and directing others. Ability to handle multiple tasks on a variety of assignments. Aware of the Bank’s business plan and strategic objectives. Possess a thorough understanding of the business unit’s role and how they fit into the organization. Good project organizational skills. Quickly grasps new concepts.
Ideal QualificationsBachelor's degree in Computer Science preferred
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