M & T Bank Software Engineer I - Distributed Systems - 3DL00 in Cheektowaga, New York

Software Engineer I - Distributed Systems

Cheektowaga, NY


Provides technical support for distributed Windows/Linux/AIX server based applications with SQL (Oracle/MSSQL) database.

Provides designs and specifies information systems solutions to solve basic to complex problems or enhancements. Evaluates client requirements and processes, develops and prepares application environments which may involve diverse development platforms, software, hardware, technologies and tools. Completes day to day support activities and special projects.


Address production support tickets

Perform system upgrades

Provide basic to complex systems analysis, design and development.

Play a key role as an individual contributor on complex projects.

Assist clients in addressing problems/issues of any scope.

Determine feasible solutions and make recommendations.

Direct junior resources and coordinate systems development tasks on small to medium scope efforts or on specific phases of larger projects. May project manage small to medium scope efforts.

Participate with other development staff, operations staff and IT staff, as appropriate, in overall system and integrated testing on small to medium scope efforts or on specific phases of larger projects.

Prepare test data and executes detailed test plans.

Administer any required debugging.

Evaluate and understand complex interrelationships and effects among programs and interfacing applications.

Utilize available resources to develop clear and complete technical and functional specifications for small to medium scope efforts.

Review documentation prepared by more junior development staff. Update systems documentation. Prepare charts, tables and diagrams to assist in analyzing problems. May assist in the supervision and preparation of logic flowcharts.

Prepare assessments and task plans to include required tasks, estimated time frames and effort for assignments.

Recommend new technology, policies or processes to benefit the organization and improve deficiencies.

Provide consultation services to clients, technicians and Bank departments on basic to intricate functions of supported applications, including the review of system capabilities, operational procedures, forms, marketing materials or cost analysis.

Complete other related duties as required, which may include participating in due diligence, cost/benefit analysis, vendor analysis or business study activities.

Follow and promote the use of development standards and procedures.

Maintain very good working knowledge of the supporting application(s), development environments and the supported client environment.

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.

Promote an environment that supports diversity and reflects the M&T Bank brand.

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.

Required Qualifications:

Associate’s degree and a minimum of 4 years’ systems analysis/application development experience, or in lieu of a degree a combined minimum of 6 years’ higher education and/or work experience, including a minimum of 4 years’ systems analysis/application development experience

Strong knowledge of distributed systems

Ability to write queries

Proficiency with personal computers as well as pertinent software packages

Ability to work on multiple projects of a moderately complex to complex nature

Prior experience effectively using project management, word processing and spreadsheet applications

Strong problem-solving skills to assist in issue resolution

Familiar with application development software and hardware problems

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Strong organizational and time management skills

Strong lateral thinking skills

Proven presentation skills

Prior experience coordinating between Applications and business units

Prior experience driving project milestones and delivery dates

Prior experience recommending and implementing systems solutions


Ideal Qualifications Preferred:

SQL (Oracle/MSSQL) database knowledge

Mainframe JCL knowledge

Subject matter expert in business with knowledge or experience utilizing application/system being supported

Proven understanding of applications supported with a sound 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 moderately complex to complex projects

Action-oriented and pro-active

Ability to understand business supported and its’ terminology

We encourage candidates with relevant military experience to apply.

About M&T

At M&T, we understand what's important when you're considering a career change: a company with a solid history of responsible growth and positive earnings. A company committed to the communities it serves, one that rewards performance and provides employees with opportunities to direct their own career paths. M&T is a company 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.