Application Developer Lead

PNC Financial Services   •  

Pittsburgh, PA

Less than 5 years

Posted 231 days ago

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Position Overview

At PNC, our people are our greatest differentiator and competitive advantage in the markets we serve. We are all united in delivering the best experience for our customers. As an Application Developer Lead within PNC's Retail Technology  organization, you will be based in Pittsburgh, PA

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Experience as a Software Engineer working on JEE platforms
  • Ability to size, scope and estimate development efforts with limited information
  • Experience creating high level and detail design documents for consumption by a development team
  • Ability to provide overall technical leadership for medium and large scale development efforts to ensure projectsuccess while meeting target dates and budgeted resource estimates
  • Experience orchestrating day to day development activities for developers and technology service partners (e.g. daily development/scrum checkpoints) and escalation of roadblocks to management team
  • Ability to perform JEE code reviews to ensure design was properly implemented and provide constructive feedback to developers
  • The successful candidate will be working on Sub-Applications includes Locator, Rates, Coupon and Appointment setting applications

Job Profile

  • Leads in the technical design and development of cross-functional, multi-platform application systems.
  • Directs business assessment and requirements analysis processes, for the development of hardware and operating systems .
  • Analyses features such as feasibility, associated costs, time, and the compatibility of new programs with existing programs, and hardware. Ensures that expected application performance levels are achieved .
  • Coordinates coding, testing, implementation and documentation of application solutions .
  • Performs complex application programming activities including, coding, testing, debugging, documenting, maintaining, and modifying complex applications programs .


Core Competencies

Manages Risk -  Working Experience

  • Assesses and effectively manages all of the risks associated with their business objectives and activities to ensure activities are in alignment with the bank's and unit's risk appetite and risk management framework.

Customer Focus -  Extensive Experience

  • Knowledge of the values and practices that align customer needs and satisfaction as primary considerations in all business decisions, and ability to leverage that information in creating customized customer solutions.


Job Specific Competencies


  • Knowledge of and ability to utilize a variety of specific tools and toolkits for the development and support of applications.

Application Testing -  Extensive Experience

  • Knowledge of application testing and ability to design, plan and execute application testing strategies and tactics to ensure software quality throughout all stages of application development.

Application Design, Architecture -  Subject Matter Expertise

  • Knowledge of application design activities, tools and techniques; ability to utilize these to convert business requirements and logical models into a technical application design.


  • Knowledge of major tasks, deliverables, and formal application delivery methodologies; ability to utilize these in order to deliver new or enhanced applications.

Packaged Application Integration -  Subject Matter Expertise

  • Knowledge of and the ability to implement packaged application software and integrate it with company applications, databases and technology platforms.

System Development Life Cycle -  Extensive Experience

  • Knowledge of project management techniques and the ability to plan, design, develop, test, implement and maintain system development life cycle segments and phases.

Product and Vendor Evaluation -  Working Experience

  • Knowledge of and ability to implement processes for the evaluation and selection of products, tools, services and infrastructure components ensuring they are in line with an organization's business needs and architectural principles.

Technical Troubleshooting -  Subject Matter Expertise

  • Knowledge of technical troubleshooting approaches, tools and techniques, and the ability to anticipate, recognize, and resolve technical (hardware, software, application or operational) problems.

Software Process Improvement (SPI) -  Extensive Experience

  • Knowledge of formal software process improvement disciplines, and ability to assess and improve the quality and operating costs associated with an existing application.



The following skills are preferred:

  • Java
  • Oracle SQL Database
  • Websphere Application Server
  • Spring Web services (SOAP, REST)
  • Spring MVC
  • Angular JS/JQuery
  • Agile development 

The following skills are a plus:

  • ORM frameworks like myBatis/Hibernate
  • Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
  • Junit, Mockito, DBUnit
  • change management and continuous integration/build products such as GIT, Jenkins and Maven

RequiredEducation and Experience

Roles at this level typically require a university / college degree, with 3+ years of relevant / direct industry experience. Certifications are often desired. In lieu of a degree, a comparable combination of education and experience (including military service) may be considered.