M & T Bank Software Engineer II in Buffalo, New York

Manager Description:

Manage and support servers and tools used by the Automated Software Testing Team and other Technology and Business Teams. Products include ALM, UFT, Selenium, Mobile Center and proprietary 3rd party accelerators.


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 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 technologically sound solutions. May complete day to day support activities and special projects. Often directs and monitors the activities of junior staff.


Complete and oversee basic to complex systems analysis, design and development efforts.

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

Maintain an excellent functional understanding of the supported application(s).

Direct and monitor junior resources, plus coordinate development tasks on small to large scope projects.

Prepare and manage the technical component of project plans.

Participate with other development staff, operations staff and Technology staff in overall systems development direction from technical analysis to user acceptance testing.

Prepare and review test data and execute detailed test plans.

Complete any required debugging.

Evaluate and understand complex interrelationships and effects among programs, interfacing

applications and platforms.

Provide highly analytical consulting and leadership in identifying and implementing new uses of information technologies to assist business units in meeting strategic objectives.

Prepare thorough, clear technical specifications and functional specifications, and update systems documentation.

Prepare charts, tables and diagrams to assist in analyzing problems. Review documentation prepared by more junior development staff.

Prepare and review assessments to include required tasks, estimated time frames and effort for any scope project.

Maintain efficient operation and effectiveness of supported applications. Recommend new technology, policies or processes to benefit the organization and improve deficiencies. May lead or participate in technical evaluations of vendor software.

Follow and promote the use of development standards and procedures.

Maintain a good understanding of the business being supported and its functions, processes, operations and strategic direction.

May assist in developing expense and capital budgets.

Monitor employee performance and may prepare annual appraisals.

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, which may include playing a lead role in due diligence, cost/benefit analysis or business study activities.

Required Qualifications:

Associate’s degree and a minimum of 5 years’ systems analysis/application development experience, or in lieu of a degree, a combined minimum of 7 years’ higher education and/or work experience, including a minimum of 5 years’ systems analysis/application development experience

Proficiency with personal computers as well as pertinent software packages

Capability of working on multiple projects of a complex nature

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

Excellent problem-solving skills to assist in issue resolution

Familiar with application development software and hardware platforms

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


Preferred Qualifications:

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

Advanced 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 complex projects

Advanced knowledge and focus of the entire system to work on projects outside of normal BAU

Action-oriented and pro-active

Ability to understand businesses supported and its’ terminology

We encourage candidates with relevant military experience to apply.

About M&T

At M&T, we strive to be the best place our employees ever work, the best bank our customers ever do business with and the best investment our shareholders ever make. So when looking to advance your career, look to M&T. As a top 20 US bank holding company and one of the best performing regional banks in the country, we offer a wide range of performance based career development opportunities for talented professionals. And through our longstanding tradition of careful, conservative and consistent management and a strong commitment to the communities we serve, we continue to grow 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.