Software Developer Lead job in Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Full Time Pittsburgh PA PNC Financial Services Group

Job Profile

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 a Software Developer Principal within PNC's Retail MIS Technology organization, you will be based in Pittsburgh, PA or Strongsville, OH

Successful candidates will have the following experience:

Architectural Design
• Looking at high-level solutions during segment planning and story grooming.
• For those stories which require more complex functionality implementation, perform architectural design work in coordination with PNC architecture team

Solution Design
• Provide ideas or recommendations on solution designs for assigned stories, including ideas on how to break it down into tasks, and reviewing these with the Tech Lead
• Proposes, designs, develops, and unit tests software solutions to address complex business needs.

Crew Agile Process
• Work with crew to break down a full groomed story into tasks for developers. Accurately size the approximate level of effort / story points to the tasks
• Represent crew technically on crew ceremonies and other meetings

Crew Developer Support
• Perform code reviews with developers and identify where coding standards have not been met
• Have a strong familiarity with coding standards, as well as familiarity with test class coverage
• Mentor and provide constructive feedback to other crew developers

• Work with the PNC DevOps team on a regular basis. Stay informed on process updates and coordinate the rollout with the crew
• Review crew DevOps pull requests, work with developers on merge conflicts, approve as appropriate

Release Coordination
• Work with Release Manager to review the production playbook / implementation plan for each release
• Provide support during production code releases

SalesForce Certifications are strongly preferred

Job Description

  • Creates and leads the technical design and development of software solutions.
  • Proposes & designs software solutions to address complex business needs. Prepares technical and procedural documentation required.
  • Facilitates complex problem resolution.
  • Provides technical guidance and support to colleagues. Reviews coding, testing, and documentation of software.
  • Applies modern principles, methodologies and tools to advance business initiatives and capabilities.

PNC Employees take pride in our reputation and to continue building upon that we expect our employees to be:

  • Customer Focused – Knowledgeable of the values and practices that align customer needs and satisfaction as primary considerations in all business decisions and able to leverage that information in creating customized customer solutions.
  • Managing Risk – Assessing and effectively managing all of the risks associated with their business objectives and activities to ensure they adhere to and support PNC's Enterprise Risk Management Framework.


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

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

Application Development Tools – Knowledge of and ability to utilize a variety of specific tools and toolkits for the development and support of applications.

Application Testing – 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.

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

System Development Life Cycle – Knowledge of project management techniques and the ability to plan, design, develop, test, implement and maintain system development life cycle segments and phases.

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

Work 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.



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Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO):

PNC provides equal employment opportunity to qualified persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or other categories protected by law.

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