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Application Developer (Journey)

at State of Washington

Posted: 11/22/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2615190
Keywords: software

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Description



Application Developer
 
We believe that diverse communities must be centered in the work that we do. Hence, we strongly encourage diverse candidates to apply. At the Department of Enterprise Services (DES) you will join a team that encourages creativity and works smarter. We do not believe in the notion, "this is how we have always done it", instead we actively embody, "how can we do it better?"
 
As a DES team member, you are trained to listen to our customers and develop work products around their satisfaction. We build and maintain a human centered culture, a work place where our customers are heard and matter and you are appreciated for the skills you bring to the team every day. We look for new team members who are dedicated to learning how we listen and understand our customer's expectations to create the solutions they need. 
 
We are an agency passionately focused on "The Big Three":
1.  Customer Satisfaction,
2.  Team Member Satisfaction, and
3.  Financial Health.
 
We measure our success and continually work to improve our performance based on these measures.  We want to ensure both current and new team members see themselves in our Big Three, beginning with respect for people.

Responsibilities:
  • Understand customer's application requirements, IT, business priorities, and success measures to design and develop solutions to deliver end-to-end systems and experiences.
  • Apply deep technical knowledge and customer insights to create a data modernization conceptual design and architect solutions to meet business and IT needs.
  • Implement efficient DevOps practices using Microsoft Azure DevOps tools. Contribute toward building and maintaining Source Control, Code review system, Build System and delivery pipeline for continuous improvement and continuous delivery (CI/CD pipeline) and automating unit test framework.
  • Design, implementation, and testing of both client-side and server-side code
  • Contributing to team-wide fundamentals/infrastructure investments
  • Collaborating with partner teams
  • Building responsive web experiences that look great across multiple devices and browsers
  • Investigating and prototyping new technologies and frameworks 
  • Writing and maintaining unit tests and automated integration tests
  • Be committed to delivering the best experience for our customers
Who we are looking for:
  • A consistent history of successfully leading, designing and implementing features
  • Deep passion about working on solving deep technical challenges in complex on premise and  cloud-based projects
  • Ability to translate technological options into business terms and interact with customers to create technology solutions to solve mission critical business problems
  • Produce high quality code as per standards set by the team.
  • Contribute to develop strong Engineering Practices. Design Documents, Coding guidelines, Source control, Code reviews, error logging, monitoring solutions, automated Unit tests, integration tests, automating  Build and deployment process, etc.
  • Experience in developing cloud native solutions
  • Willingness to learn and grow in a diverse team environment
  • Experience in solving complex software challenges
  • Infectious enthusiasm for new technologies
Allow us to explain why would want this unique job:

If you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment with a high performing team, and love the idea of being a leader, constantly challenging yourself, and learning new things. If you enjoy staying busy, but like a variety of duties, we promise you won't get bored.  If you want to work in a place that truly values you and your ideas to improve processes and allow us to exceed our customer expectations, this job is for you. 
 
We also offer:
  • We are close to downtown Olympia (where you have access to the water front, Farmer's Market, Capitol Lake and the Capitol Campus).
  • DES promotes wellness (we have internal exercise classes that include Yoga and Boot Camp and we are located in between a neighborhood and downtown with sidewalks to get out and walk or shop).
  • Nearby is the Chehalis bike trail and on-premise bike lockers and shower rooms.
  • A cafeteria in the building (indoor and outdoor seating).
  • Bus service (including the DASH (free) shuttle).
  • Vanpool (commuting) opportunities.
  • Tele/mobile working, flex schedules, compressed work weeks, are available for some positions.
  • And we Love Babies! (we have a Infants in the Workplace program).

Qualifications

Required:

Eight (8) years of information technology experience such as analyzing, designing, installing, maintaining or programming computer software or web applications, data, systems analysis and software testing;

AND

  • Eight (8) year of experience developing and enhancing applications using Visual Studio, C#, VB.Net, ASP.Net, Java, C++ OR similar high-level languages and tools.
  • Four (4) years of experience developing web applications using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, ASP.NET, MVC, Angular, or similar framework and technologies.
  • Four (4) years of experience testing or overseeing testing of applications.
  • Two (2) years of experience performing data analysis via SQL querying.
  • Two (2) years of experience using Microsoft Office Suite.
Please note:  experience may be concurrent

OR

An Associate's degree OR equivalent two (2) years of vocational training in a technical field AND Two (2) years of demonstrated experience in relevant Business Analysis, Programming or Software Testing.

AND
  • Seven (7) years of experience developing and enhancing applications using Visual Studio, C#, VB.Net, ASP.Net, Java, C++ or similar high level languages and tools.
  • Seven (7) years of experience developing web applications using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, ASP.NET, MVC, Angular, or similar framework and technologies.
  • Seven (7) years of experience testing or overseeing testing of applications.
  • Five (5) years of experience performing data analysis via SQL querying.
  • Three (3) years of experience using Microsoft Office Suite or similar product.
Please note:  experience may be concurrent
 
OR

Bachelor's degree in computer science, Information Systems or related technical discipline. AND One (1) year of demonstrated experience in relevant Business Analysis, Programming OR Software Testing.

AND
  • Five (5) years of experience developing and enhancing applications using Visual Studio, C#, VB.Net, ASP.Net, Java, C++ or similar high level languages and tools.
  • Five (5) years of experience developing web applications using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, ASP.NET, MVC, Angular, or similar framework and technologies.
  • Five (5) years of experience testing or overseeing testing of applications.
  • Three (3) years of experience performing data analysis via SQL querying.
  • Three (3) years of experience using Microsoft Office Suite or similar product.
Please note:  experience may be concurrent

Desirable/Preferred:

Master's degree in computer science, Information Systems or related technical/business discipline

AND
  • Two (2) years of experience developing and enhancing applications using Visual Studio, C#, VB.Net, ASP.Net;
  • Two (2) years of experience developing web applications using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, ASP.NET.
  • Two (2) years of experience testing or overseeing testing of applications.
  • Two (2) years of experience performing data analysis via SQL querying.
  • Two (2) years of experience using Microsoft Office Suite.
Please note:  experience may be concurrent

Supplemental Information

Please attach the following documents in order to be considered, failure to do so may result in you not being considered for the position:

  • A letter of interest that shows your personality and voice to describe why you are the successful candidate and how you meet the specific qualifications for this position;
  • Current resume, detailing experience, and education.
Please Note:  ensure you have a current list of at least three (3) professional references with current contact information attached or available to provide at the time of interview.
  
By submitting these materials, you are indicating that all information is true and correct. The state may verify information. Any untruthful or misleading information is cause for removal from the applicant pool or dismissal if employed.
 
Prior to any new appointment into the Department of Enterprise Services, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted.  Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment, but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
 
The Department of Enterprise Services celebrates our differences and we are committed to a workplace that supports equal opportunity employment and inclusion regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity diversity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We will also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws.
 
You are welcome to include the name and pronoun you would like to be referred to in your materials and we will honor this as you interact with our organization.
 
Veterans Preference Notice:
Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and wish to claim Veteran's Preference MUST attach a copy of their DD214, or other verification of military service. Please blackout any personally identifiable data such as social security numbers.

Applicants claiming veteran's preference points must attach the documentation with each on-line application. If you do not provide appropriate documentation to qualify for these preference points, the points will not be awarded.
 
For additional information on Veteran's Preference and guidance on how to determine if you are eligible, click here.
 
Military Spouse Preference Notice:
To take advantage of military spouse preference, you will have an opportunity to identify your status in the supplemental questionnaire.
 
We thank you and are grateful for your service!

Should you have any questions regarding this position or the online application, contact Lolo Florentino Arevalo at (360) 407-8074 or jobs@des.wa.gov.