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SecureAccess WA UI Developer

Company: State of Washington
Location: Olympia
Posted on: June 5, 2024

Job Description:

Salary: $91,776.00 - $123,468.00 Annually

Location : Thurston County - Olympia, WA

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Remote Employment: Flexible/Hybrid

Job Number: 2024-WaTech-6323-06060

Department: Washington Technology Solutions

Division: CSD

Opening Date: 05/17/2024

Closing Date: 6/2/2024 11:59 PM Pacific


SecureAccess WA UI Developer
(IT Application Development-Senior Specialist)

Join an exciting team!
Washington Technology Solutions (WaTech) is a national leader in adopting new, innovative technologies that transform the way Washingtonians receive state services. WaTech sets the strategic technology direction of the state in multiple domains and programs and is responsible for the state's core technology services.

About the position
This role is part of the Secure Gateway Services (SGS) team in the Computing Services Division (CSD). This team handles the security infrastructure for the entire state, which includes managing proxy servers, authentication systems, logging, monitoring, file transfers, and the internal certificate authority. The main focus of SGS is SecureAccess Washington, which lets people access state services online. This includes paying taxes, applying for unemployment benefits, accessing social service benefits, and getting law enforcement data. The team ensures secure access to these essential services for the people and businesses of Washington.

As a SecureAccess WA UI Developer, you will be relied on to enhance the User Interface for resident users of SecureAccess Washington. In this role you will perform analysis of business problems in a wide variety of security technologies to provide strategic vision to guide integrations of new technology to legacy systems.


Some of what to expect with this role:

  • Review changes to industry standards for equity and accessibility in software design and web applications. Then implements changes to enhance usability for clients.
  • Host demonstrations allowing internal and external stakeholders to visualize the final product and test specific features or functionalities to ensure they meet the desired objectives.
  • Ensure users have control over the interface to navigate, customize, and adjust settings according to their preferences.
  • Create a friendly and helpful design, and continuously work to implement new features while also working to reduce frustration and confusion.
  • Create proof of concept applications (mock-ups) to demonstrate proposed solutions. This describes the implementation of new software, platforms, or tools to meet the demands of residents using our platform.
  • Interpret customer and internal and external Quality Assurance (QA) business requirements for enhancements to SAW's User Interface (UI).
  • Create new user interfaces (CSS, HTML, JavaScript) for internal and external feedback, testing, and Quality Assurance.
  • Review industry trends, technology developments, best practices, and security standards such as OWASP/NIST to avoid mistakes that could lead to vulnerabilities on SAW's UI (Cross-site scripting (XSS), cross site request forgery (CSRF) attacks, clickjacking attacks, and third-party assets' security risks).
  • Provide initial verification of and advise internal QA planners on how to thoroughly verify that changes to UI design accommodate low vision and keyboard-only users by applying appropriate contrast and following accessibility standards for screen readers such as JAWS.
  • Provide initial verification and advise internal QA plan on how to thoroughly verify that all paths and routes within the design are appropriately translated to Spanish, including errors, help content, and any other content provided to the end user.
    Here's what we're looking for:
    • Nine years of Web Development experience. This must include hands on working experience with the following:
      • Four years' experience in web development, with a focus on user interface design.
      • Four years' experience with Python, bash scripting, and Linux.
      • Four years' experience with HTML, JavaScript, and CSS.
      • Two years' experience in implementing web applications using JSP. **Formal education or completion of an accredited certificate program may be substituted on a year for year basis for up to four years of the required experience**
        • Must possess and maintain or be able to acquire and maintain within six months of employment a Linux+ certification.
          Preference may be granted to applicants with the following:
          • Two years' experience developing with SAML 2.0, OpenID Connect, or other similar federated identity provider implementations.
          • Two years' experience with a large, high volume 24x7 customer or service provider network, providing an enterprise class service.
          • Demonstrated experience implementing web interfaces that support screen readers such as JAWS.
          • Experience with responsive web design.
          • Prior experience integrating with operation of SIEM with high traffic web applications.
            We value diversity and different perspectives:
            WaTech is committed to providing equal access and opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees. We seek to attract and retain a diverse staff and welcome your experiences, perspectives, and unique identity.

            What WaTech Offers:
            As an employee of WaTech, you'll have access to an outstanding that includes medical and dental plan options for you and your family, paid leave and holidays, retirement plan options and more.

            While WaTech is headquartered in Olympia, Washington, which is near some of the country's most , we are able to offer many of our positions telework and flexible schedule options to help support a healthy work life balance.

            To learn more about WaTech, and what our employees enjoy about working here, please .

            How to apply:
            Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Please select the large "apply button" at the top of this announcement. You may need to create a profile and account in Washington state's automated application system. We invite you to include your name and pronouns in your material to ensure we address you correctly throughout the application process.

            To be considered for this position you will need to:
            • Submit your online application.
            • Answer all required Supplemental Questions.
            • Attach a Letter of Interest that addresses how your experience qualifies you for this role.
            • Attach a Resume that clearly documents the work history, training, and education that makes you a viable and competitive candidate for this position.
            • Include Three professional references and their contact information. Applicants wishing to claim Veterans Preference should attach a copy of their DD-214 (Member 4 copy), NGB 22, or signed verification of service letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to their application. (Please redact any personally identifiable data such as social security number prior to submittal.)

              Note: Applications without the requested attachments identified above or containing supplemental question responses with comments such as "see resume" may lead to your application being disqualified from consideration.

              Conditions of employment:
              This position requires a background check. 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 and is a continued condition of employment.

              Recruitment process:
              The first round of application assessments will be conducted seven days after the initial job posting date. The hiring authority reserves the right to offer the position at any time after the initial seven-day job posting date during the recruitment process. It is to the applicant's advantage to apply as early as possible. This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions.

              Contact us: For inquiries about this position, please contact Rebekah Wilkes at (360) 407-8646 or email to

              Persons requiring accommodation in the application process or for an alternative format may contact Human Resources at (360) 407-8242 or . Persons of disability or those who are deaf or hard of hearing can call the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388. WaTech complies with the employment eligibility verification requirements of the federal Form I-9. The selected candidate must be able to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States consistent with the requirements of that form on the first day of employment.

              Supplemental Information

              More than Just a Paycheck!
              Employee benefits are not just about the kind of services you get, they are also about how much you may have to pay out of pocket. Washington State offers one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation.

              We understand that your life revolves around more than just your career. Like everyone, your first priority is ensuring that you and your family will maintain health and financial security. That's why choice is a key component of our benefits package. We have a selection of health and retirement plans, paid leave, staff training and other compensation benefits that you can mix and match to meet your current and future needs.

              Read about our benefits:
              The following information describes typical benefits available for full-time employees who are expected to work more than six months. Actual benefits may vary by appointment type or be prorated for other than full-time work (e.g. part-time); view the job posting for benefits details for job types other than full-time.

              Note: If the position offers benefits which differ from the following, the job posting should include the specific benefits.

              Insurance Benefits
              Employees and their families are covered by medical (including vision), dental and basic life insurance. There are multiple medical plans with affordable monthly premiums that offer coverage throughout the state.

              Staff are eligible to enroll each year in a medical flexible spending account which enables them to use tax-deferred dollars toward their health care expenses. Employees are also covered by basic life and long-term disability insurance, with the option to purchase additional coverage amounts.

              To view premium rates, coverage choice in your area and how to enroll, please visit the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) website. The Washington Wellness program from the Health Care Authority works with PEBB to support our workplace wellness programs.

              Dependent care assistance allows the employee to save pre-tax dollars for a child or elder care expenses.

              Other insurance coverage for auto, boat, home, and renter insurance is available through payroll deduction.

              The Washington State Employee Assistance Program promotes the health and well-being of employees.

              Retirement and Deferred Compensation
              State Employees are members of the Washington Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS). New employees have the option of two employer contributed retirement programs. For additional information, check out the Department of Retirement Systems' web site.

              Employees also have the ability to participate in the Deferred Compensation Program (DCP). This is a supplemental retirement savings program (similar to an IRA) that allows you control over the amount of pre-tax salary dollars you defer as well as the flexibility to choose between multiple investment options.

              Social Security
              All state employees are covered by the federal Social Security and Medicare systems. The state and the employee pay an equal amount into the system.

              Public Service Loan Forgiveness
              If you are employed by a government or not-for-profit organization, and meet the qualifying criteria, you may be eligible to receive student loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

              Full-time and part-time employees are entitled to paid holidays and one paid personal holiday per calendar year.

              Note: Employees who are members of certain Unions may be entitled to additional personal leave day(s), please refer to position specific Collective Bargaining Agreements for more information.

              Full-time employees who work full monthly schedules qualify for holiday compensation if they are employed before the holiday and are in pay status for at least 80 nonovertime hours during the month of the holiday; or for the entire work shift preceding the holiday.

              Part-time employees who are in pay status during the month of the holiday qualify for the holiday on a pro-rata basis. Compensation for holidays (including personal holiday) will be proportionate to the number of hours in pay status in the month to that required for full-time employment, excluding all holiday hours. Pay status includes hours worked and time on paid leave.

              Sick Leave
              Full-time employees earn eight hours of sick leave per month. Overtime eligible employees who are in pay status for less than 80 hours per month, earn a monthly proportionate to the number of hours in pay status, in the month to that required for full-time employment. Overtime exempt employees who are in pay status for less than 80 hours per month do not earn a monthly accrual of sick leave.

              Sick leave accruals for part-time employees will be proportionate to the number of hours in pay status, in the month to that required for full-time employment. Pay status includes hours worked, time on paid leave and paid holiday.

              Vacation (Annual Leave)
              Full-time employees accrue vacation leave at the rates specified in (1) or the applicable collective bargaining agreement (CBA). Full-time employees who are in pay status for less than 80 nonovertime hours in a month do not earn a monthly accrual of vacation leave.

              Part-time employees accrue vacation leave hours in accordance with (1) or the applicable collective bargaining agreement (CBA) on a pro rata basis. Vacation leave accrual will be proportionate to the number of hours in pay status, in the month to that required for full-time employment.

              Pay status includes hours worked, time on paid leave and paid holiday.

              As provided in , an employer may authorize a lump-sum accrual of vacation leave or accelerate the vacation leave accrual rate to support the recruitment and/or retention of a candidate or employee for a Washington Management Service position. Vacation leave accrual rates may only be accelerated using the rates established WAC 357-31-165.

              Note: Most agencies follow the civil service rules covering leave and holidays for exempt employees even though there is no requirement for them to do so. However, agencies are required to adhere to the applicable RCWs pertaining holidays and leave.

              Military Leave
              Washington State supports members of the armed forces with 21 days paid military leave per year.

              Bereavement Leave
              Most employees whose family member or household member dies, are entitled to three (3) days of paid bereavement leave. In addition, the employer may approve other available leave types for the purpose of bereavement leave.

              Additional Leave
              Leave Sharing

              Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
              Leave Without Pay

              Please visit the State HR Website for more detailed information regarding benefits.

              Updated 12-31-2022


              Please select the option that best describes how you meet the required qualifications:
              • I have nine years of Web Development experience.
              • I have a combination of education or completion of an accredited certificate program and Web Development experience that totals nine years.
              • I do not have the required experience and/or education, but I am willing to learn.


                Do you have four years of experience in web development, with a focus on user interface design?
                • Yes
                • No


                  Please briefly explain how you gained the experience in question #2. If this does not apply type "N/A"


                  Do you have four years of experience with Python, bash scripting, and Linux?
                  • Yes
                  • No


                    Please explain how you gained the experience in question #4. If this does not apply, use "N/A"


                    Do you have four years of experience with HTML, JavaScript, and CSS?
                    • Yes
                    • No


                      Please briefly explain how you gained the experience in question #6. If this does not apply type "N/A"


                      Do you have two years of experience in implementing web applications using JSP?
                      • Yes
                      • No


                        Please briefly explain how you gained the experience in question #8. If this does not apply type "N/A"


                        Will you now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H-1B visa status or F1 OPT etc.)?
                        • Yes
                        • No

                          Required Question

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