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L&I IT Application Developer, Journey

Company: State of Washington
Location: Olympia
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

Our Mission: Keep Washington Safe and Working!  Our Values: Customer Focus, One L&I, Respect, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Learning and Growth, Reliability.

Washington is America's Top State according to U.S. News (2019) and we provide one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation.  Here at the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I), we believe that your voice matters.  We value our employees and offer flexible schedules that respect your work/life balance.  In addition, L&I is a diverse state agency dedicated to the safety and health and security of Washington's 3 million workers. Learn more about L&I, the employer of choice here.

Please Note:  This recruitment will remain open until filled.  Application review will begin immediately, and the position may be filled at any time.

Washington is America's Top State according to U.S. News (2021) and we provide one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation.  Here at the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I), we believe that your voice matters.  We value our employees and offer flexible schedules that respect your work/life balance.  In addition, L&I is a diverse state agency dedicated to the safety and health and security of Washington's 3 million workers. Learn more about L&I, the employer of choice here.

 

Within L&I, our Information Technology Division is responsible for providing information technology based products and services in support of our agency's business priorities. In this role, you will be working for our Application and Data Management group consisting of six development teams. We are responsible for developing and enhancing more than 300 agency software applications and management of agency databases. We also manage the agency's databases and deliver advanced web capabilities to citizens and businesses within Washington State.  Our Enterprise Systems and Services Development Team provides ongoing support of enterprise and domain applications, services and data.

 

 As an Application Developer at the journey level, you will be an expert in this field, and have the opportunity to provide IT application development and support of the Enterprise Shared Services suite of systems and technical support of those applications.  You will also be relied upon to design, develop, test and implement stable and reliable agile driven technologies.  We need your expert skills in optimizing and maintaining our legacy systems, while creating efficient and high-performing systems.

 

 As a technical systems analyst, you'll support requirements gathering and identify new features and develop technical materials to support other developers.  If this sounds like the challenge you've been looking for, then we encourage to join our team by applying now!

  • Modify N-Tier legacy applications and sustain the systems using visual studio, team foundation, and other development tools.
  • Solve system issues and malfunctions; improve data, application servers, and user interface standardization.
  • As an expert developer, you will design, develop and test extensible code using expert level programming strategies.
  • Define re-usable development practices, test components and data structures for extendable software delivery.
  • Provide creative designs that allow the addition of new capabilities and functionality for the products delivered.
  • Define and orchestrate technical changes required for software as a service upgrade; ensuring successful service upgrades, conversions, or integration strategies.
  • Provide Tier 3 level technical expertise for developers and Tier 2 teams in support of all administrative configurations for multiple products.
  • Establish operation level agreements for products and services.
  • As an expert technical developer, lead the product team in proper data management tasks.
  • Provide advanced level technical knowledge in the design, development and implementation of metadata definition, architecture and produce quality data structure requirements, documentation and development strategies.
  • Have expert knowledge, learn and sustain expert knowledge on tools and technologies utilized in this position:
  • Programming languages such as C#, VB .NET, JavaScript, Java, SQL (2012 or greater), Transact SQL
  • 3rd party enterprise services such as OpenText, SSRS and Crystal Reports
  • Microsoft Office technologies (2016 or greater)
  • Microsoft Development tools (Visual Studio 2015+, Team Foundation Server 2015+, SQL Server Management Studio
  • Service Oriented Architecture
  • Data Server and Management technologies 2012+
  • Reporting and Outbound Correspondence Services
  • Microsoft Operating Systems (Windows 2007+)
  • SharePoint 2010+
  • Active Directory
  • GIS and API technologies
  • And many more

Required:

  • 8 years of qualifying IT experience.*

OR

  • Associate's Degree in Information Technology.
  • 6 years of qualifying IT experience.*

OR

  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology.
  • 4 years of qualifying IT experience.*

Please Note: A Master's Degree in Information Technology will substitute for one year of the required IT experience.

  • Qualifying IT Experience Includes:
  • Application data development and application system development work.
  • Performing, analyzing, designing, developing, implementing, testing and maintaining the programming of computer software via applications, services and databases.

ADDITIONAL REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:

  • 4 years of experience with the following:
  • Object Oriented Programming language: .Net, Java, C++, SQL or other OO languages.
  • Data driven technologies and languages, specifically SQL, SSIS, SSMS, SSRS or equivalent.
  • Working with data development tools, platforms, products and API's: IDE - Visual Studio 2015 or comparable; Source Control - TFS 2015 or greater/comparable; Data Management Tools -  SQL, SSMS 2017 or greater/comparable.

Desired:

  • 7 years of experience with the following:
  • Programming languages for SQL, SSIS, SSMS, SSRS, MVC, ASP .Net., JavaScript, JQuery, JSON, XML, CSS.
  • Agile/Scrum, N-Tier, Accessibility and Usability.
  • Web Services, SOAP Services, REST services, WCF, MVC.

  • 3 years of experience with GIS, SSRS, Open Text Xpression suites of products.

Application Process:

The top candidates will be contacted directly to interview for this position. Because the selection will be based on information provided by you, it is in your best interest to identify the knowledge, skills and abilities that address the mandatory and desirable qualifications described in the announcement.

 

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. A letter of interest describing specific qualifications.

  2. A current resume detailing applicable experience and education.

  3. A list of at least three professional references with current telephone numbers.

Other Information:

  • Prior to appointment, a background check that includes a criminal record history review, will be conducted.  
  • Positions requiring travel must have a valid unrestricted driver's license and must be insured if driving a privately owned vehicle on state business.
  • This position is represented by the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE).
  • Candidates who are offered a job with L&I must possess work authorization which does not require sponsorship by the employer for a visa now or in the future.
  • Please note: This announcement may be used to fill multiple positions.
  • Positions requiring skills assessments are administered using CodeSignal. Applicants who are selected to move forward in this hiring process will receive an email invitation within 3 weeks of your application being accepted.  An applicant may complete the assessment when you are ready, but the invitation to complete their assessment will expire 5 days when this invitation was sent.  Once you start the assessment, you will be required to complete it, you cannot start your assessment and then come back to it at a later time. Please look in your email inbox or spam as these invitations are sent by CodeSignal.

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 blackout any personally identifiable data such as social security numbers. For further information, please contact us at Jobs@Lni.wa.gov.

 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Employer

 

Here at Labor and Industries our employees come from all walks of life as do we. We strive to hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds.   All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

We believe in the importance of recognizing the value each of us contribute to the success of the mission of the agency. Having a diverse workforce is this agency's greatest resource of strength and knowledge. It is through the combination of talents and abilities that we can pursue finding effective measures on how we can provide the best customer service. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace for everyone and we strongly mean everyone.

The State of Washington is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with a disability who need assistance in the application process or testing process, or those needing this announcement in an alternative format, may call (360) 902-5700. TTY users should first call 711 to access the Washington Relay Service.  

 

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 award-winning diverse and inclusive organization.

If you have any questions regarding this announcement, program, or the agency please contact Andrea Ballard at baap235@lni.wa.gov.

Keywords: State of Washington, Olympia , L&I IT Application Developer, Journey, Other , Olympia, Washington

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