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Software Engineer - Journey (2021-01339) Lacey *RP

Company: State of Washington
Location: Olympia
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

 

In hopes to expand our applicant pool, this job is being re-posted and will remain open until a selection is made. Application review will be ongoing, therefore we encourage you to submit your application materials as soon as possible. If you have already applied, you are still under consideration and do not need to apply again. The Hiring Manager reserves the right to close the posting at any time once a selection has been made.  

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Your opportunity to be a key part of how we live our vision and BUILD the nation's best and most future ready workforce - starting right at ESD!

Power to Help: Here at Employment Security, we believe in the Power to Help when people need it most. We provide economic security to the people of Washington every day and in every corner of the state. We help people find jobs, provide our communities with inclusive workforce solutions that promote economic resilience and prosperity, and we are now providing paid family and medical leave!

Power of a Job: The Information Technology Services Division (ITSD) improves our business by providing innovative IT support and services. As our Software Engineer, you will be a member of the Application Development team, which is integral to the successful implementation of information systems and high-profile initiatives that impact significant and fundamental public services. Your expertise in designing, developing, and maintaining software applications will directly contribute to our mission by providing our communities with inclusive workforce solutions that promote economic resilience and prosperity.  

 

If you are ready to join a team of pioneering IT professionals continuously improving our customer's experience and service levels, then we hope you will apply today!

 

More than Just a Paycheck!  Washington State offers one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation. To read more about our benefits, click on the following employee benefit links:

  • Benefits (insurance, retirement, and related benefits)
  • Vacation, Leave, and Holidays
  • Special Programs (additional benefits)

As a Software Engineer, you will develop and maintain IT applications, systems, and enhancements based on requests for IT services from our business customers. You will also be responsible for the development and execution of application testing to ensure that the code implemented during development and the enhancements made are accurate and functional. Your ability to create and maintain technical documentation for research and reference and provide application production support is key for continued availability, utility, flexibility and responsiveness to application systems and continuity of service.

For a full description of duties - please click here to request from recruiter: PDF RequestBachelor's Degree in Information Technology or closely related field.

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Three (3) years of IT experience developing systems using service-oriented design and development using C#, ASP.NET, MVC, JavaScript, .NET Core and T-SQL.

 

Experience must also include:

  • Demonstrated skills in software management and work item management using Team Foundation Server, Azure DevOps, and Git.
  • Demonstrated skills performing the full application life cycle activities of the standard Application Life Cycle Methodology (Scrum, Kanban, Waterfall, etc.)
  • Continuous development of skills related to new tools and techniques related to application development, maintenance and support.
  • Demonstrated skills performing testing as part of the SDLC.

 

OR a combination of education and/or relevant IT experience equating to 7 years.

The most successful candidate will also have the following:

  • Oral communication skills - clearly communicate and understand information based on the knowledge of the audience.
  • Workload management skills - work efficiently, remain focused, and handle interruptions effectively.
  • Customer service skills - build and maintain customer relations and satisfaction.
  • Research skills - collect, synthesize, and evaluate information.
  • Systems security skills - knowledge of system security issues.
  • Problem solving skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference may be given to those that not only meet the qualifications above, but also have the following. 

  • Demonstrated skills in Entity Framework, HTML5, SSIS, SSRS, and Linq.

Please attach a Resume and Cover Letter to your on-line application (through the Add Attachment(s) field).

  • A resume will not substitute for the "work experience" section of the application or vice versa.
  • Applications with blank fields, or supplemental question responses with comments such as "see attachments" may be considered incomplete.

Other Information

  • Final external candidates must be able to pass the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Fraud Check.
  • Position may require occasional travel to field offices within the state, and/or for meetings and/or training. Must meet requirements to operate state vehicles.
  • This recruitment may be used to fill additional agency-wide positions in accordance with Article 4 of the WFSE Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • The Employment Security Department is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
  • If you are having technical difficulties creating, accessing or completing your application, please contact careershelp@des.wa.gov or (360) 664-1960 or toll free (877) 664-1960.

 

Modern Workplace

ESD is diligent and remains focused on creating a modern workplace designed to meet the needs of a changing workforce. We have wellness programs, telework policies and flexible schedules and are working to update our facilities all over the state to enhance both the client and employee experience. 

 

Opportunity for All

The Washington Employment Security Department is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, veterans or people with military status, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Please include your name and pronouns in your application, to ensure we address you appropriately throughout the application process.

If you are a person with a disability and would like to request an accommodation in the application process, if you need this job announcement in an alternate format, or if you have general questions about this opportunity, please contact Carolyn Haley on the Talent Acquisition Team at chaley@esd.wa.gov, Washington Relay Service 711, or HRRecruiting@esd.wa.gov.   

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