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.
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
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
- 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.
Three (3) years of IT experience developing systems using
service-oriented design and development using C#, ASP.NET, MVC,
Experience must also include:
- Demonstrated skills in software management and work item
management using Team Foundation Server, Azure DevOps, and
- 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
- Demonstrated skills performing testing as part of the
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
- Research skills - collect, synthesize, and evaluate
- Systems security skills - knowledge of system security
- Problem solving skills.
Preferred Qualifications: Preference may be given to those
that not only meet the qualifications above, but also have the
- Demonstrated skills in Entity Framework, HTML5, SSIS, SSRS, and
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
- 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
- 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 email@example.com
or (360) 664-1960 or toll free (877) 664-1960.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, Washington Relay
Service 711, or HRRecruiting@esd.wa.gov.