This recruitment is for multiple levels. Based on your
qualifications and/or experience you will be assessed and may
qualify at the Entry, Journey, or Senior/Specialist level for our
Application Development team. If selected, you may be offered at
any level you qualify.
Here's 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: At the Employment Security Department
(ESD), 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, bridge gaps
in employment and are now providing paid family medical leave.
Power of a Job: The Information Technology Services
Division (ITSD) improves our business by providing innovative IT
support and services. The Unemployment Tax and Benefits (UTAB)
team is looking for multiple levels of Application
Developers (Entry, Journey, and Lead -
Senior/Specialist) to support the UTAB system. This system is
an integrated COTS solution based on Fast Enterprises' GenTax, that
enables efficient and effective Unemployment Insurance (UI) program
administration by providing applications and reports to statewide
users across multiple agencies. These roles also support the
agency's mission and goals by ensuring the UI benefit systems
continue to pay timely benefits as job seekers claim unemployment
during their job search and career transitions.
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!
Salary ranges for these levels are:
- Application Developer - Entry: $68,700 - $90,120 annually
depending on qualifications.
- Application Developer - Journey: $73,848 - $96,888
annually depending on qualifications.
- Lead Application Developer - Senior/Specialist: $85,476 -
$112,176 annually depending on qualifications.
In these Application Developer roles, you will have increasing
responsibility based on your level of expertise. Your technical
knowledge and skill will support the Unemployment Tax and Benefits
(UTAB) system and related interfaces. You will be relied upon to
design, develop, solicit, analyze, and document business requests,
prepare prototypes for solutions, write code, and configure
features in GenTax. As you perform and participate in gathering and
discovering requirements for system changes, you will adhere to
ESD's software development and project management methodologies.
You will also collaborate with other technical staff as you plan
and execute tests and perform technical support and maintenance
PLEASE NOTE: At the Lead (Senior/Specialist) level - you
will assist and mentor other developers, lending your expert
technical support through troubleshooting and training, and work in
partnership with the supervisor and other leads to identify skill
gaps and/or challenges, and propose training, assignments or other
To request a detailed description of the position and its
click here --> Entry Level
click here --> Journey Level
click here --> Lead - Senior/Specialist
Application Developer - Entry
Application Developer - Journey
Lead Application Developer - Senior/Specialist
Education to Experience Equivalences:
Associate Degree = 2 years | Bachelor's Degree = 4 years |
Master's or Higher = 5 years
- Experience supporting production systems.
- Experience with Fast Enterprises' GenTax solution.
- Final external candidates must be able to pass the Unemployment
Insurance (UI) Fraud Check.
- Internet service with speeds of 10mbps download and 2MB upload.
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Attach a resume and letter of interest 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" or "see resume"
may be considered incomplete.
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)
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.
We're 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.
- 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.