WSDOT: Application Developer - Olympia, WA (Remote Optional)

Employer: Washington State Department of Transportation

Job Description:
Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is the steward of an integrated, multimodal transportation system that helps to ensure people and goods move safely and efficiently throughout the state. In addition to building, maintaining, and operating the state highway system, WSDOT operates the largest ferry system in the nation, manages the world's longest floating bridge, and recently completed the world's widest tunneling project.

The Opportunity
WSDOT is currently seeking a journey-level Application Developer to create and maintain web, console, and mobile applications used by the agency’s Maintenance Operations Division. Additionally, this position will create and maintain SQL scripts and perform database modelling in support of the applications. The incumbent of this position will meet with customers to specify application requirements and will collaborate with teammates to ensure that solutions align with supported project scopes, schedules, and timelines.

What to Expect
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Application Developer will:

Create, enhance, and maintain multi-platform applications.
Lead strategic business initiatives and legislative mandates for supported applications.
Develop and implement standards and procedures for data, data modelling, and data architecture for applications.
Serve as the project leader for integrating new and existing technologies.
Provide technical consultation on enhancements, maintenance, and operation of applications.
Collaborate with stakeholders to identify application needs and resolutions, then translate business requirements into secure, sustainable technology solutions.
Analyze source code and identify potential security vulnerabilities.
Conduct, assess, and implement modernization opportunities.

To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Programming, Information Technology.


Equivalent experience that includes a minimum of four (4) years of experience developing applications.
Four (4) years of experience developing applications using C#, ASP.NET, and JavaScript.
Four (4) years of experience with SQL Server and T-SQL.
The knowledge and ability to:
Develop, enhance, and maintain computer applications.
Understand IT architecture and standards.
Independently perform analysis, design, programming, and implementation of system components and functions.
Identify, analyze, and resolve problems.
Retrieve, understand, and interpret electronic and printed materials.
Communicate effectively with a diverse set of customers and peers.
Provide direct customer service by identifying the customer’s problem, isolating the application problem or need, assisting in the resolution, then verifying results.
Learn and apply new technologies.

It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
One (1) year of experience developing applications for iOS using Objective C or Swift.
Experience developing with jQuery, Knockout, or Bootstrap.
Experience developing ASP.NET MVC applications.
Experience creating dashboards and reports in Microsoft Power BI.

Important Notes
This recruitment may also be used to fill additional positions per business needs.
This position is eligible for remote work up to 100%, per supervisor approval.
In addition to base salary, employees may be entitled to other forms of compensation depending on the type, duties, or location of the position. For union-represented positions, more information on other forms of compensation can be found in the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements. Information on other compensation types for non-represented positions can be found in Chapter 357-28 of the Washington Administrative Code.
Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 357-16-197 mandates that all employees who work for executive cabinet agencies (which includes the Department of Transportation) must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Compliance with this mandate is a condition of employment with WSDOT. Exemption may be granted for religious or medical purposes; however, accommodations will be subject to approval based on the essential functions required of the position.
WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit

Work-Life Balance – We offer flexible work schedules that allow you time for your life outside of this excellent opportunity.
Paid Leave – In addition to 12 paid holidays, full-time employees earn a minimum 14 paid vacation days per year!
Tuition Assistance – Permanent employees have several options for assistance with education expenses, including tuition reimbursement programs, government discounts at participating colleges throughout the state, and eligibility for federal student loan forgiveness.
Plan For Your Future – WSDOT offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a variety of healthcare options. Employees also have their choice of state retirement programs, and much more. Go to State Benefits for more information.
Check out this video to learn more: Why WSDOT?

How to Apply
Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Your relevant experience may be evaluated to determine salary. Therefore, it is very important that the “Work Experience” portion of the application be completed in as much detail as possible.
To be considered for this opportunity, please include the following with your online application:
An attached Resume outlining (in reverse chronological order) your experience to date.
An attached Cover Letter that further explains your qualifications and indicates why you believe you are a viable candidate for this role.
Contact details for a minimum three (3) individuals who can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job-related competencies. This information can be entered in the “References” section of the online application; does not require an additional attachment.
Please click the "APPLY" button to proceed. Note that you will be prompted to either sign in or create an account. This step is required to apply to this opportunity.

WSDOT is an equal opportunity employer. We value the importance of creating an environment in which all employees can feel respected, included, and empowered to bring unique ideas to the agency. Our diversity and inclusion efforts include embracing different cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints while fostering growth and advancement in the workplace. All persons, regardless of race, ethnicity, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity, are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the listed Recruiter.

WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit

Contact us
For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Andrew Huff, at . Please be sure to reference 23DOT-HQ-03938 in the subject line.

Contact Person: Andrew Huff
Location: Thurston County - Olympia, WA (Remote Optional)
Application Method: Apply online
Base Pay: $76,248 - $102,540 Annually

Posted on April 11, 2023

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