WSDOT: Application Developer-IT App Development (Journey) - Tumwater, WA

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’s Information Technology Division (ITD) is currently seeking an experienced IT professional to fill the Application Developer vacancy located in Tumwater, WA. In this role, you will develop, enhance, and maintain web applications for multiple business units, primarily the agency-wide Bridge Preservation Office (BPO). This position is responsible for gathering, analysis, application design, database design, application coding, testing, deployment, problem resolution, and upgrades of applications in an iterative and interactive style of development. As the Application Developer, you will also work independently and as part of a team to develop specifications and code, test, maintain, and enhance complex web applications containing Bridge and related data from multiple databases. Our top candidate will possess strong project management and problem-solving skills, as this position resolves issues for multiple complex systems and applications.

What to Expect
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Application Developer will:
Develop, enhance, and maintain web applications for multiple business units, spanning all agency regions, and including regional, county, and city transportation agencies.
Develop, enhance, and maintain desktop client-server applications for the same entities mentioned above.
Perform analysis tasks including using standard tools to analyze and optimize code and systems for performance and resource utilization.
Implement and improve application security to keep new and current projects under the most current and secure technology available.
Research, understand and prototype new technologies that are required for the successful completion of the project.
Conduct application reviews and assessments for modernization opportunities.
Implement performance tuning in alignment with customer needs.
Work closely with customers to identify and analyze business practices and current solutions.
Recommend alternatives as well as identify future issues given use and data growth.

To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or Programming OR equivalent experience to include at least four (4) years of experience developing applications.
Four (4) years of experience developing applications using C#.
Four (4) years of experience developing applications using ASP.NET.
Four (4) years of experience with SQL Server and T-SQL.
Four (4) years of experience using JavaScript.

It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
Skilled in developing ASP.NET MVC applications.
Skilled in creating reports using SQL Server.
Skilled in developing user interfaces with WPF and XAML.
Skilled in developing Blazor applications.

*To review the full Position Description, please contact the recruiter listed in the Contact Us section of this posting.

Important Notes
This recruitment may also be used to fill additional positions per business needs.
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.
This position is eligible for remote work up to 100%, per supervisor approval.
The recruiting efforts for this position may be extended beyond the displayed closing date for as long and until a sufficient candidate pool has been established. However, the first review of applications will be conducted April 19, 2023. The Appointing Authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time thereafter. It is to your benefit to submit your application as soon as possible.
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 are committed to ensure that our staff experience the reward of public service, while also sustaining a routine that suits each individuals’ lifestyle. As such, there are a number of flexible schedule options available, including occasional telework for eligible positions.
Paid Leave – In addition to 12 paid holidays, full-time employees may earn up to 25 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.
In order 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. NOTE: This information may 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 in order to submit an application 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 via email.

Contact us
For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Robyn Lovely at [email protected]. Please be sure to reference 23DOT-HQ-00494 in the subject line.

Contact Person: Robin Lovely
Email: [email protected]
Location: • ,
Application Method: Apply Online
Base Pay: $76,248 - $102,540 Annually

Posted on April 12, 2023

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