LegTech Careers

Available Position


Full Stack Web Developer


SALARY: $60,000.00 - $90,000.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 11/13/17
CLOSING DATE: Continuous 

DESCRIPTION:

The Legislative Service Center, also known as LEG-TECH (pronounced 'LEDGE-TECK') is the dedicated technology solutions provider for the Washington State Legislature. We are a team of committed professionals who are passionate about technology and providing world-class IT support to our valued customers in the Legislature. Whether it takes the form of hardware and software troubleshooting, application development, training, or network services, we support a connected Legislature!

We are looking for a passionate full stack web developer who is interested in joining the software development team responsible for the Legislature's suite of committee, caucus, and web applications. While we support a variety of internal and external applications, our focus is shifting towards the web. We want someone with demonstrable web development experience who can hit the ground running and contribute quickly. The ability to function collaboratively within our agile team and support the priorities of the Legislature are critical characteristics of our new developer.

Our developers are provided with the opportunity to do much more than just write code. The developer group at LEG-TECH is different than others in state government because we develop the mission-critical, custom applications for the Legislature, rather than outsourcing that work. We embrace a culture that encourages innovation and forward thinking. The Legislature has lots of ideas about how software can help them, but we control our design and application architecture, and the group makes the decisions regarding applications design, methodologies, and technologies. We offer competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package, flexible work schedules, training, and colleagues who truly enjoy what they do.

DUTIES:

You Will Have an Opportunity to:

  • Leverage your skills and talents to build and support applications that give our customers the tools they need to do the work of the Legislature and give the public the information they need to interact with the Legislature.
  • Collaborate with our dedicated teams of professionals throughout the agency who care about their work and exceeding customer expectations.
  • Bring your ideas to the table for providing innovative solutions for our customers' needs.

Our Ideal Candidate:

  • Combines enthusiasm with a passion for technology.
  • Demonstrates excellent people skills and sensitivity when working with a diverse group of customers who may have different or competing needs.
  • Can multi-task with composure while dealing with multiple simultaneous customer issues.
  • Is organized and methodical, yet flexible enough to handle shifting priorities situations that aren't clear-cut.
  • Has an ability to process new and complex information and collaborate with customers and our technical staff when troubleshooting resolutions in a calm manner.
  • Can effectively troubleshoot all types of Windows related issues on customer machines, both over the phone and in person.
  • Conveys a professional demeanor in dress, appearance, communication and attitude.

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications:

  • Five years or more professional experience in software development.
  • Demonstrable experience with our core suite of tools and practices:
    • C#
    • MVC
    • Restful web services, such as WebAPI or WCF
    • Use of HTML 5, CSS for Responsive Web Design
    • JavaScript/jQuery
    • Ajax
    • SQL
    • Unit testing
    • Multi-layer application design
    • Object-oriented design using design patterns

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or allied field. Equivalent experience may substitute, year for year, for the preferred education.
  • Experience with the following would be preferred:
    • jQuery Mobile
    • .NET Core
    • TFS
    • ORM frameworks, such as Entity Framework or NHibernate
    • IIS/Windows Server
    • SSRS
    • Automated testing
    • Automated builds
    • Angular/Knock Out/other JavaScript frameworks

Supplemental Information:
Interested persons should submit the following:

  • A letter of interest describing applicable qualifications and experience.
  • A résumé detailing the name(s) of employer(s), length of employment, position titles and scope of responsibilities.
  • Answers to the following questions:
    1. Describe your ability to perform in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment. How do you set priorities, use resources, and follow up on commitments?
    2. What is the most important aspect or characteristic you would bring to this position? Describe why you believe this is essential to the position.
    3. Describe your most challenging professional experience. Explain why and what was done to successfully meet the challenge.

Submit materials to:

Legislative Service Center, LEG-TECH
2404 Chandler Ct. SW
Olympia, WA 98502-6034
Attn: Personnel or e-mail to:
lscpersonnel@leg.wa.gov

SELECTION PROCESS:
Screening will begin immediately and this recruitment is open until filled. Initial screening will be based solely on the information provided by the candidate.

Interviews will be granted to candidates most closely matching the hiring criteria.

LEG-TECH is an equal opportunity employer.