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Leg-Tech Careers

Available Positions

Software Engineer
DevOps Infrastructure Engineer


SOFTWARE ENGINEER
SALARY: $101,844.00 - $121,056.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 07/08/2021
CLOSING DATE: 08/16/2021 5:00PM

Description

Screening will begin immediately, therefore we encourage you to submit your application materials as soon as possible. The Hiring Manager reserves the right to close the posting at any time once a selection has been made.

LEG-TECH is an equal opportunity employer.

Starting salary is between $101,844 and $121,056.00 annually depending on qualifications.

If you are looking for an exciting opportunity to advance your career in the information technology field, your timing is perfect! 

LEG-TECH in Olympia, WA is seeking full-time developers to join our software development team. We are looking for team members who are passionate about information technology, willing to learn new technologies, interested in working in a dynamic environment that emphasizes team success, and are ready to hit the ground running.
 
LEG-TECH provides IT services to the Washington State Legislature. The agency offers a forward-thinking environment, both in terms of keeping pace with technological advances and by encouraging professional growth with training and project opportunities. This is a great place to grow your career!
 
Our developers are working with technologies such as Azure DevOps, .Net Core, HTML5, MVC, SQL, XML, Bootstrap, Entity Framework, WPF, MSMQ, and XSLT. Our development team at LEG-TECH is a little more unique than others in state government. We develop mission-critical custom applications for the Legislature, who, as our key stakeholders provide the product vision and business value for our custom software. Our development team is empowered to make the decisions regarding application design, architecture, methodologies, and technologies. Because of our unique environment, the agency provides additional time and resources to investigate new technologies and methods with the opportunity to experiment

LEG-TECH offers competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package, flexible work schedules, and colleagues who truly enjoy what they do. LEG-TECH has always supported remote work and is currently 100% remote.

To find out more about LEG-TECH please visit our website.

Duties

  • Design software to support the Washington State Legislature. This may include legislative committee processes, caucus staff activities, bill drafting, chamber floor processes, legislator activities, presenting legislative information to the public, and back-office processes. Build and maintain applications for the Legislature. Includes Windows and web applications in C# / .NET Core, web applications in HTML5 and Bootstrap, and applications that process text stored in XML. Write and execute unit tests and automated build scripts. 
  • Build RESTful APIs that are shared by many applications. 
  • Work with other developers to refine our standards and principles.
  • This position may require long hours or weekend work during the legislative session, special- session, and/or pre-session preparations.

Qualifications

We are interested in candidates who have the following skills and interests:

  • 8+ years as a full stack, object-oriented developer with hands on experience implementing and deploying modern web solutions.
  • A Bachelor’s degree with a focus on programming, software development or software engineering (Equivalent experience may substitute, year for year, for the preferred education).
  • At least two years of experience in using modern object-oriented development languages and tools (e.g., C#, Java)
  • Experience in multi-tier application design
  • Experience in working with an ORM / RDBMS 
  • Experience with, or interest in, various parts of software development including: design patterns, unit testing, XML, UI/UX tools and practices, DevOps/CI/CD and building out delivery pipelines.
  • Experience working with agile development practices 
  • A commitment to providing excellent customer service
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, with an ability to discuss complex concepts with technical and non-technical staff and customers 
  • The capability to work independently and as a contributing project team member

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 the aspect of software development that you are most passionate about and why.                                                             
Submit paperwork to:
Legislative Service Center (LEG-TECH)
106 11th Ave. SW, Suite 2400
Olympia, WA 98501
Attn: Personnel or e-mail to:
Personnel@legtech.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.


DEVOPS INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEER
SALARY: $85,000 - $117,000 Annually
OPENING DATE: 07/20/2021
CLOSING DATE: 08/20/2021 5:00 PM

Description

Screening will begin immediately, therefore we encourage you to submit your application materials as soon as possible. The Hiring Manager reserves the right to close the posting at any time once a selection has been made.​

LEG-TECH is an equal opportunity employer.

Starting salary is between $85,000 and $117,000 annually depending on qualifications.


The Legislative Service Center, also known as LEG-TECH (pronounced 'LEDGE-TECK') is the non-partisan technology solutions provider for the Washington State Legislature. We are a team of highly competent technology professionals committed to consistently meeting or exceeding customer and team expectations with innovative products and services. Our team is passionate about technology and aims to provide a world-class IT customer service experience. Whether it takes the form of back-end infrastructure services, hardware and software troubleshooting, application development, supporting our hybrid cloud/on-premise environment, direct front-line customer support, help desk or training, we support a connected Legislature.
 
LEG-TECH offers competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package, flexible work schedules, and colleagues who truly enjoy what they do. Currently, LEG-TECH is working 100% remotely.

To find out more about LEG-TECH please visit our website.

Duties

Some of the Things You Will Enjoy Doing in this Role

  • Leveraging your skills and talents to support our data and application hosting infrastructure, which includes high availability, security, backup and recovery, performance tuning, capacity planning, and implementing solutions to improve system stability and quality.
  • Working hand in hand with our software development team to design, build, and deploy custom software solutions. Providing expert consultation in terms of database and application infrastructure design, security, performance optimization and deployment strategies.
  • Supporting the software development lifecycle using modern DevOps tools, techniques and processes to deploy database and application changes.  Serves as a liaison between application development teams and operational infrastructure teams.
  • While the emphasis of this job is on data management you will have the opportunity to learn and contribute to other infrastructure needs, including web application management, software release processes and cloud technologies. 
  • Working to continuously improve our existing systems using process standardization and automation.  You will have opportunities to use emerging technology and cloud platforms.
  • Participating in LEG-TECH project teams where your expertise and skills in data management, application management or DevOps will be used to translate customer requirements into effective solutions.
  • Collaborating with customers and other LEG-TECH staff to identify requirements, establish mutually agreed upon outcomes, and plan for and implement changes to systems.
  • Independently managing your own workload in a fast-paced, business critical environment. Proactively identifying your own support needs and seeking out collaboration to solve potential issues before they impact customers or teammates.
Our Ideal Candidate
  • Has proficiency in Microsoft SQL Server administration. Including: installation, configuration, troubleshooting, performance management and backup/recovery.
  • Has proficiency in relational database design, data reporting and data security.
  • Has an understanding of the Agile development methodology and is excited to participate in Scrum-driven projects with our software development teams.
  • Has experience automating repetitive tasks and is interested in DevOps practices and supporting the application development lifecycle.
  • Has experience managing application hosting infrastructure such as IIS.
  • Is customer focused. Uses customer expectations to define what success looks like for their systems. Makes clear commitments. Sets goals and strives to achieve them. Challenges the status quo in the interest of adding customer value to all we do. Strives to “get to yes.”
  • Displays a strong sense of ownership in the systems they are expert in. Speaks with confidence about those systems, provides plans and solutions, identifies recommendations and impacts, holds themselves and others accountable for the performance of their domains.
  • Is big picture oriented and accountable for system performance and reliability. Proactively creates plans for updates, migrations, root cause analysis, all other activities related to their systems. Sees all problems with the system through to successful resolution. 

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years of work experience as a Database Administrator, DevOps Engineer, Infrastructure Engineer, or equivalent role.
Desired Qualifications
  • Minimum 3 years of work experience managing Microsoft SQL Server.
  • Minimum 2 years of work experience with automation or scripting with Microsoft PowerShell or equivalent.
  • Minimum 2 years of work experience working with DevOps tools in a Microsoft environment.
  • Minimum 2 years of work experience supporting application infrastructure or websites.
  • Minimum 1-year experience with cloud technologies such as Azure or AWS.
This position may require long hours or weekend work during the legislative session, special session, and/or pre-session preparations.

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 paperwork to:
Legislative Service Center (LEG-TECH)
106 11th Ave. SW, Suite 2400
Olympia, WA 98501
Attn: Personnel or e-mail to:
Personnel@legtech.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.