Job: IT Specialist 5 - GIS Application Developer, Washington State Department of Transportation, Tumwater, WA

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Job title:
IT Specialist 5 - GIS Application Developer
Job location:
Tumwater, WA  98501 United States
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Date posted:
Job category:
Geospatial Senior Level Specialist
IT Software Development
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Job Description

Note: The recruitment is being reopened in order to expand the candidate pool. This recruitment is open until the position is filled. The hiring authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time. It is recommended that interested applicants submit materials as soon as possible. Application screening will be ongoing weekly.

The Opportunity:
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is seeking an experienced Information Technology Specialist to fill the role of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Application Developer.

Are you an experienced Application Developer skilled in creating desktop and web applications? Are you looking to expand your skills to include geospatial development? Bring your talent to the Washington State Department of Transportation and help us meet the growing demand for map enabled applications. In this position you will be responsible for creating and maintaining software solutions that use geospatial technologies to produce solutions for the traveling public and WSDOT staff.

The Transportation Data, GIS and Modeling Office provides applications and components that WSDOT staff use to spatially understand enterprise data and deliver actionable information. As a member of the GIS Development team you will use geospatial technology to deliver custom interactive applications with embedded maps and geospatial analysis tools. These applications are viewed thousands of time day by the traveling public and internal WSDOT Staff.

At WSDOT, we value the importance of creating an environment in which all employees feel respected, included, and empowered to bring unique ideas to the agency. Our diversity and inclusion efforts include embracing different cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives while fostering growth and advancement in the workplace. To learn more, please watch the following video: Why WSDOT?

This position will perform the following work:
Develop, enhance and maintain GIS software applications and systems to support multiple offices in multiple divisions.
Respond to production failures and provide technical support for software applications.
Work closely with customers to assure business requirements are being met
Coordinate and recommend testing strategies for development products to ensure timely resolution of defects.
Coordinate application development efforts.
Coordinate data related issues.
Perform GIS server tuning activities.

Job Requirements

The requirements for this position include:
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Management Information systems or equivalent experience.
Five (5) years technical experience developing applications.
Four (4) years technical experience programming in the C# language.
Four (4) years technical experience developing applications using JavaScript.
Four (4) years technical experience working with current versions of SQL and SQL Server.
Two (2) years technical experience programming in WPF

An ideal candidate for this position will have:
Familiarity with Agile project management and development methodologies.
Two (2) years technical experience programming in WPF.
Experience with effective use of code repositories including Subversion, TFS, and/or Git.
2 years technical experience developing GIS applications.
2 years' experience maintaining current versions of ESRI's ArcGIS Server
2 years GIS Analyst skills
Experience researching and implementing project management tools and methodologies.
College level or formal training in, Cartography, and Geography
Experience with continuous integration strategies and technologies
Experience with cloud-based infrastructure and services
(Job number: 3831714)
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