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Senior Web Application Developer

Posted on Feb 10, 2020 by Oregon Department of Education

Oregon City, OR
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Senior Web Application Developer

Oregon Department of Education

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Current Internal State of Oregon Employees please use your Workday account - go to Career - Internal - Find jobs to apply! All others - To apply for this position, click on the "" link above to fill out the online application and submit by the posted closing date and time.

Employees who are Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) participating members will have their base salary increased by 6.95% and pay a 6% employee contribution to PERS; the salary range noted above reflects base salary only.

At the Oregon Department of Education , we hire a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse workforce strengthens our organization. We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all of our employees can thrive. If you have a passion for providing exceptional service and thrive in a fast-paced environment, then we want to hear from you!

We are currently seeking two Senior Web Application Developer (front-end; Information Systems Specialist 7) positions. One position will be a full-time, limited duration (scheduled to end June 30, 2021) position and one will be full-time, permanent position, both in our Salem, Oregon office is represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

These two Senior Web Application Developer positions are located in the Office of Finance & Information Technology, specifically in IT's Application Development Unit. This unit's primary functions are the support of technology to deliver on initiatives and meet ODE's technology needs in support of the ODE mission to foster excellence for every learner through innovation, collaboration, leadership and service to our education partners. The work of OFIT affects all internal staff and every school, program, school district and ESD in the state. Nearly all students in the State of Oregon public school system are affected by the work in this unit.

Our application development team is looking for an innovative, outgoing new members to help us develop and support our applications and database systems. Our team includes Business Analysts, Quality Assurance Analysts, Application Developers and Database Developers. We work together as a team to provide our customers the best solutions for their education needs.

What you will do !

The persons we seek will be responsible for:
Analyzing business requirements
Working together with team members to design web applications
Provide application development expertise at the senior level for large, complex systems that span multiple business lines
Work directly with business analyst, other developers and customers to problem-solve issues, plan future development needs and document application specifications

You will be expected to:
Work on a multitude of applications that support the work of ODE staff and education professionals in Oregon
Learn to use the ODE standard tool-set for development, security, accessibility monitoring and coding, documentation, communication and deployment of changes on a weekly basis
Develop, maintain, fix and design web and Windows applications
Rewrite old applications to meet customer and enterprise needs
Work in a demanding, fun and fast-paced environment
Work independently and with teams on multiple simultaneous projects

Commitment to Equity:

In addition to the cultivation of equitable practices across all aspects of your position description, also:
Learns and applies knowledge and skills to interrupt systemic oppression
Consistently treats our customers, sponsors, stakeholders, partners, vendors, the public and co-workers with dignity and respect. Creates and maintains a work environment that is welcoming and respectful of diversity. Sets clear guidelines and models expected professional behaviors

Working Conditions :

Typical office environment. Will spend majority of workday using computers and other technology devices. May require occasional evening or weekend work to meet deadlines or resolve problems. At times may be requested to be on call to resolve technology issues to ensure uninterrupted network services to staff and school district users. Occasional travel to other agency sites. A valid driver's license is preferred, or the employee must be able to provide an acceptable alternative method of transportation.

What are we looking for?


(a) Six (6) years of information systems experience in application development:


(b) An Associate's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field, OR completion of a two (2) year accredited vocational training program in information technology or related field;


four (4) years of information systems experience in application development:


(c) A Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related field


two (2) years of information systems experience in application development:


(d) Master's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related field may substitute for all of the above.

Required experience:

The developer must have experience and the capability to program in the following:


Must have working knowledge of:
TFS - Team Foundation Server
Visual Studio

Desired Attributes/Skills

The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes:
Strong customer service skills
Knowledge and experience in application lifecycle, tools and technologies
Intermediate to expert skill in writing , classic ASP and MVC applications using or C#
Proficient in using Microsoft Visual Studio
Intermediate to expert knowledge with the following technology: HTML5, CSS and IIS
Experience working experience with web development technologies including the following
HTML5, Rest, JQuery, JSON and XML
Intermediate skills in creating Web Services
Intermediate to expert skills in SQL, database programming and familiarity with Microsoft SQL server databases
Intermediate skills with Microsoft Team Foundation Server
Experience creating intuitive interfaces and interaction using best practices and current Web trends
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to interact with a variety of customers and stakeholders
Ability to effectively solve problems in an active, multi-tasking environment
Ability to learn quickly and adapt to the changing environments
Ability to work with minimal direction and supervision
Team player and works well with people from diverse backgrounds
Understand and remediate applications that are not accessible based on WCAG 2.0 standards

Our Amazing Benefits!

Did you know that the State of Oregon is on the Forbes Top 500 list of America's Best Large Employers? When you join us, you are joining a fast-paced, creative environment with colleagues who are passionate about public service and impact the lives of children and families statewide.
Excellent medical, vision and dental benefit package for the employee and qualified family members with very low monthly out-of-pocket cost
Paid days off -
10 paid holidays per year
3 additional paid "Personal Business Days" per year
8 hours of sick leave accumulated every month
Progressive vacation leave accrual, starting at 8 hours per month, with increases every 5 years
In addition to standard medical benefits and employee leave, the state also provides additional optional benefits, such as basic life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, deferred compensation savings program, and flexible spending accounts for health care and child care expenses.

If you have a desire to make a difference in the lives of Oregonians, apply today!

How to apply :

To apply for this position, follow the link above and complete your candidate profile and attach a resume'. For external candidates, please make sure to attach all required documents in the section titled Resume/CV. Internal candidates attach your documents in the section titled Resume/Cover Letter. Failure to attach a resume may result in disqualification of your application . Please contact if you have any questions on the application process.

Help Your Application Rise to the Top!

Your candidate profile and cover letter are the perfect opportunity to highlight your interest in the position and showcase the amazing skills and experience, making you the best candidate for the position. Candidates whose training and/or experience most closely match the requirements and needs of the position and who attach all necessary documents will be eligible for an interview. Submissions will be screened for consistency of information and communication skills at the professional level (attention to detail, spelling, grammar, etc.).

Additional Information
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This recruitment announcement will be used to establish a list of qualified candidates to fill the current vacancy and may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur.
This position is subject to a criminal history check. Adverse background data may be grounds for immediate disqualification.
Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans' preference. For further information, please see the following website: Veterans Resources . You may also call the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs at 1-.
We do not offer VISA sponsorships or transfers at this time. Within three days of hire, you will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States.

Helpful links and contact information :

Learn more about ODE
Understanding the State Application Process
Help & Support webpage
Learn more about Oregon
For additional information you may contact us by email at or call .

The Department of Education is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to a diverse workforce. The Department strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of the people we serve. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don't meet every one of our qualifications listed. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, please feel free to contact us to discuss your application.

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