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Software Developer I

IT PROGRAMMER ANALYST I

Recruitment #17-004469-0006

Introduction

Reimagine a career in public service. At WCC, we are collaborative and team oriented, innovative in our approach, and passionate about our work. We thrive on initiative, creativity and challenges to the status quo. Our employees are valued and empowered. We are proud of our achievements and consider excellence a continuous journey…not a destination end point. If you've got the right stuff:  solid .NET Framework 4.x+ software development skills and a passion for your work, come journey with us.

OUR MISSION

The Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission seeks to secure the equitable and timely administration of the provisions of the Maryland Workers' Compensation law on behalf of its customer, the injured workers and their employers, by providing an efficient forum for the resolution of individual claims.

OUR VISION

The Workers' Compensation Commission envisions a state wherein injured workers and employers are empowered to create an equitable partnership to facilitate prompt and fair resolution of workers' compensation matters.

ABOUT US

Together we profoundly touch the lives of so many people and have enormous responsibility to the community by fulfilling our mission of securing equitable and timely administration of the law. The Commission continues to provide services to our constituent partners at a level rarely met throughout the United States.  The professionalism, work ethic, and technological acumen manifest in our operations allows us to smoothly and effectively manage the challenges which invariably arise.  Every division within the agency plays a vital role in keeping us in the forefront nationally...ARE YOU READY TO MAKE A MEANINGFUL DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY AND PURSUE YOUR CAREER PASSION WITH A NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED LEADER?

 

GRADE

16

LOCATION OF POSITION

Baltimore City

Main Purpose of Job

The State of Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission is currently seeking an energetic, versatile and skilled mid-level .NET Software Developer in the position of Software Developer I. The Software Developer I develops, tests, and implements a broad range of ASP.NET web based software projects. Focus areas include internal business unit applications, external customer applications and services, delivery of business efficiencies, and ensuring high levels of application availability in support of the Agency's mission.

The Software Developer I has a strong customer focus, using innovative approaches to deliver effective technology solutions that also delight customers. The position develops solutions to solve key business and compliance needs in an integrated and simple manner, building in extensibility and security, and balancing the need for flexibility and agility with conformance to best practices.

The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of business systems analysis as well as experience using Agile methods for developing 'N' tier Microsoft .NET Framework based software applications.

POSITION DUTIES

·         Work with internal and external customers to define technical solution requirements that support and facilitate business processes and compliance requirements

 

·         Develop, implement and enhance ASP.NET software applications within the Commission’s relational database, online services web portal, enterprise content management, and workflow environments.

 

·         Provide technical mentoring to junior software developers.

 

·         Work with DBA team to define, test, and implement database designs to support software releases.

 

·         Use highly effective oral and written communications skills to gather requirements and to develop clearly written, understandable, and complete project/user documentation for all assigned projects.

 

·         Provide second level technical support for complex software problems

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Information Technology, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or other information technology related field.  

Experience: Six months of experience designing, developing, testing, implementing and maintaining applications systems and programs using generally accepted computer programming languages or other developmental tools.  

Notes:

1. Candidates may substitute six credit hours of coursework in application analysis and programming using generally accepted computer programming languages or other developmental tools for six months of the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute completion of high school or a high school equivalency certificate and eighteen months of experience converting data from project specifications by writing program code using generally accepted computer programming languages or other developmental tools for the required education.  

3. Candidates may substitute completion of high school or a high school equivalency certificate and fifteen credit hours from an accredited college or university in systems analysis and applications programming using generally accepted computer programming languages or other developmental tools for the required education.  

4. Candidates may substitute experience in one of the following areas: operating computers, scheduling, controlling input and output or maintaining backups or data storage, processing data on computers, evaluating, implementing and maintaining hardware and software, on a year-for-year basis for a high school education.

5. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Computer Systems Programming classifications or Computer Systems Programming specialty codes in the Information Technology field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

The following is a required qualification. Candidates MUST possess the following:

Six months' professional experience developing, testing, implementing and maintaining web software applications on IIS 7.5+ systems using Visual Studio 2012 or newer, MVC (Model View Controller), and .NET Framework 4.x+ with ASP.NET, C#,  jQuery, and HTML5

Applicants must meet the selective qualification to be considered.  Include clear and specific information on your application regarding the qualification.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

·         Microsoft SQL Server 2014+  database development skills and experience

·         Experience with Team Foundation, GIT or other source code management tools.

 

·         Highly effective oral and written communications skills including the ability to develop clearly written, understandable and complete English project/user documentation.

 

·         Software development experience using 'N' tier architecture and object relational mapper (O/RM) technologies

 

·         Experience developing and delivering software under Agile methodologies

 

·         Working knowledge of business systems analysis, enterprise content management (ECM), enterprise transform and load (ETL), legacy transformation, case management, and/or secure web portal systems.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Employee may be required to be on-call or occasionally or asked to work outside of normal work hours or on weekends for production emergencies as well as planned system upgrades and therefore  required to provide the agency with a telephone number or other mutually agreeable contact method where the employee can be reached. 

Employee may be required to drive to Agency Regional Site locations and must have a valid MD Driver's License.

SELECTION PROCESS

Applications will be evaluated based on the materials submitted in relation to the above position responsibilities and requirements. Therefore, it is important to provide complete and accurate information. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.

Successful candidates will be ranked as BEST QUALIFIED, BETTER QUALIFIED, or QUALIFIED and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

It is STRONGLY recommended that you include your resume along with your completed online employment application. During the online application process, use the Resume tab to select a method for including your resume (Upload Your Resume or Type or Copy/Paste Your Resume)

If you are unable to apply online, or encounter difficulty attaching required or optional documentation, you may submit via mail or deliver in person. Please be sure to include your name, identification number (Easy ID#) and job announcement number (17-004469-0006) on any documentation to ensure timely processing. Please include your resume along with your completed employment application.

PLEASE DO NOT FAX OR EMAIL UNSOLICITED DOCUMENTATION

Completed applications, required documentation, and any required addendums may be mailed to:

MD Workers' Compensation Commission
Attn: Personnel Department
10 E. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

For information regarding this recruitment, please email wccpers@wcc.state.md.us.

The MD State Application Form can be found online.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.