DSHS BHA Senior Application Developer

US Government, Dept. of Social and Health Services

Are you an IT professional who enjoys application development including system maintenance, developing new systems, or enhancing existing systems AND the flexibility to telework? If yes, then this may be the opportunity for you!
We are hiring a Senior Application Developer to join our team to support Western State Hospital, Eastern State Hospital, Child Study and Treatment Center (CSTC), Special Commitment Center (SCC), and Olympic Heritage Behavioral Health (OHBH).  You will lead Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) data customers and technical application development team members through design, development, testing, change management, system maintenance, issue discovery and resolution processes in the Forensic Data System.
This is an opportunity to join an experienced group of full-stack developers who enjoy solving hard problems while having fun doing it. This is a great team to be on if you like variety and excel at collaborating on creative solutions to real world problems with the freedom to work in all areas of the development stack.
Some of what you’ll do: 

  • Providing expert full-stack application development support to Trueblood web applications Navigator Case Management (NCM) and Forensic Data Systems and associated data-access layers
  • Act as expert in application security, encryption and vulnerability testing
  • Providing expert level support for database administration and configuration, creating stored procedures, views, and custom reports
  • Following BHA SDLC best practices, agency approved secure development practices, and prototyping proof-of-concept projects using emerging technologies
  • Attending Sprint Design and Scrum meetings

We are looking for an IT professional with:
A bachelor’s degree including 12 semester or 18 quarter hours of computer science courses AND seven years of experience in information Web Development, application system maintenance, or troubleshooting/problem resolution experience, or analyzing, designing, or programming computer systems applications and database creation, and troubleshooting.
At least five years of experience working on mid to large scale development efforts in a Microsoft .NET environment. May be concurrent.
Note: Experience in the Application Development field may substitute year for year for educational requirements. 

  • Experience creating REST APIs
  • Experience with data management practices such as creating data integration projects tying together disparate data sources
  • Advanced knowledge of SQL Server features

Questions? Contact Jourdan.Kovacs@dshs.wa.gov or call (360) 995-2275 and reference 05641.
Our Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) mission to Transform Lives requires that we come together with a sense of belonging, common purpose, shared values and meaningful work. It is crucial to our agency’s mission that you bring an equity, anti-racism and social justice commitment to your work with DSHS. We strive to create greater access and affirming representation of the communities we serve, including Black, Indigenous and People of Color, people with physical, behavioral health, and intellectual disabilities, elders, LGBTQIA+ individuals, immigrants and refugees, and families building financial security.

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