• Applications Developer

    City of Seattle - Seattle Information Technology DepartmentSeattle, WA 98104

    Job #1200767916

  • Applications Developer

    Salary: $42.88 - $64.34 Hourly
    Location: Seattle, WA
    Job Type: Classified Civil Service, Regular, Full-Time
    Department: Seattle Information Technology
    Job Number: 2020-00539


    Position Description

    Department Overview:

    Are you adaptable, function well in a changing environment, and committed to excellence – if so, we are looking for you! The City of Seattle is on the cusp of some amazing change. As one of the country's most technical cities we are looking for talented professionals who can help make our vision of scalable, sustainable IT solutions a reality.

    The City of Seattle is seeking qualified candidates for multiple Applications Developer positions with the Customer Information Systems (CIS) Team for the Utilities, Business Applications Division in Seattle Information Technology (Seattle IT).

    As a city, Seattle is known as a progressive leader in technology, innovation and the environment. As an employer, the City of Seattle is leading local government in environmental stewardship and social justice amongst other things, making our City what it is today and shaping our exciting future. The organization's workforce plays a critical role in making this possible.

    Seattle IT is the technology backbone of the City of Seattle's complex operations and its ability to deliver a wide array of services for the residents of Seattle. The 700+ strong professionals in Seattle IT are involved in the full spectrum of a modern IT enterprise offering many dynamic career opportunities. Our vision is simple: be a Best-in-Class digital services delivery team and set best practices for others to follow.

    Position Overview:
    This position is responsible for the operations and maintenance, incremental enhancements, troubleshooting and repair of Oracle Utilities Products and associated interface applications. The position is responsible to provide support for 24 x 7 business critical systems and routine maintenance work for Seattle City Light and Seattle Public Utilities. We are very interested in individuals with the ability to work as part of a team who have a passion for customer service.

    Alternate Work Schedules, as well as remote telework will be considered.
    All hours worked are compensated, including overtime and on-call hours.
    This position will report to an IT Applications Manager.

    Job Responsibilities
    Job Responsibilities:

    • Prioritize varied tasks in order to provide the best possible service to our business clients.
    • Work with business clients to accurately define and document application requirements.
    • Develop application solutions by working with other Seattle IT teams and business analysts.
    • Develop new or modify existing application components using tools and software development lifecycle standards.
    • Assess and quickly respond to support incidents and events with a professional, analytical and thorough approach.
    • Participate in deliverable reviews.
    • Coach and mentor peers within your areas of expertise.
    • Participate in an on-call rotation schedule to provide 24x7 application support.
    • Perform system maintenance and deployment activities during non-business hours.
    • Perform varied job tasks commensurate with the IT Professional B job classification.

    Required Qualifications:
    NOTE: Equivalent combinations of education/experience/training will be considered for the required qualifications except where specifically noted.


    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Experience in waterfall and agile development methodologies.


    Intermediate level expertise and experience for the following:

    • Developing applications using object-oriented design techniques and principles.
    • Developing applications using an object-oriented programming language such as Java, C#, or Python.
    • Using SQL with one or more relational database technologies such as Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, or DB2.
    • Developing applications utilizing a web application server such as WebLogic, IIS, SharePoint, or WebSphere.
    • Change management and software version control using applications such as SVN or GIT.

    Desired Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, or related field.
    • Professional work experience may be substituted for the degree


    • Commercial electric, water, solid waste, or gas utility business knowledge.
    • Support experience with commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) applications.
    • Project management experience leading small projects or a technical lead role within a larger project.


    • Experience with PL/SQL in an Oracle database environment.
    • CA Workload Automation AE (AutoSys Edition) in a Solaris environment.
    • Experience working in a Solaris OS environment.
    • Experience working with Hibernate Query Language.
    • Knowledge and understanding of web technologies including HTML, JavaScript, JavaScript libraries, CSS.
    • Familiarity with XAI/IWS, SOAP, and RESTful web services

    Highly Desired Qualifications:

    • Experience with Commercial Utilities Applications such as Oracle Utilities Customer Care and Billing (CCB), Meter Data Management (MDM)
    • Experience with Oracle Utilities Application Framework (OUAF)

    Additional Information
    Additional Information:
    Seattle IT is in the midst of a transformation as it pivots to become a best-in-class digital service delivery team. Chief Technology Officer Saad Bashir is leading the change through talent and development, investing in employees, collaborating with clients, and adapting modern workplace tools. Click here to learn more!

    The City of Seattle offers an excellent benefit package. This includes an option of four medical plans, two dental plans, vision care, and membership in the City's Employee Retirement System. Employees are afforded ten paid holidays plus two personal holidays; vacation and sick leave hours accrue with service time. Additional benefits such as Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Flexible Spending, Deferred Compensation, etc. are also available with minimal cost to employees. Explore the benefits offered by the City in more detail. 


    This position is open to all candidates who meet the minimum qualifications. Seattle IT values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Seattle IT encourages people of all backgrounds to apply.

    NOTE: This position is affiliated with a collective bargaining unit; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 77.
    NOTE: Submit cover letter & resume along with NeoGov application.
    NOTE: Employment contingent upon successful completion of comprehensive background investigation in compliance with Seattle's Fair Change Employment Ordinance SMC 14.17. Background investigation may include CJIS certification conducted under the purview of Seattle Police Department.

    Agency: City of Seattle

    Seattle Municipal Tower
    700 5th Avenue, Suite 5500
    Seattle, Washington, 98104

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