Job Detail

Organization: Washington State Department of Transportation
Title: Senior Specialist/App Development - GIS Application Developer
Location: Tumwater, WA

Posted: 2019-07-09
Application Deadline: 2019-07-30

Position Description:

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.

In this role, the incumbent will specialize in the area of geospatial application design, development, maintenance and support. This position is 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 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 department wide projects and initiatives.
•Respond to production failures and provide technical support for software applications.
•Work closely with project managers and customers to assure business requirements are being met by providing expert level consultation and analysis.
•Coordinate and recommend testing strategies for development products to ensure timely resolution of defects.
•Coordinate application development efforts.
•Coordinate data related issues with Data Resource Management.
•Perform GIS server tuning activities.

The requirements for this position include:
•Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Software Engineering 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.
•Experience with effective use of code repositories including Subversion, TFS, and/or Git.
•Two (2) years technical experience programming in WPF

An ideal candidate for this position will have:
•Familiarity with Agile project management and development methodologies.
•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.

How to Apply:
Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Please go to to view the announcement and to apply. If you have not done so previously, you will need to set up an account profile. To be considered for this position you will need to answer the supplemental questions as well as attach a cover letter and resume. Your cover letter should describe how your experience, training and education make you a viable and competitive candidate for this position.

Contact us:
For inquiries about this position, please contact Eirik Landes at [email protected] Please reference recruitment number 19DOT-HQ-03519-1.

WSDOT is an equal opportunity employer. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the listed recruiter. WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit

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