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Colorado State Developer II in Denver Metro, Colorado

Developer II



Developer II


$60,739.00 - $72,000.00 Annually


Denver Metro, CO

Job Type

Full Time


Governor's Office of Information Technology

Job Number



9/25/2020 11:59 PM Mountain

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For the purposes of minimum qualification and comparative analysis, ONLY your State of Colorado job application will be reviewed. Therefore, it is paramount that you clearly describe all of your relevant experience on the application itself. Applications left blank or marked "SEE RESUME" will not be considered.

The Governors Office of Information Technology does NOT offer sponsored Visas for employment purposes.

What We Do:

The Governor's Office of Information Technology (OIT) strives to impact the lives of all Coloradans to create a safer, happier and healthier state. We work to empower the State of Colorado with flexible technology that will drive sustainable and intelligent business decisions. We envision a future where the end-user experience shapes design, and data analytics transform how state government serves its residents.

Our Mission: Together we enhance the lives of ALL Coloradans.

Our Vision: Be the best public service technology organization innovating today for tomorrow.

Our Values: At OIT, we recognize that how we deliver is as important as what we deliver.

SERVICE: Serving the people of Colorado

INTEGRITY: Demonstrating credibility and sincerity in our work

TEAMWORK: Collaboratively working together at OIT and across the state

RESPECT: Appreciating and acknowledging the role, diversity, and contribution of those with whom we work

INNOVATION: We foster new ideas. We challenge the status quo and continuously ask, “How can we do this better?” Then we take action and make a difference through novel processes and technology.

COURAGE: Pushing boundaries to foster positive change

Why We Want You:

We want your expertise, positive energy, drive to succeed and love of this great state as we work to elevate the expectations Coloradans have of their government.

What You'll Get From Us:

At OIT you will find an opportunity to contribute meaningful work to support and serve Colorado residents. It's your chance to combine your love of technology with public service. Plus, you'll have great benefits, motivated team members, and opportunities for advancement.

Check out this website to see some of the great work that OIT is doing around IT Transformation at the State:

Description of Job

Job Summary:

The Developer II has responsibilities across the full Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) from business requirements to support, but he or she is primarily focused on development activities. Development activities include: working with business analysts and customers to understand requirements; working with team members to apply secure programming techniques using standards and best practices; commenting code for peers and testers; performing unit testing, configuration management, source code control, deployment and release management; and providing support services as needed. Operational support services vary in scope from minor bug fixes (tickets) to major enhancements (change orders). As an application reaches the sunset stage, the developer is also expected to participate in planning efforts around replacement and modernization. The Developer II operates at the application level. This position supports the Colorado Department of Natural Resources.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

Request Management - 20%

  • Handle simultaneous requests of varying complexity from supported customers.

  • Complete staff assignments within a matrixed supervisory environment.

  • Adhere to Incident Management & Change Management policies and protocols established by OIT for incident resolution and implementing production system changes.

Application Development and Support - 50%

  • Consult with Solution Architects, Solution Engineers, and others as appropriate to design applications in line with OIT strategies (e.g., Cloud First, Mobile First, Secure Colorado, etc.).

  • Collaborate with Business Analysts, Customers, Project Managers, and others as appropriate to assist in the creation of estimates and timelines.

  • Develop applications in line with business requirements using Agile or Waterfall methodologies as needed.

  • Perform coding (in-house applications) or configuration management (COTS applications) in accordance with standards and best practices and further minimize defects through disciplined unit testing.

  • Coordinate update releases and other system changes, contribute to the implementation of break/fix solutions, and update documentation and configuration information related to changes as needed throughout the life cycle.

  • Organize, build, and validate all segments of the code related to a specific build (release) for final User Acceptance Testing.

  • Ensure development activities within the position's scope of responsibility are consistent with established service portfolio policies, procedures, standards and guidelines.

  • Determine the best approach in the development of an application's code to meet the customer's current requirements and anticipate future enhancement needs.

  • Identify and recommend changes to development policies, processes, templates and standard operating procedures to improve the overall quality of work being delivered.

  • Collaborate across a matrix management environment with other developers and other OIT department staff as needed. Must understand lines of authority and follow protocol to engage other resources.

  • Find unique ways to resolve issues in the development process to meet the requirements of the customers and lead to the most efficient implementation possible.

Tracking and Reporting of Work Assigned - 15%

  • Working with the supervisor, develop estimates of the work effort necessary to deliver application solutions based on the project specifications provided. Record time spent on work activities into the approved project tracking system. Provide appropriate progress reports to the supervisor or project manager as requested.

  • Determine reasonable and accurate estimates for the completion of assigned work activities.

Additional Duties as Assigned - 15%

  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

Expected Outcomes

Resolve Service Desk Incidents within Service Level Agreements (SLA)

  • Work with agency staff to evaluate and analyze service desk application incidents

  • Develop, test, and deploy solutions into the production environment within priority-based SLA timeframes

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Work Experience

  • 3-5 years of hands on programming experience in applications development.


  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university in information

    technology, computer science, or related fields. (Relevant experience may be

    substituted for education at the hiring manager's discretion.)

Functional/Technical Knowledge & Skills

  • Documented proficiency working on development platforms, using multiple

    programming languages. (Provided via copies of performance evaluations, letters of

    reference, etc.)

  • Documented proficiency working collaboratively with teams across the software

    development life cycle. (Provided via copies of performance evaluations, letters of

    reference, etc.)

  • Familiarity with delivering application prototypes and pilots in various project

    methodologies such as Agile and Waterfall.

  • Familiarity with using Application Programming Interfaces to integrate systems or data sources.

  • Proficiency in time and task management.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Microsoft Powerpoint and Microsoft Excel.

Preferred Qualifications

  • C# experience (3+ years) emphasis in ASP.NET MVC 5

  • Working knowledge of ASP.NET Core is very helpful

  • Experience developing and maintaining web services

  • Experience with developing and maintaining click-once deployment client side Windows applications

  • Experience with Entitiy Framework

  • .NET programming knowledge (3+ years) and experience with SSRS

  • SQL Server (3+ years)

  • 3+ years in HTML/CSS/JavaScript and some JavaScript Framework experience (such as JQuery, Angular, KendoUI)

  • Exposure to mobile development is very helpful

  • 1 year experience in Source Control via TFS and/or GitHub

  • Familiarity working in an Agile Scrum software development environment.

Role Based Competencies

Analytical Thinking

  • Use requirements provided by Business Analysts to interpret business needs and recommend and develop technical solutions accordingly.

  • Apply deductive reasoning to technical issues to determine root cause and recommend and perform a methodical process to fix them.


  • Recommend innovative ideas for greater efficiency in the development process or deliverable itself wherever possible.

Attention to Detail

  • Complete all work with firm adherence to policies, procedures and established best practices and in accordance with industry standards wherever possible.

  • Subject all efforts to careful scrutiny to ensure the integrity of own work as well as project deliverables .


  • Become knowledgeable about new initiatives and tools being adopted by OIT.

  • Respond positively to changes in department processes, initiatives, and tools to help ensure a smooth transition from current state to future state.

  • Assist other team members in adapting to these changes when needed.


  • Understand role on the project team, complete assigned deliverables on schedule, and support team members with time or expertise where needed.

Supplemental Information

ADA Accommodations: The Governor's Office of Information Technology believes that diversity and inclusion drive our success. OIT is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. In all aspects of the employment process, qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. OIT is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to the known disability of qualified individuals to enable the applicant or employee to be considered for the position in question, to perform the essential functions of the position in question, or providing access to its services, programs, and activities, where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, otherwise participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions, please direct your inquiries to our ADA Coordinator at or call (303) 764-7911.

The Governors Office of Information Technology does NOT offer sponsored Visa's for employment purposes.

  • Conditions of employment: A pre-employment criminal background check will be conducted as part of the selection process, and/or other department-specific screens as required. Felony convictions or conviction of crimes of moral turpitude or conviction of misdemeanors related to job duties may disqualify you from being considered for this position.

  • Some details to be aware of: Former employees of the State of Colorado who have not left in good standing will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

  • Comparative Analysis Process: is the selection process used to identify the applicant that fits the job the best from a qualified applicant pool. Applications and applicants are compared to others in the pool to identify a top group. Applicants will be notified of their status in the pool via email.

  • On-call Status: As warranted.

  • Travel- May require travel to locations throughout the Denver Metro area.

  • Working Conditions - Sitting at a computer workstation, standing, and walking expected in a typical office environment.