Application Developer

City of Seattle - Seattle Information Technology Department   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Information Services / Technology (IT)
Posted on August 4, 2022
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Application Developer

Salary $45.44 - $68.20 Hourly
Location Seattle, WA
Job Type Classified Civil Service, Regular, Full-Time
Department Seattle Information Technology
Job Number 2022-01299
Closing 8/23/2022 4:00 PM Pacific

Position Description

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 individuals committed to improvement who can help make our vision of scalable, sustainable IT solutions a reality.
The City of Seattle is seeking candidates for the position of Applications Developer (InfoTech Prof -B-BU) opening with Seattle Information Technology (IT). Seattle IT is a trusted partner that provides secure, reliable, and compliant technologies enabling the City of Seattle to deliver equitable and responsive services to the residents of Seattle. This purpose statement is a simple declaration of who we are and why we do our work. It is intended to be a guide that helps us to not lose sight of why we perform everyday tasks or to invest effort to solve difficult problems. It emphasizes that our existence as a department is to support our City partners. It reminds us that we are part of a larger organization that collectively is working to improve the lives of the residents of our city. The 600+ strong professionals in Seattle IT are involved in the full spectrum of a modern IT enterprise offering many dynamic career opportunities. We hope you’ll join us.

Job Responsibilities

In this role you will have the opportunity to support and enhance the City of Seattle’s use of the Oracle Could products that support the business needs of the utilities, Seattle City Light and Seattle Public Utilities. As a part of this work, you will be responsible for the operations and maintenance, incremental enhancements, troubleshooting and repair of Oracle Utilities Products and associated interface applications. In addition, you will provide support for 24 x 7 business critical systems and routine maintenance work for Seattle City Light and Seattle Public Utilities. 

Here is more of what you'll be doing:

  • Working with business clients to accurately define and document application requirements.
  • Developing application solutions by working with other Seattle IT teams and business analysts.
  • Developing new or modifying existing application components using tools and software development lifecycle standards.
  • Prioritizing varied tasks to deliver the best possible service to our business clients.
  • Assessing and quickly respond to support incidents and events with a professional, analytical, and thorough approach.
  • Participating in result reviews.
  • Coaching and mentoring peers within your areas of expertise.
  • Participating in an on-call rotation schedule to provide 24x7 application support.
  • Working as a member of a team of developers to help migrate Oracle products from Oracle on premise solution to the Oracle cloud services. 
  • Performing system maintenance and deployment activities during non-business hours.
  • Performing varied job tasks commensurate with the IT Professional B job classification.


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

You will be prepared for this role if you have intermediate level expertise for the following areas: 

  • Supporting commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) applications.
  • Waterfall and agile development methodologies. 
  • Developing applications using object-oriented design techniques and principles.
  • Developing applications using an object-oriented programming language such as Java, C#, or Python.
  • Using PL/SQL with one or more relational database technologies such as Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, or DB2.
  • Developing applications using a web application server such as WebLogic, IIS, SharePoint, or WebSphere.
  • Change management and software version control using applications such as SVN or GIT.
  • Familiarity with XML, SOAP, or RESTful web services.
  • Knowledge and understanding of web technologies including HTML, JavaScript, Java Script libraries, CSS.
  • Experience working in a Unix environment and understanding of shell scripting. 

You will be most successful in this role if you have experience in any of the below areas: 

  • Commercial electric, water, solid waste, or gas utility business knowledge. 
  • Experience with Commercial Utilities Applications such as Oracle Utilities Customer Care and Billing (CCB), Meter Data Management (MDM), or their cloud versions.
  • Experience with Oracle Utilities Application Framework (OUAF).
  • Experience communicating sophisticated technical concepts to business customers. 
  • Project management experience leading small projects or a technical lead role within a larger project.
  • CA Workload Automation AE (AutoSys Edition) in a Solaris environment. 

Additional Information

Why work at the City of Seattle?
 The City of Seattle recognizes every City employee must play a role in ending institutional and structural racism. Our culture is the result of our behavior, our personal commitments, and the ways that we courageously share our perspectives and encourage others to do the same. To cultivate an antiracist culture, we seek employees who will engage in the Race and Social Justice Initiative by working to dismantle racist policies and procedures, unlearn the way things have always been done, and provide equitable processes and services.
 Employees of the City of Seattle enjoy competitive pay and comprehensive benefits package generous leave programs, and the satisfaction of doing work that helps make Seattle a great place to live, work, and play! Explore City of Seattle – Benefits at a Glance (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader) for more information. 

Application Process:
 For optimal consideration, we encourage you to include a cover letter and resume with your application. We encourage you to use your cover letter to discuss why you want to do this work and how you meet the qualifications for the position. Your resume should summarize the talent, experience, knowledge and skills you bring to this work.  Apply online at 
COVID 19 Vaccination Mandate: All City of Seattle employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If selected, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination prior to your start date. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine. Employees may make requests for a reasonable accommodation based on a medical disability or for sincerely held religious beliefs. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation. 
Workplace Environment (Telework Expectation): Most work is performed in a normal City work/office environment; however, due to the ongoing pandemic and Covid-19 this team is currently working remotely. This is subject to change as circumstances dictate. 
This hiring process involves a background check of conviction and arrest records in compliance with Seattle's Fair Chance Employment Ordinance, SMC 14.17. Applicants will be provided an opportunity to explain or correct background information. 
 Who may apply: This position is open to all qualified candidates that meet the minimum qualifications. The City of Seattle 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. The City encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experience. 
NOTE: This position is covered by a collective bargaining unit; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 77. For information explore Local 77’s website.   

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