Senior Software Engineer

King County   Pioneer Square, WA   Full-time     Information Services / Technology (IT)
Posted on January 24, 2023
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$101,400.00 - $128,523.20 Annually

Seattle, WA

Job Type
Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/week

KCIT - Information Technology

Job Number

Engineering Division

2/1/2023 11:59 PM Pacific


The King County Department of Information Technology (KCIT) Software Engineering team is looking for a Senior Software Engineer t o join our Assessor and Treasury product team managing the processing of over $7 Billion annually. In this role, you will be involved in designing, developing, and maintaining critical, high impact software solutions in the Microsoft ecosystem. You will primarily develop and maintain solutions supporting the Department of Assessments and Treasury with tax collection in addition to having opportunities to serve a variety of business functions across multiple departments and agencies. You will also provide thought leadership, standards, and best practices while serving as a technical development leader, advisor and mentor.

This role requires a strong collaborative team player with extensive troubleshooting skills and a great attitude with an abundance of curiosity. You should have strong Microsoft based technology (ie: C#, TFS, Azure DevOps, Windows Script, SQL Server, etc...) experience in addition to legacy technologies such as COBOL, CICS, Natural and Adabas. You will also have a passion for improving software quality, performance, and reliability, stay current on emerging technologies and value customer service and the small details. This attitude and aptitude often makes you the go-to person for both your peers and business partners.

Building and running services for King County is challenging and a great responsibility. It is also fun, rewarding, and offers countless ways to positively impact our 2+ million residents and community. Join us as we transform and redefine what technology looks like in the public sector!

King County Department of Information Technology (KCIT)
KCIT uses the power of technology to digitally transform King County. Building vibrant communities through digital equity and social justice, KCIT offers innovative solutions that engage, empower, and serve our residents, businesses, communities and interested stakeholders. As the first-place recipient of the 15th annual National Association of Counties (NACo) Digital Counties Survey, KCIT is recognized for its vision, strategy, innovation, and collaboration. KCIT has a focus of delivering smart technology solutions that support customers, building stronger communities through innovation.

KCIT is providing the building blocks for many of the region's most critical services. As the business solutions partner, we collaborate with the 18 County departments to develop products and services that better serve the needs of our customers and our community. To learn more about KCIT, please visit:

Teleworking Requirement
The work associated with this position will be performed through a combination of teleworking complemented with onsite work and meetings as needed. Employees will have access to shared workspaces at various King County facilities. Employees must reside in Washington state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements.

Employees will be provided with a County issued laptop and must maintain a workspace with an internet connection (access may be supplemented in some situations) where they can reliably perform work and remain available and responsive during scheduled work hours. Please note that when an employee conducts work that is likely to bring them in contact with another individual, safety precautions are required, including the wearing of masks in some situations . King County is doing its part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and remains committed to reducing our carbon footprint.

King County has a robust collection of tools and resources to support working remotely. The individual selected for this opportunity will be joining an innovative and progressive team that is redefining how we work as we transition to the department's hybrid environment.

King County offers a robust benefits package to support you and your family in a variety of ways. To learn more about the benefits offered here, please click on the Benefits tab or click here: .

Work Schedule
The normal workweek for this position is Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Alternative work schedules may be considered. This position is not eligible for overtime pay. This position will participate in a 24x7 after hours on call rotation.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Shannon Hoeper, shoeper or 206-263-6957.

Job Duties
  • Develop and maintain web-based and batch applications using the Microsoft .NET platform with Visual Studio
  • Modernize, implement updates, diagnose, troubleshoot and fix bugs with the Assessor and Treasury product
  • Independently lead and manage own tasks and collaborate on projects and special assignments. Track time and update schedules according to KCIT business practices.
  • Develop builds, pipelines, and releases in TFS and Azure DevOps
  • Develop and maintain documentation for applications and systems, use code comments, wikis, source control and work/bug tracking software to ensure that other developers can review the code and provide additional support
  • Partner and collaborate with engineering, product, and business stakeholders across the organization to design and develop solutions
  • Research, analyze, develop, test and participate in the next generation, cloud first, assess to collect product solution
  • Participate in 24x7 after hours on call rotation
  • Other duties as assigned
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills
  • 5+ years of professional experience working within the Microsoft development stack using several of the following technologies: Microsoft Visual Studio, C#, Microsoft ASP.NET MVC, Microsoft ASP.NET WebAPI, .Net Core, Microsoft Entity Framework 6+, AJAX, HTML, JavaScript, React / Angular frameworks and CSS
  • Over 3 years' experience in enterprise .NET development; highly proficient in the Microsoft Enterprise Suite - C#, .NET, Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server, and Azure DevOps
  • Proven experience with several of the following technologies: COBOL, CICS, Natural, Adabas, JCL, PROCS
  • Skilled with Microsoft SQL Server, SSIS, SSRS and Windows Batch Scripts
  • Strong analytical and strategic skills; ability to synthesize complex information and influence decision makers turning strategy into action
  • Excellent communications and collaboration skills, including ability to write, articulate, and present concise technical docs and ideas targeting business partners and other technologists
  • An agile and DevOps mindset with a passion for software design and a talent for independently solving complex technical problems
  • Proven ability to lead large and complex projects and take ownership of the technology and quality to deliver on schedule
  • Customer-focused with a commitment to high quality end to end services through quality-first culture
  • Positive attitude towards peers and leadership, ability to learn from mistakes, and proactively seeks feedback
Desirable Qualifications
  • Experience with one or more of the following technologies: InfoPrint, ViewDirect, Solimar, Control-M, Xerox FreeFlow Design
  • Prior domain experience in one or more of the following business areas: treasury, accounting, finance, taxes, assess to collect
  • Demonstrated experience with cloud integrations and Microsoft Azure - App Service, Logic Apps, Service Bus, API Management, Functions
  • Experience in NoSQL and non-relational data storage designs and architecture
  • Prior experience in public sector and/or a desire to work in public service
Supplemental Information

Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers.

Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play.

Guided by our "True North" , we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

King County Executive Branch employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are the successful candidate for the position you applied for, the County will send you a conditional offer letter.

As a condition of employment, prior to a final offer of employment, you will be required to:
  • submit proof of vaccination, or
  • have an approved request for medical or religious exemption and an approved accommodation. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.
People are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of a vaccination approved by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The Executive Branch includes employees in the Executive branch, the Assessor's Office, Elections, the King County Sheriff's Office, and the Executive Office.

King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer

No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.

To Apply

If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact the recruiter listed on this job announcement.

Application Requirements
A completed King County Application , Resum e and Cover Letter are required for consideration. Applications submitted without all material will not be considered.

The recruitment for this position is open to all qualified candidates. This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.

Union Status: This position is represented by Protec17: Information Technology
(For internal use only: Classification: Applications Developer - Senior - 7320300)

King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being. Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
  • Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
  • Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
  • Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
  • 10 paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
  • Generous vacation and paid sick leave
  • Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Wellness programs
  • Onsite gyms and activity centers
  • Employee giving program
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position
  • Training and career development programs
For additional information about employee benefits please visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page .

This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy. If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails. Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs, or official plan documents will prevail.

NOTE: Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position.Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.

For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.