Lead Application Developer | Minnestar

Minnesota IT Services

Working Title: Lead Application Developer
Job Class: Information Technology Specialist 5
Agency: Minnesota IT Services

  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 11/16/2023
  • Closing Date: 11/29/2023
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Minnesota IT Services
  • Division/Unit: Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day
  • Days of Work: Monday – Friday
  • Travel Required: No
  • Salary Range: $37.45 – $64.04 / hourly; $78,195 – $133,715 / annually
  • Job Class Option: Object Oriented
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 – MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE
  • FLSA Status: Exempt – Professional
  • Telework Eligible: Yes #LI-Hybrid
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities: Yes

Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

The work you’ll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.

Join the 2,500+ professionals of Minnesota IT Services (MNIT) who connect Minnesotans to services that will improve their lives. This position serves our partners at the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). The MNIT MDH team provides services for over 250+ applications and delivers the information technology to drive one of the leading public health systems in the nation. You will support an agency that works to protect, maintain, and improve the health of all Minnesotans.

Job Summary

As a Lead Application Developer at Minnesota IT Services (MNIT) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), You will be responsible for leading the large and complex application development and support efforts for the division. You will work with agency senior management to analyze business processes and suggest and design automation procedures to make the work of the agency more efficient, as well as evaluate financial impacts and may be required to generate cost benefit analysis and estimates to provide management with decision points regarding design, development and deployment. Come be a part of something bigger than yourself, something to be inspired by; come to work for Minnesota IT Services and the Minnesota Department of Health!

This position is currently eligible for full-time telework: 

  • Telework for Minnesota IT Services allows an employee to perform work from a telework location and an employee may be required to be in the office based on business needs and other dependencies in St. Paul, Minnesota.
  • Only candidates located in Minnesota and bordering states (Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wisconsin) are telework eligible.


Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must clearly demonstrate all of the following qualifications in their resume.

This position requires a minimum of five (5) years of programming experience web applications design, development, test, and implementation.

Experience must include:

  • Designing and developing applications using Java and related framework with strong understanding of web application security and common attack vectors.
  • Implementing solutions in the cloud technology (such as AWS or Azure)
  • Agile software development methodology
  • Working with SQL and ORM technologies
  • DevOps concepts leveraging CI/CD tool
  • Ability to deliver effective verbal or written messages that facilitate a mutual understanding on both parties.
  • Customer service skills that include active listening, empathy, and problem-solving.

A master’s degree in Information Technology or a related field substitutes for three (3) years of experience, OR a related bachelor’s degree substitutes for two (2) years, OR a related associate’s degree substitutes for one (1) year.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Build tools such as Maven or Gradle
  • Excellent knowledge of SQL and ORM technologies
  • Design of Software diagrams such as application architecture diagrams
  • Experience with Cybersecurity domains
  • Experience in establishing new standards and best practices to monitor, test, automate, and maintain IT components or systems.

Additional Requirements

It is the policy of Minnesota IT Services that a successful candidate must pass all legally required checks prior to employment which may consist of the following:

  • SEMA4 Records Check (applies to current and past state employees only)
  • Criminal History Check
  • Reference Check
  • Social Security and Address Verification
  • Education Verification
  • Other legally required checks

Minnesota IT Services will not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

Job Type: Full-time
Compensation Type: Salaried
Location: St Paul, MN - Telework
Posted by Karla Larson on November 16, 2023