Sr. Solution Software Engineer-Team Lead | Minnestar

Minnesota IT Services

Working Title: Sr. Solution Software Engineer – Team Lead
Job Class: Information Technology Specialist 4
Agency: Minnesota IT Services

  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 03/22/2024
  • Closing Date: 04/04/2024
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Minnesota IT Services
  • Division/Unit: Department Of Corrections
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day
  • Days of Work: Monday – Friday
  • Travel Required: Yes, up to 10% of time
  • Salary Range: $34.95 – $57.65 / hourly; $72,975 – $120,373 / annually
  • Job Class Option: Systems Software
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 – MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE
  • FLSA Status: Exempt – Administrative
  • 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 Department of Corrections (DOC). The MNIT DOC team runs many unique applications that manage the information and security of the department, supporting 4,500 employees across 10 prisons and 50 field offices located throughout the state.

Job Summary

The Senior Solution Support Engineer – Team Lead role ensures the stability, integrity, and efficient operation of Information Systems & technologies, including solutions and devices for a specific set of business portfolios within the Business Services Support organization.  The role applies communication, analytical and problem-solving skills to help identify, communicate, and resolve issues to maximize the benefit of IT systems investments for the Minnesota Department of Corrections.

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:

Position requires a minimum of four (4) years of experience in computer technologies.

Experience must include:

  • Maintaining stability and health of SaaS, DaaS or PaaS and COTs systems
  • Management and prioritization of application portfolio demand, overseeing intake processes, and serving as a point of escalation for complex technical issues and projects.
  • Guiding and mentoring lower level technical resources while fostering (maintaining) robust business relationships.
  • Strategizing, monitoring, and executing software updates to ensure system currency and optimal performance.
  • Collaborating directly with software and asset vendors to troubleshoot technology challenges and implement scalable business solutions.
  • 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 may substitute for three years of experience, related Bachelor’s degree may substitute for two years, or related Associate’s may substitute for one year.*

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong technical, process and customer-focused background
  • SDLC, ITIL, Incident Management, and Project Management methodologies.
  • Strong team/collaborative work practices
  • Device support models – printer installation and configuration support in partnership with vendor and end user
  • Training and conference room technology support
  • Familiarity with server operating systems (such as Microsoft Operating system), security and application controls(such as Group Policy Objects GPO), ESM, CSP, windows firewalls, Cisco firewalls) and data management practices

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
  • CJIS Background Check
  • Mantoux Test
  • 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: $34.95 - $57.65 / hourly - $72,975 - $120,373 / annually
Compensation Type: Salaried
Location: St Paul, MN - Telework
Posted by Karla Larson on March 25, 2024