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Developer I 🔥


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Description of Job

This position is designated as remote work opportunity, however the primary work location is located at the IDS location in Pueblo, CO. Occasional travel to that location in Pueblo, CO may be required per business need.

Job Summary



The Developer I 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 I operates at the application level.



Essential Duties & Responsibilities



Application Development and Support
  • Collaborate with Supervisor and/or Team Lead, 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.
  • 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 adhere to 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.
  • 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.
  • Adhere to Change Management policies and protocols established by OIT, particularly related to implementing production system changes.
Tracking and Reporting of Work Assigned
  • Record time spent on work activities into the approved project tracking system. Provide appropriate progress reports to the supervisor or project manager as requested.
Additional Duties As Assigned
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights



A wide salary range is posted for this position and any job offer is based upon a salary analysis to comply with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. The salary analysis considers relevant experience, education, certifications, and state seniority as compared to others doing substantially similar work. While all offers are compliant with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, there is no guarantee an offer will be at the top of the posted range based on the salary analysis.

Minimum Qualifications:



Education & Training:
  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university in information

    technology, computer science, or related fields

Substitutions:



Additional appropriate education will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis, but cannot completely substitute for these qualifications.

Additional, appropriate paid or unpaid experience will substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

Training or Certification related to the work assigned to the position will be assigned credit towards substitution for experience and/or education, but cannot completely substitute for these qualifications.



Preferred Qualifications:


  • Ability to configure COTS applications in accordance with standards and best practices and further minimize defects through disciplined unit testing.
  • Ability to configure applications to adhere to established service portfolio policies, procedures, standards, and guidelines.
  • Ability to participate in determining the best approach to configuring an application’s install and operational environment to meet the customer’s current requirements and anticipate future enhancement needs.


Conditions of Employment:



Effective September 20, 2021, employees will be required to attest to and verify

whether or not they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Employees who have not been fully vaccinated may be required to submit to serial testing in the future. Upon hire, new employees will have three (3) business days to provide attestation to their status with proof of vaccination. Vaccinated employees must provide proof of vaccination.



Note: Fully Vaccinated means two (2) weeks after a second dose in a two-dose series of the COVID-19 vaccine, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or two (2) weeks after the single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine, as defined by the most recent State of Colorado’s Public Health Order and current guidance issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment.

A pre-employment background check will be conducted as part of the selection process.

Positions supporting some agencies such as the Department of Corrections and Department of Public Safety will also require a pre-employment drug test.

This position may occasionally require travel within the specified geographic area, and to locations across the state as needed.

This position may require on-call duties as needed by position.



This position is designated as remote work opportunity, however the primary work location is located at the IDS location in Pueblo, CO. Occasional travel to that location in Pueblo, CO may be required per business need.

Supplemental Information

If this posting indicates “remote from anywhere in CO” in the title, periodic reporting to the primary state work location designated for the position is required. All remote work must be performed in Colorado.

Our application process and what to expect after you apply are described in the videos found here.

The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

The Governor's Office of Information Technology is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our ADA Coordinator at OIT_HR@state.co.us or call (303) 764-7900.

This posting may be used to fill multiple vacancies based upon business need.

The Governor's Office of Information Technology does NOT offer sponsored Visas for employment purposes.

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