IT .NET Web Developer, Wisconsin Department of Children and Families

Location: Madison, Wisconsin

Located in downtown Madison, the Department of Children and Families (DCF) has a new and exciting job opportunity in our IT department. Working for DCF provides a great opportunity to serve the citizens of the State of Wisconsin while working on the latest and greatest technologies.


  • Working collaboratively in a team atmosphere to develop custom .NET applications supporting the child support program, including the Document Generation Sub-System replacement project and the new KIDS web-based user interface project
  • Using Object Oriented Architecture, ASP.Net, ASP.Net MVC, Microsoft Entity Framework, AJAX, JSON, JQuery, and JavaScript to develop highly efficient web applications with a rich user interface
  • Interacting with business users, technical support, operations and outside vendor staff to ensure technical solutions meet business needs
  • Providing technical leadership and being responsible for the analysis, design, construction and implementation of system enhancements
  • Assisting management in planning, preparing reports of a technical nature and serving as a liaison between application and technical support staff
  • Leading and mentoring junior developers

Candidate must have advanced/extensive knowledge of:

  • Web applications development software including Visual Basic, .Net, Visual Studio, JavaScript, and HTML in a Microsoft Web development environment using components such as IIS, COM+, Visual SourceSafe, and utilizing DB2 and Oracle Relational DataBase Management Systems
  • Mainframe applications
  • Information systems concepts, principles, practices, and techniques
  • Testing methodology
  • Project/work plan development and management
  • Project management methods
  • Software development environments including test, development, training, and production
  • Debugging complex system problems
  • System Development Life Cycle
  • Various resources for researching new and emerging technologies and determining applicability to project requirements
  • Writing or modifying highly complex web application software including Visual Basic, .Net, Visual Studio, JavaScript, and HTML in a Microsoft Web development environment using components such as IIS, COM+, Visual SourceSafe, and utilizing DB2 and Oracle Relational DataBase Management Systems
  • Identifying and investigating system development/enhancement and performance issues
  • Effective oral and written communications
  • Effective organizational and time management

They must also be able to:

  • Identify software and hardware needs and lead efforts to procure software and hardware to support the development and operation of the system
  • Coordinate development and integration of multiple systems to ensure system compatibility
  • Direct development of design models and provide direction on technical capabilities and the appropriate use of new emerging technologies
  • Review and verify technical feasibility and performance impacts of new and modified systems
  • Analyze client information to identify the business requirements in clear, concise statements using structured and or object oriented analysis techniques
  • Prepare project requests and proposals in a clear, concise, and complete manner and at the projected level of user understanding
  • Analyze alternative methods of meeting client business requirements to determine the most feasible and cost beneficial method of meeting the requirements
  • Document the system design using structured and or object oriented design techniques using system development tools and methodologies
  • Provide technical expertise in the design of very complex aspects of systems
  • Lead complex IT projects
  • Provide support and guidance to programmers in the design, development and implementation of new technology application systems
  • Multi-task between projects simultaneously
  • Analyze and evaluate system modifications to ensure that accurate programming specifications are met
  • Analyze and troubleshoot complex software integration problems
  • Orient new staff to organization standards and procedures
  • Work in teams

How to Apply
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