Senior Java / Grails Web Developer - ITS5, Roseville, Minnesota

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Created 10/25/2018
Reference 27711
Category Software Developers and Programmers
Job type Full-Time
Country USA
State Minnesota
City Roseville
Join the 2,000+ professionals who are bringing strategic vision to state government as part of Minnesota's information technology agency. Work for Minnesota IT Services and be part of a cutting-edge organization that is emerging as a national leader in government IT. This position exists to serve our partners at the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE). Minnesota IT Services @ MDE manages the technical functions critical to managing public education in Minnesota; supporting systems including funding disbursement and large-scale, public-facing school performance data reporting.Our culture promotes collaboration, demands continuous improvement and encourages innovation in IT delivery. Be a part of something bigger than yourself, something to be inspired by; come to work for Minnesota IT Services @ MDE.

Job Details

Job Class: Information Technology Specialist 5

Working Title: Senior Java / Grails Web Developer
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job applicants
Date Posted: 10/24/2018
Closing Date: 11/16/2018
Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Minnesota IT Services
Division/Unit: Minnesota IT Services at the Department of Education
Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
Days of Work: Monday - Friday
Travel Required: No
Salary Range: $32.24 - $55.13/hourly; $67,317 - $115,111/annually
Job Class Option: Object Oriented
Classified Status: Unclassified
Bargaining Unit/Union: 214–Professional/MAPE
Connect 700 Program Eligible : No

Job Summary

Job Summary
As the Senior Java / Grails Web Developer you will support the agency's custom-developed web-based applications effort for enhancing the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) and related system(s). You will also work with agency senior management to analyze business processes and suggest and design automation procedures to make the work of the Agency more efficient. You will design and implement large and complex computer systems, supporting existing web-based computer programs. You will also lead other IT professionals in development efforts in the technical design of Agency systems to ensure industry best practices in Java web application and SQL database development.
*Note: This position is temporary and includes full state fringe benefits; it is anticipated to last three years**


Minimum Qualifications:
Candidates must clearly demonstrate all of the following qualifications in their resume.
This position requires a minimum of five (5) years of experience in developing complete object-oriented Java web applications including analysis, design, implementation, build scripting, and unit testing of the user interface, controller, business logic, and data tiers.
Experience must include:
  • Java web application development frameworks, web application security integration, database integration, and performance analysis.
  • Java build script development experience using ANT or Maven
  • Relational data modeling and SQL development skills
  • Groovy and Grails experience
A Master’s degree in Information Technology or a related field substitutes for three years of experience, or a related Bachelor’s degree substitutes for two years, or a related Associate’s substitutes for one year.
**Successful candidate must pass past-employer reference checks and a criminal history verification**
**It is the policy of the Minnesota IT Services that all employees submit to a background investigation prior to employment. The background check may consist of the following components:
SEMA4 Records Check (applies to current and past state employees only)
Criminal History Check
Employment Reference Check
Social Security and Address Verification
Education Verification
Other legally required records checks

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

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Six or more years of experience developing complete object-oriented Java web applications including analysis, design, implementation, build scripting, and unit testing of the user interface, controller, business logic, and data tiers.
  • Experience in the following Java technologies: Java Server Faces, Apache Web Proxy Server, Apache Tomahawk, Apache Commons, Apache Tomcat, Hibernate, Microsoft SQL Server.
  • Experience working as the lead of a development team with strong communication skills.

Application Details

Why Work For Us
Minnesota IT Services offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, defined benefit pension plan, tax-deferred compensation plan (457), generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year. In addition, at the management’s discretion, Minnesota IT Services offers flexible work scheduling, telework options, mentorship opportunities, employee recognition and reward programs, and paid training and development. Join Minnesota IT Services now and stay for a career!

How to Apply
This vacancy is open for all qualified job applicants.
Current State Employees: Please note that employment provisions (including but not limited to seniority and leave accrual) vary among the three branches of Minnesota State government. When considering a job with another branch of state government, you are highly encouraged to explore these differences. For assistance, please direct questions to your current or anticipated Human Resources office.
Click “Apply” at the bottom of this page. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637.
For additional information about the application process, go to
To be considered for any Veteran’s Status, you MUST indicate this on your application
RECENTLY SEPARATED VETERANS (RSV): Effective July 1, 2009, legislation provides that the top five RSV applicants who apply and meet the qualifications for a vacancy shall be granted an interview. To qualify, you must meet the following: 1) have separated under honorable conditions from any branch of the armed forces of the United States; 2) have served on active duty for 181 consecutive days or more or for the full period ordered to active duty or have separated by reason of disability incurred while serving on active duty; 3) be a United States citizen or resident alien; and 4) have served in active military service at any time on or after September 11, 2001, as shown on your DD-214 form. To be considered under this legislation, you must: 1) meet all Minimum Qualifications identified in this posting; 2) meet all of the above RSV criteria; and 3) submit a copy of your DD-214 form by the closing date to: Failure to submit your DD-214 form will affect your consideration for an interview under this legislation.
If you have questions about the position, contact Cindy Burr at or 651.201.2288.
Minnesota IT Services is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. Minnesota IT Services recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.
It is the policy of Minnesota IT Services to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified candidates and employees. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637 or email Please indicate what assistance you need. To request an accommodation for an interview, please contact Cindy Burr at or 651-201-2288 or contact the hiring manager.
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