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State of Massachusetts Senior Application Developer in 600 Washington Street, Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) is the largest secretariat in MA state government, comprised of 16 agencies with over 20,000 employees statewide. EOHHS services directly touch the lives of slightly more than 1 in 4 residents in the Commonwealth — some of our most vulnerable children, youth, adults, and elders. EOHHS provides access to medical and behavioral health care, substance misuse treatment, long term services and support, and nutritional and financial benefits to those with low incomes. We connect elders, individuals with disabilities, and veterans with employment opportunities, housing, and supportive services. We steer troubled youth towards a more successful path and do everything possible to keep children in our child welfare system safe. We support individuals who are developmentally disabled, mentally ill, blind, deaf or hard of hearing.

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) – Information Technology (IT) is seeking to hire aSenior Application Developer to join the EHS-IT team focused on activities within the Department of Youth Services (DYS) team. The Department of Youth Services (DYS), under Massachusetts General Laws, Chapters 18A, 119 and 120, is the juvenile justice agency of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Department’s mission is to protect the public and prevent crime by promoting positive change in the lives of youth committed to DYS care and custody, and by partnering with communities, families, government, and provider agencies toward this end. The Department accomplishes its mission through interventions that build knowledge, develop skills and promote positive change in the behavior of the youth in DYS care and custody.

TheSenior Application Developerwill lead development efforts on multiple priorities running in parallel work streams supporting a variety of DYS business applications and agency initiatives. The applications that the Developer will be supporting are the following: JJEMS (Juvenile Justice Management System), Jasper, Tableau and the DYS Background Check System. The Senior Application Developer will work with the Project Managers, Quality Assurance Analysts and Business Analysts to maintain existing systems as well as create new applications as needed.

The primary work location for this role will be at 600 Washington St, Boston, Massachusetts 02111. The work schedule for this position is Monday thru Friday, 8:00AM to 4:00PM. The Developer is expected to travel to any regional office, to the DYS Training Academy or to other offices within the Commonwealth of MA.


  • Design and develop code to support DYS business applications

  • Create technical documents including application architecture, designs, integrations processes and testing procedures

  • Work on all phases of software development life cycle including requirement analysis, design, implementation, and testing.

  • Provide technical representation on a project team from definition through delivery and continuing via ongoing support

  • Diagnose application, infrastructure, and technology issues using various resources; define an appropriate solution; support the resolution; and document the incident record.

  • Participate in release meetings for maintenance and development projects ensuring all platform requirements are met.

  • Partners with business unit representatives to identify, develop and implement technology solutions to enhance functionality and drive efficiency.

  • Write basic technical documentation for all developed or re-written applications, including such things as dependencies (files, jobs, etc.); purpose of the application; and any other important information about the application.

  • Develop test cases and complete testing to validate concept and functionality.

  • Ability to work some flexible hours as needed for production support as well as new release deployments

  • Perform other duties as assigned by manager and senior IT Management

Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • 5 years of experience in application and software development.

  • Experience developing Web-based applications and web services using Java is a plus

  • Strong knowledge and hands-on experience with SQL/PLSQL

  • Experience and understanding with unit testing, release procedures, coding design and documentation protocol as well as change management procedures

  • Experience with Conduent Maven modeling, a plus

  • Experience with Tableau, TIBCO Jasper Studio/Jasper Reports Server, Oracle Database administration/management, and Linux a plus

  • Knowledge and understanding of application lifecycle, from design and development to testing, implementation and production support.

  • Ability to work effectively on project teams as a leader or as a participant. Proven track record of successful, large-scale development projects from a leadership and development perspective.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to facilitate meetings, conduct presentation sessions and effectively lead discussions.

  • Worked in a complex deadline driven projects with minimal supervision. Ability to design/develop with minimum requirements by effectively coordinating activities between business analysts, project managers, developers, and managers.

  • Readily picks up and applies new business concepts, new application systems, and new technology, to all job activities and specific project assignments.

Education and Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, Information Systems, Business Administration or other related field, or equivalent work experience

Pre-Offer Process:

A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit click on "Information for Job Applicants".

As part of the hiring process, the Office of Human Resources will be verifying any college-level degrees conferred to the selected candidate. Additionally, any licensure required for the position will be verified. Information provided as part of the hiring process is subject to the Massachusetts Public Record Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website.

For questions, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 1-800-510-4122 and select option #2.

First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

Please see Preferred Qualifications.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job: *Information Systems and Technology

Organization: *Exec Office Of Health and Human Services

Title: Senior Application Developer

Location: Massachusetts-600 Washington Street

Requisition ID: 200005PA