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 AGILE SOFTWARE DEVELOPER 

  • 507969
  • PHOENIX
  • ARIZONA STATE RETIREMENT SYSTEM (ASRS)
  • Full-time

For more than a half-century, the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) has provided retirement, health insurance and long term disability benefits to employees of the state, counties, municipalities, universities, community colleges, school districts and other political entities. We are a top performing benefit plan administrator with a solid reputation and sustainable plan design. Our organizational culture is based on the following principles; Professionalism, Results, Improvement, Diversity and Excellence. We believe in delivering service with PRIDE. Check out our webpage, Azasrs.gov, to learn more about the ASRS.

 AGILE SOFTWARE DEVELOPER 

Job Location:

Address:  3300 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85012  

Posting Details:

Compensation:  Up to $93,000 + excellent benefits and opportunity for telework 

Open until filled

Job Summary:

ASRS Agile Software Developer contribute to software development projects designed to improve the capability and efficiency of our business operations. We have a variety of ongoing projects involving processing monthly payments through banking institutions, enhancing online services for members and re-engineering client-server applications into modern intranet web applications.

As an ASRS Agile Software Developer you will be a member of one of our 7 Agile Scrum teams. Each team is assigned to a project for a series of sprints. The team may release deliverable functionality following any sprint. All team activities are managed using Atlassian Agile and JIRA. Your Scrum team will consist of 4-7 members and be led by ASRS business and technology leaders. An experienced Technical Lead will work with you to ensure your team’s success. Our development pipeline and methodology is rooted in the DevOps concept.

The ASRS provides a stable work environment and a professional atmosphere that fosters a healthy work-life balance. We enable our Software Engineers to work on every part of the application: automated tests, user interface, controller logic, back-end services and database operations. We may have some specialists, but nobody works on just one tier of the application. Over time, your skills will improve, broaden and remain current because our systems depend upon current versions of the following popular frameworks and technologies: JQuery, Bootstrap, Java 8, Cucumber, Selenium, Apache Tomcat, the Spring Framework and Oracle databases.

At the ASRS, we are always trying to improve. One of the ways we improve is by hiring good people. We encourage all motivated, knowledgeable and professional Agile Software Engineers/Scrum Developers who meet the following requirements to apply.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):
  • Minimum of five years working experience in Information Technology
  • Minimum of three years developing Java web applications or web services
  • Minimum of two years developing Automation Test Scripts
  • Familiar with Behavior Driven Development (BDD) / Test Driven Development (TDD), knowledge in Cucumber is a plus
  • Familiar with all facets of the software development lifecycle; preferably with Agile Scrum
  • Experience in systems analysis, application design, quality assurance, and the coordination of multiple enterprise systems to achieve overall system functionality is desirable
  • Knowledge of secure software development practices and experience software vulnerability remediation is desirable
  • Applied knowledge of version control, configuration management, and continuous integration is desirable

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree is highly desired; preferably in Software Development or Information Technology
  • Participation in continued education will be considered a plus
Pre-Employment Requirements:

Candidates selected for hire will be subject to a background investigation to include credit and criminal history.
All newly hired employees are subject to the E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification Program. 

Benefits: The State of Arizona offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
  • Robust and affordable insurance plans (medical, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability options)
  • Tuition/Professional Certification monetary assistance
  • A top-ranked retirement program
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Accrued vacation and sick days
  • An incentivized commuter club and public transportation subsidy program
  • Work-life balance supported by flexible work hours, telework, and Monday thru Friday work weeks
  • The opportunity to participate in deferred compensation, credit union membership, and a wellness program
  • Rewarding work that benefits the people of Arizona
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness eligible employer
  • Opportunity for goal-based and spot incentives
  • Free covered parking

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page

Retirement:

Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)

Contact Us:

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602.677.2902.

*Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. 

ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)

All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.