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Java Application Developer

  • 508073
  • Full-time


We are looking for results-oriented, driven individuals with a thirst for problem solving.

At Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) our vision is to be the number one state in the nation in balanced, leading-edge environmental protection; through technical and operational excellence; and radical simplicity for customers and staff. We are currently looking for employees who are committed to our Agency, passionate to excel in their career and engaged in our mission. Only this caliber of employee will be successful in driving our Agency towards accomplishing our vision.

Java Application Developer

Job Location:

Address:  1110 W Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Posting Details:

Salary: $95K-$110K

Grade: 27

Closing Date: Open until filled 

Job Summary:

The Java Application Developer will specifically focus on building front-end intensive web based tools and experiences for our Customers serviced through our website on AZDEQ.GOV. You will be responsible for building highly interactive Web Applications that are targeted for Customers and Employees and ultimately advance the Agency Mission

Job Duties:
  • Build high quality web applications with slick modern interfaces and the backend services they depend on
  • Coordinate with members of the broader team
  • Focus on reusability of code and components in a shared codebase for several applications
  • Stay abreast of the new web development technologies; integrate them with ADEQ’s web sites and tools to further enhance the usability and efficiency of the sites as necessary
  • Java 11 and Spring Framework (primarily based on Spring Boot)
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs): Skills
  • Extensive web experience with Java
  • Expert level knowledge of Object-Oriented Programming & Functional paradigms, Data Structure and Algorithm, Security, Web / RESTful Services
  • Strong teamwork, communication skills and time management abilities 

Knowledge of

  • Spring Boot and Spring Framework
  • Database experience (SQL, stored procedures, and data modeling).
  • Experience with Open Source tools (Apache/NGINX, Jenkins, Git, Tomcat, Maven/Gradle, npm, Spring v5, Junit/Karma/Jasmine, Visual Studio Code etc.)
  • Angular 12+, SASS & TypeScript experience


  • Eagerness to learn and adapt to new technologies and ways of building software
  • Test Driven Development
Selective Preference(s):
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer science or related field plus 5 or more years of programming and analysis or equivalent experience.

Among the many benefits of a career with the State of Arizona, there are:

· 10 paid holidays per year
· Accrual of sick and annual leave beginning at 12 and 13 days per year respectively for full-time employees
· A top-ranked retirement program with lifetime pension benefits
· A robust and affordable insurance plan to include medical, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability
· An incentivized commuter club and public transportation subsidy program
· We promote the importance of work/life balance by offering workplace flexibility
· We offer a variety of learning and career development opportunities

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


ASRS Lifetime Benefits

Contact Us:

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting HPO@azdeq.gov.
Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.


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.