Everybody needs web developers now. But where else can you find the diversity of subject matter that Metro touches? Economics, diversity, recycling, Oregon Zoo, conventions, transportation, schools, urban planning, conservation, housing... At Metro, we get to do meaningful work that impacts our great region in different and new ways. It's what keeps us engaged and busy every day. The Senior Developer gets to help deliver the way that Metro brings all the great things we do into the public view.
We are looking for someone who wants to round out a small team of data professionals who are in the process of a technology refresh. As a valued member of the Metro Research Center (RC), you'll bring your knowledge and ideas to shape the technology and workflows in support of our programs. You will provide data and application to our clients.
The team you'll be part of maintains and applies the Regional Land Information System (RLIS) database and helps deliver information through applications, tools and analysis. Our information feeds high-profile regional tasks such as setting the Urban Growth Boundary, choosing the investments and programs in the Regional Transportation Plan, helping the Parks and Nature department to manage its natural resources and helping the Property and Environmental Services department conduct waste transfer and other operations. Our newest project is the development of a data-driven performance measures program.
Roles and Responsibilities
The Geospatial Development Lead develops and maintains the (geospatial) processes and application suite for the Metro Research Center. This person acts as a full-stack developer and the functional lead to deliver database/server/client-side solutions. They will provide expertise in 1) SDLC 2) software development best practices 3) agile development practices, and of course 4) the development and maintenance of web and mobile applications. A key element of this position is the ability to look beyond the individual projects and create more reusability and cost-effectiveness.
This position reports directly to the Enterprise Services Manager within Metro's Research Center.
1) Electronic application, 2) answer to supplemental questions, 3) resume and 4) cover letter describing your qualifications as they relate to the duties of this position.
At Metro, we hire a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse workforce strengthens our organization. We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all of our employees can thrive.
Essential Job Duties
An employee in this position must be able to perform all the essential job duties listed below with or without reasonable accommodation; however, this list is not intended to include all of the specific tasks which an employee in this position may be expected to perform.
This position is represented by AFSCME 3580 and is classified as a Systems Analyst IV (click to read the full classification). Classification descriptions are typically written broadly and do not include the specific duties and responsibilities of the position(s).
Essential Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Desirable Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
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Accommodation: Reasonable accommodation is available to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing this application or participating in this process. To obtain confidential assistance please contact Human Resources at 503-797-1570.
Public Employees Retirement System (PERS): New employees will pay the employee portion of the PERS contribution.
Veterans' Preference: Under Oregon Law, qualified veterans may be eligible for veterans' preference when applying for Metro positions. If you are a veteran and would like to be considered for a veterans' preference for this job, please provide qualifying documents as instructed during the application process.
Criminal background check: In order to protect the wellbeing of its employees, the public and agency assets, Metro may conduct criminal background checks on candidates selected for Metro positions. Criminal convictions do not necessarily preclude employment and will be considered on a case by case basis. A background check will only be conducted if you are selected as a finalist for a position. If selected as a finalist, you will be contacted by Human Resources prior to the initiation of a background check.
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