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State of Montana Software Developer 2 in Helena, Montana

Why live in Helena, Montana?

  • Helena is surrounded by rolling hills and lofty mountains and is tucked below the Continental Divide.

  • It is a relatively quiet place to call home where small-town living collides with outdoor adventure.

  • Helena has a rich history and was originally founded as a gold camp during the Montana gold rush.

  • Learn more about moving to and/or living in Helena, Montana here.

Why should you keep reading and consider working here?

We know you have other work options, but we ask you to consider working with us at the State of Montana Department of Administration in the State Information Technology Services Division (SITSD). Our mission to provide shared IT services to support the needs of the state and citizens of Montana. We offer an innovative and collaborative work environment where employees are valued and supported. In addition, our employees have the opportunity to be involved in some of the most exciting and innovative IT projects and initiatives in development within Montana state government.

What is this career opportunity?

This position is responsible for developing, maintaining and supporting state of Montana web portals such as Montana’s official state website,, and the State’s intranet the Montana Information Network for Employees (MINE). A major responsibility is in encouraging, directing, and supporting state agencies in their web presence and following W3C and Section 508 requirements. This position also maintains to comply with U.S. PIRG requirements and Another duty is to support SITSD’s customers when they need assistance with web content, templates, web browsers, web analytics, graphic tools and other related Internet technologies. A major responsibility is maintaining and supporting the statewide web content management system, Cascade CMS. The successful candidate will have strong knowledge of CSS, HTML5, JavaScript, responsive design, best practices for website design, maintenance and support, and web content management systems. Preferred skills include knowledge of the Scrum Agile development methodology and JIRA. A preferred candidate will also have knowledge and experience supporting Microsoft IIS and Apache web servers and have application development skills.

What are we looking for?

*Education and Experience: *

  • A Bachelor’s degree in an information technology related field; AND

  • Applicable professional experience in areas described above; OR

  • Alternate combinations of education and experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Preference will be given to candidates with experience utilizing:

  • Scrum Agile development methodology and JIRA;

  • Microsoft IIS and Apache web servers; and

  • Application development skills.


/Knowledge of:/

  • W3C and Section 508 requirements;

  • U.S. PIRG requirements;

  • Web Content Management Systems

  • CSS, HTML5, JavaScript

/Ability to:/

  • Contribute to significant enterprise projects;

  • Provide exceptional customer service;

  • Deliver projects to customer standards;

  • Work with a variety of technical and non-technical professionals; and

  • Manage competing priorities in a project-driven environment.

*Does this sound like you? *

Please tell us how and why by submitting your resume, cover letter, and three professional business references including the contact information for your current, or most recent, supervisor. References will not be checked until identified as the top candidate. (Please Note: You do not need to complete the “work experience” or the “education & certifications” portion of the application process in our recruiting system. You only need to upload the requested documentation.)

What can you expect from us in return for your hard work?

  • Additional benefits include:

  • Work/life Balance

  • Health Coverage

  • Retirement plans

  • Paid Vacation and Sick Leave and Holidays

  • And more…

Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) – Employment with the State of Montana may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under the PSLF

Other important information to be aware of.

  • This position requires the successful completion of a criminal background check.

  • Only online applications are accepted. By applying online, you are able to receive updates and monitor the status of your application.

Job: *Information Technology/Computer Science

Title: Software Developer 2

Location: Helena

Requisition ID: 20142996