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Senior Applications Developer

Commonwealth of PA

Dauphin County, PA,US


The Health and Human Services (HHS) IT Delivery Center provides end-to-end IT services to all staff in the Department of Human Services (DHS), the Department of Health (DOH), the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP), and the Pennsylvania Department of Aging (PDA). If you are ready for a new challenge in your career, apply today!


The Senior Applications Developer serves as the lead technical developer on system acceptance testing projects, providing support to lower-level developers by making task assignments according to project plans, interpreting requirements, reviewing code, and mentoring. Has a thorough understanding of functional testing techniques such as exploratory, black-box and white-box testing and performs testing at the appropriate level based on the SDLC such as System Acceptance Testing, Regression Testing and User Acceptance Testing. Writes test cases for automated and manual testing, executes and records tests with appropriate linkages in Level Access Accessibility Management Platform, Microsoft Test Manager (MTM), TFS or Microsoft Azure DevOps. Oversees and participates in unit, system integration, system acceptance testing, and regression testing. Ensures all testing results are recorded and defects are identified within the appropriate tool.

Maintains a thorough knowledge and expertise in accessibility testing and the WCAG guidelines using Level Access Accessibility Management Platform, JAWS, JAWS Inspect, ANDI and other tools.

Maintains a thorough knowledge and expertise in the automated testing framework using C#, Selenium and .NET framework. Must use and keep skills current in these technologies and others as required: Visual Basic (VB.Net), SQL Server database, SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), and Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). Uses Microsoft Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server (TFS), and Azure DevOps appropriately for source code control, versioning, documentation, and recording time spent on tasks. Researches and resolves critical development issues that may arise.

Additional details regarding the duties of this position may be found in the position description.

Work Schedule and Additional Information:

Full-time employment.
Work hours are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday, with a 60-minute lunch.
Telework: Our office is currently full-time telework. You will be expected to work from home (telework) full-time. You must have a securely configured high-speed internet connection. If you are unable to telework, you will have the option to report to the headquarters office in Harrisburg. Although this is a telework position, it is headquartered at 2525 7th Street, Harrisburg and you will need to come to the Harrisburg office to pick up your equipment. You may also need to come into the office for training and on an ad hoc basis, your supervisor will give you at least a 24-hour notice and all travel will be at your own expense.
Salary: In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable.
You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.


Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:

One year as an Applications Developer 2 or Computer Programmer 4; or
Three years of information technology experience in applications development or applications maintenance, and an associate’s degree in any information technology field; or
Five years of information technology experience that includes three years of experience in applications development or applications maintenance; or
One year of information technology experience in applications development or applications maintenance, and a bachelor's degree in any information technology field; or
An equivalent combination of experience and training.

Other Requirements:

You must meet the PA residency requirement. For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow the link and click on Residency.
You must be able to perform essential job functions.

How to Apply:

Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents will not be reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).

If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
Your application must be submitted by the posting closing date. Late applications and other required materials will not be accepted.
Failure to comply with the above application requirements may eliminate you from consideration for this position.


Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go to and click the Veterans’ Preference tab or contact us at

Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS):

711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals).

The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.


Completing the application, including all supplemental questions, serves as your exam for this position. No additional exam is required at a test center (also referred to as a written exam).
Your score is based on the detailed information you provide on your application and in response to the supplemental questions.
Your score is valid for this specific posting only.
You must provide complete and accurate information or:
your score may be lower than deserved.
you may be disqualified.
You may only apply/test once for this posting.
Your results will be provided via email.

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Health & Wellness

We offer multiple health plans so our employees can choose what works best for themselves and their families. Our comprehensive benefits package includes health coverage, vision, dental, and wellness programs.*

Compensation & Financial Planning
We invest in our employees by providing competitive wages and encouraging financial wellness by offering multiple ways to save money and ensure peace of mind including multiple retirement and investment plan options.

Work/Life Balance
We know there’s more to life than just work! Our generous paid leave benefits include paid vacation, paid sick leave, six weeks of paid parental leave, military leave, and paid time off for most major U.S. holidays, as well as flexible work schedules and work-from-home opportunities.*

Values and Culture
We believe in the work we do and provide continual opportunities for our employees to grow and contribute to the greater good. As one of the largest employers in the state, we provide opportunities for internal mobility, professional development, and the opportunity to give back by participating in workplace charitable giving.

Employee Perks
Sometimes, it is the little “extras” that make a big difference. Our employees receive special employee-only discounts and rates on a variety of services and memberships.

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Salary Range: $70651 - $107306

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