Job/Project Description The Montana Legislative Branch is seeking staff augmentation Java and/or WordPress developers. It is preferrable to hire developers that have experience in Java, WordPress, and creating Microsoft SQL Server databases; however, we will entertain applicants with only Java and Microsoft SQL Server database development experience or just WordPress and Microsoft SQL Server database development experience. To be eligible, candidates must have experience in using the Scrum Agile development methodology. Previous experience developing applications for a state legislature is preferred. Contractors must work Montana business hours. A forty (40) hour work week is expected excluding state holidays. Background The Office of Legislative Information Services (OLIS) provides IT services to the Montana Legislative Branch. During the 2024 / 2025 interim, there are numerous IT projects we need to accomplish that exceed our personnel resources. Projects need to be completed by the fall of 2024 in preparation for our 2025 legislative session, which begins January 2025. Augmenting our staff will allow us to accomplish the goal of providing the best, most reliable and efficient IT systems to support the Montana legislative process. Objectives of this CEP: 1. To provide Java and/or WordPress application development services for the custom applications being created to support the Montana legislative process. 2. To work well with all team members to deliver the desired outcomes. 3. Contractors will report directly to the project manager for all assigned projects. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Java Application Development • Substantial knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures required to design, build, and implement applications using Java and supported by Microsoft SQL Server databases • Substantial knowledge of Windows and Linux development environments • Substantial knowledge of continuous integration and continuous service delivery principles.
All candidates must meet at least one of the experience levels below. Preference will be given to those with experience in both areas. Java Application Developer Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field plus four (4) years of relevant work experience, or an equivalent amount of education and experience. WordPress Application Developer Bachelor’s degree in computer science, web design, web administration, graphic design, or a related field plus four (4) years of relevant work experience, or an equivalent amount of education and experience.