About the position
The Department of Fish and Game seeks a Software Engineer III to join an interdisciplinary group of developers, GIS Analysts, and Data Coordinators within our Idaho Fish and Wildlife Information System (IFWIS) at our Headquarters office in Boise, Idaho. The IFWIS team works behind the scenes to turn data into information and create digital solutions to further our Agency's mission to "...preserve, protect, perpetuate, and manage" our wildlife resources.
The successful Software Engineer III will be an IFWIS team member within one of the premier natural resource agencies in the country. Their primary responsibility will be to develop and maintain databases & web data systems for the IFWIS Species Diversity (Natural Heritage) Data Program. They could have a combination of skills within Geographic Information Systems or biological sciences as well. This team member will support the development and maintenance of agency databases, potentially administer Enterprise ArcGIS, support mobile data collection efforts, and numerous Web GIS and database applications. Our approach is unique as our staff are often given the opportunity to visit many locations within the State of Idaho where they can collaborate with biologists and build professional relationships along the way.
The candidate is expected to develop web applications, databases, and RESTful services as part of a comprehensive information system. Using design to translate complicated data and information into intuitive products is a team goal. Experience with data collection, data display, and GIS are a benefit. A willingness and ability to learn is an important, desired trait.
The successful applicant will work within our Idaho Fish and Wildlife Information System (IFWIS) team at our Headquarters office in Boise and work closely with Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) Biologists. There will be opportunities to accompany IDFG biologists into the field on a variety of conservation and research tasks to learn first-hand how they collect data and use it to inform management decisions.
Minimum Qualifications: (These qualifications are required.)
- Considerable knowledge of data architecture, software architecture, common software design patterns, development and testing practices; programming languages and software development tool suites.
- Experience creating, interpreting and documenting user requirements; analyzing development solutions to show costs and benefits; coding, testing and deploying production systems; establishing and defining architecture and development standards.
Desirable Qualifications: (These qualifications are not required. However, if you have related background it may increase your rating.)
- Some knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
- Experience in a biological science field.
Enter your responses to the supplemental questions in the space provided. You must have the minimum level of experience or education described in the typical guides for each question to qualify for this position. Scoring will be based on the information you provide. A higher rating may be obtained based on the extent of your education and experience, so take your time to provide a detailed and complete answer to each question. It is very important that the information you provide clearly supports your responses.
To learn more about the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, please see the following:
- 'We are the Idaho Fish & Game' (video)