Company: State of Maryland
Location: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 01.FEB.2024


Introduction Maryland's Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) program makes sure all workers in Maryland have paid time off of medical...



Maryland's Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) program makes sure all workers in Maryland have paid time off of medical and family reasons. FAMLI is a $2 billion social insurance system, delivered as a digitally native, public-facing service. We're in the early stages of building something as big and as far-reaching as unemployment insurance or a new health department. We Know that delivering services primarily through a website, over the Internet, is a new way of doing business in government.Our Staff engineers are the forefront of modernizing how the state approaches digital services delivery. Working with the FMALI digital services team this role leads 1-2 teams and helps define the standards and conventions for how we will be building the state's new Family and Medical Leave Insurance software.The is a greenfield opportunity to build a digital service from the ground up!(This position is Management Service and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority)




Maryland Department of Labor/FMALI Unit1100 N. Eutaw StreetBaltimore, Maryland 21201

Main Purpose of Job

The Staff Engineer reports to the Principal Engineer within the Division of Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) at the Maryland Department of Labor. The Staff Engineer contributes to critical portions of the end-to-end product and platform for the whole FAMLI division. The Staff Engineer works closely with our cross functional vendor teams and Product Leads to ensure that the tools we're building are maintainable and scalable for the program. The Staff Engineer is also responsible for ensuring that all front end web applications are being built to the highest standards of accessibility.


Duties of this position include but are not limited to: Provides technical expertise on the end-to-end service to build systems that are scalable and maintainable. Works closely with vendor teams and Experience Leads to ensure that the tools we're building are scalable and maintainable. Maintains technical direction and standards for integrations, tools and sites being built in-house. Works with the Digital Services team to set and meet quality standards for our products and services. Reviews and approves proposed product code generated by staff and contractors for deployment in production environments. Contributes to documentation, tests, style fixes, accessibility, performance, security, and more. Conducts technical discovery to understand the engineering risks and opportunities to inform the technical direction of FAMLI's services.


5 years of engineering experience 2 years of experience with JavaScript 1-3 years of experience with Ruby on Rails


Desired of Preferred Qualifications Experience leading teams and/or projects Experience working closely with Product Management or Product Owners to make difficult decisions about feature prioritization Experience in providing thoughtful, clear and constructive code reviewFurther helpful experienceAs a small team, we'll be looking to bring in engineers with diverse sets of experience to help round out teams. Please let us know if you have extra experience in any of the following areas: Dev/Ops or infrastructure management Scaling systems Front end accessibility ACH payments Building or managing maintainable rules enginesYou'll fit right in at FAMLI if: You value autonomy in your work, strive to achieve mastery in your field, and are energized by a mission-driven organization You're strong and inclusive leader who loves helping teams grow meet difficult challenges You're an excellent collaborator You are excited about solving complex human and organizational issues You're an organized person who has experience coordinating complex projects You're great at delegating ownership to capable people


All candidates are subject to a background check against files maintained by the Division of Unemployment Insurance (Labor/DUI) to determine whether any monies are owed to Labor/DUI as a result of unemployment insurance overpayment/fraud. Any unpaid debt may have an impact on whether or not a candidate is offered employment.


All information concerning the qualifications, including any required documentation (diploma, transcript, certificate, etc.) must be submitted and received by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be considered. Applications that meet minimum and/or selective qualifications will be referred to the hiring unit for interview selection. Units will select those candidates most closely demonstrating the qualifications for interview.A resume and cover letter are strongly encouraged for this positions.Please upload one Word or PDF file that includes your combined cover letter and resume using the 'Transcript' upload function, or vis the JobAps 'Other' tab. (It is not necessary to upload college transcript or driver's license.)


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position.It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.The examination for this recruitment will be an evaluation and rating of the information provided on your application. Therefore, it is essential that the application is filled out completely and accurately, listing all relevant education and experience, addressing the specific qualifications shown above and submitting any required documentation (diploma, transcript, certification, license, etc.). Please include clear, detailed and specific information on your application regarding experience qualifications related to the minimum qualifications, desired, and/or selective qualifications of the position.


This is a full-time, permanent position and eligible for full State benefits, which include: Flexible hours and hybrid teleworking Paid holidays 12-13 per year 6 additional 'personal days' at the beginning of every year Generous paid leave package (annual, sick, personal and compensatory leave) State Pension ('defined benefits' plan) Tax-deferred supplemental retirement savings plans (401(k) and 457) Free parking Comprehensive, subsidized health, dental and prescription plan with little to no deductibles, free generic prescriptions, and free preventative health services Flexible Spending Account plans for Health Care and Daycare State Employees Credit UnionTo learn more, please click this link:STATE OF MARYLAND BENEFITS


U.S.Military Veterans may qualify for additional bonus points towards certification. Any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing a U.S. Military form DD 214 verifying honorable discharge from service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview).Permanent State employees do not need to submit proof of Veterans' status.If you are unable to apply online, or encounter difficulty attaching required or optional documentation, you may submit via mail or deliver in person. Please be sure to include your name, identification number (Easy ID#) and job announcement number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.PLEASE DO NOT FAX OR EMAIL UNSOLICITED DOCUMENTATIONCompleted applications, required documentation, and any required addendums may be mailed to:MDOL Office of AdministrationAttn: Tiffany Lott-Mallard24-1100 N. Eutaw Street, Rm. 101Baltimore, MD 21201The MD State Application Form can be found onlinePlease contact or for additional information concerning this recruitment. Online applications are strongly preferred.A resume and cover letter are strongly encouraged for this position.Please upload one Word or PDF file that includes your combined cover letter and resume using the "Transcript" upload function, or via the JobAps "Other" tab.'Maryland Department of Labor, is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of DOL that all persons have equal opportunity and access to employment opportunities, services, and facilities without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.

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