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Department of Justice 
Systems Engineer 
Job Announcement Code: 2002497

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  Systems Engineeer
Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
The starting salary for this position is between $75,000 and $109,616 per year plus excellent benefits. The pay schedule/range is 07-32. A twelve month probationary period will be required.
Jan Zadra, Human Resources Specialist, 608-266-9627,
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Located on the Capitol Square in the heart of beautiful downtown Madison, the Wisconsin Department of Justice is seeking an experienced and innovative Systems Engineer to join our team of IT professionals. The Wisconsin Department of Justice provides legal representation and advice, criminal investigation, law enforcement and victim services for the State of Wisconsin. Learn more about us at

Full-time state employees will receive nine paid holidays and 4.5 days of personal holiday, in addition to sick and vacation leave. The state also provides a comprehensive benefits package. If you would like more information on benefits, click here.

The ideal candidate will enjoy working in a team atmosphere, tackling new and exciting challenges, and supporting a positive and fun work environment. 

Position Summary:   This position will work closely with project managers to develop project proposals, scope documents, process flow diagrams, entity-relationship diagrams, user stories, coding specifications, test plans and occasionally assist with training documentation. This position will also elicit and document functional, performance, test, and interface requirements for software systems. It ensures the logical and systematic conversion of customer requirements into system solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints. This position performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detailed trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate the customer requirements into software specifications. This position will develop UML based design packages, supporting analysis, architecture definition that are needed to document, allocate and trace system and element level requirements. This position requires effective communication with both technical and nontechnical users to explain IT solutions.

This position is responsible for leading the testing and troubleshooting for new applications and complicated legacy application changes. This involves system testing, integration testing, user acceptance testing and post deployment verification planning.

Special Notes:   Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the United States (i.e., a citizen or national of the U.S., a lawful permanent resident, an alien authorized to work in the U.S. without DOJ sponsorship) at the time of application.

The Department of Justice will conduct background checks, including a fingerprint check, on applicants prior to selection.

This position may be eligible for telework to assist in mitigating the impact and potential spread of COVID-19. The Department of Justice has started to move through the Badger Bounce Back phases and is dedicated to protecting the health and well-being of our staff.

Qualifications:   A minimally qualified applicant will have training, education and experience with the following:

· Developing system requirements, data dictionary, process flow diagrams, user stories, coding requirements, test plans and training documentation.

· Education or training in automated regression testing and/or creating test scripts.

A well-qualified applicant will also have experience:

· Developing functional analysis, detailed trade studies and interface definition documents.

· Working with hardware and software systems and ability to troubleshoot IT at a system level.

· Performing automated regression testing and/or experience creating test scripts.

· In change management and managing small projects.

How To Apply:   

You must apply online and attach a resume and insert your cover letter to be considered for this position.  Click on the “Login to Apply” button at the top of this announcement.  If you do not currently have a WISC.Jobs account, you will need to create one.  For instructions on how to create an account, click here.  Application materials will not be accepted if received in an e-mail, fax or as a hard copy.

Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. While a first review of resumes will occur on November 24, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Note: All candidates including current or former state employees must complete the assessment to be considered.