Computer Programmer

Minnesota Counties Information Systems   Grand Rapids, MN   Full-time     Information Services / Technology (IT)
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Posted on March 2, 2020

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Minimum of 2 year degree with programming emphasis; able to demonstrate development knowledge using tools like or similar to Java, Javascript, Node.js, PhP, C+, RPGLE/free, SQL, DB2, CSS, HTML, 
Soap-Rest Web Services, Apache, Tomcat, Eclipse;  willingness to learn, explore, and utilize new technologies; prior programming experience preferred


  • Very unique opportunity to be working in the government sector for a group of counties instead of one single county. 
  • Pay is slightly higher than counties since we have to compete more directly with the private sector for resources
  • We develop and support the software, whereas in the counties you are supporting existing package software.
  • Counties involved with MCIS share in the organization and very engaged in direction of product and services.
  • Smaller staff (10-13 employees)

Why do your current employees work there?

  • Stable organization
  • Employees once  hired, enjoy what MCIS has to offer.  As a result, we have and continue to retire people with 20+ years of service.
  • Technology – we continue to look for new ways to leverage technology to improve efficiencies at member counties.
  • Work and Life balance  
  • Team is positive, carrying, and promote a family atmosphere.  Staff works to make everyone successful and care for one another. 
  • Health, Dental, Vision, Life, 457b (401K type), and PERA (Mn Public Employee Retirement), and generous employer contribution towards benefits. . 
  • Relaxed atmosphere

MCIS Perks:

  • Employees are less about titles more about teams and family
  • Easy commutes (able to choose GR or further out for living with little concern for traffic chaos)
  • Flexible with work schedule within reason (Critical thing is family comes first)
  • Life overall in this area is less stressful and/or better ways to de-stress.   

Grand Rapids and surrounding area has a lot to offer:

  • Emphasis on the arts (plays, music, etc)
  • Good health care services
  • Outdoor activities year-round
  • Adequate shopping
  • Gateway to other northern MN destinations
  • Local schools (K-12, Itasca Community College)  are high quality
  • Numerous dining choices
  • Affordable living

Click apply today to become a part of our team!