Senior Survey Programmer (Hybrid)

Expiring today

Employer
Westat
Location
Rockville , MD
Posted
Sep 02, 2022
Closes
Oct 02, 2022
Industry
Research
Hours
Full Time
Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

Westat is committed to building a diverse workforce and a culture of inclusivity, belonging and equity for all. We believe that our greatest strength draws on the different backgrounds, cultures, perspectives and experiences of our employees.

Job Summary: 
Westat has an immediate opening for a senior Survey Programmer to provide programming services for the support of automated questionnaire instruments for use in multimode surveys. This position would include the creation, coding and testing of survey instruments on multiple devices such as laptops, tablets and phones. Must be self-motivated and proficient at learning new software development environments. Candidates with a broad survey data collection skill set would be preferred.

This position is full time and is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement. 

Job Responsibilities:
•    Develop multi-modal surveys using appropriate toolsets.
•    Advise and create integrated applications using multiple techniques or application development languages.
•    Perform testing of instruments and related programs, which may include creating test data, developing testing scenarios, and documenting results of testing. 
•    Ability to work on multiple projects.
•    Work within a team environment with developers and staff from other disciplines.

Basic Qualifications:
•    A bachelor's degree with 10 years of experience.
•    Experience programming surveys or data collection instruments using survey software authoring languages such as Qualtrics, Voxco, Unicom or similar.
•    Experience working in survey research.

Preferred Qualifications:
•    Experience with some SQL server or relational databases.
•    Experience with JavaScript and C#.
•    A Master's degree, preferably in IT or research related field.

Minimum Qualifications: 
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills and organizational skills, ability to manage multiple priorities. 
•    Ability to prioritize tasks, be detail oriented, ensure quality, and willingness to work effectively in a team environment.

Westat offers a well-rounded and comprehensive benefits program focused on wellness and work/life balance. Eligible employees may participate in:
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Holiday Leave
  • Professional Development
  • Health Advocate
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account


Protecting the health and safety of our employees and survey participants is a top priority for Westat. As a federal government contractor, Westat will require Westat staff, regardless of work location, to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon hire and to follow all safety protocols, subject to approved accommodations under applicable law.

Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status under applicable law.