IT Application Developer ( Hybrid)

Employer
Westat
Location
Rockville , MD
Posted
Sep 19, 2022
Closes
Oct 14, 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 is seeking an application developer responsible for assisting in the design, development, maintenance, and support of the department's software applications, e.g. Survey Data Collection Platform and SharePoint.

Job Responsibilities:
•    Working with Operations Managers to gather, document and implement requirements for any new project and develop production reports.
•    Design, develop, and implement COTS and proprietary applications for survey data collection and operations support
•    Providing support to end users including production support and troubleshooting, and site/content management.

Basic Qualifications:
•    A bachelor's degree, preferably in computer science, information technology or quantitative field with at least 2 or more years of relevant experience or a master's degree computer science, information technology or a quantitative field with 1 year of related experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications:
•    Experience with common process, procedural programming languages (C, C++, and Java), database and documentation tools, e.g. SharePoint, Active Directory or database management, and SQL Server is preferred.
•    Experience with telephony systems, CTI, IVR, web and telephone data collection and scheduling tools.

Minimum Qualifications:
•    Must be able to travel between Westat locations in immediate area.
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to work with other systems analysts and Operations Managers in a team environment.
•    Strong analytical skills with the ability to evaluate situations and develop decision recommendations or enhancements.
•    Ability to manage multiple initiatives/projects concurrently.

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.

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