Front End Developer

Employer
Westat
Location
Rockville , MD
Posted
Dec 13, 2022
Closes
Feb 05, 2023
Function
IT
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 a Front End Developer to develop and support applications used by our large research projects. You will use proven and cutting-edge technologies in a project-driven team environment. We are always looking to improve our development practice and technology solutions, through innovation, resourcefulness, and teamwork.

Job Responsibilities:
  • As part of a project team, design and program software solutions, primarily using JavaScript component libraries and frameworks with CSS and HTML.
  • Develop clean, functional code.
  • Developing new technical approaches and capabilities to incorporate into systems as appropriate.
  • Test software to ensure reliability and robustness.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Typically requires a Bachelor's degree, preferably in computer science, information technology or quantitative field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • One year of experience or equivalent coursework in JavaScript.
  • U.S. Citizenship required by contract.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of JavaScript libraries or frameworks such as Vue or React.
  • Knowledge of database technologies such as SQL Server or PostgreSQL.
  • Knowledge of server-side languages such as Node.
  • Knowledge of web design principles, user experience, web standards/practices and usability are a plus.
  • Excellent planning, analytical, and decision-making skills.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated communication skills
  • Collaboration with teams, managers and/or clients
  • Organization skills, including time management ability
  • Detail oriented

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

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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