Senior Survey Programmer (Remote)

Rockville , MD
Aug 19, 2023
Oct 01, 2023
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 Survey Application Programmer to provide design and develop survey instrumentation using various Survey platforms and programming languages, for use in multimode surveys. Must be self-motivated and proficient at learning new software development environments & languages. Candidates with a broad survey data collection skill set would be preferred.

Job Responsibilities:
•     Develop or modify program code particularly Blaise CAI software.
•     Support of Blaise instrument programming and reporting.
•     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.
•     Work within a team environment with other developers and staff from other disciplines.

Basic Qualifications:
•     A bachelor's degree with 9 years of work experience, preferably in IT or a research related field.
•     Experience programming complex survey or data collection instruments using survey software authoring languages such as Blaise, Confirmit, Qualtrics, or similar. 
•     Experience with some SQL server or relational databases.

Preferred Qualifications:
•     Experience in developing large-scale survey instruments. 
•     Experience and or knowledge of C# or JavaScript.
•     Experience with teaching or training technical courses.
•     A Master's degree, preferably in IT or a research related field.

Other Required 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. Subject to plan requirements, employees may participate in:
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Vacation Leave (15 days per year)
  • Sick Leave (10 days per year)
  • Holiday Leave (7 government holidays and 1 floating holiday)
  • 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.