Software Development Manager - Hybrid/Remote

7 days left

Rockville, VA
Sep 06, 2023
Oct 11, 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.

Westat is seeking an experienced technical manager with strong skills in full stack development using modern technologies to be part of our software engineering team and bring innovative solutions to our public health and clinical research group.

This position is eligible for a hybrid or remote work arrangement (U.S. based). 

Job Responsibilities:
•     Responsible for overseeing the technical management of multiple applications. This includes directing the efforts of business analysts, developers, and testers to implement requirements. Additionally, tasks involve creating and reviewing system designs, evaluating developer code, and collaborating with internal and external end users to validate changes. Furthermore, orchestrating the deployment of changes to production and ensuring comprehensive documentation is provided.
•     Manage the work of geographically dispersed technical team members (mostly in India and U.S.) and make accommodations to overlap with their schedules.
•     Work with other technical managers to architect solutions for an ecosystem of applications.
•     Review design, analysis, and code for quality and adherence to standards and industry best practices.

Basic Qualifications:
•     Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field and 10 years relevant experience. 
•     Full stack development experience with modern technologies such as Java and ReactJS.
•     Proficient with fundamental front-end languages such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
•     Experience in Java back-end development and skills such as with Spring-boot framework, Spring core and JPA.
•     Extensive experience in RESTful Web Services, WSDL and related technologies like SOAP, XML, JSON, etc.
•     Proficient in various J2EE technologies, relational database principles, client/server infrastructure.
•     Experience architecting full-stack solutions and explaining those solutions to technical and non-technical staff.

Preferred Qualifications:
•     Familiar with microservices design and understanding design patterns.
•     Experience with leading geographically dispersed development teams working in different time zones.
•     Experience with:

o    Medidata Clinical Cloud and the product's APIs
o    Absorb LMS APIs.
o    AWS with API gateway/workflow orchestration/lambda/serverless applications.
o    Git, Jira, Confluence, Swagger
o    Oracle and MongoDB

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 (20 days per year)
  • Sick Leave (10 days per year)
  • Holiday Leave (7 government holidays and 2 floating holidays)
  • 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.