Front-End Web Developer

MD - Rockville
Oct 30, 2018
Dec 28, 2018
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.

Job Summary:

Westat is seeking an entry level front end web developer with strong web design and user interface development skills.

Job Responsibilities:

· Support the development and operations of java/.Net based applications and components as part of a large enterprise system with domestic and international users.  · Develop code using industry best practices for maintenance of external/internal web site(s), the web-based system(s). · Test web applications in multi-platform, cross-browser development. · Produce front-end system requirement documents. · Build UI according to UI/UX designs and troubleshoot/resolve defects in UI components · Optimize front end for maximum speed and scalability · Ability to work collaboratively with a team on a variety of projects and extend functionality within current web-based applications. · Participate in requirements, design, and code reviews.

Basic Qualifications:

· A bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Information Technology or related field and 1 year of experience is required.

Candidate should have experience with client-side SPA (Single Page Application) libraries like React.js, HTML 5, CSS, JavaScript, TypeScript, node JS, jQuery, XML and server-side scripting languages interacting with backend relational databases through REST APIs.  Familiarity with testing frameworks like Jasmine/Karma along with knowledge of Java, .Net technology or C# are a plus. Candidate should have excellent communications and writing skills.

Westat offers competitive benefits with ESOP, 401k, Health, Dental, paid vacation, sick and holiday leave, professional development as well as other benefits.
 Any offer of employment may be contingent upon receipt of acceptable results from a post-offer background screening, if required for the position, based on the specific position which may include, for example, identity verification, employment history, or criminal records history.
 Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity, or any other protected status under applicable law

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