IT Project Manager

Employer
Westat
Location
Rockville, MD
Posted
Aug 17, 2019
Closes
Sep 11, 2019
Industry
Research
Hours
Full Time
Westat is a 100% employee-owned research company. Helping to make a difference, Westat developers and engineers support important and relevant research, spanning health, environment, child welfare, justice, behavioral health, public health, epidemiology, transportation, and social and health policy. Our clients include agencies of the U.S. government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Our collaborative culture enables us to create dynamic multifaceted teams with broad experience across a wide range of topics.

Westat technologists keep up with leading edge technologies, enabling us to offer highly innovative solutions while embracing the latest advancements in infrastructure, methodologies, and platforms.

Supporting a work-life balance, we believe that employee ownership has been a key factor in our growth—we share a commitment to excellence and support each other in our mission to provide the best solutions for our clients. Our engagement in our work can and does make a difference in our success.

Our compensation program includes competitive salaries, company stock and dividends, annual bonuses, corporate contributions to a 401K retirement program, and a matching program for employee contributions to the 401K.

If you want to use modern technologies and make a difference through research in a work-life balancing setting, Westat can give you that opportunity.

Job Summary:
Westat is seeking a seasoned IT project manager to lead the requirements, design, specification, development, and deployment of applications and systems to support research projects across Westat's domains of interest. You will work with domain experts, program managers, and IT professionals to formulate and implement IT solutions that reflect and understanding of business issues, as well as IT strategies, problems, and priorities.

We work with leading edge technologies and are always looking to integrate new technologies where these can improve throughput, quality, or scalability. We are looking for someone who thrives in an environment of constant learning. We apply an agile development methodology with a continuous integration process including automated test and deployment.

Job Responsibilities:

· Partner with domain staff and specialists to determine and manage the IT needs of a diverse portfolio of research projects.

· Keep abreast of current and emerging technologies and best IT practices.

· Develop technical application systems designs and approaches for proposals and projects.

· Supervise IT professionals who are well-versed in various proprietary and open source software such as web technologies, data analysis and visualization, mapping and GIS, study and operations management, and data collection modes spanning web, mobile, telephone, interactive voice response, and in-person administration.

· Assist with writing and budgeting for projects, tasks, and proposals.


Basic Qualifications:


· A bachelor's degree and at least 15 plus years of relevant experience, including a strong track record of project management, is required.

· Experience with and knowledge in the design and analysis of research projects, including understanding of issues associated with privacy and security compliance.

· Experience in developing and managing budgets and project schedules, as well as tracking progress and controlling scope creep.

Candidate should have excellent written and oral communication skills, including support for project management reporting, project documentation (requirements, specifications, design documents), and proposals. Demonstrated organizational proficiency, be detail oriented with the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously in a team environment.

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, creed, 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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