Front End Data Visualization Developer

Rockville, VA
Apr 17, 2021
Jun 23, 2021
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 for a front-end/data visualization developer to work with our Interaction Design team to provide design implementation and data visualization support. The candidate will collaborate with designated project teams to produce top-notch, innovative digital solutions.

Job Responsibilities:
•    Develop responsive and modern user interfaces based on provided UX/UI wireframes, design compositions, and style guides.
•    Develop custom data visualizations for dynamic dashboards, interactive maps, and animated infographics.
•    Collaborate with designers, UX/Information Architect, project teams, and programmers to develop interactive products. 
•    Craft quality code and solutions for maintainability and extensibility.
•    Participate in requirements gathering and offer solutions.

Basic Qualifications:
•    A High School Diploma with 7 years of relevant contemporary web technology design and development experience.  
•    Extensive skills with custom HTML5, CSS 3, JavaScript, jQuery and other front-end web development components.
•    Experience developing responsive and mobile adaptive websites.
•    Experience with D3/Data Visualization. 
•    Experience with 508 Compliance.

Preferred Qualifications:
•    Knowledge and familiarity with frameworks and libraries (React, Angular).
•    Knowledge of version control systems, such as Git and TFS.
•    Understanding of design and web production best practices, including (but not limited to) web usability standards, cross-browser compatibility, and building page templates.
•    Knowledge of current best practices in data visualization, infographics and data reporting.
•    Ability to code micro-animations and transitions.
•    Familiar with modern web trends and techniques.

Candidate must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, able to manage multiple simultaneous tasks and shifting priorities and work independently and in a team environment.

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.