IT Manager

Rockville , MD
Apr 30, 2021
Jun 23, 2021
IT, Management
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 IT project manager to lead the requirements, design, specification, development, and deployment of applications and systems to support social and scientific research projects for federal agencies.   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.


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 CAPI, ACASI, CATI, and IVR.

• Assist with writing and budgeting for IT activities associated with projects, tasks, and proposals.

Basic Qualifications:

• A bachelor's degree and at least 8 plus years of relevant experience, including a strong track record of managing IT tasks, is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience with and knowledge in the design and analysis of social and scientific research projects.  


Candidates must possess strong written and oral communication skills, such as project management reporting, project documentation (requirements, specifications, design documents), and proposals.  Demonstrated organizational proficiency, with the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously 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.

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