Front-End Developer

Rockville , MD
Sep 11, 2021
Oct 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 a front-end developer to develop and support applications used by our large research projects.  You will use proven and cutting-edge technologies in a project-driven team environment.  We are always looking to improve our development practice and technology solutions, through innovation, resourcefulness, and teamwork.
Job Responsibilities:
•    As part of a project team, design and program software solutions, primarily using JavaScript component libraries and frameworks with CSS and HTML.
•    Develop clean, functional code.
•    Developing new technical approaches and capabilities to incorporate into systems as appropriate.
•    Test software to ensure reliability and robustness.

Basic Qualifications:  
•    Bachelor's degree, preferably in computer science, information technology or quantitative field. 
•    One year of experience or equivalent coursework in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
•    U.S. Citizenship required by contract.

Preferred Qualifications:
•    Knowledge of JavaScript libraries or frameworks such as Vue or React. 
•    Knowledge of database technologies such as SQL Server or PostgreSQL. 
•    Knowledge of server-side languages such as Node.
•    Knowledge of web design principles, user experience, web standards/practices and usability are a plus.
•    Excellent planning, analytical, and decision-making skills.

Candidates must have excellent verbal and written communications skills, interpersonal skills with strong ability to coordinate and collaborate tasks and activities within 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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