Java Developer

Employer
Westat
Location
Rockville , MD
Posted
Oct 14, 2021
Closes
Oct 21, 2021
Industry
Research
Hours
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 highly motivated Java developer who will be responsible for the development and implementation of web applications to support a variety of projects across our research domains. You will join a technical community of developers and engineers providing intuitive, responsive systems to collect high quality data using various leading edge technologies and modern software development tools and platforms.

Job Responsibilities:
•    Developing and contributing to the design of backend microservices
•    Developing responsive, fluid interfaces for the web and/or mobile platforms
•    Building and maintaining automated test suites
•    Providing technical and operational support to existing web applications
•    Working with both subject matter experts and IT staff to define and document system requirements 

Basic Qualifications:
•    A Bachelor's degree, preferably in Computer Science or related field
•    4+ years of experience developing software with Java
•    1+ year of experience developing software using Spring/Spring Boot framework

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience or familiarity with ...
•    JavaScript/TypeScript web frameworks (Vue, Angular, NativeScript, etc.)
•    NoSql datastores (Elasticsearch, MongoDB, Redis, etc.)
•    Amazon Web Services (AWS) 

Candidates should have excellent written and oral communication skills; strong organizational skills; the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously; detail-oriented and work well 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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