Senior Software Developer

Rockville , MD
Nov 01, 2021
Jan 21, 2022
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 Senior Software developer to be a part of corporate IT team developing web and mobile applications to support its varied business needs, using cutting edge technologies, tools and Cloud environments. 

Job Responsibilities: 
•    Participating in the design and creation of scalable software.
•    Writing clean, functional code on the front- and back-end.
•    Work with development teams and product managers to ideate software solutions.
•    Design client-side and server-side architecture.
•    Write effective APIs.
•    Test software to ensure responsiveness and efficiency.

Basic Qualifications: 
•    A bachelor's degree, preferably in Computer Science, or other related fields.
•    10 years of experience to include 7 years or more of proven experience in developing enterprise applications. 
•    Expert-level knowledge of .NET Core/ASP.NET Core platform and C#, with experience of Entity Framework or other such ORM tools being an advantage.
•    Experience developing desktop applications using WPF or similar frameworks would be an added advantage. 
•    Knowledge or experience working with JavaScript frameworks like React or Vue JS. 

Preferred Qualifications: 
•    Familiarity with relational databases like SQL Server or PostgreSQL.
•    Experience working with Cloud environments like; AWS or Azure. 
•    Familiarity with GIT based source control systems.

Minimum Qualifications: 
•    Attention to detail, ability to make quick decisions and work independently.
•    Excellent communication and analytical skill. 
•    Able to work 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

Protecting the health and safety of our employees and survey participants is a top priority for Westat. As a federal government contractor, Westat will require Westat staff, regardless of work location, to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon hire or prior to December 8, 2021, whichever is later, and to follow all safety protocols, subject to approved accommodations under applicable law.

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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