Software Development Manager

7 days left

Rockville, VA
Nov 20, 2021
Dec 06, 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 Software Development Manager to be part of our team and manage website and software implementation and maintenance.  You will work closely with software engineers, technical program managers, designers, and test teams to design and develop information systems and websites that support our research mission. 

Job Responsibilities:
•    Conduct business process analyses and needs assessments, clearly documenting findings into systems requirements. 
•    Manage SDLC. 
•    Work with subject matter experts across social science domains, and technical leads to design and develop solutions.
•    Make effective presentations and create project documentation artifacts. 
•    Develop technical documentation, and interact effectively in negotiations and team settings serving multiple levels of stakeholders. 

Basic Qualifications:
•    A bachelor's degree in STEM field.
•    10 years of research experience with at least 3-5 years of software development experience, as well as experience in project management practices.  

Preferred Qualifications:
•    Experience with Agile methodology.  
•    Certified Scrum Master. 

Minimum Qualifications:
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
•    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

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.