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.
Westat is seeking a full stack Java developer to work on building back-end and front-end systems that capture, transform, store, and deliver large data sets used by social science researchers globally. We work in small teams, where everyone is involved in design and optimization. We work with leading edge technologies; on the back-end, this may include Spring Boot, Elasticsearch, Redis, Kafka, Spark, etc. We are always looking to integrate new technologies where these can improve throughput, quality, or scalability. We are looking for someone who thrives in an environment of constant learning. We work in an Agile, continuous integration process with automated test and deployment.
? On the back-end, you will be building complex data pipelines and business processes that may include machine learning, NLP, and geospatial analysis tasks. ? On the front-end, you will be working in React or Angular2 to create responsive, fluid interfaces that can efficiently process and display thousands of data elements at a time. ? Build a Spring Boot REST API from the ground up to accept, process, and deliver data as part of an orchestrated set of micro-services tied together by Kafka. ? Design and implement an algorithm to optimize the geo-spatial allocation of resources ? Build a module in an Angular2 or React application that exposes a complex visualization of data pulled from multiple REST endpoints. ? Build a service, backed by Elasticsearch, and optimized with the help of Redis, to deliver an on-demand report dynamically calculated from a constantly updated stream of data.
? A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field and at least 3 years experience is required. ? Java programming skills is required. Candidates must have experience working on complex, multi-tiered applications assembled from micro-services as well as experience with Spring Boot or Spring, creating user interfaces using Angular2 or React Java APIs of 'big data' technologies including Elasticsearch, Redis, and components of the Hadoop eco-system. Experience with Natural language Processing and/or machine learning frameworks is also needed. Familiarity with other programming languages, notably Python and C# is a plus. 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 competitive benefits with ESOP, 401k, Health, Dental, paid vacation, sick and holiday leave, professional development as well as other benefits. Any offer of employment may be contingent upon receipt of acceptable results from a post-offer background screening, if required for the position, based on the specific position which may include, for example, identity verification, employment history, or criminal records history.
Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity, or any other protected status under applicable law.