American Institutes for Research

  • Java Developer

    Job Location US-DC-Washington, DC
    Job ID
    10852
    Job Location
    United States
    Category
    Information Technology/Software
  • Overview

    Do you want to be a part of something innovative and cutting edge? If your answer is yes, then join our team of more than a hundred software engineers, designers, project managers and software specialists that are smart, creative and excited by what they do!

    Some of our ground-breaking work includes: advanced computer-adaptive algorithms (only one that’s peer-approved in the country); mobile support for the user interfaces; learning management systems with social media features; user interfaces that are universally accessible to people with or without disabilities; innovative, machine-scorable items and that’s just to name a few.

    The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a leading professional services firm with a growing software engineering and product development team. The Assessment group provides assessment services and technical assistance to school systems nationwide. We design and build things that are inspiring and make a real impact in the online testing industry and we are currently seeking a Java Developer to join our Assessment team in Washington, D.C. or Reston, Virginia.

    Responsibilities

    The Java Developer will be an integral part of the software engineering and product development team within AIR. This group of professionals provide custom software solutions for our clients as well as internal support systems. Much of the work we perform is new development, so the right candidate will have the skills needed to perform full life-cycle software development. This includes participation in requirements gathering, application and database design, system documentation, writing and unit-testing efficient code, and deployment.

    Qualifications

    Bachelors or Masters degree in Computer Science and 5+ years professional software development experience, PhD is plus
    • 2-3 years professional experience utilizing core Java language
    • Solid understanding of object oriented (OO) analysis and design principles and demonstrated proficiency/expert knowledge in OO design
    • Solid understanding of algorithms
    • Professional experience utilizing J2EE technologies such as JSP, Spring, Javascript, XML, JMS, or Web Services is preferred
    • Working knowledge of .NET (C#, ASP.NET) preferred
    • SQL experience to include work with relational databases and writing SQL queries preferred
    • Training and experience in Artificial Intelligence and applications is a plus
    • Self-starting, independent thinker and worker
    • Excellent analytical skills required
    • Highly detail-oriented
    • Good communication skills
    • Ability to work well on a team as well as independently

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    AIR Assessment is one of America’s leading K -12 educational assessment entities, currently holding prime contracts for educational testing and scoring in many states. AIR Assessment is a national leader in computer based adaptive assessments; a market that is rapidly growing. We focus on providing our clients with customized assessments that not only measure student achievement against state standards, but also provide meaningful score reports that can help students, parents, and educators address any areas of student weakness. Our environment is fast-paced and requires people at all levels who are willing to roll up their sleeves to get the work done on time while maintaining high quality. As a part of AIR, a not-for-profit organization, we are more than 1,900 people working to improve lives in communities domestically and around the world. Our mission calls for us to turn the best research into practice, which we do in every arena in which we work.



    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.

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