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Senior Software Engineer

The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a leading professional services firm with a growing software engineering and product development team. We design and build things that are inspiring and make a real impact in the online testing industry. We are currently seeking a Lead Software Engineer to join our team in the Washington, DC office.

Be part of something innovative and cutting edge. 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

Responsibilities:

• Lead and supervise development and deployment of software products dealing with automated machine scoring of open ended student responses

• Perform software requirements analysis through engagement with project managers, project directors, and clients

• Software design and engineering including algorithm design, implementation, correctness verification, user experience, and performance

• Code development and maintenance

• Provide leadership to software development teams and mentor junior staff

• Evaluation of existing software architecture, proposing new directions, developing change management plans, and leading change

Qualifications:

Required Skills/Experience

• Bachelors and/or Masters degree in Computer Science

• 8+ years of development experience

• Experience with relational databases and writing SQL queries preferred

• Solid understanding of object oriented (OO) analysis and design principles and demonstrated proficiency/expert knowledge in OO design

• Proficient/expert knowledge in design of multi-tiered web-based systems

• Proficiency in development of highly efficient and high performance distributed software systems

• Excellent analytical skills

• Highly detail-oriented

• Good communication skills

• Ability to work well on a team as well as independently

Preferred Skills/Experience

• Experience with machine learning, natural language processing and computational linguistics

• Experience using statistical methods for data mining on vast quantities of data.

• Professional experience utilizing J2EE technologies

• Working knowledge of .NET (C#, ASP.NET), Python and statistical packages.

AIR offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including a fully funded retirement plan, generous paid time off, commuter benefits, and tuition assistance. For more information, please visit our website at www.air.org. To apply, please go to https://jobs-airdc.icims.com/jobs/8459/senior-software-engineer/job. Candidates must apply online for consideration. EOE.

How to apply

AIR offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including a fully funded retirement plan, generous paid time off, commuter benefits, and tuition assistance. For more information, please visit our website at www.air.org. To apply, please go to https://jobs-airdc.icims.com/jobs/8459/senior-software-engineer/job. Candidates must apply online for consideration. EOE.

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