Research Software Engineer
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Type: Full Time
Created: 2021-05-05 05:00:04
The RAND Corporation seeks an experienced Software Engineer to serve as the Senior Technical Programming Lead supporting RAND’s American Life Panel, the RAND Educator Panels, other online data collection services and other multidisciplinary software development activities. The Senior Technical Programming Lead will work directly with a team of 3-4 research programmers involved in online survey software development and delivery.
The position requires eliciting requirements from users, designing software products with researchers, implementing designs in code, and iterating with users and researchers to ensure functional and quality requirements are met. Qualified candidates will have demonstrated excellence in client engagement skills and experience recommending technical solutions for software and data migration projects.
The selected candidate will work on project teams of research staff and domain experts and must be comfortable acting as the sole software engineer on the project. Technical needs will vary by project so the selected candidate must be a well-rounded generalist able to develop solutions in more than one of the following application paradigms: desktop, web, mobile, database, modeling & simulation, big data analytics including machine learning, statistical analysis, and visualization.
•Server management •Web application development •UI/UX Design •Cloud service providers like AWS or AZURE and tools in those ecosystems •Big data analytic platforms like HADOOP or SPARK
•Experience working in a research environment •Experience with Confirmit survey programming •Experience with system administration
•BA/BS required, MA/MS preferred, preferably in computer science or highly related field such as information systems, computer engineering, etc.
•6 years minimum relevant experience required. 8 or more years relevant experience preferred.
Santa Monica, Pittsburgh, Washington D.C., Boston
Equal Opportunity Employer: race/color/religion/sex/sexual orientation/gender identity/national origin/disability/vet