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Senior Software Engineer


– Accepting applications

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


• 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


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 To apply, please go to…. Candidates must apply online for consideration. EOE.

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