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Lead Javascript Software Engineer

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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

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 Contract-to-Hire Lead Javascript Software Engineers to join our team in Washington, DC; Reston, VA; Naperville, IL; or Sacramento, CA.

Responsibilities:

• Leadership role in designing/engineering the front-end of a web-based online testing system and learning management systems; specifically:
• Using cutting-edge technology to provide custom, adaptive tests to students
• Building interactive tools such as recorders, calculators, text-to-speech, scratchpads
• Using advanced rendering innovative questions that enable deeper analysis into measuring student abilities
• Optimizing data delivery over the internet using state-of-the-art techniques
• Perform software requirements analysis, task estimation and milestone definition through engagement with technical project managers, architects, and software engineers
• Lead and supervise development and deployment of systems described above
• Mentor staff

Qualifications:

• Bachelors and/or Masters degree in Computer Science or related field
• Minimum 10 years professional software development experience
• 3-4 years professional development experience with JavaScript; HTML5; jQuery; and XML working specifically on web applications
• Expert knowledge of JavaScript (including AJAX, DOM manipulations, JSONP, event models etc) and one or more cross browser frameworks (YUI, JQuery, Google Closure etc)
• Expert knowledge of browser DOM and cross-browser / platform compatibility issues and techniques for front-end development
• Experience with high traffic & dynamic web apps / high performance web page optimization techniques
• Experience with ASP.Net, C# or Java in building multi-tier systems
• Excellent grasp of Web Standards and why we should develop for them
• Familiarity with agile development cycles & rapid prototyping
• Familiarity with SVG, Actionscript, HTML5 and other emerging RIA technologies a plus
• Excellent communication skills

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/9135/lead-jav…. Candidates must apply online for consideration. EOE.

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