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Mathematica Software Engineer, Full-Stack Development in Cambridge, Massachusetts

  • Position Description*:

Mathematica applies expertise at the intersection of data, methods, policy, and practice to improve well-being around the world. We collaborate closely with public- and private-sector partners to translate big questions into deep insights that improve programs, refine strategies, and enhance understanding using data science and analytics. Our work yields actionable information to guide decisions in wide-ranging policy areas, from health, education, early childhood, and family support to nutrition, employment, disability, and international development. Mathematica offers our employees competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package, as well as the advantages of being 100 percent employee owned. As an employee stock owner, you will experience financial benefits of ESOP holdings that have increased in tandem with the company’s growth and financial strength.

You will also be part of an independent, employee-owned firm that is able to define and further our mission, enhance our quality and accountability, and steadily grow our financial strength. Read more about our benefits here:

We are seeking a Full-Stack Software Engineer with previous professional experience to join our Web Application Development and Visualization Group within Health Business Unit. The ideal candidate will be able to immediately contribute to projects by developing features, fixing bugs, and mentoring junior level staff across the stack (frontend, API layer, and database).

In this role, you will: - Design overall architecture of responsive web applications - Build web platforms including back-end services/RESTful APIs and databases used to manage, clean, and analyze datasets - Create interactive web-based dashboards and custom reports - Work on multiple products or projects simultaneously - Mentor junior developers through debugging, paired programming, and reviewing pull requests - Have the unique opportunity to conduct innovative work integrating policy and program expertise into technical solutions to create products that improve public well-being - Stay abreast of developments in web applications and programming languages and provide insight on cutting edge software approaches and architecture - Be able to understand and implement application security and data protection - Work both independently and on a team, with developers and policy researchers

  • Position Requirements*:

To qualify for this position, you should have: - Strong development experience along with excellent debugging skills - Previously developed applications professionally - Demonstrated proficiency and experience developing in JavaScript (preferably in Typescript with the Angular framework) - Demonstrated proficiency in any of the following languages: C#, Python, Java - Experience developing applications with SQL databases - A strong desire to improve society through evidence-based research - Internal drive to learn, advocate for new ideas, and teach others - Strong communication skills - Ability to juggle multiple responsibilities - Strong attention to detail - Preferred: experience working with healthcare systems and data - Preferred: experience building serverless web applications on AWS - Preferred: experience working with graphic designers and converting designs to visual elements - Preferred: experience building web-based dashboards with D3 - Preferred: experience analyzing or managing datasets

We are committed to providing opportunities and support to underrepresented groups in technology and value diversity on our team. Candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Various federal agencies with whom we contract require that staff successfully undergo a background investigation or security clearance as a condition of working on the project. If you are assigned to such a project, you will be required to obtain the requisite security clearance.

COVID-19 considerations: We are currently work from home until we determine it is safe to return to our offices. Laptop and requisite software will be provided.

This position offers an anticipated annual base salary range of $70,000-$100,000. This position may be eligible for an annual bonus, based on company and individual performance.

Available Locations: Washington, DC; Princeton, NJ; Oakland, CA; Ann Arbor, MI; Cambridge, MA

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and salary expectations.

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.