Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.
Join the TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center and become part of a team building the next generation of online large scale assessments of student achievement in mathematics, science, and reading.
The TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center is home to two major international research programs that monitor student achievement in mathematics, science, and reading. TIMSS (the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) is conducted on a four-year cycle and measures mathematics and science achievement at fourth and eighth grades in more than 70 countries. PIRLS (the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study) assesses fourth grade student achievement in reading in more than 60 countries on a five year cycle. TIMSS and PIRLS are in the process of evolving from paper and pencil to digital assessments.
The Senior Software Developer will assist in developing the TIMSS and PIRLS digital assessments. This individual will contribute substantially to the technical development of the assessment software and be skilled in translating vector-based mockups into accessibility-compatible code that interfaces with existing integrated technical systems in Hamburg, Germany. Reporting to the Director of UX & Software Development, the candidate will work directly with the eAssessment Department, Center Directors, and TIMSS and PIRLS research staff, project partners in Hamburg, Germany, and external vendors.
This is a grant funded position. Competitive salary commensurate with relevant experience.
BS/BA in Computer Science or IT preferred
5+ years of working experience in software development
Good communication skills and the ability to collaborate with the team
Excellent understanding of object‐oriented software development and design (e.g., ASP.NET MVC)
Experience with hybrid mobile apps (iOS/Android), C#, EntityFramework, RDBMS (MS SQL Server preferred), .NET Framework 4.x, Visual Studio 2013 or higher, IIS, etc.
Project planning, including analysis and review of requirements as well as reporting and monitoring
Provide consultancy and support to teams regarding all architecture and development
Develop and improve internal processes (e.g. Agile approaches)
Frequent international travel may be required
Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.
Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.
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About Boston College
Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation.