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Join the TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center and become part of a team of experts redefining the measurement of mathematics, science, and reading achievement through TIMSS and PIRLS, which together represent the worldwide standard for assessment in these core subjects.
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. Currently involving nearly 80 countries from all parts of the globe, TIMSS has successfully completed international assessments of student achievement every four years since 1995, and 2019 is underway. With more than 60 participating countries, PIRLS (the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study) assesses fourth grade student achievement in reading literacy on a five year cycle. With assessments completed in 2001, 2006, 2011, and 2016, PIRLS 2021 is currently underway. PIRLS also encompasses ePIRLS, a computer-based component enabling the examination of the skills and strategies used in reading online. Countries will have the option to participate in TIMSS 2019 and PIRLS 2021 through a computer-based assessment.
The 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. Reporting to the Director, UX and Software Development, the candidate will work directly with the eAssessment Department, Center Directors, and TIMSS and PIRLS research staff, in addition to project partners, such as the IEA Hamburg and external vendors. Some international travel might be required.
BS/BA in Computer Science or IT.
Minimum 2 years of back-end development experience working with others and implementing production ready solutions under pressure in adherence to aggressive timelines.
Expert at converting vector-based mockups into code.
An extremely high attention to detail.
Excellent communication skills.
Ability to work in a project-based, collaborative team environment.
Exercise maturity of judgment.
Ability to develop in .NET Framework 4.5, Visual Studio 2017, IIS, C#, ASP.NET Web API, and Entity Framework
Experience in the hybrid mobile app using Cordova mobile development framework
Good understanding of object-oriented software development and design
Expertise in database technologies (SQL, T-SQL, Stored Procedures, database design), preferably in MS SQL Server 2012/2016.
Some international travel may be required.
Candidates should include URLs and/or a web portfolio along with a resume.
Competitive salary commensurate with relevant experience.
This is a grant funded position.
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.