Principal Software Engineer
American Institutes for Research - Washington, DC

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Join our team of more than

seventy 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 seeking a Principal Software Engineer in our Washington, DC office.


• Perform software requirement analysis through engagement with
project managers, project directors, and clients.
• Responsible for code development.
• Responsible for software design and engineering.
• Lead and supervise development and deployment of software
• Provide leadership to software development teams and mentor
junior staff.
• Evaluation of existing software architecture, proposing new
directions, developing change management plans, and leading


• M.S. or PHD preferred in Computer Science
• 10+ years development experience.
• Proficient in .NET, C#, ASP.NET, SQL, relational databases, multi-tiered software development, and web-based software development.
• Expert knowledge of object oriented (OO) analysis and design principles.
• Expert knowledge in design of multi-tiered web-based systems.
• Solid understanding of design patterns required.
• Proficiency in development of highly efficient real-time distributed software systems desired.
• Demonstrated expertise of algorithms required.
• Proficient in at least 2 of the following: C/C++, Java, XML, XSL, HTML.

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The American Institutes for Research (AIR) lives and breathes to enhance human performance. The not-for-profit organization conducts...