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"When I was still in college and working at RTI as an intern, I knew it was somewhere that I wanted to work full-time one day. RTI holds its employees to the highest standards, which allows for continuous growth both professionally and personally. I love being able to walk around campus and be immersed in a community of knowledgeable, hard-working innovators who all have a primary goal of improving the human condition." Lily Duchesneau Financial Analyst- SSES Strategic Pricing Group
"It is a pleasure to be part of a company that has such a positive outreach and works to improve the human condition. With a great reputation in the local community and abroad, it is easy to feel proud of the products and services produced by RTI. I like the variation of my role and that I get to work with a wide variety of people across the globe. I enjoy working at RTI because it is a place that demands excellence while still allowing a healthy work-life balance." Tierra Vazquez Sr. Administrative Assistant-International Education
Information Technology
Social, Statistical, & Environmental Sciences
190M6 Requisition #

RTI International is one of the world's leading research institutes, dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. Experts in our Education and Workforce Development practice area advance equitable, high-quality learning for people of all ages around the globe. We take an integrated approach to research—combining deep expertise in education and workforce development with broad capabilities in quantitative and qualitative research, evaluation studies, and data visualization and decision support tools. We lead large-scale, multiyear studies that investigate the relationships among student characteristics, education programs and practices, and academic and career success.

Job Description

The Center for Technology in the Education and Workforce Development unit at RTI International is seeking an Open Source Full Stack Developer to join our dynamic team of developers and designers who disseminate rigorous research and create innovative tools that improve learning and workforce outcomes for children and adults. We are seeking candidates with a broad skill set to contribute to our diverse and expanding project base.


This position will be based in Seattle, Washington. However, the team is composed of telecommuters across the United States. Candidates should have telecommuting experience or an interest in becoming a telecommuter.

What you’ll be doing
  • Building innovative websites and applications for education as part of an agile team
  • Working with colleagues to develop software architecture, coding, and testing standards
  • Creating documentation for the functionality of software components

  • BA/BS or higher in a technical field with at least six years of professional experience
  • Experience with all of the following:
    • HTML and CSS
    • Javascript MVC Frameworks such as Vue, Angular or similar
    • PHP and PHP Frameworks such as Laravel, CakePHP, Drupal, and/or Ruby on Rails 
    • Relational Databases such as MySQL, SQLite, MariaDB or similar
  • Knowledge and skills in software design and development, including testing, test-driven development and security best practices
  • Confidence with responsive web design
  • Experience developing and deploying REST APIs
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Comfortable with Node.js
  • Source code management and best practices using Git source control
  • Configuring and maintaining infrastructure on Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Leading small teams of developers including introducing new technologies and enforcing best practices
  • Data visualizations using D3.js or similar libraries
  • Familiarity with Ruby
  • Prior experience working as a contractor for the United States Government
  • Interest in Education Technology

Applicants with an “eye for design” or a background in user experience are encouraged to apply.

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