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Full Stack Web Developer

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Work type: Administrative & Professional
Senior management: Vice President for Research
Department: Virginia Tech Transportation Instit
Location: Fully Remote
Categories: Information Systems / Technology

Job Description

There are jobs. Then there are careers that foster you to be a force for good in the world. The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) is a world-leading safety research center working with car companies, suppliers, and government agencies to bring about the safe development and deployment of automated vehicles on our roadways. Transportation is under transformation, so every day we are approaching problems differently to make a difference in the world (

VTTI seeks a qualified, ambitious senior web and mobile application developer who is interested in answering complex questions surrounding connected and automated vehicle systems. The candidate should be an experienced software developer / engineer capable of working independently and with multidisciplinary teams to improve transportation safety through cutting-edge research and development of emerging technologies in smart cities, connected vehicles, automated vehicles, and transportation safety applications.

You will work to design, develop, and enhance complex software to support transportation research projects. This entails undertaking the design, coding, unit testing, and integration testing activities to ensure that each assignment is completed on time and meets the expectations of the user. You will iteratively act in concert with the research teams and sponsors to define project goals and technical specifications; to create/refine project plans and milestones; and to integrate these goals, specifications, and timeline to achieve the overall objective. You will use unit tests and CI tools to maintain rigorous coding standards.

Candidates are expected to take responsibility for their projects and perform their assignments with minimal supervision. They will receive technical guidance on unusual or complex problems and work is reviewed for application of sound professional judgment. The position may supervise/mentor/train and coordinate the work of technicians, graduate research assistants and others who assist in specific assignments.

Required Qualifications

• Advanced degree in Computer Science/Engineering or comparable with exception for a lesser degree with substantial experience.
• Experience with one or more web and/or mobile application development platforms.
• Must have a strong work ethic and be able to work independently with little supervision.
• Demonstrated experience and interest in achieving good UI/UX design.
• Experience writing software in Kotlin, TypeScript, Dart, C#, and/or Python
• Experience with SQL
• Strong understanding of OOP concepts

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience with Android and/or iOS
• Experience with the Flutter cross platform SDK.
• Experience with React, Angular, Typescript or other front-end web technologies.
• Experience with REST APIs, client/server architectures, and server-side technologies.
• Experience with Git and CI/CD.
• A strong understanding of functional programming concepts
• Experience with reactive streams and functional reactive programming

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Salary Information

Starting rate of $76,000; commensurate with experience

Review Date


Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Natalie Jett at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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