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Technology Lead for K-12 Assessment
(Software Developer)

CAL Classification: Operations/Technical Specialist
Salary: $75,000 - $92,000
Division: PreK-12 ELLs Assessment
Hours Per Week: 35 hrs/wk (full time)
Position Available: Immediately


Lead the programming work, as part of a larger production team, for the creation of a family of computerized language proficiency assessments for K-12

  • Coordinate the technology aspects of the transition from a paper-based assessment to an interactive, multimedia, computer-delivered assessment
  • Oversee all programming of test and item functionality for operational assessments, including design, code review, implementation, testing, and debugging
  • Plan, design, develop, and implement standardized templates to streamline item development
  • Ensure compliance with industry standards
  • Adhere to project timelines and coordinate with internal teams
  • Guide the work of other programmers
  • Follow rigorous quality control procedures
  • Maintain consistency and integrity across a high volume of project work
  • Stay abreast of trends related to computerized assessment and become familiar with new techniques and available resources

Education and Experience: Bachelorís degree in computer science and five years of related experience

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience developing software applications using program languages such as Java, PHP, C#, XML, HTML5, XHTML, CSS, SVG
  • Experience implementing a software development environment (e.g. Agile)
  • Experience implementing application frameworks and protocols such as ASP.NET and SOAP
  • Solid understanding of database implementation and database schemas
  • Experience with enterprise level, multi-tier, high throughput hosted web application architecture
  • Experience working in a high-volume production environment
  • Excellent organization, planning, and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as cooperatively in a fast-paced team environment


Center for Applied Linguistics
4646 40th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20016-1859
ATTN: Human Resources Coordinator, Recruitment 12-20A

Attn: Recruitment 12-20A

CAL offers a comfortable work environment with competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package. We are conveniently located two blocks from the Tenleytown/AU Metro Station on the Red Line.

The Center for Applied Linguistics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment based upon race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, handicap, or any other reason not related to employment.

In accordance with USCIS regulations, all successful applicants will be required to show proof of their legal right to accept employment in the United States.

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