Full Stack Developer & Website Administrator

15 Jan 2022


Job Description: Leidos is currently seeking a full-time Full Stack Developer & Website Administrator who will support the Deployment Health Research Program at the Naval Health Research Center in San Diego, CA. The successful candidate will be responsible for designing, developing, and maintaining web applications and systems in support of scientific initiatives. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who has the ability to plan and prioritize work and work independently.

Due the COVID-19 pandemic, employees are highly encouraged to work remotely from their home office, although weekly visits to the Naval Health Research Center in San Diego will be required. Longer term, this position will be required to be on-site at the Naval Health Research Center a minimum of 2 days a week.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Builds, maintains, and optimizes web applications (participants surveys, public facing websites, intranet sites/utilities, etc.);
  • Work across the full platform stack (web/mobile front-end, server-side, scripting, and database systems) to implement features or improve our development workflow;
  • Collaborates with Principal Investigators, data scientists, research coordinators, and the department's IT team to achieve elegant solutions that meet study needs and ensure requirements are met;
  • Document change control to build/design change control procedures;
  • Facilitate user acceptance testing with research team and address site/content/design feedback;
  • Document lessons learned at the end of each website design project and partner with the project manager or web services lead to address feedback and improve the development process;
  • Maintain code integrity and organization; creating specifications and document best practices for all applications, libraries, and code being developed or updated;
  • Ensure website infrastructure is up to date with system and security updates;
  • Lead the team in best practices in the areas of data integrity and secure coding practices;
  • Ensure user documentation is up-to-date with changes to processes, new processes, and system design changes;
  • Develops new functionality, themes or sites;
  • Manages system performance and system backup.

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree and 4 or more years of experience in web application development
  • Knowledge and experience performing Full Stack Web Development using PHP or similar web languages
  • Expert understanding of database architecture and experience with MySQL and/or Microsoft SQL Server
  • Experience configuring Apache and/or Internet Information Services (IIS) web servers and performing security hardening according to best practices
  • DevOps experience managing Linux and/or Windows environments
  • Proven ability to write standards-compliant HTML/CSS/JavaScript utilizing modern frameworks such as Bootstrap or Tailwind CSS
  • Experience with git version control software
  • Ability to effectively and professionally communicate with investigators, vendors, and research staff.
  • Due to federal contract restrictions, candidate must be a U.S. citizen and able to obtain a Secret Security Clearance. We will assist any selected applicant in the process to obtain a secret clearance if they do not already have one. After package submission, it typically takes approximately three weeks for employees to be eligible to begin working.

Naval Health West - NHW

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