Application Developer - AI - Information Services

Overview

On Site
Hybrid
USD 117,700.00 - 179,700.00 per year
Full Time

Skills

Attention to detail
Large Language Models (LLMs)
Solution delivery
.NET
Microsoft Azure
Project management
Information security
Positive attitude
C#
ASP.NET
Microsoft SQL Server
Web services
Database
Database design
Performance tuning
JavaScript frameworks
Software architecture
Design patterns
Security QA
Technical writing
Process flow
Systems architecture
Problem solving
Automated testing
Requirements analysis
Rapid prototyping
UI
Data Lake
Artificial intelligence
Machine Learning (ML)
Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Jupyter
Computer science
Software engineering
Security clearance
Health insurance
Management
COTS
Design
SQL
Cloud computing
Quality assurance
Operations
Budget
IMPACT
Analytical skill
JavaScript
JSON
XML
HTML
Cascading style sheets
Data
Optimization
Software development
Agile
Scrum
Lean methodology
JIRA
Debugging
Communication
API
PaaS
Python
LangChain
Leadership
Writing
C
DoD
Training
Insurance

Job Details

Job Type:
Regular

Application Developer - AI - Information Services

The Application Developer is a member of the Application Delivery team in RAND's Information Services department The Applications Delivery team is responsible for managing a broad portfolio of custom developed and commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) applications tha t are used throughout the RAND enterprise.

The Application Developer is responsible for the design, development, and support of custom AI-enhanced applications focused on the Microsoft .NET/SQL technical stack and hosted in the cloud-based Microsoft Azure platform.

This role works closely with internal customers , researchers, and project team members (QA, project management , operations, information security ) to analyze requirements and develop complex solutions under tight budget and time constraints .

  • The ideal candidate maintains a positive attitude and is a team player with a desire to impact change. The candidate has very strong analytical and technical skills along with demonstrated ability to get things done in a customer-driven, fast-paced collaborative team environment. We highly value candidates who demonstrate strong enthusiasm and an aptitude for rapid learning, with direct experience in the specified technologies considered beneficial.


Minimum Qualifications
  • 5+ years of experience developing .NET-based applications with a variety of technologies such as C#, ASP.NET, SQL Server, Web Services, JavaScript, JSON, XML, HTML, CSS etc....
  • Strong development skills in all major application tie rs .
  • Strong experience de veloping web-based applications and APIs .
  • SQL database development skills - database design, complex queries, large data sets, performance tuning/optimization .
  • Experience with modern JavaScript frameworks and technologies .
  • Familiar with best practices in application architecture, cloud-based computing, coding standards, design patterns, security, QA .
  • Proven a bility to document requirements and produce technical documentation such as process diagrams, process flows, data models, a nd system architecture diagrams .
  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum/Lean development environment and tracking tasks in Jira or similar systems .
  • Ability to adapt to changing business priorities .
  • Excellent problem solving and debugging skills .
  • Commitment to quality (unit and automated testing) and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal . Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with a wide variety of technical and non-technical stakeholders .
  • Passionate about software and technology. Stays current on industry trends, technologies, and best practices .


Desired Qualifications
  • Strong preference for a generalist / full stack developer that can contribute to all areas - requirements analysis, rapid prototyping, user interface, API, database, builds, deployments, server configuration.
  • Experience designing and developing Microsoft Azure cloud-native applications leveraging PaaS offerings such as App Service Plans, Functions, SQL Database, Search, Data Factory, Data Lake, Synapse, Fabric, etc.
  • Strong knowledge of artificial intelligence concepts , architectures , and techniques (machine learning, generative AI, tuning, large language models (LLM), retrieval augmented generation ( RAG ) , etc.)
  • Experience implementing and integrating AI-driven solutions utilizing Python, LangChain , OpenAI REST APIs, Hugging Face, Jupyter Notebooks, or similar technologies .
  • Experience architecting complex software solutions .
  • Experience leading or managing small projects .


Education Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, a related field or equivalent work experience .


Experience
  • Minimum 5 years of e xperience as a software developer .


Coding and Writing Samples Required
  • Applicants will be required to provide c ode and writing samples.


Security Clearance
  • This position requires the ability to obtain a nd maintain a DoD security clearance.


Location
  • The ideal candidate will be located near a major RAND office location in Santa Monica, Pittsburg h, Washington D.C . , or Boston.
  • Remote candidates will be considered.


Salary Range

$117,700 - $179,700

RAND considers a variety of factors when formulating an offer, including but not limited to, the specific role and associated responsibilities; a candidate's work experience, education/training, skills, expertise; and internal equity.The salary range includes base pay plus RAND's sabbatic pay (which provides additional compensation above base pay when vacation is taken). In addition, RAND provides strong benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, paid time-off and more.

Equal Opportunity Employer: race/color/religion/sex/sexual orientation/gender identity/national origin/disability/vet