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About The Job: Acumen, LLC is a fast paced and rapidly growing research company devoted to answering cutting edge policy questions.  We have petabytes of secure data and 100s of large in-house servers.    Our team automates the management and efficient use of all those resources, and develops powerful, easy to use tools to guarantee the right people are using the right data, while tracking pretty much everything that happens.   

We are a small group of developers within a larger growing company. This means working on all stages of a software’s life cycle, from initial design to final implementation. It means working at all levels of the application, from low level data access to polished UIs.  You will be able to have real, meaningful input into how large and complicated systems take shape.

 This is not just a job for a code monkey. We see ourselves as a small start-up serving a large client. You will be expected to pick up new languages and tools quickly, have a broad knowledge of computer related subjects, and are willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done.  Your ability to grow and learn is as important to us as your past experience.

We are looking for both front end web developers utilizing javascript and back end developers to work in Java and Groovy.

About You:

  • Excited about learning new ways of doing things, thinking outside of the box
  • Excited about programming and technology in general
  • Bachelors or advanced degree in computer related field or equivalent experience
  • Familiar with the principles of software development , including design, testing and upkeep

Things it would be nice if you knew/ had experience with:

  • Understanding, making, and defending design decisions
  • Javascript, especially AngularJS
  • Groovy or Java
  • Grails
  • Maven/Gradle
  • General web technologies, and an understanding of how they worked together
    • MVC architecture
    • ActiveMQ/JMS
    • Hibernate/JPA
    • The concepts and practices behind continuous delivery

Salary: Competitive, DOE. Frequent, significant raises based on performance. Comprehensive benefits provided. 

Position: Full Time

Job Location: Burlingame, CA

To Apply:

 Due to the sensitive nature of much of our work, all Acumen employees must undergo a background check.  Your employment will be contingent upon your completing, and Acumen reviewing to its satisfaction, your mandatory background check.  Are you still reading this? Bonus points for mentioning code word “Tortuga”.  IS security specialists work with particularly sensitive information and may be asked to undergo an additional background check after starting work.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

About Acumen, LLC

Acumen, LLC / The SPHERE Institute conduct public policy research and statistical analysis on health programs at the national, state, and local levels. We leverage our unparalleled data access to improve information available to policymakers, while our meritocratic environment offers rapid advancement and leadership opportunities. Our policy firms offer an exciting opportunity to work in health care topics.


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401K Retirement PlansPaid Time OffSubsidized fitness club accessSubsidized child care

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