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Software Developer
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Arlington, Virginia, USA

Job Title

Software Developer

Job Description

Mercatus Policy Research DESCRIPTION The Mercatus Center at George Mason University is seeking a Software Developer to join our Policy Analytics team. The Policy Analytics team works at the frontier of policy research, applying the tools of data science in the realm of public policy to advance our understanding of the causes and effects of policy decisions. In this role, you will be leading the day-to-day operations that help maintain and potentially enhance the QuantGov analytics platform, as well as facilitate cutting-edge research at the intersection of data science, economics, and public policy. This position reports to the Director of Policy Analytics.

Responsibilities include:

Create and build new datasets in support of the Mercatus research mission, including the Federal RegData and State RegData Write reusable, testable, and efficient code, and ensure your code fits into the existing QuantGov system Obtain and compile data from a variety of external sources Utilize data from QuantGov and RegData projects to produce analyses and visualizations to answer particular research questions Develop other tools and datasets


  • No telecommuting
  • Agencies are OK


Expertise in at least one programming language, preferably Python Strong statistical background

Particularly Strong Candidates May Have:

Experience with common data visualization toolkits, such as Plotly, D3, matplotlib, or ggplot2 Experience with SQL and/or NoSQL Basic understanding of economics, especially in application to public policy Familiarity with WordPress Familiarity with Docker Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS)

About the Company

Help us grow

Please submit your cover letter and resume through our online application process. Your cover letter must indicate your interest the Mercatus Center's mission.

Employee Benefits

Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with experience. In addition, excellent benefits to all individual employees, including full health and dental coverage, flexible spending accounts, long-term disability and life insurance, a 403(b) retirement savings program, a parking permit, and free credits at George Mason University.

About the Mercatus Center at George Mason University

For over 25 years, the Mercatus Center at Georg e Mason University has been the world's premier university source for market-oriented ideas-bridging the gap between academic ideas and real-world problems. A university-based research center, Mercatus works to advance knowledge about how markets work to improve our lives by training graduate students, conducting research, and applying sound economics to offer solutions to society's most pressing problems.

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