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Digital Content Developer

Reference
1815281
Contract Type
Permanent
Sector
Education, Media & Communications
Location
London, GBR
Expiry Date
17/12/2018
Digital Content Developer Description At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons,...

Job Description

Digital Content Developer

Description

At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology - and each other to surpass these boundaries - we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

The Digital Content Developer will serve in a solutions-oriented role in a cross-functional capacity in the planning, build, delivery and management of next-generation digital assessment products and platforms. As a Digital Content Developer within the International Portfolio Management and Delivery team you will partner with multiple stakeholders in brainstorming, designing, planning, documenting, building, and launching web, mobile, and tablet based digital testing platforms in an Agile environment. Your passion for all things digital combined with a strong analytical background will identify market opportunities, focus on user experience, and drive product excellence from requirements definition to product launch and support.

The International Portfolio serves product development in Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Netherlands, Scandinavia, Spain and the United Kingdom.

Requirements:

  • Working with global cross-functional development teams (e.g. Research, Psychometrics) to facilitate the adaptation and localization of digital products across the regions that the International Portfolio serves.
  • Collaborate with developers, product managers, research directors, and subject matter experts to establish the technical vision of the product and analyze tradeoffs between usability, performance, cost, and product needs.
  • With project management and the digital team, contribute to digital scope, estimates, schedules, deliverables, dependencies, project plans, risk plans, issues and status.
  • Provide 2nd and 3rd tier technical support on local digital products, manage issues and resolution pathways.
  • Participate in collaborative multi-disciplinary work sessions and development sprints to adapt requirements as needed.
  • Engage with digital and content development teams during iterations to provide clarity, answer questions, and resolve issues.
  • Create user acceptance testing plan for new adaptations/revisions/updates, and coordinate with local content teams to complete UAT and repair or document issues found.
  • Execute report coding, unit testing and code reviews, fully and properly test code to ensure the highest levels of reliability and maintainability.
  • Provide inputs to testing plans for product and user acceptance test phases.
  • Coordinate user training and documentation.
  • Partner with technical resources to define and document system requirements, architecture, and specifications.
  • Assist in the definition, tracking, monitoring, and evaluation of key product metrics.
  • Act as a digital product expert, who is available and responsive. Operates in a self-directed manner to ensure team understanding of what needs to be done and ensures proper communication and understanding.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or proven extensive experience in test development, writing functional requirements for software, or applications programming is desired.
  • Course work in educational or psychological measurement and/or computer science is helpful but not required.
  • Although knowledge of a specific computer language is not required, experience using Java or another structured programming language, such as HTML, XML, C, C\#, C , is desired.
  • Must have excellent communications and English-language skills.
  • Must be able to handle work on many projects at once, prioritize and schedule own work, and work independently with minimal day-to-day supervision.

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: US-MN-Bloomington

Other Locations SE-SE-Stockholm, US-TX-San Antonio, NL-NL-Amsterdam, GB-GB-London, FR-FR-Paris

Work Locations: US-MN-Bloomington-5601 Green Valley 5601 Green Valley Drive Suite 220 Bloomington 55437

Job: Research and Development

Organization: Assessments Clinical

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Nov 30, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1815281

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.