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IMS Global Learning Consortium, the world leader in EdTech interoperability and impact, is hiring!

 

IMS facilitates and leads member collaboration to develop, implement and evolve open interoperability standards and practices to enable a plug & play architecture and ecosystem that provides a foundation on which innovative products are rapidly deployed and work together for the benefit of instructors, students, and institutions. As part of the IMS Global team, you will be working with IMS member organizations who are leading edtech suppliers, K-12 districts, higher ed institutions, and states around the world to enable better education from better education technology. This includes working closely with educational institutions and school to set priorities and accelerate adoption.

 

To apply for a position, please send an email explaining why you are a good fit along with your resume and salary requirements to jobs@imsglobal.org. All inquiries will be treated confidentially.

 

OPEN POSITIONS

  • Product Marketing Manager: IMS Global, the world leader in EdTech interoperability and impact, is looking for a Product Marketing Manager with education technology experience to drive the development of marketing strategies, positioning and messaging of IMS standards to accelerate adoption. More importantly, we are seeking someone with strong communication skills, attention to detail and eye for quality, along with an ability to grasp and present the value proposition of IMS standards in a way that resonates with both technical and non-technical audiences. This position is 100% remote with 10% travel as required. Learn more about the responsibility and requirements for this position.
     
  • Front-End Developer: IMS Global, the world leader in EdTech interoperability and impact, is looking for an experienced, independent Front-End Developer to work on an education technology standards comparison and integration application. This position is 100% remote, working as part of a small, multi-functional team. You must be confident at working alone, defining your own objectives and deliverables, be a self-starter, willing to ask questions and join the dots yourself to deliver mission-critical solutions aligned to the organization’s roadmap, business goals, and timeframe. Learn more about the responsibility and requirements for this position.
  • UX/UI Designer: IMS Global Learning Consortium is looking for a Contract User Experience/User Interface (UX/UI) expert that can take our business requirements, and other artifacts as well as user research, and stakeholder feedback and translate them into sitemaps, user flows, customer journey maps, wireframes, mockups and prototypes for both consumer-facing and internal-facing applications. You will build dev-ready compelling designs and interactive user interfaces that meet the organization’s vision and bring the application to life. This position is 100% remote, working as part of a small, multi-functional team. You must be confident at working alone, defining your own objectives and deliverables, be a self-starter, willing to ask questions and join the dots yourself to deliver mission-critical solutions aligned to the organization’s roadmap timeframe. Learn more about the responsibility and requirements for this position.
  • Java Developer: IMS Global, the world leader in EdTech interoperability and impact, is looking for an experienced, independent Java Developer to work on the backend services of an education technology standards comparison and integration application. This position is 100% remote, working as part of a small, multi-functional team. You must be confident at working alone, defining your own objectives and deliverables, be a self-starter, willing to ask questions and join the dots to deliver mission-critical solutions aligned to the organization’s roadmap, business goals, and timeframe. Learn more about the responsibility and requirements for this position.
  • DevOps Engineer: IMS Global, the world leader in EdTech interoperability and impact, is looking for an experienced, independent DevOps Engineer to join our distributed development team. This position is 100% remote, working as part of a small, multi-functional team. You must be confident at working alone, defining your own objectives and deliverables, be a self-starter, willing to ask questions and join the dots to deliver mission-critical solutions aligned to the organization’s roadmap, business goals, and timeframe. Learn more about the responsibility and requirements for this position.
  • QA Advocate: IMS Global, the world leader in EdTech interoperability and impact,  is looking for an experienced, independent QA Advocate to join our distributed development team. This position is 100% remote, working as part of a small, multi-functional team. You must be confident at working alone, defining your own objectives and deliverables, be a self-starter, willing to ask questions and join the dots to deliver mission-critical solutions aligned to the organization’s roadmap, business goals, and timeframe. Learn more about the responsibility and requirements for this position.
 

 

 

Job Requisition: Front-End Developer

IMS Global, the world leader in EdTech interoperability and impact, is is looking for an experienced, independent Front-End Developer to work on an education technology standards comparison and integration application. 

This position is 100% remote, working as part of a small, multi-functional team. You must be confident at working alone, defining your own objectives and deliverables, be a self-starter, willing to ask questions and join the dots yourself to deliver mission critical solutions aligned to the organization’s roadmap, business goals, and timeframe.

Responsibilities

  • Own the user facing components of the 1EdTech ecosystem
  • Collaborate in a small team to define and develop product requirements
  • Work hand-in-hand with our back-end architects to refine the APIs required by the UI
  • Design and implement low-latency, high-availability, scalable, and accessible web applications based on business needs
  • Writing reusable, testable, scalable, maintainable, and efficient code

Skills And Qualifications

  • Strong knowledge of front-end frameworks like React, Angular, Backbone, etc.
  • Familiarity with object-oriented design and RESTful web services
  • Proficiency in at least one back-end programming language, e.g. Java, Node.js, etc.
  • Solid understanding and experience with Docker, Google Cloud Platform, and Kubernetes, including experience deploying, monitoring and updating applications
  • Proficient using GitHub for source code control, with experience of GitFlow.
  • Working experience of web based security specifications and compliance, especially Oauth2.
  • Understand and have experience of using Fluture.
  • Experience with user authentication and authorization between multiple systems, servers, and environments
  • Understanding of the fundamental design principles behind scalable applications
  • Understanding the nature of asynchronous programming and its quirks and workarounds
  • Experience in back-end development, other languages, and frameworks (java, spring etc) is an advantage
To apply for a position, please send an email explaining why you are a good fit along with your resume and salary requirements to jobs@imsglobal.org. All inquiries will be treated confidentially.
 

Job Requisition: UX/UI Designer

IMS Global Learning Consortium is looking for a Contract User Experience/User Interface (UX/UI) expert that can take our business requirements, and other artifacts as well as user research, and stakeholder feedback and translate them into sitemaps, user flows, customer journey maps, wireframes, mockups and prototypes for both consumer-facing and internal-facing applications. You will builds dev-ready compelling designs and interactive user interfaces that meet the organization’s vision and bring the application to life.

This position is 100% remote, working as part of a small, multi-functional team. You must be confident at working alone, collaborating both synchronously and asynchronously, defining your own objectives and deliverables, willing to ask questions, and join the dots yourself to deliver mission critical solutions aligned to the organization’s roadmap timeframe.

Responsibilities

  • Gather and evaluate user requirements in collaboration with the team, SMEs, and the broader organization to create compelling UI/UX for the application
  • Collaborate with the team in prioritizing functional requirements and developing the design solution approach
  • Make deliberate design decisions to translate design concepts and business requirements into user stories, user journeys, storyboards, process flows, interactive prototypes, and wireframes that define solutions true to the stated goals and product vision
  • Present design concepts and deliverables to internal and external stakeholders
  • Identify design problems and devise elegant solutions
  • Ensure the design and implementation use accessibility best practices
  • Make strategic design and user-experience decisions related to core and new functionality and features, rapidly test and iterate designs
  • Define and adhere to style standards on fonts, colors and images
  • Orchestrate and incorporate feedback from usability testing

Skills And Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years experience as a UI/UX Designer or similar role
  • Strong portfolio of both UX and UI skill sets
  • Excellent visual design skills with sensitivity to user-system interaction
  • Hands-on experience creating wireframes, prototypes, storyboards, user flows, etc.
  • Experience using tools such as Photoshop, Sketch, Illustrator, Invision, Axure,, or similar visual design and wireframing tools
  • Knowledgeable of accessibility best practices including WCAG
  • Understanding of basic front-end languages: HTML5, CSS3, Javascript
  • Understanding of Node.JS a plus
  • Strong communication, remote interaction, and organization skills
  • Self-motivated with excellent time-management and ability to deliver to deadlines
  • Up-to-date with the latest UI trends, techniques, and technologies
  • Experience designing for education technology a plus

 

Job Requisition: Java Developer

IMS Global, the world leader in EdTech interoperability and impact, is looking for an experienced, independent Java Developer to work on the backend services of an education technology standards comparison and integration application.

This position is 100% remote, working as part of a small, multi-functional team. You must be confident at working alone, defining your own objectives and deliverables, be a self-starter, willing to ask questions and join the dots to deliver mission-critical solutions aligned to the organization’s roadmap, business goals, and timeframe.

Responsibilities

  • Design, document, and implement solutions on own initiative based on business needs
  • Write Java code to build new features, applications, and backend services
  • Write high-quality code that will support a rapidly scaling business
  • Work with our front-end developers to refine the APIs required by the UI
  • Write reusable, testable, scalable, maintainable, and efficient code
  • Own the whole cycle of delivery and maintaining solutions for our organization and its members
  • Become a back-end infrastructure SME to keep our team up with the latest and greatest technologies and best practices

Qualifications

  • 4+ years professional experience as a Java developer
  • An undergraduate degree is required

Skills

  • Deep knowledge of Java with Spring, Tomcat, MySQL, Hibernate, CXF, GSON, etc.
  • Experience designing and developing web services, specifically REST APIs, OpenAPI / Swagger, Oauth 2.0, JSON, YAML
  • Solid understanding and experience with Docker, Google Cloud Platform, Helm, and Kubernetes, including experience deploying, monitoring and updating applications
  • Experience with designing complex systems
  • Proficient in using JUnit or similar tools to develop and perform unit and integration tests
  • Understanding the nature of asynchronous programming and its quirks and workarounds
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Confident using GitHub for source code control, experience of GitFlow.
  • Knowledge of IMS Interoperability Standards and specifications a definite plus

 

Job Requisition:  DevOps Engineer

IMS Global, the world leader in EdTech interoperability and impact,  is looking for an experienced, independent DevOps Engineer to join our distributed development team. This position is 100% remote part-time to full-time, working as part of a small, multi-functional team. You must be confident at working alone, defining your own objectives and deliverables, be a self-starter, willing to ask questions and join the dots to deliver mission-critical solutions aligned to the organization’s roadmap, business goals, and timeframe.

 

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with architects and application teams to develop, plan and implement application deployments to public clouds
  • Drive technical innovation and efficiency in cloud infrastructure operations via automation scripting and working with APIs
  • Manage cloud servers including security configurations, patching, and troubleshooting
  • Develop scripts for automating client/server functions
  • Monitor automated systems recovery solutions
  • Develop and maintain the comprehensive systems architectures, frameworks and application interfaces
  • Provides consultation and assists project teams in formulating solutions
  • Research and recommend innovative, and where possible automated approaches for system administration tasks. Identify approaches that leverage our resources and provide economies of scale
  • Must be able to perform under tight timeframes and execute problem-solving skills

Qualifications

  • 4+ years of experience in a DevOps engineer and systems administration role
  • An undergraduate degree is required

Skills

  • Solid understanding and experience with Docker, Google Cloud Platform, Helm, and Kubernetes, including experience deploying, monitoring and updating applications
  • Strong knowledge and experience with Tomcat, Spring, MySQL, Hibernate, monitoring, application security, scaling, and CI/CD pipelines
  • Solid understanding and application of web services, SOAs, database performance, and networking
  • Solid experience in Linux shell scripting
  • Knowledge and understanding of configuration management, distributed systems design, multi-region and geo-distributed deployment
  • Ability to quickly triage problems under pressure, determine root cause and drive resolution
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of IMS Interoperability Standards and specifications a definite plus

 

Job Requisition:  QA Advocate

IMS Global, the world leader in EdTech interoperability and impact,  is looking for an experienced, independent QA Advocate to join our distributed development team. This position is 100% remote, working as part of a small, multi-functional team. You must be confident at working alone, defining your own objectives and deliverables, be a self-starter, willing to ask questions and join the dots to deliver mission-critical solutions aligned to the organization’s roadmap, business goals, and timeframe

Responsibilities

  • Create and maintain test plans, test cases, test protocols, requirement traceability, and test reports
  • Work closely with the development team and product team to ensure quality acceptance criteria are met
  • Ensure efficient documentation and tracking of issues to improve the quality of our web applications
  • Research and recommend innovative, and where possible automated approaches for quality assurance tasks. Identify approaches that leverage our resources and provide economies of scale
  • Must be able to perform under tight timeframes and execute problem-solving skills

Qualifications

  • An undergraduate degree is required
  • Testing certification desired
  • 3-5 years of related industry experience

Skills

  • Experience configuring and using test automation tools, including writing test cases to improve the quality, stability, and scalability of web applications
  • Experience with Cypress, Google Cloud Platform beneficial
  • Solid understanding of web services, database performance, application security, and scaling
  • Willingness to acquire knowledge on new technologies to solve quality problems.
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • Able to work independently, self-directed, and solutions-oriented from a remote location
  • Sound organizational and planning skills with solid attention to detail
  • Effective communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to quickly assess technical needs and work with teams to design, implement and deploy test solutions
  • Provide strategic direction for the team's testing efforts
  • Collaborate with teams on key business processes
  • Uses industry understanding to drive decision-making beyond best practices.
  • Ability to quickly triage problems under pressure, determine root cause and drive resolution
  • Knowledge of IMS Interoperability Standards and specifications a definite plus

 

 

Job Requisition: Product Marketing Manager

IMS Global, the world leader in edtech interoperability and impact, is looking for a Product Marketing Manager with education technology experience to drive the development of marketing strategies, positioning and messaging of IMS standards to accelerate adoption. More importantly, we are seeking someone with strong communication skills, attention to detail and eye for quality, along with an ability to grasp and present the value proposition of IMS standards in a way that resonates with both technical and non-technical audiences. This position is 100% remote with 10% travel as required.

Responsibilities

  • Development of innovative programs that drive demand and adoption for IMS standards and practices to enable a plug-and-play digital edtech ecosystem.

  • Collaborate with product management and marketing communications to develop product positioning and messaging that resonates with a wide array of technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Identify and develop marketing assets needed to support product marketing strategy, e.g. website copy, case studies, articles, videos, presentation, white papers, webinars, etc.

  • Assess the effectiveness of the marketing programs on an ongoing basis and proactively identify recommended changes.

  • Plan the launches of net-new standards and releases of new versions of existing standards, and manage the cross-functional implementation of the plan.

  • Identify appropriate external marketing channels for generating market awareness for how standards can help institutions reduce costs, save implementation time and support teaching and learning innovation.

  • Help define content marketing and campaign strategies, and working with other parts of the organization to ensure they are executed.

  • Partner closely with the IMS technical teams to develop thorough understanding of the standards, use cases, and implementation resources.

Requirements:

  • 5+ years of edtech product marketing experience.

  • Demonstrated an ability to dive into a product and become a champion and promote features, use cases, and value proposition to key stakeholders.

  • Experience working closely in partnership with customer-facing and technical teams.

  • Strong communication, writing, presentation, and public speaking skills.

  • Effectively work independently as well as in a team environment.

  • Manage projects and work against established deadlines.

  • Bachelors degree in marketing or communications.

 

To apply for a position, please send an email explaining why you are a good fit along with your resume and salary requirements to jobs@imsglobal.org. All inquiries will be treated confidentially.