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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

Higher Education Program Director: IMS Global, the world leader in EdTech interoperability and impact, is looking for a skilled Program Director to effectively facilitate engagement of member institutions and industry partners to accelerate the ubiquitous adoption of IMS open standards and practices to enable next generation digital learning. As Program Director, you will work closely with IMS members and staff to engage members to create a culture where institutions are accomplishing something of high value, but also contributing to a larger picture of creating the future of edtech by leading efforts to evolve a plug-and-play digital ecosystem that is more effective in terms of improving teaching and learning.  Additionally, the Program Director will work closely with member institutions to develop shareable documents, tools, use cases, evidence of impact, and other institution facing resources to streamline the learning curve in the adoption IMS open standards and help explain the value proposition of IMS standards to both technical and non-technical audiences. This is a people-oriented, customer-driven position, working collaboratively with a wide range of academic leaders, IT leaders, and developers to increase the understanding and adoption of IMS standards. Learn more about the responsibilities and requirements for this position.

OneRoster Project Manager: IMS Global, the world leader in EdTech interoperability and impact, is looking for a skilled OneRoster Project Manager. The ideal candidate will have experience with the OneRoster specification and be responsible for managing software projects disseminate OneRoster development efforts. Learn more about the responsibility and requirements for this position.

Node.js Developer: IMS Global, the world leader in EdTech interoperability and impact, is looking for a skilled Node.js Developer.   You will be working alongside the other members of the IMS technical team and will bring extensive knowledge of Node.js development to IMS. This role will lead all Node.js implementation work across a range of IMS standards and software; ensuring high performance and responsiveness to requests from the front-end. You will also be responsible for integrating the front-end elements.

The ideal candidate will strong knowledge of interoperability specifications in general.  This position is open to both full-time employees or contractors.


Job Requisition: Higher Education Program Director

Description: IMS Global, the world leader in EdTech interoperability and impact, is looking for a skilled Program Director to effectively facilitate engagement of member institutions and industry partners to accelerate the ubiquitous adoption of IMS open standards and practices to enable next generation digital learning. As Program Director, you will work closely with IMS members and staff to engage members to create a culture where institutions are accomplishing something of high value, but also contributing to a larger picture of creating the future of edtech by leading efforts to evolve a plug-and-play digital ecosystem that is more effective in terms of improving teaching and learning.  Additionally, the Program Director will work closely with member institutions to develop shareable documents, tools, use cases, evidence of impact, and other institution facing resources to streamline the learning curve in the adoption IMS open standards and help explain the value proposition of IMS standards to both technical and non-technical audiences. This is a people-oriented, customer-driven position, working collaboratively with a wide range of academic leaders, IT leaders, and developers to increase the understanding and adoption of IMS standards.

Responsibilities

  • Work with IMS staff to obtain an in-depth understanding of IMS key initiatives and IMS value proposition to address institution-specific challenges to improve teaching and learning.
  • Actively engage academic and IT leaders in community collaboration to accelerate adoption of IMS Standards, such as LTI Advantage, Caliper Analytics, and Open Badges, and routinely report progress.
  • Facilitate all activities of IMS Higher Education Institution Leadership Board, including developing communications on behalf of board chairs, conducting quarterly board meetings (at minimum 2 face-to-face), assist in the development of meeting agendas and recruitment of speakers to address member priorities, and other activities as identified.
  • Manage the facilitation of the Higher Education Innovation Leadership Networks to increase participation and create high quality “HED Playbook” resources to help institutions easily find high impact resources for leveraging IMS standards and practices by examining existing IMS documents and resources, identifying additional resources needed, and executing quickly the development and dissemination of those resources within the IMS community and externally with the larger higher education community.
  • Ensure every member institution knows the importance of requiring IMS conformance certification to achieving a dependable, ubiquitous open digital ecosystem.
  • Effective outreach through IMS partner organizations, such as EDUCAUSE, APLU, and the Online Learning Consortium, to generate broader market adoption of IMS standards and practices.
  • Conduct new member end orientations to provide a thorough introduction to IMS key initiatives, gain an understanding of member priorities to engage them productively in appropriate IMS activities, and provide an overview of how to navigate member website to find resources.
  • Maintain a repository of tools, platforms, and apps being used by member institutions and help institutions understand the importance of IMS Conformance Certification and how to require certification as part of the procurement process.
  • Recruit high potential institutions to join IMS and contribute to the collaboration.

Key Qualifications

  • In-depth knowledge of Higher Education workflow and processes related to IMS key areas, such as IT management and security, e-texts, adaptive learning, analytics, open badges, e-assessment, and accessibility.
  • Experience in strategy and implementation of IMS interoperability standards from the institutional perspective.
  • Minimum of five years of program management experience in the education sector.
  • Experience facilitating highly effective group activities and meetings with academic and IT senior leaders.
  • Must possess knack to quickly grasp complex technical concepts and make them easily understandable to non-technical audiences.
  • Must learn quickly, be self-directed, possess excellent problem-solving skills, enjoy helping others solve problems, and quickly and efficiently switch focus among many concurrent tasks.
  • Exceptional written and communication skills with a strong attention to detail.
  • Comfortable presenting information to both technical and academic audiences.
  • Must be customer oriented and have a passion for helping others effectively achieve solutions to their benefit.

Education

  • A minimum 4-year Bachelor’s degree

Location is Flexible



Job Requisition: OneRoster Project Manager

The Project Manager will be responsible for facilitating technical workgroup sessions and for managing software developers and projects disseminate OneRoster development efforts.

The Project Manager will facilitate an agile software development process, be skilled at coordinating internal resources and third parties and develop a detailed project plan to track progress.   He/she will provide day-to-day oversight and maintenance of source code repositories, and development projects, working closely with project participants to ensure consistency and quality across the developed software.  The project manager should ensure that all releases are delivered on-time, within the scope and within budgeted resources.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage agile software development and systems projects from initiation through completion, and promote project management best practice
  • Coordinate with sponsors, stakeholders, and project teams to define and document project goals, scope, requirements, and outcomes
  • Based on feedback from Product Managers and the Executive Steering Committee, help to balance the project portfolio, maintain updated project priorities, and allocate design and development resources across projects
  • Provide status updates (both verbally and in writing) to project teams, stakeholders, and senior leadership
  • Guide and coach participants in  adopting Agile / Scrum best practices and values
  • Prepare and archive project management documentation
  • Maintain Github repos
  • Focus on and build community providing support and documentation for users.

     

Skills & Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 4+ years of experience managing technology projects; of which at least 2 years should be managing projects using Agile / Scrum methodologies
  • Excellent communication skills, organization, and attention to detail
  • Working knowledge of OpenAPI and Swagger
  • Experience using and maintaining Github repositories
  • Experience using IMS OneRoster standard or other standards-based APIs
  • A quick learner, self-directed possessing excellent problem-solving skills
  • Enjoy helping others solve technical problems
  • Quickly and efficiently switch focus among multiple concurrent tasks
  • Technical support or customer service experience
  • Technical writing experience
  • Teaching Assistant/Tutoring experience
  • Comfortable presenting technical information to a technical audience

 

Location is Flexible

 


Job Requisition: Node.js Developer

Job Description:

IMS Global, the world leader in EdTech interoperability and impact, is looking for a skilled Node.js Developer.   You will be working alongside the other members of the IMS technical team and will bring extensive knowledge of Node.js development to IMS. This role will lead all Node.js implementation work across a range of IMS standards and software; ensuring high performance and responsiveness to requests from the front-end. You will also be responsible for integrating the front-end elements.

The ideal candidate will strong knowledge of interoperability specifications in general.  This position is open to both full-time employees or contractors.

         

Specific duties include:

  • Work as part of a team developing applications and services using Agile development methods
  • Contribute to team and organizational improvements in process and infrastructure
  • Build customer-facing UI and back-end services for payment processing administration and management
  • Code, test and operate node.js based services
  • Effectively use tools and ingenuity to identify and fix defects before they become a problem
  • Writing reusable, testable, and efficient code
  • Design and implementation of low-latency, high-availability, and performant applications
  • Implementation of security and data protection

 Requirements:

 

Location Flexible.

  • Previous working experience as a Node.js Developer for 5+ years
  • BA in computer science or similar relevant field
  • In depth knowledge of Node.js and javascript technology.
  • Knowledge of the OneRoster Specification
  • Hands on experience with HTML, CSS, and AJAX
  • Development experience designing object oriented JavaScript and SVG
  • Applicable knowledge of web libraries and frameworks such as AngularJS, Polymer, and Closure
  • Knowledge of Google Cloud and Kubernetes as well as Docker file creation and management
  • Good understanding of server-side templating languages
  • Familiarity with the whole web stack, including protocols and web server optimization techniques
  • User authentication and authorization between multiple systems, servers, and environments
  • Integration of multiple data sources and databases into one system
  • Understanding fundamental design principles behind a scalable application
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git
  • Strong analytical skills and problem solving aptitude
  • Attention to details