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Cengage Learning Technical Content Developer in Detroit, Michigan

Do you dare to reinvent the future of education?

At Cengage, we are harnessing the power of tech to build a future where all learners have the tools and confidence to achieve their goals. As a Cengage employee, you will blaze a new trail to transform the way people learn. Collaborating with the best of the best, you will feel challenged and inspired to do breakthrough work. With the support of our united team, there is no limit to what you can imagine, create and set in motion.

Are we right for you?

We set the bar higher by bringing our unique talents and point of view to the table every day. We are curious and comfortable with change and are willing to take risks to transform education. Most importantly, with everything we do, we put learning first.

Technical Content Developers create sophisticated computer-graded assessments based on the pedagogy and learning outcomes of Cengage’s market-leading textbooks. You will review and edit authored content for style and accuracy, define and code the grading requirements, and author contextual remediation messages to help students correct their assignments in Computing, Math, or Science.

The ideal candidate possesses a deep understanding of Microsoft Excel and Access applications and is as passionate about education as we are! Proven problem-solving skills and proficiency working independently and within a highly collaborative team are required.

Technical Content Developer

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Possess a deep understanding of pedagogical intent of teaching materials and translate appropriately into computer-graded content.

  • Independently code computer-graded content using proprietary scripting language.

  • Review and edit authored content for style, accuracy, pedagogy, and currency.

  • Author contextual user-facing feedback and remediation messages.

  • Accurately estimate, plan, and communicate with team on project progress to ensure deliverables are met.

  • Collaborate as a productive member of a cross-functional agile team.

  • Train, assist, and guide other team members.

  • Resolve issues and assist in tracking, proactively identify process efficiencies, and maintain technical documentation.

Qualifications

  • Expert-level proficiency using Microsoft Excel and Access; familiarity with full Office suite

  • Demonstrated understanding of programming logic and programming languages

  • Excellent written and verbal communication, time management, and attention to detail

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of SAM, MindTap, or other learning management platforms

  • Experience with agile development processes and recurring release cycles

  • Experience with JIRA or a comparable bug tracking tool

  • Experience with content management systems, including content modeling, metadata application and user requirements driven by content organization

  • Knowledge of learning and instructional design methodologies

  • Experience matching style and language of existing content

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 1-2 years of experience in Technical Content Development or equivalent content-focused role

Cengage is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, marital status, parental status, cultural background, organizational level, work styles, tenure and life experiences. Or for any other reason. You may view Cengage’s EEO/Affirmative Action Policy signed by CEO Michael Hansen (https://p.widencdn.net/pdvq6j/EEO_Policy_Statement_January_2017) and Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law notice (http://embed.widencdn.net/pdf/plus/cengage/ybs5gt19ik/eeopost-merged.pdf) by visiting their corresponding links.

Cengage is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations.ta@cengage.com or you may call us at +1 (617) 289-7917.

About Cengage

Cengage, an education technology company serving millions of learners in 165 countries and territories, advances the way students learn through quality, digital experiences. We serve the K-12, higher education, professional, library, English language teaching, and workforce training markets worldwide. We believe that through the power and joy of learning, students can enrich their lives and achieve their dreams – no matter their age, experience, abilities, or environment. Our industry-leading products and services make education more accessible and affordable, including Cengage Unlimited, the first-of-its-kind all-access digital subscription service. Visit us at http://www.cengage.com/or find us on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/cengage-learning/mycompany/) , Facebook, or Twitter (https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/twitter.com/CengageLearning__;!!MXVguWEtGgZw!aJM6MqVIQGDoWSYaJ6CU3EZyn3SnQfIs5kCHxkrWiy4_XmXapqpMK0qgZUq02AuBC1E$) .

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Cengage, an education technology company serving millions of learners in 165 countries and territories, advances the way students learn through quality, digital experiences. We serve the K-12, higher education, professional, library, English language teaching, and workforce training markets worldwide. We believe that through the power and joy of learning, students can enrich their lives and achieve their dreams – no matter their age, experience, abilities, or environment. Our industry-leading products and services make education more accessible and affordable, including Cengage Unlimited, the first-of-its-kind all-access digital subscription service. Visit us at http://www.cengage.com/ or find us on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/cengage-learning/mycompany/) , Facebook , or Twitter (https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/twitter.com/CengageLearning__;!!MXVguWEtGgZw!aJM6MqVIQGDoWSYaJ6CU3EZyn3SnQfIs5kCHxkrWiy4_XmXapqpMK0qgZUq02AuBC1E$) .

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