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Exam Developer (IT Education) EXIN

Posted 26 Nov 2022
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Who we are & how we work

We are EXIN, an independent certification and accreditation institute focusing on the IT domain. We offer an end-to-end solution for certifying digital professionals. We are proud to be part of the Software Improvement Group (SIG), where together we’re creating a healthier digital world. While SIG is focusing on assessing and certifying IT processes and Technology, we have our focus on People. Together, we cover the trifecta of People, Process and Technology. EXIN has a hybrid working model (office/ remote work location); however, candidates will be (initially) required to come regularly to the office to ensure an effective onboarding process.

As part of our ambitious international growth strategy, we are looking for an Exam Developer who can, together with the other Exam Developers, keep our certification portfolio up-to-date and of high-quality. The Exam Developer does this by developing, implementing, and maintaining exams, and coordinating localizations (translations) of these exams. The Exam Developer is part of the Portfolio team which is central to the EXIN strategy. EXIN needs a relevant and high quality portfolio to deliver value to our partners and customers.

Where do you come in?

As Exam Developer, you coordinate all the activities related to developing new exams, translating existing exams to a number of different languages, updating the exams to current standards during maintenance, and implementing exam products in the various systems. In addition, you review the quality of the exams through item and test analysis. You work on all exams that form part of EXIN certification portfolio.

You are part of a committed and agile team of Exam Developers, working in close cooperation with the Product Owner who ensures that the exam products are aligned with the needs of the market. You coordinate work with the other Exam Developers and with small groups of international subject matter experts or third parties (such as translation agencies).

Together with the other Exam Developers, you are responsible for developing and updating exam requirements, exam questions, exam documentation and other exam-related materials. If necessary, you (help) ensure that a certification is translated so that it can be launched in various international markets (localization). You make sure that all exam materials and questions are implemented in the necessary systems. Once exams are live, part of your work is resolving any new issues and ensuring that the quality is regularly reviewed.

The team works in an agile way and works autonomously. Work is divided according to individual strengths whenever possible. We are looking for a pragmatic, flexible person with a hands-on mentality, who is not afraid to take responsibility and works towards high-quality products. Your work is both creative and at the same time detail-oriented. Most of the communication and development work is done in English, so you must be proficient in the English language. You will report to the Manager of Portfolio and Product Management.

What's in it for you?

You get the opportunity to (further) develop your exam-related skills (item analysis, question creation), language skills and project management skills. You get a sense of satisfaction from ensuring our exams are of a high quality. You are a part of a social, hard-working team, that has lots of fun along the way.

We offer you the opportunity to join us in creating a healthier digital world. At EXIN, you can make a difference by helping people skill up and be the right fit for their (next) job and helping organizations ensure they can trust they have the right people onboard to deliver their (digital) strategies. If you share our belief that it’s essential that independent assessment of knowledge and competences is critical for a healthier digital world, you’ll be at the heart of progress at EXIN.

We offer a role with a great deal of variety, which means you have the opportunity to sharpen and develop new skills. You’ll also have possibilities for continuous learning and access to unique knowledge. Your colleagues will be a fun, diverse and highly educated group. Work schedules are flexible and many of us successfully plan around our young families. Our organization structure is flat, providing much room for your own initiatives and ideas.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinating work with subject matter experts and cooperating with third parties in creating, localizing, implementing and maintaining exam products
  • Ensuring that deliverables are in line with high-quality standards, are within budget, and delivered on time
  • (Co)developing and improving exam products in line with guidelines for educational measurement
  • (Co)coordinating projects related to the development of the exam products from start to finish
  • Maintaining contact with subject matter experts and recruiting new experts
  • Testing exam products (exams and corresponding materials) for the other team members
  • Supporting our Customer Success Center by preparing responses to customer questions on the content of the exams
  • Detecting and resolving issues related to the exam products, and performing root cause analyses to take corrective actions
  • Performing regular test analysis on the exams and advising on required actions based on the results
  • Keeping your knowledge in the domain up-to-date
  • Performing administrative tasks for the financial processes and subject matter expert intake
  • Representing EXIN through attending (online) events.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, preferably in a related field (for example in Educational Science, Methods & Statistics, Linguistics or Modern Languages)
  • Excellent level of English language, both spoken and written
  • Affinity with IT, education and assessment
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office applications (specifically Word and Excel)
  • Affinity with improving team processes and flow
  • Team player with strong planning and organizing skills, who also enjoys working independently
  • Working accurately and efficiently
  • Focus on quality and teamwork
  • Experience in educational testing and developing exams is a plus – although starters are also welcome to apply
  • Proficiency in other languages (for example French, German, Portuguese, Japanese or Chinese) is a plus
  • Affinity with finding digital solutions to improve workflow or customer experience is a plus
  • Available for 32-40 hours per week

Software is het DNA van onze samenleving geworden
Dankzij software werkt inmiddels bijna elk apparaat, elk proces en elke toepassing in ons dagelijks leven. Het maakt ook werken en ondernemen makkelijker en interessanter. En we gaan ervan uit dat het allemaal nog sneller, eenvoudiger en veiliger wordt. Dat is een uitdaging voor veel bedrijven en organisaties.
Softwarekwaliteit moet nog een inhaalslag maken
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Software is het DNA van onze samenleving geworden
Dankzij software werkt inmiddels bijna elk apparaat, elk proces en elke toepassing in ons dagelijks leven. Het maakt ook werken en ondernemen makkelijker en interessanter. En we gaan ervan uit dat het allemaal nog sneller, eenvoudiger en veiliger wordt. Dat is een uitdaging voor veel bedrijven en organisaties.

Softwarekwaliteit moet nog een inhaalslag maken
Om aan de vraag te kunnen voldoen, is veel software in de loop van de tijd ongecontroleerd doorontwikkeld. Waardoor het voor organisaties duur is in onderhoud, weinig flexibel en kwetsbaar. Zo wordt software eerder een belemmering dan aanjager van betere bedrijfsresultaten.

SIG gelooft dat software beter kan
Daarmee bedoelen we: software die organisaties helpt hun doelen te realiseren. Die meebeweegt met de veranderende wensen van de markt en de samenleving. Daarom werken we aan betere softwarekwaliteit, wereldwijd. We willen de kwaliteit van de softwareindustrie verbeteren door bij te dragen aan internationale standaarden. We weten hoe we softwarekwaliteit moeten meten. En we weten hoe organisaties méér uit software kunnen halen.

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What employees are saying

Erik Oltmans

CEO

Erik Oltmans

Wat SIG voor mij speciaal maakt is de samenwerking met intelligente mensen en de gestructureerde benadering van software kwaliteit in combinatie met een creatieve manier om technische bevindingen te vertalen in managementadvies.

Rob van der Veer

Principal Consultant

Rob van der Veer

Software wordt steeds belangrijker in ons dagelijks bestaan en we beginnen langzaamaan te begrijpen hoe we goede software kunnen bouwen en onder controle houden. SIG loopt voorop in het ontwikkelen van dat begrip zodat we de technologie waarvan we zo afhankelijk zijn meester kunnen worden. Dat maakt voor mij werken bij SIG enorm interessant en uitdagend.