Pearson Senior Content Engineer in American Fork, Utah

Senior Content Engineer


Pearson VUE ( is the global leader in computer-based testingfor information technology, academic, government and professional testingprograms around the world. Pearson VUE provides a full suite of services fromtest development to data management, and delivers exams through the world’smost comprehensive and secure network of test centers in more than 180countries, where we validate the skills and knowledge of millions ofindividuals every year.

Pearson VUE is abusiness of Pearson, the world's leading learning company with global-reach andmarket-leading businesses. Pearson is listed on both the London and New Yorkstock exchanges (UK: PSON; NYSE: PSO).

Pearson is an EqualOpportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-verify. Allqualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individualswith disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The Senior Content Engineer isresponsible for managing the item-development process of large test-developmentprojects in the IT market. The Senior Content Engineer conducts meetings withIT subject matter experts to write and review IT examination items, assembleexaminations using proprietary software, and ensure that test schedules aredeveloped and maintained. The Senior Content Engineer is also responsible formanaging project-specific item databases to ensure the accuracy of items andthe export of test forms. The Senior Content Engineer also participates in thebuilding, testing, releasing, localizing, and maintaining of eachproduct. This Senior Content Engineer will also be responsible forprogramming test items in a variety of coding languages.

Position is located in American Fork, UT

Content Management 45%

  • Learn and use content management systems, processes, and policies

  • Review and evaluate content for consistency and accuracy to certification industry standards

  • Analyze and improve item performance

  • Plan maintenance of existing content


  • Maintain performance items through coding fixes

  • Program test items using a variety of programming languages

  • Code new item types for cutting edge certification programs

ProjectManagement 5%

  • Help develop overall schedules

  • Set deadlines and manage contractors schedules

  • Track due dates for multiple projects and participate in daily status meetings

Facilitation- 5%

  • Create workshop materials

  • Work with other facilitators to refine shared meeting facilitation needs

  • Facilitate Item Training, JTA workshops, Tech Reviews, Standard setting meetings, and other meetings

  • Conduct in house training on exam development process industry standards.


  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or equivalent

  • 5 years professional IT professional test development experience

  • 1 year of professional technical project management experience or equivalent

  • 5 years of content editing (grammar, spelling), Blooms taxonomy application experience

  • 5 years as a Software Engineer using C , Java, JavaScript, or PHP

  • 2 years of Web application and Web development experience

  • Strong knowledge of all Microsoft Office products

  • MCP Credentials (MCSA, MCSE, MCSD) required

  • Cisco Credentials (CCNA, CCNP, CCIE) preferred

  • Experience with Microsoft, Cisco, and other IT certification programs

  • A background in the testing and assessment industry is required. Item and Test Development experience, as well as training experience, is required.

Primary Location: US-UT-American Fork

Work Locations: US-UT-American Fork-1276 South 820 East 1276 South 820 East American Fork 84003

Job: Professional Development

Organization: Assessments VUE

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Apr 10, 2017