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Content Engineer

Company: Cengage
Location: Boston
Posted on: October 12, 2018

Job Description:

. 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.What You'll Do Here: The Content Engineer ensures the pipeline for delivering Cengage digital content is scalable and efficient. To achieve this the Content Engineer works cross-functionally to implement content-related product requirements. As a member of a full-stack software development team, the Content Engineer is responsible for coordinating schema development; content authoring and testing tools; authoring, storage and deployment processes; representative sample content for feature development; and metadata strategy for product features.

  • Working closely with Product Managers and Software Developers to ensure content supports product features
  • Coordinating implementation of content requirements
  • Explaining content and metadata structures to software developers
  • Aligning content deliverables with software development schedules
  • Developing and maintaining standard content workflows in order to rapidly scale digital product models
  • Troubleshooting and organizing the resolution of content bugs
  • Recognizing what is needed to achieve company goals and coordinating with different departments to ensure those goals are met
  • Get excited by breaking down problems and figuring out viable solutions
  • Be enthusiastic about working hands-on with structured content like XML and HTML5
  • Enjoy working in a team-oriented environment to help elaborate product features and identify dependencies for the underlying content
  • Be comfortable leading a cross-functional team to implement content engineering requirements
  • Like streamlining processes to optimize them for efficiency and scalability Skills You Will Need Here:
    • A Bachelor's Degree, or a minimum of three years equivalent experience working as a Content Engineer or equivalent
    • Knowledge of information retrieval concepts and practices, large scale relational databases, and content management concepts and techniques
    • Basic understanding of programming languages such as Python, PERL, XSLT, XQuery, or Java
    • Ability to design and execute structured analysis
    • Understanding of how to use metadata to support information retrieval
    • Experience working with JIRA or a comparable bug tracking tool
    • Leadership, facilitation, problem-solving, organization, and planning skills
    • Effective and clear written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate with both technical and non-technical staff
    • Experience building alignment and facilitating harmony across and within cross-functional project teams
    • Successfully collaborated to implement a product from early stages to completion Preferred Qualifications:
      • Experience with agile development processes and recurring release cycles
      • Experience automating content conversion from one format to another using XSLT or similar scripting language
      • Knowledge of public standards like W3C, DAISY, EPUB 3, etc
      • Experience with Cengage Learning's products, editorial policies, processes, markets, or competitors' products

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