Pearson Senior Technical Project Manager in Jefferson City, Missouri
Senior Technical Project Manager - ( 2101593 )
Pearson is the world’s learning company with more than 24,000 employees operating in 70 countries. We combine world-class educational content and assessment, powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people.
The Technical Project Manager for Accessibility will help the Accessibility and Accommodations team to support the mission of the Accessibility Team in School.
The Technical Project Manager for Accessibility will manage the relationships between the Accessibility Team for Assessments and platform/product development teams within the School line of business. The Technical Project Manager will communicate technical requirements for product accessibility and track and manage the project scope and schedules for accessibility evaluations conducted by the Accessibility Team for Assessments. The Technical Project Manager will be responsible for understanding and communicating technical accessibility capabilities and limitations within Pearson products, and will communicate with internal teams and clients about the technology tools that support learners with disabilities. The Technical Project Manager for Accessibility will provide guidance on the approaches for creating accessible assessments and assessment related materials. Major Responsibilities
Help product and platform owners design with accessibility in mind.
Maintain documentation about the accessibility features and accommodations available within Pearson solutions.
Capture testing scope and document test plans for product accessibility evaluations.
Plan, schedule, track and manage tasks related to the completion of product accessibility evaluations and resolution of issues reported.
Work with platform/product development teams to develop roadmaps and milestones related to developing accessible platforms/products.
Interpret accessibly guidelines and standards and explain those standards to others.
Advise on style requirements for creating accessible and collecting metadata related to the accessibility features of assessment content.
Create and maintain thorough documentation on the current accessibly capabilities of Pearson’s assessment products and services.
Develop and deliver accessibility related training and documentation.
Identify and mitigate risks related to the development of accessible products and services.
Support multiple complex projects simultaneously.
Serve as a subject matter expert on capabilities of online assessment products and how built-in accessibility features and third-party assistive technologies can be used to support the needs of learners with disabilities.
Support technical teams in implementing Pearson’s Accessibility Policy Initiatives.
Collaborate with contractors and vendors to manage scope of work.
Other responsibilities as assigned.
Physical Demands/Environmental Factors/ Mental Demands
Frequent use of standard office equipment
Occasional bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting
Repetitive hand motions (keyboarding and use of mouse)
Occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 20 pounds)
May work prolonged and irregular hours
Occasional out-of-state and statewide travel
Work with frequent interruptions
Maintain emotional control under pressure
Ability to adapt to frequently changing technologies
The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position is 85k-88k. This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program. Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at: https://pearsonbenefitsus.com/ Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Bachelor’s Degree in education or a related field required, or equivalent experience in the field of education or assessment Certification(s) or Required Training
Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC) obtained through the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) or the ability to obtain this certification within 1 year Experience
3-5 years of experience managing projects of a technical nature required.
Experience in the field of accessibility, information technology, or assessments preferred.
Special Knowledge and Skills
Functional knowledge of disability categories and the accessible materials and assistive technologies designed to support people with diverse needs
Understanding of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Understanding of the software development life cycle preferred
Understanding of the assessment industry a plus.
Ability to learn and adapt to new technologies quickly
Exemplary written and verbal communication skills
Primary Location : US-RE-Remote
Work Locations :
Job : Project/Programme Management
Organization : Assessments School
Employee Status : Regular Employee
Job Type : Standard
Job Level : Individual Contributor
Shift : Day Job
Travel : Yes, 25 % of the Time
Job Posting : Feb 5, 2021
Job Unposting : Ongoing
Schedule: : Full-time Regular
Req ID: 2101593