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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

F/T - Content Mgmt Sys Lead Engineer - Kaplan

Job Title Content Management Systems Lead Engineer - New York
Kaplan Division Kaplan Test Prep

Job Level Management
Job Description Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions is looking for an extremely experienced Content Management Systems Lead Engineer to design and drive how we implement CMS technologies across the service. We're looking for someone willing to take ownership of key areas, turn ambiguous goals into clear directions, coordinate with vendors, mentor others, and have demonstrated success in their previous positions.

Responsibilities will include:
Work with business analysts to shape requirements for applications of CMS technologies in Kaplan products.

Survey and evaluate implementation options for content repositories. Work with business stakeholders and systems architects to recommend specific implementation strategies to satisfy business requirements.

Work with vendors, and external and internal developers, in order to implement CMS technologies that satisfy business requirements.

Support the ongoing evolution of content taxonomy and structure, and team workflows by implementing and enhancing CMS capabilities.

Support the ongoing production of CMS-based content.

Work hands-on with KTPA technical teams to integrate the CMS into their systems.

Work hands-on with software vendors, developers and operations team to optimize systems scalability and performance.

5+ years industry experience designing and implementingCMS-based systems.

Excellent conceptualization, analytical, and logic skills enabling comprehension and development of complex technical and business issues, topics, and plans

Ability to manage short-, medium-, and long-term planning horizons concurrently

Ability to understand and relate product technology, strategy and direction with business needs

Leader and role model comfortable working as an individual contributor and as a member of a team, across diverse organizations

Excellent communications skills, with the ability to work with business users as well as other members of the technical staff.

Ability to partner with senior developers and to mentor junior developers

Experience with large-scale production CMS systems (i.e. scalability, high-availability), with the ability to optimize architecture and implementation across all layers of architecture.

Experienced with a wide range of technologies and standards, and experienced selecting the appropriate approaches for each application.

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