Certification Exam Development Manager


Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides a highly reliable, scalable, and low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries around the world. The AWS Training & Certification team is seeking a driven, talented, and experienced Certification Exam Development Manager to create, lead, manage, and deliver world class multi–level AWS technical certifications in a rapidly evolving and expanding landscape for global delivery.

In this global role, with your passion for certification, you will develop, build, and inspire a team of exam developers who are developing multiple certification exams simultaneously and provide the leadership and strategy for multi-level certification exam development in different modalities. Because we pioneer, you'll need to be creative and embrace forward looking approaches and methods to exam development and delivery. You will work closely with technical and sales leadership to develop compelling and relevant certifications that support the AWS platform. In this role, it is expected that you will have the ability to influence and convince others and to discuss and reach agreement on complex exam projects.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Guide and manage a team of exam developers and the exam development process, beta testing, psychometric validation, and successful exam launch
  • Manage the exam maintenance and re-certification processes
  • Define and enforce certification exam design guidelines
  • Create and implement exam development practices based on ISO/ANSI 17024 and NCCA standards
  • Manage a team who conduct exam development workshops
  • Maintain close working relationships with technical, development and sales leadership

Basic Qualifications

  • 10+ years' experience in certification development management
  • 3+ years' experience facilitating and leading exam development workshops for certification
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Experience building performance based exams
  • Experience with ISO/ANSI 17024 and NCCA standards
  • Experience with psychometric analysis
  • Ability to travel globally a few times a month, some other travel may be required as needed

Preferred Qualifications

  • IT test development experience
  • International work experience
  • Working knowledge of software development tools and methodologies
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, and comfortable presenting in large groups including senior management
  • A proven track record for being detail-oriented with a demonstrated ability to self-motivate and follow-through on projects

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer - Female/Minority/Disability/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation

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