• Certification Exam Developer - Technical

    Location US-MA-Cambridge
  • Overview

    As a Certification Exam Developer, you will design, develop and evaluate certification exams for the InterSystems’ community. To do this you will collaborate with various Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and internal stakeholders while following internal quality processes and industry standards for creating valid, reliable and defensible exams.


    Your work will ultimately aid in the recognition of the skill achievements of our customers and partners who work with InterSystems core data platform products. As such, you should be comfortable with software development, coding, data structures, system architecture design, as well as system administration and deployment.


    • Lead exam development processes to create industry-standard certification exams
    • Develop certification paths for learner roles
    • Conduct JTAs (job task analyses) to ensure exam design validity
    • Scope and define exams and get stakeholder buy-in
    • Lead SMEs in question item design and creation
    • Write question items and review using accepted processes
    • Perform industry-standard cut-score analyses and question item selection
    • Lead exam beta testing, identifying candidates and providing support
    • Deliver and support certification exams using exam delivery system
    • Follow and assist the development of certification team quality processes
    • Work with team to ensure exam and certification program uptake and evolution
    • Periodically assess the success of the certification effort using reports and make recommendations for improvement


    • 1-3 years developing technical exams or other assessment items
    • Experience writing assessment items such as multiple choice-test questions
    • Strong technical skills, preferably in software development
    • Experience working with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)
    • Demonstrated ability to learn new concepts quickly, act as a team player and adapt to change and growth needs
    • Excellent data organization and presentation skills, both written and verbal

    Education and Training

    • Qualification in the learning industry, such as Psychometrics, Instructional Design, Educational Assessment, etc. or demonstrable equivalent work experience is a plus
    • Experience in the learning industry as a trainer or courseware developer is a plus

    About InterSystems

    InterSystems is the engine behind the world’s most important applications. In healthcare, finance, government, and other sectors where lives and livelihoods are at stake, InterSystems is the power behind what matters™. Founded in 1978, InterSystems is a privately held company headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA), with offices worldwide, and its software products are used daily by millions of people in more than 80 countries. For more information, visit InterSystems.com.

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