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Product Developer

Job role: Product Developer

Reports to: Product Development Manager

Role based in: Nantwich

Salary Competitive, plus benefits

We have a new opportunity for a Product Developer to join our team based in Nantwich, Cheshire. The successful candidate will combine creative and technical skills to create, maintain and deliver effective learning solutions by working closely with internal stakeholders, suppliers and customers.

About us

ILX is an internationally recognised provider of accredited professional learning, bespoke consulting and recruitment solutions. ILX delivers learning solutions for portfolio, programme and project management, IT service management, risk management and business financial literacy via a blend of multimedia e-Learning, games and simulations, mobile learning, traditional classroom training, practical workshops and coaching. ILX has provided best practice learning to more than 250,000 people, across 5,000 organisations, in over 100 countries. The company and its multilingual trainers can support customers around the world with local offices in the UK, Middle East, India, Australia and New Zealand.

Role overview

This is a hands-on role requiring the successful candidate to have a strong understanding of the technical requirements, system configuration and user requirements across all our products and solutions. The successful candidate will demonstrate success in the role by balancing the management of suppliers and contractors with their own personal objectives to deliver projects on time and to budget.

Key responsibilities

  • Working with and supporting the existing team on development projects
  • Maintenance of existing e-learning courses, learning management system and instructor-led materials
  • Assisting project management of new product developments
  • Supporting and liaising with subject matter experts in the design process
  • Reviewing and testing content
  • Liaising with clients and providing technical support
  • Staying current with latest learning theories, instructional design approaches and technologies
  • Undertake other tasks and duties as required

Who the role interacts with

Role Typical interaction
Product Development Manager Setting objectives, product development plans and ongoing improvement projects. Scoping requirements and associated project plans.
Best Practice Manager Providing support in the development of business cases for new product developments. Capturing and actioning product updates as required.
Sales Day-to-day user support, supporting the sales teams in creating world-leading customer focused design solutions. Being a champion for best practice instructional design.
Third-party suppliers Specifying and documenting new requirements, managing partners' delivery to project timelines and budgets.
Customers Providing first-line support

The ideal candidate

The ideal candidate will have a background in or experience of e-learning development, along with some project management experience. Specific experience in e-learning, mobile development, HTML5, along with off-the-shelf authoring tools such as Adobe Flash/Animate and Articulate Storyline. Familiarity with LMS management and integration would be a particular advantage.

Essential skills:

  • Experience working in a project environment where focus is in delivering to schedule, budget and to a high quality
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with people at all levels
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills

Desirable skills/experiences

  • Familiar with e-learning best practices
  • Create flair and an interest in e-learning and associated technologies
  • Experience with development for mobile platforms including HTML5 desirable
  • Knowledge of learning theories and current e-learning development approaches
  • Demonstrable track record of delivering high quality, creative e-learning solutions
  • Excellent written, oral and presentation skills
  • Flexible team-focused approach

PLEASE NOTE: As much as we would love to respond to all applicants, due to the sheer volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to unsuccessful candidates. If you have not heard from us within 14 days of sending your CV, unfortunately you have not been selected for an interview.

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