We are on the lookout for a superstar Digital Design Lead

Digital Design LeadOur amazing team here at Aurion design, create and build market-leading elearning experiences. So much so, that demand for these experiences have grown, and with this, our team too. We are currently looking for an all-round enthusiastic Lead Digital Designer to join us.

Working with the elearning design and development teams, you will lead and coach the respective teams to produce creative, multi-platform digital learning resources that meet the very highest quality standards for our broad range of clients.

If you’d like to be part of a creative and talented team, where you have a high degree of ownership and want to influence learning experiences, we’d love to hear from you.

As part of Aurion, you will get to work on some really interesting projects with an impressive client list and fantastic colleagues.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead and coach the digital design team in the creation of creative, high-impact multi-platform digital content that meets the very highest quality standards.
  • Manage the overall design of a client solution, working with a design lead, instructional lead, technical lead and others to produce the project’s design specification.
  • Take ownership and quality assure the deliverables of the digital design team to ensure that the outputs meet the needs of the client and project specification.
  • Oversee AV production throughout the company. This might involve working with the Procurement and Finance Director to commission and quality assure external AV teams; acting as producer/director on a project, working with an assigned Instructional Designer to script materials for an AV project or reviewing and quality assuring post production work.
  • Contribute to new product development in line with the company’s business plan.
  • Drive innovation through the use of new digital content tools and technologies throughout the organisation.

On a personal level, you should:

  • Be creative and passionate about the design of visually rich digital learning content that works beautifully across multiple platforms.
  • Be passionate about developing your skills on an ongoing basis to ensure that you keep informed about developments in digital media.
  • Have excellent analytical, problem-solving and strategic thinking skills.
  • Have experience of multi-platform digital content design and implementation.
  • Have experience of UI/UX design.
  • Have a 3rd Level Qualification in Design, Media, Business or IT.
  • Have a minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Digital Design Lead or senior designer with team lead responsibility in the software or media industry.
  • Have well-developed communication skills including the ability to deliver presentations using structure and style.
  • Have good commercial awareness and a sound understanding of project and business dynamics.
  • Have the ability to work to tight deadlines and make sensible decisions under pressure taking a balanced view of client demands in tandem with agreed project scope.
  • Be willing to travel.

Desirable:

  • Experience in the educational software industry.
  • Have experience of mobile app creation and gamification.

Salary: Negotiable based on experience.

We offer continuous professional development opportunities and a range of other benefits including a contributory pension scheme and health plan.

To apply for this role, please send a cover letter outlining relevant skills and experience, a link to your portfolio of work, and a detailed curriculum vitae to info@aurionlearning.com

Meet our new Learning Architect, Michelle Gallen

Michelle Gallen, Learning Architect Aurion LearningAs our company continues to grow, we continue to add brilliant talent to our team.

We’d like to introduce you to an incurable edtech geek and a super-agent in delivering learning, our new Learning Architect, Michelle Gallen.

In her new role, Michelle will work with our clients to assess, scope and develop high quality learning experiences and map the learning needs to their business needs.

For the past 15 years, Michelle has worked with organisations of all shapes and sizes to create creative, innovative and engaging learning products for classroom, online and mobile.

She is an expert at working with clients to identify and understand emerging learning and development needs and priorities from the bottom up and we’re delighted to have her and her wealth of expertise on board.

A trained BBC content producer and an award-winning elearning blogger for her work on TalkIrish.com, Michelle was named a Talk Talk Digital Hero NI and a Hero Innovator at the Learning Without Frontiers awards. She is also a member of the British Council’s TN2020 network of future leaders and influencers and advised the British Council at Board level as a member of their Provocation Group.

Our new Learning Architect has a sincere love for learning, digital technology and goes all out to identify and create innovative learning solutions that benefit both learners and organisations.

As Michelle says in her own words:

“I’ve a long history of promoting elearning across organisations. I’m fascinated by key technology developments and their impact on how we learn. Throughout the years, I’ve learned how to balance the requirements of organisational goals and learner needs versus available budget and technical constraints.

I’m thoroughly immersed in traditional and emerging pedagogies. My long experience in learning has given me the skill to clearly see and analyse a learning solution all the way from the ‘big picture’ right down to nitty gritty of course specifics.”

We are a lucky bunch to have her on our team and over the coming months, Michelle will blog on a wide-range of topics and bring you her insights and perspective on the latest in digital learning. So get hyped and ready keep an eye out for her blog posts!

If you’re interested in joining our team, we are currently hiring a Project Manager and QA Engineer/Software Tester – pop on over to our careers page for details on the full job description and how to apply.

Are you our next Project Manager? We’re Hiring!

Join our tea, we're hiring a project manager To support our continued growth in local and overseas markets, Aurion Learning is recruiting an experienced Project Manager to join our expanding digital learning team.

This is an ideal opportunity for someone looking to join Aurion at an exciting stage and become an essential part of a great company.

Working closely with the Operations Director, the successful candidate will progress quickly and take on a broad range of responsibilities to help ensure the future success of Aurion.

As a Project Manager, you will be running projects for our clients, from conception through to delivery. You will create project plans, liaise with the design team and client contacts, schedule meetings and create reports. You will also help clients to inform their decision making across key projects.

If you are passionate about delivering projects to the highest possible standard and able to engage with clients at all levels, we’d love to hear from you.

Responsibilities

  • Providing project management for a range of digital learning solutions to existing and new customers.
  • Producing and maintaining project plans, project control documents, and project reports.
  • Managing overall project deliverables and each project stage deliverables.
  • Identifying and managing project issues and risks.
  • Assisting with the documentation of customer requirements.
  • Identifying and managing project resource requirements (liaising with departmental managers).
  • Assisting pre-sales activities as required, such as providing project plans.
  • Organising and assisting with customer workshops and customer project meetings.
  • Managing internal project meetings.

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The qualifications, skills, capabilities and experience we are seeking from you are:

  • 3rd Level Qualification (Business, Engineering, Science or IT).
  • Project Management qualification (e.g. Prince 2).
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as a Project Manager in the software industry.
  • Experience of working within an agile development environment.
  • A proven track record as a project manager within a Software development environment, successfully delivering such projects within customer and commercial expectations.
  • Robust Risk Analysis and Risk Management skills/experience.
  • Well-developed communication skills including the ability to deliver presentations using structure and style appropriate to the audience.
  • Good commercial awareness and a sound understanding of project and business dynamics.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and make sensible decisions under pressure taking a balanced view of client demands in tandem with agreed project scope.
  • Capable of effective prioritisation of tasks and personal time management, while recognising and flagging issues outside the area of own expertise.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Appreciation of good customer care practices.
  • Good team player capable of leading the project team to deliver in what are sometimes challenging circumstances or timeframes.
  • Willing to travel.

Desirable:

  • Experience in the educational software industry.

Salary: Negotiable based on experience.

We offer continuous professional development opportunities and a range of other benefits including a contributory pension scheme and health plan.

To apply for this role, please send a detailed curriculum vitae to info@aurionlearning.com.

We’re hiring a QA Engineer to join our development team

Join our team QA Engineer roleWe are on the lookout for a Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer/Software Tester to develop and execute exploratory and automated tests to ensure the quality of our products.

Our small, but perfectly formed development team is seeking an energetic, self-motivated individual to join our team in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

The ideal candidate will take responsibility for driving and improving engineering practices especially related to testing within the team.

We are looking for someone who is more than an awesome tester – we are looking for someone who understands that building quality into the entire development process is more effective than verifying quality after a feature is built.

In this role you will:

  • Participate in the complete software life-cycle process from requirements design to post release issue resolution.
  • Take responsibility for the provision of comprehensive test strategies for each release.
  • Responsible for translating business/functional requirements into test requirements/cases and will carry out functional and regression testing using the in-house defect tracking tools.
  • Become familiar with the full product range in Aurion including online learning programmes and online learning management tools.
  • Translate business/functional requirements into test requirements/plans and cases.
  • QA online learning programmes and online learning tools.
  • Record QA activities using Jira.
  • Ensure our ISO QA policy and testing coverage is applied.
  • Complete manual regression tests based on software requirements.
  • Perform testing activities (functional, integration, end-to-end, infrastructure) to support the continued development, enhancement, and deployment of products.
  • Provide customer support, resolving queries where possible and referring to other team members when necessary for resolution.
  • Apply “Lessons Learned Management” to all projects, ensuring application of lessons from other projects and capturing lessons learned on specific projects under your control.Computer searching for bugs

Essential Criteria:

  • Minimum 2 Years QA/Testing experience in an online software environment with experience in:
    • black box, white box and software automation testing
    • collaborating with a team of developers to meet deadlines
    • conducting automated testing and using automated test tools
    • conducting different types of testing (functional, integration, end to end, acceptance, etc.)
    • creating and executing test cases, and test data to ensure testing validity.
    • Using a QA issue tracking tool such as Jira.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and creativity skills related to software Quality Assurance.
  • Excellent prioritization skills.

Desirable, but not essential:

  • Customer Helpdesk experience
  • Experience in the educational software industry.

Location: Belfast

Salary: Negotiable, depending upon experience.

We offer continuous professional development opportunities and a range of other benefits including a contributory pension scheme and health plan.

To apply for this role, please send a detailed curriculum vitae to info@aurionlearning.com.

 

Are you our next Front End Developer?

Front End Developer Job TitleNew clients, projects and support commitments means that we are on the lookout for new talent to join our Belfast team. We are currently recruiting for a Front End Developer with at least 2 years’ experience to help our award winning team deliver fantastic learning experiences.

As the successful candidate, naturally you need to be front end fanatic, creative, with great user interface design and development skills and want to out-do us with your front-end thinking.

Reporting to the Operations Director, you will have freedom to work directly with clients based throughout the world on varied online learning projects such as; custom eLearning programmes, learning portals, learning assessment tools and learning management systems.

Our team isn’t huge, but have a great mix of skills, allowing us to take projects from concept through to design and development, meaning you’ll get real input into the process at all levels. You will work in a close knit team of fab web application developers, digital, graphic and instructional designers.

With every day introducing a new standard, we expect you to keep an eye on what’s happening in the industry so that you can actively contribute to our design and development approach, so we continue to lead the way in learning design and technology for our clients around the world.

HTML5 JS CSS imagesEssential criteria:

  • 3rd level degree web design or computing qualification (or similar).
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience as a Web or UX Designer in a commercial working environment.

Proficient in:

  • Photoshop/Illustrator.
  • JavaScript – jQuery- AngularJS/ or similar.

Experience in:

  • Working with a team to scope user interface flows and designing high fidelity mock-ups/prototypes for a client.
  • Designing and building creative and responsive web applications with graceful degradation.
  • Building an interface that works across multiple browsers.
  • Able to work independently as well as within a close knit team to ensure we delight our clients and project managers who make sure we keep things on track delivering on time and within budget.

Desirable but not essential criteria:

  • Experience working in ASP.Net MVC projects.
  • Experience using Visual Studio.
  • A working knowledge of a Content Management System.
  • Experience in using version control tools (such as GIT or SVN).

Salary: Negotiable depending upon experience + benefits

So if you are a Front End Developer and would you like to be designing applications that are that little bit different from what others are doing and you’re interested in pushing people’s perception of what learning is and where it can happen? then we would love to hear from you. Please submit your CV to info@aurionlearning.com.