Certification Exam Developer at Gitlab

Remote, US

$70,000 - $128,000/year

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The GitLab DevOps platform empowers 100,000+ organizations to deliver software faster and more efficiently. We are one of the world’s largest all-remote companies with 2,000+ team members and values that guide a culture where people embrace the belief that everyone can contribute.

GitLab’s Education Services team is looking for an experienced certification exam developer responsible for managing the design, development and maintenance of GitLab’s certification exams. In this role, you will lead the efforts to work cross-functionally in designing the competency framework, blueprints, candidate test items, study materials, and test forms.

Your goal is to accelerate the adoption of GitLab by ensuring our customers, community and partners of various sizes and industries can gain benefit, demonstrate their product expertise, and advance their careers with GitLab. As a member of the Education Services team, you’ll be part of a team that cares deeply about creating learning experiences that deliver value at scale. We want our customers to not only become GitLab experts, but champions of our brand.

This job family reports to the Sr. Director of Education Services.

The Certification Exam Developer is a grade 6

  • Facilitate competency modeling sessions working cross-functionally with SMEs, instructional designers, and other teams (engineering, support, professional services, etc.) to establish the knowledge and performance framework to be used as the basis for developing exams (and associated curricula).
  • Own and maintain the certification blueprint that prioritizes and assigns weightage to content categories.
  • Lead certification development efforts to develop test items working closely with SMEs. Recruit, train and schedule them in writing technically sound test items.
  • Monitor exam performance on an on-going basis to ensure they meet the target roles/ competencies and program requirements.
  • Ensure currency and quality of test items based on frequent product and platform changes typical of subscription companies.
  • Manage support requests and address test item feedback in a timely manner.
  • Assist in creating exam study materials including sample test items, communications, data sheets, and prep courses.
  • Review training course designs and content to establish guided journeys for candidates to prepare for each certification.
  • Stay up to date with the latest GitLab feature releases
  • B.S. or M.S. or relevant work experience in Computer Science or related engineering discipline 5+ years experience in enterprise customer-facing curriculum, technical documentation or certification programs (preferably in a subscription environment)
  • Knowledge of the software development life cycle, DevOps and cloud native technologies (kubernetes, containers, and microservices)
  • Experience in professional test development strongly desired
  • Good project management and communication skills to work cross-functionally and cross-organizationally with SMEs and others
  • Excellent communication & collaboration skills
  • Experience administering subscription applications like Okta, Google Workspace, Slack, Zoom
  • Knowledge of configuration management tools like Ansible, Chef, or Terraform
  • Hands-on experience supporting Linux and Mac
  • Developing automation workflows and integrations for repetitive or manual tasks
  • Experience with automated lab environments like Instruqt, Strigo, or similar platform

Candidates for this position can expect the hiring process to follow the order below. Please keep in mind that candidates can be declined from the position at any stage of the process.

  1. Phone screen with a GitLab Recruiting team member.
  2. Video Interview with the Hiring Manager and to outline take home assignment.
  3. Team Interviews with 1-4 team members

The base salary range for this role’s listed level is currently $70,000 - $127,500 for Colorado residents and $70,000 - $142,500 for New York and New Jersey residents only. Grade level and salary ranges are determined through interviews and a review of education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities of the applicant, equity with other team members, and alignment with market data. See more information on our benefits and equity. Sales roles are also eligible for incentive pay targeted at up to 100% of the offered base salary.


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