EdX Specialist, Firki Technology
Mumbai & Bangalore

Position Summary:

The EdX Specialist is responsible for helping help build a collaborative, innovative, and productive community based around the Teacher Training Portal. The Specialist will be responsible for updating website, uploading courses to the portal and providing quality support to partner organization who are using Firki. The portal is focused on transforming teaching and learning, and providing quality education for teachers all across India.

Team Overview
The Firki team is comprised of three verticals: content creation, partnerships and engagement and technology.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Engage with the teacher community to answer questions and provide technical questions
  • Identify areas for improvement in our setup and customization process and documentation and implement those improvements
  • Contribute to defining the overall strategy for increasing adoption of and contribution to the Firki edX platform, including defining and tracking metrics and setting and achieving goals based on the metrics and strategy

Knowledge and Technical Skills

  • Knowledge of and comfort with Python and Javascript
  • Familiarity and comfort with Devstackand Vagrant

Comfort with HTML and CSS if writing front¬end features

  • Understanding of edX internationalization, or willing to learn
  • Knowledge of edX accessibility guidelines, or willing to learn
  • Ability to train teams in usage of Technology and deliver a high quality user experience

Competencies and Abilities

  • Excellent project management, and communication
  • Demonstrated excellence in building strong relationships
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Ability to be resourceful, take responsibility and find effective solutions to problems

Values and Mindsets

  • Immense sense of possibility
  • Belief that Technology can and will change the way people work today and that the organizations can only grow with technology as one of its strong pillars
  • A vision to empower an organization to innovate using Technology

Education and Experience

    We believe that reaching our vision demands that we have the best and brightest group of leaders working to lead this country. Here are the minimum qualifications we look for:
  • MS/MTech/ME/BS/BTech/BE or equivalent
  • 1¬2 years of work experience
  • 1¬2 years of web development experience AND/OR Proficiency in Python Community experience [preferred], one or more of:

  • Active participation in a significant open source community
  • Strong record of contribution to open source projects
  • Demonstrated success in a developer advocate or other community¬facing role
EdX Specialist, Firki Technology - Mumbai, Bangalore