Digital Publishing Developer

Manchester, United Kingdom
30 Apr 2020
End of advertisement period
13 May 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Profile Digital Product - Digital Product
Contract Type Fixed Term

Job Purpose

To aid in the development, creation and deployment of Quark templates and features to allow SME’s to efficiently author content in a structured manner. Working with various technologies, including XML, HTML, VBA and Javascript. The post holder will be at the forefront of our Quark development as we bring this work in-house and work closely with the rest of the Group to include their requirements.

Job Background

This role is to support the development of Quark templates and features, and sits within Digital Products team, but works very closely with Learning Media. Learning Media specialises in the publication and management of the Group’s content. Learning Media’s main objective is to provide customers, both internal and external, with high quality learning materials to successfully guide them through their chosen qualification. Having recently moved to a new structured authoring and content management system, Quark, this role will allow us to bring development in-house. The post will gain valuable experience in coding and content management and become a valuable member of team.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Prioritise development requirements from across the BPP Group
  • Work within an agile development environment
  • Communicate effectively and efficiently with colleagues and stakeholders
  • Co-ordinate with internal departments to oversee SWF conversion process

Content Development

  • Support the development of automated templates within Quark
  • Write and edit various coding languages such as XML, HTML and VBA
  • Use rapid development tools to create bespoke content
  • Some instructional design work
  • Produce SWF files from finalised study materials


Learning Media - Learning Media Operations

Vacancy location

UK, North West, Manchester St James's

Candidate Criteria

You must have commercial experience in the following technologies; HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery and XML/XSLT as well as in XML/HTML/CSS editing & writing. The successful candidate will have a genuine enthusiasm for technology and education. You must have understanding and experience of content management systems. You are expected to have experience of learning technologies including rapid development tool and data entry. You should have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. The successful candidate will have excellent organizational skills as well as a keen eye for detail.

Flexibility in your approach to a rapidly changing environment is essential. Prior experience in manipulating images, eLearning standards (e.g. SCORM, Tin can API), agile methodologies and technologies (e.g. Scrum, Jira), code repositories (e.g. SVN), and database technologies (MySQL, Graph) is required.

Development Opportunities

This is a great opportunity to work with all areas of the BPP Group. The Group strategy is to get all the Business authoring and storing their content in Quark, therefore this role will allow exposure to key stakeholders as well as gathering an in depth understanding of how the Group creates content.

Employment Details

Contract Hours 37.50
FTE 1.00
Salary Competitive

Full Job Description

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