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A career at Benchmark Education Company

Are you interested in helping children of all abilities learn to read?   Do you want a career that promises the satisfaction of inspiring teachers and administrators in their mission to provide instruction that gets results?   If you want to join a creative, energetic, fast-paced company with a proven track record and promise of continued growth, then consider a career with Benchmark Education Company.

Join a winning team and promote literacy worldwide

Benchmark Education Company, headquartered in New Rochelle, NY, produces research-based, proven-effective literacy materials for supplementary and intervention use with K-12 students, including gifted, on-level, and struggling readers; students with learning disabilities; and those still mastering English as a second language.   Standards-aligned products and services, supported by professional development training, are designed to supplement core reading programs and help teachers take each learner on a different road toward academic success.   BEC materials are used in over 15,000 schools and districts across the United States and abroad.

Current Opportunities:

We are looking for talented, self-motivated individuals to fill the following positions:

To apply for any of these positions, e-mail your resume and cover letter (including salary history and target) to jobs@benchmarkeducation.com or mail them to Human Resources, Benchmark Education Company, 145 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801. We will only consider resumes accompanied by a cover letter.


Supervising Bilingual (Spanish/English) Content Developer (New Rochelle, NY)

Position Purpose

Work with the Executive Content Developer and Senior Content Developer to manage the development phase of new product development.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate with vendors and freelance writers developing content to ensure that content guidelines are observed.
  • Review, edit, and approve manuscript and production stages, working directly with copy editors, graphic designers, and photo researchers.
  • Incorporate feedback (based on defined review stages) from Professional Development, Sales and Marketing, Editorial management, and outside reviewers and consultants.
  • Develop and maintain writing and editing guidelines.
  • Request and review vendor and writer samples and provide vendor feedback as necessary to ensure quality control.
  • Attend regularly scheduled status meetings with Executive Content Developer or Senior Content Developer to report on work flow and content issues.
  • Create or update Product Library documentation.
  • Communicate with Sales and Marketing to support the development of sales support tools.
  • Complete Product Data Management entry based on defined work flow milestones.
  • Work with the Correlations Manager to create and/or review state or competition correlations to ensure that they accurately address standards and topics.
  • Support Sales and Marketing by reviewing pullouts, space ads, pre-pub flyers, and other sales support tools for accuracy and completeness.
  • Read professional journals to increase market and pedagogical knowledge.
  • Attend department and weekly product status meetings.
  • Complete time tracking documentation on a weekly basis.

Job Requirements/Skills and Experience

  • 5+ years of experience developing literacy materials for an educational publisher
  • Must be fluent (written and spoken) in Spanish (native level) and English
  • B.A. in English, education, or a related field (M.A. a real plus)
  • Superior writing, editing, and project management skills
  • Current knowledge of language, literacy, and content issues
  • Intermediate-Advanced proficiency, MS Office
  • Basic proficiency, Adobe Creative Suite (preferred)
  • Comfortable juggling several projects concurrently
  • Able to work collaboratively with other departments (e.g., Design and Marketing)
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Teaching experience is a plus

Graphic Designer (New Rochelle, NY)

Position Purpose

Develop and design concepts; generate prototypes to final products; define and develop graphics for logos, brochures, ads, and promotional materials; use 2-D characters and 3-D reference models to create designs; translate marketing and content into website; enhance design and color theories; create webpages with codes and languages including HTML and Flash; design page layouts, user interface graphics, and icons; design visual components; use Adobe Flash, Dreamweaver, TV Paint Animation, After Effects, Premiere, and Final Cut Pro. Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design, Animation, or related field plus 2 months experience in job offered. Fax resume to HR Manager, Benchmark Education, 914-813-9610.

Benchmark Education Company offers competitive compensation; a collegial work environment; and comprehensive benefits for permanent full time employees which includes Medical, Dental, Vision 401K Plan, Profit Sharing and Life Insurance.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter (including salary history and target) to jobs@benchmarkeducation.com or mail them to Human Resources, Benchmark Education Company, 145 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801.  We will only consider resumes accompanied by a cover letter.

Benchmark Education Company values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


System Administrator (New Rochelle, NY)

Benchmark Education is a growing educational publishing company that produces award-winning supplemental texts and teaching materials -- print and technology-based -- to help children of all ages and abilities achieve literacy for life. Our company is high-energy, fast-paced, productive, and team-oriented, with a lot of opportunity for learning and career growth.

Position Purpose

Administer and maintain Windows Server and Linux based Enterprise infrastructure.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide 24/7 Level 2 helpdesk support
  • Manage desktop computers Win 7/8/10, Mac, and miscellaneous office equipment at all locations
  • Install, maintain, and configure network communication systems including routers, switches, and firewall systems
  • Provision and maintain services in our cloud-based infrastructure (Amazon AWS) to support internal and customer facing systems
  • Oversee data backups
  • Monitor network performance and security using available hardware and software, take corrective action as needed and notify superiors of all activities
  • Track and document processes/changes
  • Keep up-to-date on IT trends and tools
  • Test Disaster Recovery Plan for data center; perform recovery when/if needed
  • Provide weekly management reports, reporting on server performance, helpdesk activity, etc.
  • Respond to network/server outages
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in computer science or related field
  • Minimum of five years' relevant experience with continual progression in responsibilities and expertise
  • Experience with Windows Server 2008/2012, Exchange 2010, Windows Active directory, SQL Server 2008 r2+, Office 365
  • Experience with LAMP+ stack
  • Experience with SAN infrastructure (EMC preferred)
  • Experience with Amazon Web services
  • Knowledge of network, system security implementations and protocols
  • Ability to multi-task and work diplomatically with employees at all levels and think analytically
  • Good interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
  • Experience in Education/Publishing Industry

Benchmark Education Company offers competitive compensation; a collegial work environment; and comprehensive benefits for permanent full time employees which includes Medical, Dental, Vision 401K Plan, Profit Sharing and Life Insurance.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter (including salary history and target) to jobs@benchmarkeducation.com or mail them to Human Resources, Benchmark Education Company, 145 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801  We will only consider resumes accompanied by a cover letter.

Benchmark Education Company values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Vice President of Publishing Operations (New Rochelle, NY)

About Benchmark Education

Benchmark Education's award-winning print and digital solutions for PreK, Kindergarten, and Grades 1–6 feature content-rich leveled texts in English and Spanish; explicit instruction in close reading and analysis, genre, and cross-text study; and a wide array of differentiated resources that enable educators to target literacy intervention. Benchmark Education's powerful supplemental and core programs give diverse learners precisely the support they need to accelerate achievement.

Position Purpose

The Vice President of Publishing Operations is responsible to ensure all print, digital, and promotional projects are delivered on time and within budget. The Director of Publishing Operations has full ownership over Art & Design, Image Research & Multimedia Production, Print & Digital Production, XML/HTML content-related markup and workflows, and Digital Publishing & Asset Management. The Director of Publishing Operations is also responsible for establishing schedules and budgets in collaboration with Editorial and in ensuring that all projects are proactively managed from the point of manuscript turnover through completion.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establish detailed project schedules that are informed by availability of finished manuscript from Editorial and that support files to printer and digital components publish dates as set by Product Managers and other senior team members.
  • Develop detailed Creative Services budgets as part of project planning phase.
  • Develop robust resource planning to eliminate workload bottlenecks and enable prior planning to ensure that all projects are delivered on schedule without damaging the schedules of other projects.
  • Improve lines of communication between Editorial, Creative Services, Print Production, and Manufacturing. Drive standardization of process regarding Print PO generation.
  • Work out kinks/weak links in Print Production, specifically as it relates to printing/manufacturing.
  • Manage Digital Production as an integrated part of the overall project plan and use technology to shorten the time between final files ready for the printer and digital components available on the BU platform.
  • Update workflow documentation, as needed.
  • Develop team members to strengthen skills and drive high performance. Create a strong pipeline of talent.
  • Clearly define the roles of Creative Services Director, Production Manager, and Digital Publishing & Asset Management Manager and set expectations and measurements.
  • Continuous quality control and monitoring of all aspects of day-to-day production and publishing operations and actively address improvements where required.
  • Develop and drive efficiencies based on a strong understanding of product development life cycles.
  • Deploy project management methodology to identify, communicate, and resolve issues, risks, and dependencies.
  • Project contingency planning through risk identification, prioritization, and response planning.
  • Ability to identify and resolve project issues effectively.
  • Ensure all projects follow standard policy, procedures, and methodology.

Job Requirements/Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field
  • 7+ years' experience in publishing or production operations environment
  • Highly self-motivated and eager to take on new challenges
  • Project management and organization skills
  • Multi-tasking in a fast-paced/high-transaction environment
  • Ability to translate technical knowledge into plain business terms
  • Strong team building and leadership skills
  • Cross-functional communication skills
  • Ability to interact effectively with various levels within the organization
  • Experience with Digital Asset and Content Management
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud, e.g., InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, InCopy
  • Solid database understanding e.g., MySQL, PostgreSQL, etc.

Benchmark Education Company offers competitive compensation; a collegial work environment; and comprehensive benefits for permanent full time employees which includes Medical, Dental, Vision 401K Plan, Profit Sharing and Life Insurance.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter (including salary history and target) to jobs@benchmarkeducation.com or mail them to Human Resources, Benchmark Education Company, 145 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801.  We will only consider resumes accompanied by a cover letter.

Benchmark Education Company values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Marketing Coordinator (New Rochelle, NY)

Position Purpose

Gain valuable skills and experience while assisting busy, creative marketing team with the preparation of a wide range of time-sensitive projects:

  • Digital – web pages, online advertising, e-blasts
  • Product Management – support full life cycle of a product line from conception, development, Promotion, sale, to fulfillment. Includes print and digital products.
  • Direct Mail – catalogs, self-mailers, letter/brochure mailings
  • Data Management – list analyses, CRM, sales reports
  • Sales Support – presentations, webinars, sell sheets
  • Exhibits – signage, booth layout, lead management

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinating the preparation and distribution of marketing materials
  • Follow-up with online ad and exhibit leads
  • Basic copywriting and customized correspondence
  • Occasional help at off-site exhibits and sales events
  • Organization, data entry, photocopying, and other administrative tasks

Job Requirements/Skills and Experience

  • Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Detail-oriented, accurate, and flexible
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Able to juggle multiple tasks and priorities under pressure
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills (especially Excel and PowerPoint)
  • BA/BS in Marketing, English, or a related field is required.

Benchmark Education Company offers competitive compensation; a collegial work environment; and comprehensive benefits for permanent full time employees which includes Medical, Dental, Vision 401K Plan, Profit Sharing and Life Insurance.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter (including salary history and target) to jobs@benchmarkeducation.com or mail them to Human Resources, Benchmark Education Company, 145 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801.  We will only consider resumes accompanied by a cover letter.

Benchmark Education Company values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Customer Tech Support Specialist (New Rochelle, NY)

Position Purpose

Process both print and technology orders and provide basic usage/instructional support and information to the end-user of our technology products. Interact directly with customers, sales reps, warehouse personnel, and other internal departments and/or outside vendors to quickly resolve customer issues. Responsible for fulfilling high volumes of customer requests and inquiries via e-mail and phone.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Evaluate and process customer orders
  • Log in and out of an Automated Call Distribution system.
  • Solve a diverse range of customer issues involving customer's use of company's technology-based products (Tier 1 support)
  • Audit orders processed by other Customer Service representatives
  • Communicate directly with customers via e-mail and phone
  • Develop full understanding of new and existing BEC product lines
  • Create, document, and research records in a CRM system
  • Document any new technology issues discovered to contribute to team knowledge
  • Enjoy learning about new technology and new software applications
  • Develop working knowledge and familiarity with Sales Support Site, all BEC websites, and particularly Benchmark Universe, our subscription site.

Job Requirements/Skills and Experience

  • 1–3 years in customer service
  • Associate's Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Knowledge of Operating system for Windows and Mac computers
  • Strong time-management skills
  • Aptitude for learning software applications
  • Detail-oriented and excellent analytical skills
  • Polite and customer service oriented
  • Must be able to work in an energetic, fast paced, and sometimes stressful environment, and have ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Experience in Publishing or Education Company

Benchmark Education Company offers competitive compensation; a collegial work environment; and comprehensive benefits for permanent full time employees which includes Medical, Dental, Vision 401K Plan, Profit Sharing and Life Insurance.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter (including salary history and target) to jobs@benchmarkeducation.com or mail them to Human Resources, Benchmark Education Company, 145 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801.  We will only consider resumes accompanied by a cover letter.

Benchmark Education Company values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Digital Assets Specialist (New Rochelle, NY)

Position Purpose

Provide support for a digital asset workflow and the organization and tracking of digital assets.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain Asset Library of PDF, InDesign, and other digital file formats
  • Document asset processes and procedures
  • Create asset analysis reports
  • Facilitate the uploading of assets to a central repository
  • Assign appropriate taxonomy and metadata to assets
  • Maintain usage rights metadata, including validating accuracy
  • Interact and work closely with internal teams to ensure adoption
  • Support critical and time sensitive requests
  • Manage workflow to multiple outsourced vendors
  • Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned

Job Requirements/Skills and Experience

  • Associate Degree or equivalent work experience
  • 2–5 years of experience with a Digital Asset Management system and Metadata Management, their uses and workflows within media organizations
  • Knowledge of XML and HTML a plus
  • Experience with Adobe products, working knowledge of InDesign and Photoshop (not as creative tools)
  • Superior knowledge of digital file formats
  • Detail and process oriented
  • Proficiency in Excel
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent organization, communication, and interpersonal skills

Benchmark Education Company offers competitive compensation; a collegial work environment; and comprehensive benefits for permanent full time employees which includes Medical, Dental, Vision 401K Plan, Profit Sharing and Life Insurance.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter (including salary history and target) to jobs@benchmarkeducation.com or mail them to Human Resources, Benchmark Education Company, 145 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801.  We will only consider resumes accompanied by a cover letter.

Benchmark Education Company values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Director, Customer Technology Support (New Rochelle, NY)

Position Purpose

Act as liaison with our internal development and operations teams and external technology partners, as well as our marketing, sales, and professional development teams to help ensure a positive customer experience with our educational technology products.

Duties and Responsibilities

In this position, you will be responsible for managing a customer service team that provides support and information to the end-user of our technology products. You'll interact directly with customers, sales reps, and internal departments and/or outside vendors to quickly resolve customer issues. As the manager of this team, you will:

  • Work directly with school district administrative and technical personnel to ensure successful technology implementations, keeping sales management and sales reps informed.
  • Develop information and resources and provide training to help customer service representatives successfully address the most common technology product questions.
  • Collaborate with professional development, marketing, and sales to manage customer technology transitions when there is a product upgrade, new release, or user interface change. Proactively develop a plan of action for internal staff as well as for customers and communicate and follow up on that plan.
  • Identify and document technical problems and escalate them to the development team for resolution and follow up with customers, communicating these problems with professional development, sales, and marketing.
  • Collect and field customer requests relative to technology product modifications, improvements, and enhancements for future development evaluation and share those requests with professional development, sales, and marketing.
  • Host webinars and/or conference calls with customers for demonstration purposes, keeping appropriate sales reps informed.
  • Support sales efforts by managing the creation and maintenance of populated demonstration sites so that the sales reps can more effectively demonstrate and sell our digital products.
  • Work with internal training and development teams to assist in the creation of user guides and other training materials, updating them as needed.
  • Create and distribute metric reports that summarize department activity, productivity, and efficiency.
  • Monitor, document, and share customer trends that potentially warrant further analysis and action by the company with management, professional development, sales, and marketing.
  • Participate in strategic planning initiatives to grow our digital products customer base.
  • Interview, hire, and train new employees.
  • Complete employee performance evaluation.

Job Requirements/Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Education or related field.
  • 5-10 years of experience managing a customer support team.
  • Extensive knowledge of computer systems and software and solid understanding of technology applications.
  • Excellent customer service and high level problem-solving and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to collaborate with Sales and Training Teams.

Benchmark Education Company offers competitive compensation; a collegial work environment; and comprehensive benefits for permanent full time employees which includes Medical, Dental, Vision 401K Plan, Profit Sharing and Life Insurance.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter (including salary history and target) to jobs@benchmarkeducation.com or mail them to Human Resources, Benchmark Education Company, 145 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801.  We will only consider resumes accompanied by a cover letter.

Benchmark Education Company values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Manager, Marketing Analysis (New Rochelle, NY)

Position Purpose

Oversees a team of analysts for support of sales, marketing, and management.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage the pricing team to provide pricing and customized package requests from customers
  • Provide analysis on all sales and marketing campaigns to improve profitability
  • Research price on products for new assemblies or new products and annual pricing increase
  • Lead, coach, develop, and supervise subordinates to ensure quality team output
  • Develop best practices and procedures for pricing, analysis reporting, and CRM support
  • Plan for and manage annual price change
  • Work with department heads to understand managerial needs for creating reports in support of sales and marketing strategies
  • Identify and act on opportunities for collecting and utilizing sales and marketing data to aid in decision-making
  • Offer insights on analytical approaches and actionable recommendations

Job Requirements/Skills and Experience

  • 5+ years of experience managing a data analysis team (6–10)
  • An MBA degree or Master's degree, in a relevant discipline
  • Proficiency in Access and Excel
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with Sales and Marketing management
  • Excellent organization and documentation skills
  • Experience in Educational Publishing is a plus

Benchmark Education Company offers competitive compensation; a collegial work environment; and comprehensive benefits for permanent full time employees which includes Medical, Dental, Vision 401K Plan, Profit Sharing and Life Insurance.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter (including salary history and target) to jobs@benchmarkeducation.com or mail them to Human Resources, Benchmark Education Company, 145 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801.  We will only consider resumes accompanied by a cover letter.

Benchmark Education Company values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Director, Publishing Operations (New Rochelle, NY)

About Benchmark Education

Benchmark Education's award-winning print and digital solutions for PreK, Kindergarten, and Grades 1–6 feature content-rich leveled texts in English and Spanish; explicit instruction in close reading and analysis, genre, and cross-text study; and a wide array of differentiated resources that enable educators to target literacy intervention. Benchmark Education's powerful supplemental and core programs give diverse learners precisely the support they need to accelerate achievement.

Position Purpose

The Director of Publishing Operations is responsible to ensure all print, digital, and promotional projects are delivered on time and within budget. The Director of Publishing Operations has full ownership over Art & Design, Image Research & Multimedia Production, Print & Digital Production, XML/HTML content-related markup and workflows, and Digital Publishing & Asset Management. The Director of Publishing Operations is also responsible for establishing schedules and budgets in collaboration with Editorial and in ensuring that all projects are proactively managed from the point of manuscript turnover through completion.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establish detailed project schedules that are informed by availability of finished manuscript from Editorial and that support files to printer and digital components publish dates as set by Product Managers and other senior team members.
  • Develop detailed Creative Services budgets as part of project planning phase.
  • Develop robust resource planning to eliminate workload bottlenecks and enable prior planning to ensure that all projects are delivered on schedule without damaging the schedules of other projects.
  • Improve lines of communication between Editorial, Creative Services, Print Production, and Manufacturing. Drive standardization of process regarding Print PO generation.
  • Work out kinks/weak links in Print Production, specifically as it relates to printing/manufacturing.
  • Manage Digital Production as an integrated part of the overall project plan and use technology to shorten the time between final files ready for the printer and digital components available on the BU platform.
  • Update workflow documentation, as needed.
  • Develop team members to strengthen skills and drive high performance. Create a strong pipeline of talent.
  • Clearly define the roles of Creative Services Director, Production Manager, and Digital Publishing & Asset Management Manager and set expectations and measurements.
  • Continuous quality control and monitoring of all aspects of day-to-day production and publishing operations and actively address improvements where required.
  • Develop and drive efficiencies based on a strong understanding of product development life cycles.
  • Deploy project management methodology to identify, communicate, and resolve issues, risks, and dependencies.
  • Project contingency planning through risk identification, prioritization, and response planning.
  • Ability to identify and resolve project issues effectively.
  • Ensure all projects follow standard policy, procedures, and methodology.

Job Requirements/Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field
  • 7+ years’ experience in publishing or production operations environment
  • Highly self-motivated and eager to take on new challenges
  • Project management and organization skills
  • Multi-tasking in a fast-paced/high-transaction environment
  • Ability to translate technical knowledge into plain business terms
  • Strong team building and leadership skills
  • Cross-functional communication skills
  • Ability to interact effectively with various levels within the organization
  • Experience with Digital Asset and Content Management
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud, e.g., InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, InCopy
  • Solid database understanding e.g., MySQL, PostgreSQL, etc.

Benchmark Education Company offers competitive compensation; a collegial work environment; and comprehensive benefits for permanent full time employees which includes Medical, Dental, Vision 401K Plan, Profit Sharing and Life Insurance.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter (including salary history and target) to jobs@benchmarkeducation.com or mail them to Human Resources, Benchmark Education Company, 145 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801.  We will only consider resumes accompanied by a cover letter.

Benchmark Education Company values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Technical Trainer Intern (New Rochelle, NY)

Department: IT Operations

Reports to: VP of IT Operations (Dotted to COO) FLSA

Status: Exempt

Summary: Responsible for developing and organizing in-depth technical training, analysis, and documentation on business applications and workflows used by Benchmark Education’s end users.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Creates user documentation, instructions, and technical procedures for new and existing applications including user guides, etc.
  • Writes and maintains functional specifications for new or modified business systems.
  • Provides assistance and advice to business users in the effective use of applications and information technology.
  • Tracks and documents changes to functional and business specifications.
  • Monitors and documents post-implementation problems and revision requests.
  • Provides technical assistance in identifying, evaluating, and developing systems and procedures.
  • Tests, maintains, and monitors computer programs and systems.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Undergraduate/Graduate student obtaining a Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university; related experience and/or combination of education and experience.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of NetSuite or other ERP system. Knowledge of Microsoft SharePoint, Visio, Project, SQL, and/or report writing software is preferred.

Job Type: Internship

Salary: $10.00 /hour

Required education:

  • Associate

Required experience:

  • Knowledge of NetSuite or other ERP system. Knowledge of Microsoft SharePoint, Visio, Project, SQL, and/or report writing software is preferred.: 1 year
  • Training staff and users to work with computer systems and programs.: 1 year

Benchmark Education Company offers competitive compensation; a collegial work environment; and comprehensive benefits for permanent full time employees which includes Medical, Dental, Vision 401K Plan, Profit Sharing and Life Insurance.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter (including salary history and target) to jobs@benchmarkeducation.com or mail them to Human Resources, Benchmark Education Company, 145 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801.  We will only consider resumes accompanied by a cover letter.

Benchmark Education Company values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Software Engineer (New Rochelle, NY)

Position Purpose

This will be an integral part of Benchmark's Scrum Teams, groups of highly productive technologists who thrive on finding new and better ways to help teachers generate outstanding educational results in and out of their classrooms and to design, develop, implement, and then operate intuitive customer software capabilities that help students learn.

Responsibilities:

  • Passionately architect, code, and advocate for enterprise software abilities: scalability, reliability, monitor-ability, maintainability, reusability, autonomics.
  • Design, develop, deploy, maintain, and enhance custom software and database application capabilities.
  • Act as a member of a product team supporting teammates and collaborating with a “do what it takes” attitude to ensure product and team success.
  • Actively participate in Agile Scrum sprint planning, artifact creation, in-sprint testing, automated regression testing, demonstrations, retrospectives, and solution releases.
  • Generate relevant metrics that help the team and members see how they are doing.
  • Support the development of product roadmaps.
  • Participate in estimating backlog items.
  • Support release planning with conceptual design and development and the refinement of software engineering practices.
  • Decompose backlog items into the software tasks based on the desired software architecture.
  • Actively contribute to our Agile Community and the self-improvement or our teams and members.
  • Analyze problems and help create innovative solutions involving technology, methodology, tool, and solution components.
  • Ensure product quality and timeliness of work, provide advice and guidance, and resolve problems to meet objectives.
  • Help develop new and refine existing processes to enhance quality and productivity.

Job Requirements/Desired Skills

  • College degree in Computer Science or a related discipline, or equivalent professional experience.
  • Strong software development background, with a minimum of two years' experience in incremental software development projects using an Agile Scrum approach.
  • Passion for software abstraction and reuse.
  • Experience with commercial software development in PHP (preferred), Objective-C, Java, Ruby, Python.
  • Familiarity with some of the following: Javascript, XML/XSLT/CSS, database solutions (SQL and noSQL), scripting, virtualization, Amazon Web Services (AWS), information exchanges, data warehouses, reporting, web applications, offline web applications, Object Oriented Development, SOAs, Queuing, Security controls, Automated testing, UML, Class diagrams, n-tier solutions.
  • Experience with continuous integration tools and environments.
  • Ability to identify and manage risk.
  • Working knowledge of and ability to assist others in the use of software engineering tools to support process improvement.
  • Excellent communication skills in English in written and spoken form.
  • Strong collaboration skills and desire to work within a team.
  • Understanding of all elements of the software development life cycle, including planning, development, requirements management, configuration management, quality assurance, and release management.
  • Highly responsible, team-oriented individual with very strong communication skills and work ethic; self-starter.
  • Ability to apply advanced principles, theories, and concepts, and contribute to the development of innovative principles and ideas.
  • Experience working on unusually complicated problems and providing solutions that are highly creative and ingenious, exhibiting ingenuity, creativity, and resourcefulness.

Benchmark Education Company offers competitive compensation; a collegial work environment; and comprehensive benefits for permanent full time employees which includes Medical, Dental, Vision 401K Plan, Profit Sharing and Life Insurance.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter (including salary history and target) to jobs@benchmarkeducation.com or mail them to Human Resources, Benchmark Education Company, 145 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801.  We will only consider resumes accompanied by a cover letter.

Benchmark Education Company values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.