Massachusetts Institute of Technology — Senior Educational Technologist, Residential

MIT Open Learning (OL) seeks a Senior Educational Technologist to facilitate and support the use of the Open edX platform to foster innovation in teaching and learning at MIT. Will work across all disciplines and serve as the technical/platform expert for faculty, course development teams, and the OL residential education team.  Will work with a range of technologies as required for course development.


  • Work closely with MIT faculty, OL engineering staff, and OL Residential Education staff to identify, report, and resolve technical issues within the Open edX platform.
  • Train MIT faculty, staff, and students to best use the Open edX platform to meet their on-campus pedagogical needs.
  • Stay abreast of changes between Open edX platform releases and communicate these changes to stakeholders as a feature expert.
  • Write and edit end-user documentation.
  • Participate in cross-team and cross-department projects and initiatives.

Required Qualifications:

  • A four-year degree, preferably in a STEM field.
  • At least five years’ experience authoring in LMS systems (preferably in a higher education environment) or in support/technical QA roles.
  • Very strong problem solving/debugging skills.
  • Working knowledge of standard web markup languages and best practices (HTML/XML/CSS).
  • Willingness to learn new skills quickly.
  • Self-motivation.
  • Training experience.
  • Excellent communication and demonstrated customer service skills.
  • Ability to build strong working relationships with teammates, faculty, staff, and vendors.
  • Flexibility necessary to work in a highly fluid organization and a rapidly changing technical environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with JavaScript and Python.

May need to work minimal weekend hours as needed.

Interested candidates may apply on-line at  Please reference job number 19665.

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