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At Zeus we have a vision of where we want to go, and it's really exciting and heady. Would you like to be part of that vision?

Would you like to work in a stimulating environment that constantly challenges you ... In a place where having fun is as important as work ... Are you able to work well under tight deadlines and rapidly changing priorities? Reliable? Able to manage multiple tasks? Goal oriented? Read on!

We are currently recruiting for the position mentioned below. If you are interested, please write to careers@zeuslearning.com mentioning the job code, along with your latest and detailed resume.

Content Author

Content Author (Code: CA)
You are a content author, or have the potential to be one, who can write content for e-learning projects. You are a Math/Science graduate with excellent writing skills and an ability to write concisely for the Web. You can analyze complex content and write engagingly to help people learn online. You have an exceptional eye for detail and believe that crossing the t's and dotting the i's is as important as the content of the sentence itself. You believe that the best writing is always simple, clear and concise.

You are required to analyze the subject matter, do research and write compelling content. The content should be rich in instructional value, should relate to the users and should be motivating to go through. You can manage very aggressive deadlines and recognize that quality must always exist no matter how tight the schedule.

Role Description
- Research and collate content
- Develop instructional strategy
- Collaborate with programmers to develop templates
- Write scripts and storyboards
- Create practice and assessment questions
- Work with graphic artists to develop visual elements
- Review final course prior to delivery

Specifications
- Math/Science graduate
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential.
- Analytical ability
- Creative thinking ability
- Strong problem-solving skills
- Strong collaboration, teamwork skills
- Lots of initiative, willing to learn new skills and apply them
- Superior attention to detail and follow-through
- Familiarity with Microsoft Office
- Exposure to Web based tools and technologies
- Prior experience is preferred but not essential

Location: Mumbai, India
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We also have job openings for the following positions:

Project Manager
Team Leader
Instructional Designer
Graphic Designer
Multimedia Specialist
Content Editor
Software Designer

Project Manager (Code: PM)
You must be able to assume ownership of one or more projects related to content and software development, content porting, design and multimedia development. Your responsibilities will include project planning, resource management, timeline management, client management, team level and management level communications and project control and closure. You must have an ability to manage large and multifunctional teams. You have an ability to multi-task and handle tight deadlines, guide and motivate team members. The buck starts and stops with you!

You must be very comfortable communicating at all levels of own organization and the client organization including software and content developers, editors and team leaders and creative designers, top management and other stakeholders. A very good understanding of technologies and processes is also a must.

Prior experience of managing development efforts as well as management of offshore projects will be preferred.

Role Description
- Define and prepare project plans
- Estimate effort and evaluate high level design and architecture
- Define project team organization, allocate and monitor tasks to team members
- Execute and monitor projects
- Ensure adherence to delivery schedules & quality processes
- Perform Technical reviews
- Manage and lead teams
- Handle people productivity issues
- Be proactive and plan for contingencies
- Deliver completed projects on schedule and within budgeted cost
- Liaise with client from brief through sign-off
- Meet customer needs both implicit and explicit
- Explore possible marketing opportunities

Specifications
- Proven project lead expertise & excellent communication skills
- Experience in project management
- Proficiency with project management tools
- Exposure to Web based tools and technologies
- Graduate/post graduate degree in Engineering, Design,
  or Business Administration
- 4-7 years experience

Location: Mumbai, India
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Team Leader (Code: TL)
You will be in charge of leading small teams to achieve project objectives. You might be in charge of a complete project if it is not too large in scope or you might be leading one of the teams of a large project. You can understand the client requirements, scope the project, allocate resources, train the team members and ensure timely delivery of the project while adhering to the quality standards. You have to give feedback to the team members, motivate them, train them and ensure that their and the organizations objectives are aligned. You have exceptionally good communication skills, be it the client personnel, management, your team members or people with different functional backgrounds. You have a reasonably good understanding of the various team functions - design, content development, editing and technology.

Role Description
- Work with different teams to understand and define the scope of the project,
  allocate resources and define training needs.
- Lead small 2-5 member teams on training, coaching, setting priorities
  and project delivery.
- Review all work from the team, assuring high quality and making sure that
  necessary changes take place and appropriate feedback and training is provided
  to the team members.
- Meet on a regular basis with the team assigned to your project to determine
  status of deliverables.
- Escalate concerns to the project manager when deliverables are at risk of
  falling behind schedule, and offer ideas for how to get project back on track.
- Communicate with all team members to assure that the team has everything
  they need to be successful.
- Proactively identify issues and concerns that could impact schedule and / or
  quality.
- Define appropriate development process, increasing productivity and efficiency.
- Grow a high-performance development team.
- Align career goals and objectives of the staff organizational objectives.
- Responsible for all deliverables, both your own, and the team you lead.

Specifications
- Ability to handle deadlines and responsibility
- Ability to act as a mentor to the team members
- Exceptional people management skills
- Exceptional communication skills
- Ability to multi-task
- Strong analytical skills
- Good understanding of technology
- 2-4 years of experience

Location: Mumbai, India
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Instructional Designer (Code: ID)
You will work with subject matter experts to design and create e-learning solutions. You will help create instructional strategies, design and author course content, and work closely with a number of in-house teams including project managers, content editors and authors, graphic designers and multimedia specialists. You have a strong ability to assess content design approaches and make effective content design decisions given the course parameters. You have experience in creating instructional plans and course maps.

Role Description
- Generate highly interactive and innovative instructional strategies for e-learning
  solution
- Develop course structure and learning specifications addressing the requirements
  of the target audience
- Construct appropriate testing strategies to ensure learners' understanding
  and performance
- Address usability issues
- Keep abreast of new trends in e-learning
- Ensure that the instructional strategies are as per global standards
- Prepare instructional design checklists and guidelines
- Check for quality assurance

Specifications
- Experience in the use of media like graphics, illustrations, photographs,
  audio, video, animations, and simulations in instruction
- Awareness of different instructional design models and familiarity with
  instructional and learning theories
- Awareness of latest trends in e-learning and instructional design
- Strong client consulting/interfacing skills. Ability to guide clients
  to focus on specific objectives and teaching points.
- Strong meeting facilitation, presentation and interpersonal skills.
- A thorough understanding of the Web as an instructional medium.
- Post graduate degree in Education, Instructional Design, Mass Communication
  or Journalism
- At least one year experience in Instructional Design

Location: Mumbai, India
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Graphic Designer (Code: GD)
You have an exceptional sense of design, layout, color and usability, with a portfolio to prove it. You have expert knowledge of Illustrator and Photoshop. You recognize the importance of detail in design, and have a very sharp eye for spotting even the smallest lapses in quality and detail, and are able to address those issues quickly so that they don't impact the schedule.

Role Description
- Design appropriate graphic user interface
- Generate design standards for production
- Develop templates
- Create demos and prototypes
- Address usability issues
- Work with the content development team
- Review final screen designs for design integrity and feasibility

Specifications
- Proficiency in illustration
- Proficiency in some of the software packages like Dreamweaver, 3-D Studio
  Max, Photoshop and Illustrator
- Familiarity with navigation and instructional design
- Knowledge of current and future visual design trends as well as technologies,
  services and products
- Graduate degree/diploma in Applied/Fine Art, or Computer Art
- At least two years of design experience

Location: Mumbai, India
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Multimedia Specialist (Code: MS)
You will develop and program training course software using multimedia development tools such as Macromedia Director and Flash and languages such as DHTML and java-script. You will design multimedia based interactive applications and exploratory activities that engage students by letting them discover solutions by doing, and allows them to explore content objectives.

You should have a relevant qualification preferably with some multimedia and/or Internet experience.

Role Description
- As a Multimedia Specialist, you will be responsible for:

  • Giving creative inputs
  • Suggesting interactivity and media to content developers
  • Creating graphics and animation and ensuring that colors, layouts
      and styles are of the highest quality
  • Ensuring all customers' multimedia requirements and specifications are
      met and delivered on schedule



    Specifications
    - Extensive knowledge of at least some of the following software: Macromedia
      Director and Flash, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, 3D Studio Max,
      CorelDraw etc.
    - Experience in suggesting interactivity and media to content developers
    - Exceptional sense of aesthetics, design, layout, color and animation.
    - Should preferably have formal education in the graphic design field coupled
      with extensive experience and knowledge in design for interactivity, interface
      design and multimedia authoring
    - At least two years of experience in multimedia design

    Location: Mumbai, India
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    Content Editor (Code: CE)
    You have experience in editing, designing and creating self-paced, interactive instructional content. E-learning experience is a definite plus. You have experience in reviewing work from other authors for content, language and age appropriateness.

    As a content editor you are expected to understand the client requirements, the target audience profile and the scope of the project. You will work with the Project Manager and other teams to determine what needs to be created, when it needs to be completed, and what resources will be required to get it done on time and with quality. You will define the training needs of the team members, be responsible for their training and their final output.

    You will know ahead of time if a schedule is at risk, and will know how and with whom to communicate-be it another editor, or the project manager--to get the issue resolved in a timely manner without compromising quality or schedule. You have had experience managing very aggressive deadlines and will recognize that quality must always exist no matter how tight the schedule.

    Role Description
    - Lead small teams 2-5 content authors and edit their work to ensure that
      deliverables are always on time and of the highest quality.
    - Define appropriate development process, increasing productivity and efficiency.
    - Review all work from the authors, assuring content, language and quality,
      and making sure that necessary changes take place and appropriate training
      and feedback is provided to the authors.
    - Communicate with all team members to ensure that the team has everything
      they need to be successful.
    - Meet on a regular basis with the team to determine status of deliverables.
    - Proactively identify issues and concerns that could impact schedule and/or
      quality.
    - Grow and train a high-performance development team.
    - Align career goals and objectives of the team members with organizational
      objectives.
    - Responsible for all deliverables, both your own, and the team you lead.

    Specifications
    - Exceptional skills in written communication
    - Copy editing skills
    - Ability to do research in new subject areas
    - Ability to train people
    - Excellent listening, facilitation, mentoring and advisory skills.
    - Ability to handle deadlines and responsibility
    - Ability to act as a mentor to the team members
    - Exceptional people management skills
    - Ability to multi-task
    - Strong analytical skills
    - Familiarity with process related international standards (ISO/SEI) and
      emerging e-learning standards (AICC/SCORM) will be an added advantage
    - Good understanding of technology
    - 2-4 years of experience

    Location: Mumbai, India
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    Software Designer (Code: SD)
    You will be responsible for understanding the design documents, creating program specification, coding and creating test documents and scripts, conducting unit test etc. The job responsibility includes coding, porting, design layout, testing etc. You should be an Engineering Graduate with at least 2 years of experience and should have worked in multiple client-server projects.

    Role Description
    - Develop e-learning products on web technologies
    - Trouble-shoot technical issues on projects
    - Architecture recommendations
    - Evaluate and recommend software tools and products
    - Integrate hardware, software and network interfaces to form a system
    - Evaluate tools and technology
    - Translate business needs into technical system solutions.

    Specifications
    - Lots of initiative, willing to learn new skills and apply them
    - Reporting / writing / analytical / organizational skills
    - Excellent communication skills
    - Experience in interfacing with the customer
    - Thorough knowledge of the internet and related technologies
    - Knowledge of Microsoft technologies
    - Cross-platform exposure (Windows/Mac/UNIX) and knowledge of multiple
      browsers
    - Product development (skills in C/C++/VC++/Java)
    - Knowledge of SQL, relational databases
    - Excellent understanding of software development methodologies, architectures
      and CASE tools
    - Ideal candidate should be a BE/BTECH/ME/MTech/MCA
    - At least two years of experience in software application development and
      testing tools and techniques is required.

    Location: Mumbai, India
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