About the opportunity

We are searching for a Test Development Manager supporting the Academic Assessment Services products. The successful candidate will be part of our Academic Test Development team on a full-time, permanent basis. Based in Sydney (negotiable) and reporting to the Head of Assessment Content, the successful candidate will be responsible for the production of a range of high-stakes General Ability, Mathematics, Reading, Spelling and Writing assessments. Maintaining client satisfaction, through the production of engaging and psychometrically-sound tests, is always a priority.

We offer a flexible approach to work where you can choose to work from home. There will be an expectation to attend the office in Sydney due to some activities requiring physical presence.

Your key duties will be to:

  • Document and refine existing test development processes
  • Manage the planning and review processes for internal and external AAS item and test development to ensure successful delivery of assessment projects
  • Critically review and evaluate test items across a range of subjects
  • Manage a team of external test writers and reviewers, from recruitment and commissioning work to managing contracts and approvals, in order to produce error-free tests on time, within budget and according to test specifications
  • Interact with a range of internal teams including other test developers, Business Operations, Copyright, Graphic Design, Marketing and Finance
  • Oversee the Writing test marking process and team
  • Apply your knowledge of item and test analysis and evaluation of assessment materials to ensure all assessments are of the highest quality, well targeted and fit for purpose.



About you

You will be responsible for the successful production of tests to meet the needs of the AAS test delivery process and schedule.

This will require excellent

  • ability to creatively respond to challenges
  • written and verbal communication skills, including a sound grasp of English grammar and writing conventions
  • ability to negotiate effectively and build relationships
  • organisational and administration skills
  • attention to detail and editing skills
  • team mentality and ability to consider the impacts of decisions on all parts of the business and our customers
  • computer proficiency including the use of common office software including SharePoint.


The following experience is essential:

  • a love of education and a desire for children to reach their full potential
  • relevant undergraduate or post graduate degree and demonstrated primary or secondary teaching background as well as familiarity with the Australian curriculum
  • demonstrated understanding of the marking of Writing at the primary and/or secondary levels of schooling
  • eligibility for a Working with Children clearance.


The following experience will be highly regarded:

  • qualifications and/or experience in Gifted Education
  • project management experience in a similar field
  • knowledge of current assessment and reporting practices including item analysis
  • familiarity with online testing and reporting
  • experience in the creation of educational assessments for commercial use
  • participation in Writing marking projects at a state or national level e.g., HSC, Naplan or ICAS marking
  • knowledge and experience in the use of commercial products developed by AAS and Janison.

Next steps

If you are looking for an organisation that will support your growth, provide you with the flexibility you need and are looking for a greater purpose to exercise your skills, then please submit your application.

About Janison

Janison exists to transform the way people learn. Our team of educators, technologists and change agents empower teachers, students, accreditation bodies and governments to achieve meaningful educational outcomes by measuring knowledge and progress.

Founded 25 years ago, we are an Australian-owned edtech pioneer delivering more than 6.5 million assessments annually in 117 countries. Our technology supports our commitment to equity and accessibility for all. To learn more about us, visit janison.com

Why Janison?

As a finalist in the 2023 Wrk+ Great Place to Work Awards, we are delighted to offer you a fun and inclusive workplace environment, plus:

  • access to our Employee Share Ownership Program. We will match your shares of up to $2,000 per year
  • a 5th week of annual leave (conditions apply) and a day off on your birthday
  • Parental leave benefit including paid leave, continued Super contributions and more
  • A day off each year to volunteer with a community-based organisation dear to your heart
  • annual pay review and bonus program
  • a focus on virtual engagement and inclusivity to support our distributed workforce across the globe
  • a focus on development and upskilling opportunities (if that’s what you’re after)

For a glimpse into Janison’s culture and to see our regular employee updates, follow #onejanison on LinkedIn. We’d love for you to be part of our community!