Certification and Recognition Specialist (Contract-to-hire)

| Boulder, CO, USA
Employer Provided Salary: 75,000-90,000 Annually
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Company Description

Who we are:

Scaled Agile, Inc., (SAI) is the provider of SAFe®, the world’s leading Framework for enterprise agility. Through learning and certification, a global partner network, and a growing community of over 1,000,000 trained professionals, SAI helps enterprises build better systems, increase employee engagement, and improve business outcomes.

Based in Boulder, Colorado, SAI is a member of the Pledge 1% corporate philanthropy movement. SAI contributes to the local community through this program and inspires and encourages other companies to do the same.

Job Description

The Certification and Recognition Specialist will participate in the development and evolution of performance and participation-based exams and assessments with internal and external customers to improve and maintain the integrity of Scaled Agile’s certification and recognition programs. A Specialist will assist in the development of recognition with a full understanding of how to support our digital badging strategy and the implementation of new recognition with emerging interests.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Plan and complete all exam development-related activities, including scoring analyses, item development, exam production, and maintenance, for all exams
  • Collaborate with and guide subject matter experts (both internal and external) on exam development-related activities
  • Actively participate in meetings to discuss organizational decisions that impact certifications
  • Grow and maintain a repository of exam questions, technical metrics, and reporting
  • Perform performance validation analyses for exams and practice tests by specifically looking at pt-biserial and p-value statistics to improve active items
  • Lead or co-facilitate exam-related workshops, small groups for roundtables, survey opportunities, and individual contributor work
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to create and manage badges and the delivery platform
  • Support initiatives such as tooling, metrics, and test security
  • Support exam translation work including working with SAI’s globalization team
  • Lead content development teams on performance-based assessments
  • Assisting and participating in the creation of assessments
  • Assisting and participating in the creation of scoring rubrics


 A Certification and Recognition Specialist will possess some knowledge or experience, performing some tasks with some assistance, and other tasks with little assistance.

Your knowledge and skills should include:

  • 3+ years of experience with exam development including but not limited to: exam workshops, item review/editing, key validation/in-service review
  • Ability to:
    • Work collaboratively with team members and internal and external subject matter experts
    • Prioritize concurrent processes and projects to meet established goals, deadlines, and quality standards
    • Set and meet aggressive timelines while employing the ability to pivot
    • Uphold test security and confidentiality processes at all times

Strongly recommended but not required:

  • A degree in Education, Psychology (assessment and evaluation), business, or a closely related area
  • Familiarity with Lean-Agile principles and practices
  • Familiarity with work or project management tools
  • Working knowledge of banking software and CRM software
  • Understanding of digital badging and its presence in the international markets

Where you’ll be working: We proudly support a collaborative remote environment for our globally distributed teammates, while also using our Boulder office as a resource. #LI-Remote

Additional Information


Scaled Agile is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices. The target salary range for this role is $75,000-$90,000. Final compensation for this role will be determined by various factors such as a candidate's relevant work experience, skills, and certifications.

Employees of Scaled Agile are also compensated with a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, optional insurance products including identity protection and pet insurance, 401K with a match, flexible paid time off, company-paid sabbatical after six years of service, bonus plan, and equity options.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Wondering if you should apply?

As a company that helps organizations embrace and turn change into opportunity, we’re looking for teammates with diverse experiences who thrive on applying their knowledge in new ways. You don’t need to meet every listed qualification to apply. If you’re motivated by an iterative approach to growth, learning, collaboration, and relentless improvement, we want to hear from you.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • SketchDesign
    • WordpressCMS
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MarketoLead Gen


We are located in Northeast Boulder, situated on the hill above Valmont Bike Park, offering a wonderful view of the Mountains. Most of our employees continue to work remotely while at the same time we enjoy the ability to gather for planning and lunch is served on Wednesdays.

An Insider's view of Scaled Agile, Inc.

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

There are many things that excite me about working at Scale Agile. High on the list is the fact that everyone in the organization truly embraces a work-life balance. We are humans first, and that is respected every day.


Director, Global Events

What projects are you most excited about?

Working at Scaled Agile gives the opportunity to impact global change. Creating solutions that increase the joy of working within the world’s most impactful organizations fills me with deep purpose every day.


Framework Team

What does career growth look like on your team?

At Scaled Agile I started with basic copyediting and QA testing, progressed to content development, and now have been a scrum master for over two years. I was allowed and actually encouraged to reach outside my lane, and I continue to explore my interests: even if that means I contribute to a different team or domain.


Scrum Master

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

One of our biggest challenges is supporting international expansion and growth. In two short years, we’ve transformed from having English-only materials to providing courses and learning materials in seven different languages. We have more work to do but I’m thrilled that our customers are learning and practicing SAFe® in their own language.


Director of Globalization Services

What are Scaled Agile, Inc. Perks + Benefits

Scaled Agile, Inc. Benefits Overview

We strive to provide employees and their loved ones with an excellent benefits experience, focused on supporting their physical, emotional, financial, social, and environmental wellbeing. Benefit programs are thoughtfully designed to enhance health and wellbeing, and generous enough to make it easy to find the balance between work and home life.

Volunteer in local community
Scaled Agile is part of the Pledge 1% Colorado foundation. Since Scaled Agile's first pledge, the company has donated over $500,000 and our employees have volunteered over 3600 hours in our community
Partners with nonprofits
Scaled Agile is part of the Pledge 1% Colorado foundation. The foundation was created around the idea that any business, from startups to enterprise companies, can be a force for good.
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Hybrid work model
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Documented equal pay policy
Highly diverse management team
Mandated unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
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Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Wellness days
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Company equity
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Pay transparency
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Company sponsored family events
Fertility benefits
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Flexible time off
Company-wide vacation
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Recreational clubs
Mother's room
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
Personal development training

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