Jobs at Kineo

Great people are the heart and soul of Kineo. We're always looking for enthusiastic and lively individuals who share our passion for creativity and delivering great customer service.

We strive to be the employer of choice in the learning industry, and to support our team with personal and professional development throughout their Kineo journey.

Why work for us?

As part of the City & Guilds Group – a global leader in skills development - we're able to offer award-winning benefits and career opportunities to match.

As well as a competitive basic salary and generous, flexible benefits scheme, we offer a great working atmosphere in a friendly and supportive team. You’ll be working on challenging and interesting projects with the freedom to think creatively and innovate. And we’ll provide learning and development opportunities throughout your Kineo journey.

Find out more about working for Kineo

If you're interested in freelance opportunities, email your CV to usinfo@kineo.com

 

Join us

Our global headquarters is in Brighton, UK but we also have offices in London, Sheffield and across the globe. Please choose your region from the following to see the current vacancies:

 

US vacancies

The jobs listed on this page are US-based roles, suitable only for those eligible to work in the US.

Are you committed to building quality code and on-going personal development? Kineo is in the business of learning and we love to help our clients solve their most challenging performance goals. We’re looking to add a full time mid-level developer to our growing team in our Chicago, IL office. Day to day you’ll be customizing open source applications to meet client requirements. Most commonly, you’ll use Moodle and Totara. Moodle is an open source Learning Management System (LMS) and the most popular LMS in the world. It has over 70,000 registered sites and over 63,000,000 users. Totara is a custom distribution of Moodle. It's designed to meet the business needs of corporations, while delivering the benefits of open source software.

Your primary responsibilities will include:

  • System integrations
  • Building custom/bespoke plugins
  • Enhancements and bug fixes
  • In addition, you will consult with the Technical Manager to help design and deliver solutions that will align with the current web technologies and trends. You will have an opportunity to get involved with the open source communities and to help improve worldwide tools.

Skills & requirements:

  • Problem solving and analysis skills
  • Experience developing pragmatic solutions to requirements
  • Proven ability to produce good object oriented code and MVC programming
  • LAMP development experience, including PHP5, GIT, PostgreSQL, MySQL, and Linux
  • 3 to 5 years of development experience

Desired skills & experience:

  • An understanding of HR functions, such as training & development, and performance management
  • Experience with Moodle and other learning management systems and/or open source solutions
  • Working knowledge of eCommerce solutions
  • Knowledge of PHPUnit Testing
  • Drupal Development
  • Familiarity with Unbuntu as a development environment
  • Front end development experience, including CSS, XHTML, Javascript, jQuery and YUI
  • Functional and technical specification writing.


Please email your resume to usinfo@kineo.com with Developer/Technical Consultant in the subject line.

Kineo is looking for the right person to join our team as a Solution Consultant.  As a Solution Consultant, you’ll be responsible engaging new clients and expanding relations with existing ones.  

Day to day you’ll be the person who works with existing and prospective clients to understand their challenges and goals. You’ll work with our team of Learning Consultants, Instructional Designers, Graphic Artists and PMs, to put the ideas together for how we can best partner to meet those challenges. And then you’ll present the proposed solution to win the opportunity to make it our next new project. 

It’s a sales role, but with a small “s” - you will be expected to grow our business, but we don’t want ‘traditional salespeople’. We want someone who is passionate about learning and technology, and has firsthand experience of designing, developing, managing and implementing solutions. In exchange, Kineo will support you through marketing and sales to generate prospects so you can focus on building relationships and guiding our clients.

People thriving in this role at Kineo today include experienced eLearning designers, former clients, former project managers, and consultants with a flair for selling solutions.  

  • You’ll need to be confident, credible and able to hold your own with senior stakeholders in conversations around solution development, the e-learning and/or LMS market, design, delivery, and technical solutions. 
  • You’ll be great at communicating, both in proposals and pitches and client meetings and at tradeshows and marketing events. 
  • You know the e-learning and/or the LMS industry well, and will have relationships within it. 
  • You’ll be great at building relationships with clients and making them feel loved. 

About Kineo

Kineo is a market-leader in the eLearning industry. We’re growing fast and are busy expanding our global presence. Our motto? ‘Stirring things up’ – we love doing what we do!

Kineo has been providing learning solutions for over ten years and part of City & Guilds for almost five. We help the world's leading businesses and organizations improve performance through learning and technology, providing a wide range of world-class learning solutions. We partner with clients all over the world, with offices in the UK, APAC, South Africa and the US.

Location: Flexible

To apply: email cover letter and resume to steve.lowenthal@kineo.com

Function: Client Services 

Location: Chicago, USA

Job purpose:

The Technical Consultant (Client Services) acts as a key escalation point for the Client Services team, ensuring technical questions and code bugs are resolved as quickly as possible. They work directly with the rest of the Client Services team primarily to upgrade and optimize production code. Other responsibilities will include fixing, securing, and amending current production code functionality. They do this with a constant focus on positive business outcomes, innovation, efficiency, best use of technology, continuous improvement and collaborative cross-team communication.  

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

  • Perform minor and major upgrades for the clients' production instances in accordance with the best practices set by the organization
  • Provide programming/coding support to the Client Services operations
  • Provide bug fixes and enhancements for the clients' production instances code
  • Understand and make a proactive contribution towards maintaining and improving in-house documentation and policies
  • Manage time effectively to ensure tasks are actioned and resolved as quickly and efficiently as possible, including timely updating of your tickets and timesheet
  • Ensure a keen focus on self-development, staying abreast of latest software developments and programming best practice.

Person Specification:

Experience Requirements

  • Advanced-level PHP 5 (we write object oriented, MVC based code but maintain legacy procedural code)
  • MySQL and PostgreSQL
  • Client-side web languages e.g. HTML/CSS/AJAX/jQuery

Desirable Experience

  • GIT version control
  • Familiarity with Ubuntu as a development environment
  • Unit testing (PHPUnit or other)
  • Working knowledge of Moodle/Totara

Skills & ability

  • Problem solving and analytic skills
  • Charismatic, outwards-focused working style
  • Love of multi-tasking – able to move between complex tasks quickly
  • Strong customer focus and mentality, with natural ability to work empathetically
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Comfortable with collaboration, open communication and reaching across functional borders
  • Commitment to self-development

Knowledge

Awareness of open source software and online communities (desirable)

About Kineo

Kineo is a global leader in providing cost effective, rapid, custom elearning, learning portals, and learning management systems (LMS) to the worldwide corporate market. Our latest innovation is responsive elearning, which works on all devices through intelligent design. Our clients include Google, Apple, Pepsico, Nike, Kronos, Tesco, Nikon, Marks & Spencer, Bridgestone, Abbott, Capella University and Kohl’s.

To apply for this role, please email usinfo@kineo.com