Learning Technology Lead - ideally based Chicago, US

The Learning Technology Lead, is responsible for the design, delivery, and support of our technical solutions. As part of the Kineo management team, you will lead our approach to technology in the US and support our global operating models with our Kineo EMEA and Kineo APAC businesses. A Chicago home location would be great as this is where our US head office is, but applicants from other areas will be considered as well. 

Travel will be required in this role and you will sometimes need to work across different US and international time zones.


Business Unit
Type of role
Full-time or part-time
Location - Country
Location - City
Closing date
Vacancy ref


About the role

You'll have lots of interaction with current and prospective customers. You'll be a key contributor to client workshops, designed to facilitate identification of customer requirements and needs. Then you'll work in partnership with peers to design fit for purpose solutions to meet those requirements.

The role will also ensure the curation of a high quality, economic, and scalable development capability. You'll define processes and set standards for coding, quality assurance and documentation and you'll oversee the activity of a core group of developers (both employees and contractors), providing direction and support as needed. You'll lead the Client Services and Delivery Teams, working with team leads to set goals and KPIs and hold the team accountable for meeting them. So you will also mentor, coach and support team leads to grow their capabilities.

You'll be champion continuous improvement, developing the overall effectiveness of team performance and the customer experience. You'll act as a point of escalation for to resolve both client and cross-team issues.

About you

You must have experience in the digital learning space, especially in the implementation of software applications. You'll need knowledge of PHP, xAPI, and HTML5. You should also be familiar with working with one or more LMS and authoring tools like Articulate, Lectora and Elucidat.

You'll be comfortable working with external clients and in multi-disciplinary teams, and will have worked in an Agile project management environment. You will also be able to demonstrate the successful delivery of projects to agreed budgets and timescales.

Our story and mission

Our vision is for a world in which everyone has the skills and opportunities to succeed. We support almost five million people each year to develop skills that help them into a job, develop on that job and to prepare for their next job. As a charity, we’re proud that everything we do is focused on achieving this purpose.

Through our assessment and credentialing, corporate learning and technical training offers, we partner with our customers to deliver work-based learning programmes that build competency to support better prospects for people, organisations and wider society. We create flexible learning pathways that support lifelong employability, because we believe that people deserve the opportunity to (re)train and (re)learn again and again – gaining new skills at every stage of life, regardless of where they start.

At the heart of our business sits the City & Guilds Foundation which amplifies our purpose by helping to remove barriers to getting into a job, celebrating best practice on the job, and advocating for jobs of the future. 

We were founded in 1878 by the City of London and the trade guilds of the time, to help people, organisations and economies to develop their skills for growth.

Our rich experience means we’re uniquely positioned to understand the future of work and learning. And, we continually evolve to develop and deliver skills for the workplace of the future. Today, as well as qualifications and assessment, we offer digital credentialing, elearning technologies, executive leadership development, technical training and consultancy.

Our success is driven by the people we work with. We pride ourselves on our ability to offer an equal opportunity to all our staff and we value diversity within our inclusive culture. We recognise that a diverse workforce is the only way we will achieve our ambitious business goals, so we work hard to be flexible to accommodate everyone.

Next steps and how to apply

If you think this is the role and organisation for you then we would love to hear from you.  Please submit your CV and complete our short application form using the apply button.