ACT team members are part of an organization dedicated to an important mission: Helping people achieve education and workplace success.
Advancing the mission internally, by helping team members achieve education and workplace success of their own, is core to our values. ACT supports team members by offering market-competitive pay, generous paid leave, flexible working arrangements, and access to an array of well-being programs including health & wellness programs and professional learning and development opportunities.
You will be joining a team that works collaboratively across the organization and with innovative solutions to ensure a level playing field for our customers and those we serve.
The position: We are seeking a Test Security Analyst II to help us fulfill that mission.
Work location: This position can be remote or, if local to the area, can be remote, onsite 100% or a combination of onsite and remote. The ACT Headquarters office is located in Iowa City, Iowa.
Test Security Analyst II will work with the ACT Test Security Team and stakeholders throughout the company to analyze test security issues, make recommendations, and work with others to implement those recommendations.
What you will be working on:
Advise on test security impacts of various business and operational decisions, projects, and initiatives
Lead and participate in cross functional teams to complete comprehensive test security analyses of ACT's testing products and use analyses to make recommendations to internal stakeholders
Review and evaluate potential vendors, review contracts to evaluate test security impacts, and draft responses to requests for proposal relating to test security
Develop and maintain an understanding of test security related data analytics and new technologies that may impact test security and make recommendations concerning tools and technologies to protect against potential test security threats
Participate in industry engagement groups, attend conferences, and network with other industry professionals
Assist with investigations into instances of potential test fraud
This could be the job for you if you have (minimum requirements):
A minimum of 3 years of experience in education, testing industry, risk management and/or information technology that includes:
Experience with analyzing and advising on risks and risk mitigation
Identifying, investigating and researching potential risks or incidents using public, private or open-source intelligence or other effective research techniques
Previous experience and demonstrated success managing projects or initiatives
Demonstrated competence with using a project management database and office productivity tools, preferably with Microsoft Word and Excel
Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality regarding corporate information
Ability to occasionally work irregular hours
Collaboration - work effectively with individuals inside and outside the organization
Inclusion - actively seeks and engages with diverse perspectives and invites a sense of belonging
Communication - ability to communicate effectively across all levels in the organization
Information literacy - uses subject matter knowledge and skills to effectively acquire and apply information
Optimization - ability to apply continuous improvement to existing processes and programs
Innovation - develops ideas that are new, better, or unique; embraces and promotes diverse perspectives
Initiative - uses self-starter approach, ability to multi-task, proactively anticipates and acts on information and details needed, willingness and ability to learn
Self-development - remains current in area of expertise, seeks opportunities to expand and grow skills
Accountability - takes responsibility and follows through on commitments; acknowledges and learns from mistakes without blaming others; recognizes the impact of one's behavior
Bachelor's degree in education, risk management, computer science, business administration or a related area, or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired
It's a plus if you have:
Reading and speaking fluency with Mandarin or commonly used Chinese languages, Arabic, or Korean
When ACT was founded in 1959, it disrupted the assessment industry with a new approach to helping students better understand their readiness so they could take steps to improve it. By leveraging our expertise and authority in assessment and research, we will again disrupt the industry-helping more people learn, better measure their progress, and improve their navigation through life's transitions.
More than ever before, ACT is fulfilling its mission of helping people achieve education and workplace success. We're doing it by pushing the boundaries of learning innovation through the work of our people, who we call team members because we're all in this together.
We know transformation does not come without challenge. That's why ACT invests in a variety of experiences for team members to strengthen their connections, explore ideas, learn from customers, and celebrate success.