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Sr. Certification Exam Developer



Software Engineering
India · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2024



As a Sr. Certification Exam Developer at Databricks, you will apply your experience and expertise in exam design, development, and maintenance for the Databricks Certification Program. In this role, you will work for the Manager of Certification Development to design, develop, analyze, and maintain Databricks accreditation and certification exams in areas of data engineering, data analysis, data architecture, machine learning, and generative AI.

As a member of the Certification Development team, you’ll work closely with global stakeholders, technical subject matter experts, and technical curriculum developers to deliver certification content that meets the needs of Databricks partners, customers, and the entire Data + AI industry.


  • Facilitate job-task analysis to design exam blueprints for high-stakes, proctored certification exams.
  • Recruit, train, and schedule SMEs to assist in all aspects of item development.
  • Follow industry best practices in facilitating item development workshops (item writing training, psychometric editing, technical review) with subject matter experts to create new exams and maintain up-to-date test forms for existing exams.
  • Conduct standard-setting (Angoff, Bookmark) sessions to determine the cut score.
  • Utilize item banking tools and exam publishing systems for exam development operations and delivery.
  • Maintain certification exams in accordance with industry standards and psychometric principles.
  • Monitor exam performance on an ongoing basis to ensure they meet the target roles/ competencies and program requirements.
  • Ensure currency and quality of test items based on frequent product and platform changes.
  • Develop and maintain certification enablement materials, including exam guides, certification web pages, sample test items, guided exam prep journeys, and prep courses.
  • Function as a company-wide thought leader and subject-matter expert on assessment principles and best practices, along with educating Bricksters on said principles and best practices.
  • Provide answers and support to the Support Team and/or respond to escalated support issues related to our exams.


  • Able to learn new technologies quickly
  • Strong analytical skills and data-driven decision making
  • Strong stakeholder management and interpersonal skills
  • 5+ years of experience developing highly technical assessments based on assessment best practices
  • [Preferred] Experience with topics related to big data analytics such as Spark, data science, machine learning, and cloud
  • [Preferred] Experience with software development, especially in one or more of these languages: Python, SQL


  • Comprehensive health coverage including medical, dental, and vision
  • Equity awards
  • Flexible time off
  • Paid parental leave
  • Gym reimbursement
  • Annual personal development fund
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

About Databricks

Databricks is the data and AI company. More than 10,000 organizations worldwide — including Comcast, Condé Nast, Grammarly, and over 50% of the Fortune 500 — rely on the Databricks Data Intelligence Platform to unify and democratize data, analytics and AI. Databricks is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices around the globe and was founded by the original creators of Lakehouse, Apache Spark™, Delta Lake and MLflow. To learn more, follow Databricks on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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