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Boston MA Full Time Posted: Monday, 11 February 2019
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Job Requisition ID: 14743

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The Organization

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is a global learning company with the mission of changing people's lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. Among the world's largest providers of pre-K-12 education solutions, HMH combines cutting-edge research, editorial excellence and technological innovation to improve teaching and learning environments and solve complex literacy and education challenges. HMH's interactive, results-driven education solutions are utilized by 50 million students in over 150 countries, and its renowned and awarded novels, non-fiction, children's books and reference works are enjoyed by readers throughout the world. For more information, visit

The Information Technology organization is transforming to realize our mission: Become a leader in HMH's digital transformation, and as a strategic partner, innovate and deliver highest value, competitive advantage solutions across all corporate and business functions. Our ambition is to be a digital leader through innovation and develop and deliver leading edge technology such as robotic process automation and artificial intelligence to solve some of HMH's greatest operational business challenges. Our professionals will have business relevant skills to connect our HMH partners to technologies that propel the businesses to deliver the greatest value for HMH and our customers. We are building a team of IT professionals with an insatiable appetite to learn, a relentless focus on customer service, a technological curiosity toward future possibilities, and a creativity in solving business challenges with leading technologies. Our team will find ways to work together, create a sense of community where it's safe to take risks and learn together, develop our careers, and all have an opportunity to work on new technologies. We will work together, learn together and have fun together. As a team, we will lead HMH's digital transformation.

External Job Title - Sr Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Developer

The Sr RPA Developer, is a key position reporting directly to the Director of Intelligent Automation. The primary responsibilities will include implementing RPA Solutions to automate business processes across various functions, support execution of controls and compliance over the RPA processes, and work across business units to enhance efficiency and effectiveness with the use of RPA technologies

Duties & Responsibilities include:

The Sr RPA Developer will work with process stakeholders to drive innovative RPA solutions. The developer will be responsible for designing, developing, and deploying RPA solutions across business functions. Duties include:

Work closely with business process owners to determine process requirements and improvement options

Assess business processes at operational level, provide recommendations and potential RPA solutions for individual process and process integration

Develop RPA bots to optimize automation

Conduct RPA bot testing and maintaining updated workflow documentation

Deploy RPA robots and implement end-to-end process automation

Collaborate with business stakeholders, data architects and IT department colleagues on various project phases

Support process owners for RPA-related issues and monitor project progress after implementation

Drive implementation of best practices and other improvement initiatives

Desired Skills and Experience:

Bachelor's Degree in related field, preferred

3+ years Experience with one or more RPA technologies such as Automation Anywhere, UiPath, Blue Prism

3+ Experience with database technologies a plus: MS SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL

3+ Experience with Scripting languages a must ie: #c, Java Script, XML, Python, Windows scripting, Shell Scripts, Unix scripts

Experience with AWS services: EC2, S3

Experience with OCR technology, a plus

Experience Automation Anywhere, preferred

Project Management experience is a plus

Team Player, enthusiastic to understand complex business processes and perform under pressure

Understand the concepts, best practices and functions to implement RPA solutions

Eager to learn, adopts and leverages fresh perspectives, breakthrough ideas, and new paradigms to create value for the organization

Analytical and proactive problem-solving skills

Proven ability to work in a multi-disciplinary and fast pace environment

Be ready to take initiative with continuous improvement mind-set

Experience in the education industry is a plus

Detailed oriented and ability to learn and work independently

Good oral and written communication skills

Physical Requirements:

Might be in a stationary position for a considerable time (sitting and/or standing).

The person in this position needs to move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.

Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.

Must be able to collaborate with colleagues via face to face, conference calls, and online meetings.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is committed to a comprehensive policy of Equal Opportunities and we aim to create a workplace which provides for equal opportunities for all employees and potential employee

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC) is a global learning company dedicated to changing people's lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. As a leading provider of pre-K-12 education content, services, and cutting-edge technology solutions across a variety of media, HMH enables learning in a changing landscape. HMH is uniquely positioned to create engaging and effective educational content and experiences from early childhood to beyond the classroom. HMH serves more than 50 million students in over 150 countries worldwide, while its award-winning children's books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles are enjoyed by readers throughout the world.

For more information, visit

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

Boston MA, United States of America
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
2/11/2019 8:19:00 PM

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