Test Security Analyst - Contingent Worker
Pearson is the world's leading learning company, with 40,000 employees in more than 80 countries helping people of all ages to make measurable progress in their lives. We have a simple mission: to help people make more of their lives through learning.
Pearson provides a range of education products and services to institutions, governments and direct to individual learners that help people everywhere aim higher and fulfil their true potential.
Pearson VUE is the global leader in computer-based testing for information technology, academic, government and professional testing programs around the world. Pearson VUE provides a full suite of services from test development to data management, and delivers exams through the world’s most comprehensive and secure network of test centres in more than 175 countries.
The VSI department in Pearson VUE interface with internal staff, test centre staff and sponsors to investigate and report compliance within the Pearson VUE Testing Channel. The appointed individual will be responsible for managing global program, work with international vendors, improve process efficiency and ensure test centres adhere to the minimum agreed standards of quality and security as prescribed by Pearson VUE and its clients.
All employees have a responsibility to co-operate in promoting and maintaining a safe and healthy working environment, and to take reasonable care of their own health and safety at work and that of all other staff that may be affected by their acts or omissions. Line managers have specific responsibility for the health and safety of their direct reports and other team members for which they have general management responsibility.
All employees are also responsible for supporting and implementing the company’s policies and procedures around the Health and Safety, Security, Quality and Business Continuity arrangements that apply in their role/work function. Full details of these policies and procedures are available on SharePoint.
Conduct thorough investigations into security risks and incidents in APAC countries for clients, working with internal staff, systems and data, as well as third parties to assemble the required information.
To run and investigate client cases in APAC in conjunction with the global security teams as necessary, and report and document the outcome of such investigation in global share point.
Identify areas of opportunities and take initiatives to improve process efficiency.
Ensure that security standards are maintained and that security objectives are being met or exceeded.
Be an ‘expert and spokesperson’ to all internal parties, to raise internal awareness and mindshare of the quality message.
Proactively own the effective resolution of security issues
Develop, maintain and communicate efficient security processes to relevant parties.
Work under minimum supervision and act as an escalation point for global project and channel quality to resolve issues.
Proactively work on improving the security control via new internal processes as well as new external security awareness measures.
Highlight any additional opportunities and possible quality, security or Health & Safety trouble areas to the reporting manager.
Investigating client security incidents and risks in APAC, and proactively own their resolution.
As required, recommend and implement corrective actions in APAC such as re-training, suspension or termination of testing centres.
Make recommendations for technology and process improvements to support security policies and initiatives.
Monitor the APAC channel for client security risks by utilising existing reports/creating new reports/ to investigate new security trends.
Managing the systematic risk profiling of APAC countries for client testing.
Work on various global security projects to monitor security standards at testing centres through video monitoring, eye glass inspection, remote surveillance etc
Extensive use of data analytics for investigating flagged test centres and candidates as per defined process and reporting key observations to the reporting manager.
Run various VSS reports and conduct investigations in APAC as appropriate, including collaboration with global security teams.
Investigating Pearson testing channel in APAC by Identifying and preventing exam fraud & infringement through review of candidate biometrics and other data points
Closely work with manager in supporting new global projects/initiatives including data forensics.
Maintain accurate documentation of client/site investigations with evidences using the Global Security Sharepoint system.
Web Monitoring-Review websites, twitters, you-tubes, forums and other social media platform flagged for suspicious content/activity for key PVUE client as per predefined criteria and tag them for client action as applicable.
Co-ordinate with stake holders to ensure timely action on sceptical web-links
Closely monitor target achievement and budgetary expenses.
Generate weekly, monthly and quarterly reports indicating individual performance.
Run Integrity shop reports to monitor the testing centre performance and implement corrective actions if necessary.
Provide input for the Channel newsletter.
Work with global channel security/quality for implementing various process improvements.
Proactively provide ideas to improve processes and procedures to enhance quality and security standards at test centres.
At all times, throughout all tasks, request support, guidance and assistance as required from colleagues and manager.
Effective and timely completion of objectives, reviews, reporting and accurate administration as required by manager.
Essential Experience & Qualifications
Very Good working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite and associated packages including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access and Internet packages. Vocational experience in a similar environment.
Ability to follow detailed procedures and ensure a high level of accuracy in documentation and data.
Ability to take responsibility for actions, a self-starter who can work well in a dynamic environment.
Prioritization skills and experience of dealing with multiple projects in a structured way.
Experience in vendor management.
Experience in a customer facing environment, where ensuring high levels of customer satisfaction is essential.
Ability to establish rapport and deal with people at varying levels, both internally and externally.
Good communication skills, both written and oral.
Ability to work in a team structure.
Desirable Experience & Qualifications
Bachelor Degree or equivalent experience in related fields
Should have a minimum of 1-2 year work experience.
- Some travel may be required.
What to expect from Pearson
Did you know Pearson is one of the 10 most innovative education companies of 2022?
At Pearson, we add life to a lifetime of learning so everyone can realize the life they imagine. We do this by creating vibrant and enriching learning experiences designed for real-life impact. We are on a journey to be 100 percent digital to meet the changing needs of the global population by developing a new strategy with ambitious targets. To deliver on our strategic vision, we have five business divisions that are the foundation for the long-term growth of the company: Assessment & Qualifications, Virtual Learning, English Language Learning, Workforce Skills and Higher Education. Alongside these, we have our corporate divisions: Digital & Technology, Finance, Global Corporate Marketing & Communications, Human Resources, Legal, Strategy and Direct to Consumer. Learn more at We are Pearson.
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Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We want a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit and business need. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or any other group protected by law. We strive for a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities.
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Job: TESTING CENTER
Organization: Assessment & Qualifications
Req ID: 12814