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As most of my students would know, I have been with IMS for more than a decade now.

But I started teaching for aptitude tests way back in the past, right after my graduation while preparing for the CAT a second time around.

At that time I felt that the teaching stint had a great role to play in my cracking the CAT; I felt the teaching made my thought process very clear when faced with a problem since one has to have utmost clarity of thought to explain a problem in such a way as many students understand the solution right away. Also one is always looking to find better, cleaner or to put it simply more elegant solutions to problems.

Over the past year, I have interacted with a lot of students across the country who are readers of the blog, so I was wondering if any you might be interested in working in the Learning Management Department along with Amit Sir, Parameshwar Sir, Shashank Prabhu Sir, and me (IMS students will be aware of the mentors I have mentioned from the webinars and Masterclasses we conducted over the year).


Openings on offer

RoleInstructional Designer

Responsibilities: Working with our National Mentors to create a new self-learning programs using e-Learning softwares for our PG India Programs.

Profile: Freshers or those with less than 12 months of work-ex preferred.

Requirements: You will need to

  • be well conversant with Excel, Word, Power-Point
  • have excellent organisation, planning, and communication skills.
  • have taken one of the management entrance exams — CAT, XAT, SNAP, CET, IIFT and/or others — and secured the 95th percentile or above in one of the sections.

Salary: Rs. 2,40,000

Location: Mumbai


RoleSoftware Tester, Learning Technology

Responsibilities: We are looking for a Software Tester who can perform software testing on the new releases on myIMS – Student portal. You will need to work on multiple projects on Web and Mobile applications, detect and report the issues, coordinate with the technical team for the fixes, sign-off the User Acceptance Testing and deployment builds. 

Profile: Working professionals with at least 18 months of prior software testing experience.

Requirements: You will need to

  • be well conversant with Excel, Word, Power-Point
  • have excellent organisation, planning, and communication skills.
  • have taken one of the management entrance exams — CAT, XAT, SNAP, CET, IIFT and/or others — and secured the 95th percentile or above in one of the sections.

Salary: Rs. 4,00,000-8,00,000

Location: Mumbai/Remote


RoleProject Lead, Learning Technology

Responsibilities: We are looking for a Project Manager who can manage multiple software development projects for myIMS – Student Portal. You need to coordinate with the internal teams, document the requirement specifications, coordinate with technical teams, plan and monitor development schedules, manage the quality of the deliverables, and timely communicate status with stakeholders.

Profile: Working professionals with at least 24 months development and/or project management experience preferred.

Requirements: You will need to

  • be well conversant with Excel, Word, Power-Point
  • have excellent organisation, planning, and communication skills.
  • have taken one of the management entrance exams — CAT, XAT, SNAP, CET, IIFT and/or others — and secured the 95th percentile or above in one of the sections.

Salary: Rs. 8,00,000-10,00,000

Location: Mumbai/Remote


RoleProject Manager, Learning Technology

Responsibilities: We are looking for a Project Manager who can manage multiple software development projects for myIMS – Student Portal. You need to coordinate with the internal teams, document the requirement specifications, coordinate with technical teams, plan and monitor development schedules, manage the quality of the deliverables, and timely communicate status with stakeholders.

Profile: Working professionals with at least 36 months work-ex with hands on project management experience preferred.

Requirements: You will need to

  • be well conversant with Excel, Word, Power-Point
  • have excellent organisation, planning, and communication skills.
  • have taken one of the management entrance exams — CAT, XAT, SNAP, CET, IIFT and/or others — and secured the 95th percentile or above in one of the sections.

Salary: Rs. 10,00,000-14,00,000

Location: Mumbai/Remote


Who should not apply

This is job is ideal for

  • freshers who want to work for a few years before their next CAT attempt
  • repeat-takers who want to crack CAT 2021 or 22
  • software professionals who want to work in Edtech later

CAT 2020 call-getters, please do not apply to the roles as a back-up; you can’t have your cat and eat it too!

You can always apply later once you are sure that you will have to take CAT 2021 and incase we have openings we will definitely interview.


How to apply

If any of you are interested then drop in a mail to tony@imsindia.com with the following details before 15-Feb.

  1. A resume/CV and scorecards
  2. A short answer to the following question: Why do you feel you have the skill sets to take up this role? Feel free to include anything that you feel will let us know why you feel you have the potential to take up the role — exam/test scores (SimCAT scores, if you have a tendency to bomb on test day), reading habits, prior informal teaching, love for the section, communication skills — anything that you feel captures your suitability.

It goes without saying that the biggest perks of this job will be that you have direct everyday access to the best mentors in case you are taking another shot at the CAT.

This is what a couple of our past recruits have to say about working with us.

KUSHAGRA SHARAN

Background before joining IMS

I am a Mechanical Engineering Graduate from BIT Mesra. I have worked in leading start-ups such as Byjus, upGrad, and e-GMAT. I held various hats, and lead different and diversified teams to produce impactful products. Till then, I have had experiences in content creation and management, data management, product and project management, team management, and vendor management. However, a more captivating experience amalgamating all that I had learnt and wanted to contribute was waiting for me in the name of IMS Learning.

Experience working with IMS

It started with an awesome interview experience with the senior and higher management of IMS Learning. I was sure that I am getting into the core of education in the role described to me, and I would be having a pool of experienced, talented, veteran professionals in the field. But, it was more than that! Right from the senior-most trainers, to the chief learning officer, I must tell they were not only knowledgeable, and humble, but at the same time to feel the same and even more passion towards education was extremely overwhelming, the least I can say.

My role included handling teams, supervising projects, managing vendors, articulating new projects, data analysis, and budget preparation. The trust shown by the peers and the higher management in me was of the highest standards, which reflected in giving me all the freedom to work in my style.

The result was incredible. We managed to produce 400+ hours of content videos, produce a new myIMS with a lot of new features for the students, and much more. I was given the freedom to create, record, and produce the PGDBA product on my own, with all the nagging I did to give me this work.

Then came the pandemic. What next? We transformed the whole of offline learning to online learning within a matter of 2 days (I must say overnight). I played a pivotal role in the integration of the live classes for IMS, and I do carry very rigorous, very tiring but very satisfying, and very enjoyable memories of the same, impacting the learning of thousands of students. Each second that I spent at IMS was fun, and motivating in one or the other sense with a lot of creative and interesting things going around.

What I am currently up to

Having such an awesome experience, it’s very difficult to leave – right? But again it was the pure mentoring of Tony Xavier who motivated me and supported me to apply for the Ph.D. program at least if not for MBA, to have an exposure of the higher studies which would help me in shaping my career more towards academia and open more doors of impacting and contributing to the society. So, yes I cracked with a good percentile (keeping the number secret :)), and got calls from the old IIMs for the Ph.D. program. Currently, I am in one of the old IIMs pursuing Ph.D. in Strategy area (point to note is – I did not have a master’s, it was all some good fortune, well-wishers, blessings of parents and mentors, and yes hard work), and missing the fun at IMS.

ROHIT SINGH

Background before joining IMS

I had worked for a year and a half in a leading IT company when I got the opportunity to join IMS. I had taken CAT twice before (with decent scores) but realized that I needed to work harder if I wanted to create a genuine chance for me to join one of the old IIMs.

Experience working with IMS

1) I had mentors all around. I could go to anyone and ask for guidance and all of them were among the best in the business. (when we used to go to office in pre-covid era). Most of them have experience of 15+ years in the field and are alumni of old IIMs.

2) I got to interact with some of the smartest people I had ever seen in my life. We had a lot of people from the top colleges in the office and personally for me, it was a huge confidence booster.

Interacting with them on a daily basis helped me a lot in transforming myself.

So, I became a better person and cracked CAT as well. In CAT 2020, I got 99.37 and 99.58 in VARC and QA respectively. 

What’s up with me these days

I am expecting interview calls from XLRI, FMS and some of the old IIMs.

Again, the presence of mentors all around is helping me getting that required confidence before the final stage. I am getting the right guidance and all this is helping me to prepare for GDPI more effectively.

Since, most people here are alumni of top business schools; every now and then, I get to know a clearer picture of the college life. This helps me know what to expect from MBA and to prepare myself in advance for the campus life. I believe this will help me make the most of my 2 years in MBA.

8 Comments

  1. Is there any sales/marketing role available?
    I am currently working at one of the ed tech and would like to switch.

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    • Hi Meet,

      I checked but as of now, we have no roles in Sales & Marketing at IMS.

      Will put them up as and when they arise.

      All the best!

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  2. ADITI BAGRA says

    Hello sir!
    I appeared for CAT2020 and got a percentile of 96.59 but didn’t receive a call from IIM A. Hence I will be retaking cat in 2021. For which I wanted to take up the job of Instructional Designer with IMS. I am currently a classroom student of IMS CP, Delhi branch.
    My question is as I am living in Delhi, will I be able to get that job?(as it is mentioned that the location is of Mumbai). If not, what other jobs would you suggest ?
    My background- 10th (10CGPA) , PCM in 12th (93%) and BSc(H)Physics(90%), Fresher.
    Thanks a lot!

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    • Hi Aditi,

      The role unfortunately is based out of Bombay since the projects are to be executed inhouse at our studio.

      You have to look at jobs/certifications that are aligned to the post-MBA career you want to build.

      For example, if you want to get into finance then you can take up any job but one of the goals should be to clear one level of CFA before you start your MBA.

      For Marketing, you need to look at any job that involves either Sales or Marketing or content/creation/design work.

      Hope this helps,

      All the best!

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  3. Hello sir,
    Working remote means do we need to work from home or some specific place for software tester role and team lead role??

    Regards
    Saurabh

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