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Senior Software Developer (Java)



Software Engineering
Posted on Tuesday, July 18, 2023

We are looking for a highly skilled and experienced Senior Java Software Developer to join our Ed-Tech team to help us deliver and develop high-quality web application services. If you have strong communication skills, Java-based experience, and the ability to work with multiple stakeholders, we encourage you to apply.

About the role : As a Senior Java Software Developer, you will be responsible for designing, developing, and maintaining Java-based applications. You will also be responsible for providing technical guidance to colleagues.

Our team: Higher Education Our Sydney-based edtech team draws from an innovative, start-up culture. We operate as a stand-alone unit of software engineers, learning designers and technologists, pioneering the next generation of online learning technologies and experiences that will scale to millions of students worldwide.

As a Senior Java Software Developer, you’ll be responsible for:

  • Work collaboratively with product managers, designers, and fellow engineers in an Agile environment. This means working closely with other team members to gather requirements, design solutions, and implement code.

  • Write Platform code to meet system requirements, system designs, and technical specifications. This includes writing code that is well-documented, efficient, and testable.

  • Analyse Platform and product needs through a consultative and critical process to determine the best technical solution given the frameworks available. This means being able to think critically about the problem at hand and come up with creative solutions.

  • Maintain Platform code, update technical documentation, and help centre articles as needed. This includes keeping code up-to-date and ensuring that documentation is accurate and helpful.

  • More senior applicants have the opportunity to take responsibility for the delivery of core features, lead teams, and be a mentor. This means having the opportunity to take on more leadership roles and help others develop their skills.

To be successful in this role, you will ideally have:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, or a related field.

  • At least 6+ years of experience in creating REST APIs using Java 8 or above.

  • At least 2+ years of experience with columnar databases like Cassandra.

  • Experience with Java WebSocket API and Apache Camel.

  • Experience with versioning systems like Gi and AWS

  • Experience with GraphQL and in the Ed-Tech domain

Flexible working: We are committed to hybrid working practices and has adopted flexible remote and virtual working. Where possible our employees can choose to manage their attendance to the office more flexibly.

If you are as passionate as we are about changing lives through learning, then help us to learn more about you and why you want to work with Pearson. Click ‘Apply Now’ to create your application online.

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.

We value the power of an inclusive culture and also a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to building a workplace where talent can learn, grow and thrive.

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.

To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, navigate to: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Pearson.

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Organization: Higher Education

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 12238