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Senior Software Engineer



Software Engineering
United States
Posted on Thursday, July 20, 2023


The Senior Software Engineer is responsible for analysis, design, implementation, and unit testing to produce high-quality code and successful products. You will use industry best practices while working in a team of high-performing professionals. You are also responsible for maintaining and supporting the application as necessary. Senior software developers are expected to mentor other development team members and continually contribute to process improvement activities.

This requisition is part of the Pearson/MZD team, which develops innovative assessment technology platforms. These platforms are used to create and deliver exams, score responses, and report results. We are now in the midst of building our next-generation assessment platform -- a multi-year project with enormous strategic value, leveraging state of the art technologies and processes. We are looking for outstanding candidates to bolster the staff of this critical project.

You will have a senior role within an existing product group, responsible for ABBI, our interoperable assessment bank and builder -- an established and mission-critical production application.

Location: Remote within the United States

You will:

  • Create and maintain frontend components and systems, using well-crafted JavaScript (Backbone.js and Vue.js)

  • Create and maintain server-side Java APIs and components using Micronaut and Play frameworks

  • Develop and maintain code that meets the ABBI team’s coding standards

  • Contribute to the “evolution in place” of an existing enterprise application toward new technologies and platforms

  • Work with ABBI development team members in a collegial and respectful manner

  • Actively participate in Agile-based meetings

  • Possess the ability to quickly learn new processes, tools, and business domains

  • Receive and respond to direction from management and the application architect

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, MIS, or equivalent technology discipline, or equivalent on-the-job training

  • 5+ years relevant software development experience creating SaaS applications

  • Experience with development, maintenance, and testing of software, following industry best practices

  • Experience with highly available, highly concurrent Web-based applications

  • Experience with git or similar VCS tools

Current Tech Stack

  • AWS hosted applications

  • JavaScript, Java, Micronaut, Backbone.js, Scala, Play Framework, MySQL, Docker, JUnit, GitLab, Jenkins, Terraform

Desired Experience

  • Experience working in an Agile environment

  • Desire to expand knowledge in many development languages, applications, and tools

  • Able to think technically and analytically

  • Ability to understand the philosophy of architecture

  • Must assimilate information, distill knowledge, apply experience and provide solution alternatives and recommendations

  • Must have strong time management skills - including the ability to work well under pressure, plan, set priorities, adapt to change, and meet established timelines

  • Must be a self-starter and detail-oriented

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills

  • Proven ability to work and lead within a team

  • Experience with AWS, particularly RDS and ECS/Fargate, is a plus

  • Proven understanding of network topology is a plus

Compensation at Pearson is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific location. As required by the Colorado, California, Washington State, New York State and New York City laws, the pay range for this position is as follows:

The minimum full-time salary range is between $100-125k.

This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program, and information on benefits offered is here.

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: Assessment & Qualifications

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 12563