Lead Software Developer
Role: Senior Software Developer
Division: English Language Learning
Location: Spain OR Poland (Remote or Hybrid)
Our purpose: At Pearson we ‘add life to a lifetime of learning’ so everyone can realise the life they imagine. We do this by creating vibrant and enriching learning experiences designed for real-life impact. Pearson was founded in 1844 and has been built on our ability to grow with and adapt to a constantly evolving market. Our 20,000+ employees are dedicated to creating the high-quality, digital-first, accessible and sustainable resources for lifelong learning.
About English Language Learning:
In the English Language Learning (ELL) business unit, we aspire to become the world's leading destination to learn and improve English language skills. Our main focus is on committed learners from around the world, who are motivated by outcomes because they want to reach their full potential through learning English.
About the role:
The English Language Learning (ELL) division of Pearson is looking for a talented and motivated professional to join our growing organization as Senior Software Engineer. In this exciting role you will be responsible for analysis, design, implementation, and automated testing as a key member of a high-performing, experienced team. You will use industry best practices while producing high-quality solutions in an agile environment. You will understand that needs of our users and anticipate, innovate, and ideate with our product teams. You will be essential in ensuring the team's success; working closely as a mentor, reviewing their work, and supporting them to produce their best work across a diverse set of areas, including assessment delivery, scoring technology and services, infrastructure, identity management and e-commerce. You will also be responsible for maintaining and supporting mission-critical applications, as necessary.
This position is on a team that develops and maintains client and candidate-facing web and mobile assessment delivery and automated scoring solutions that are designed to serve a global user base. We deliver and score millions of language assessments annually across a wide range of industries. We also offer API products that integrate and support several client applications and platforms to support our customers’ diverse workflows. There is a continuous stream of complex and challenging work with direct impact to the candidate experience.
We are looking for passionate and driven technologists who flourish in a highly collaborative environment where they can think creatively, challenge the status quo, and innovate both products and processes. You will be surrounded by like-minded people in a highly collaborative team environment.
The Senior Software Developer will:
Analyse, design, develop software solutions and applications for one of the largest digital assessment providers in the world.
Work on an agile engineering team writing maintainable and scalable code for software components and influencing team decisions.
Implement designs following Pearson coding standards and industry best practices.
Create testable code and implement automated unit, integration, and functional tests as part of new product development.
Collaborate with stakeholders to imagine, design, develop, test, and launch software that impacts our customers.
Use technology to solve difficult problems. Define a design, turn it into high quality code, and deliver it on schedule.
Independently clarify technical requirements, assess development estimates, and apply a broad range of design approaches.
Review the code of other team members and provide constructive direction.
Drive continuous improvement of software quality, customer experience, and maintainability of products/features.
Mentor and train new team members; actively collaborate with others within and outside of the team
Degree or equivalent in Computer Science or other technology discipline
Extensive professional software development experience in an Agile environment .
Well-rounded engineering skills; full-stack development experience - Web Services API Development
Knowledge of Spring, SOA, automation tools and build tools (Yarn, npm, or similar).
Experience with HTTP/2, PWA, Serverless, Microservices, CI/CD, and cross-platform development
Experience using AWS technologies at scale in a production environment
Experience communicating with users, other technical teams, and senior management to collect requirements, describe software product features, deliver technical designs, and documentation.
Wide experience with Non-functional requirements such as Responsive Web Design, Accessibility, Security, I18N, Performance and/or Scalability / high availability / high traffic webservices
Experience taking a lead role developing complex software systems that have successfully been delivered to customers
A high-quality bar; unit testing, code reviews, test automation tools, continuous integration & deployment, and a preference for agile methods
Strong business and technical vision
Passion for education and learning
Possesses a global outlook and approach
Operates as a self-aware, effective team player
Experience of working and thriving in a global matrix organization
24 Days annual leave (increasing by 1 day with every 2 years of continuous service up to 30 days)
Private medical insurance
Life insurance Policy
Work-Life Balance Benefits
Development and Training Benefits
Access to Pearson+: Pearson´s digital library
Discounts on books
Development and training: a wide access to internal learning platforms and development plan
Diversity: At Pearson we value the power of an inclusive culture and a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture wheredifferences are embraced as strengths and opportunities are equal and accessible.
Flexible working: Pearson is 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.
How to apply: Thank you for your interest in applying for a role at Pearson. Please submit an updated CV and cover letter (optional) in English. If you have any additional questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.
We look forward to receiving your application - Pearson Recruitment
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: English Language Learning
Req ID: 12387