Pearson Associate Java Developer in Bloomington, Minnesota

Associate Java Developer


Pearson VUE ( is the global leader in computer-based testingfor information technology, academic, government and professional testingprograms around the world. Pearson VUE provides a full suite of services fromtest development to data management, and delivers exams through the world’smost comprehensive and secure network of test centers in more than 180countries, where we validate the skills and knowledge of millions ofindividuals every year.

Pearson VUE is abusiness of Pearson, the world's leading learning company with global-reach andmarket-leading businesses. Pearson is listed on both the London and New Yorkstock exchanges (UK: PSON; NYSE: PSO).

Pearson VUE offers a great environment to start or grow your career, we are now hiring for an Associate Java Software Developer to join our team based in Bloomington, MN.

Pearson is an EqualOpportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-verify. Allqualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individualswith disabilities are encouraged to apply.


The Associate Java Software Developer is responsible foranalysis, design, implementation, and unit testing to produce high-quality codeon their project team. They will use industry best practices while working in ateam of high-performing professionals. They are also responsible formaintaining and supporting mission-critical applications as necessary. Softwaredevelopers are expected to continuallycontribute to process improvement activities.

This position is on a team that develops and maintains webapplications that are mobile, accessible and internationalized for otherlanguages.

The Associate Java Software Developer will:

  • Implement & Perform -- Implement designs following Pearson coding standards and industry best practices; maintain and support mission-critical applications as necessary.

  • Analyze & Design -- Ensure business and requirements artifacts are created that effectively model the customer's requirements. Use UML, Entity Relationship Models (ERM), or other tools to create design models from requirements.

  • Review -- Participate in and lead requirement, design and code reviews

  • Test & Deployment -- Work closely with other teams (e.g., QA, configuration management, end users) to release high quality software. Create testable requirements and write and execute unit tests.

  • Quality/process improvement -- Participate in group improvement activities and initiatives to improve process and product quality in pursuit of excellence

  • Reporting -- Complete project documentation as required, including logging status, risk, progress, and effort on assigned work

  • People development – Mentor and train new team members

  • Performs other duties as assigned


Required Education & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS, or equivalent technology discipline

Preferred experience:

  • Core java development

  • Creating business applications with relational database systems

  • AngularJS OR Backbone.js framework - AngularJS, JQuery, REST and JPA

  • Working in an agile environment

  • OOAD, iterative development, agile processes, business objects, design patterns, SQL, UML, and stored procedures and triggers

  • Spring Security, Spring Data, Hibernate, Twitter Bootstrap,JSF

  • JBoss application server/Tomcat/Java Web Services

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

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

  • Proven ability to quickly learn new processes and tools, business domains and technical applications

  • Ability to think technically and analytically

  • Ability to understand philosophy of architecture

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

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

  • Must develop effective relationships with internal and external contacts and work well within a team

  • Must be a self-starter and detail-oriented

  • Must have a “positive” and energetic demeanor

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills

  • Creative problem-solving skills

Primary Location: US-MN-Bloomington

Work Locations: US-MN-Bloomington-5601 Green Valley 5601 Green Valley Drive Suite 220 Bloomington 55437

Job: Technology

Organization: Professional VUE

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Nov 18, 2016