Pearson Senior Software Developer in Boulder, Colorado80305

Senior Software Developer


At Pearson , we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always reexamining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe.

We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

Come check us out. What big idea will you help us launch?

We are looking for a talented Senior level Software Developer ! We are expanding the development team that enables automated assessment of student knowledge. If you are a developer with interest and experience in innovative, service-based, server-side software, we encourage you to apply.

This position, located at our Boulder, CO site, provides the opportunity to learn or expand your skills related to highly concurrent architectures, big-data problem solving, NoSQL data management and machine learning.

An ideal candidate for this team:

  • High-volume, server-side software experience

  • Strong Python coding ability

  • Go experience or strong C/C coding ability

  • Unix and AWS cloud development skills

  • Knowledge of big-data architectures

  • NoSQL database experience, e.g. Mongo

  • RDBMS experience, e.g. Postgres

  • Big-data framework experience

  • Strong collaboration and communication skills

  • Analytical, inquisitive, adaptable, creative

  • Machine learning experience or interest

  • System architecting experience


Required attributes:

  • Solid computer science knowledge

  • 5 years experience developing commercially used software

  • Strong problem solving skills

Pearson fuels the growing demand for effective education and high-quality information in the global knowledge economy, and share a common goal: to help people get on in their lives through education. For more information, visit

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

KEY WORDS: “big-data architectures”, “big data development”, “big data”, "server side", “cloud development”, python, “python development”, AWS, “Go programming”, Go, Spark, Hadoop, “UI design”, “Educational Technology”, Edtech, “IT in education", Postgres, NoSQL, C, C


Primary Location: US-CO-Boulder

Work Locations: US-CO-Boulder-4940 Pearl East 4940 Pearl East Circle Suite 200/201/204 Boulder 80301

Job: Technology

Organization: Assessments School

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Jun 7, 2017

Req ID: 1616376