Pearson Software Developer - Associate-Mid Level in Boulder, Colorado

Software Developer - Associate-Mid Level


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 have an excellent opportunity for a talented, versatile, associate to mid-level Software Developer who would enjoy migrating software projects from R&D to product-level operational delivery for our Boulder, CO location.

Here is what you will get to do:

Working in a small-team, geographically distributed environment, you will create and test commercial software applications, primarily for education and training industries. Primary responsibility is to create, test, and maintain automated writing scoring services. You will need:

  • Excellent problem-solving skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Process oriented with a focus on driving operational best practices



  • 2 years professional programming experience on Unix/Linux platforms; progressive responsibilities

  • 2 years’ scripting technologies (Python, Perl, shell)

  • 2 years’ REST, SOAP, or comparable web technologies

  • Ability to contribute to robust, production quality code

  • Comfortable working with multiple and/or new programming languages

  • Impeccable problem-solving skills

Preferred skills, interest in, exposure to, and/or experience with any of the following:

  • Artificial intelligence/machine learning

  • Experience using Agile development methodologies

  • Ability to work independently and as a key contributor in a small team

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.


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: Feb 17, 2017

Req ID: 1616952