Pearson SR Software Engineer - ML, Cloud in Boulder, Colorado

SR Software Engineer - ML, Cloud


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 on our automated scoring team for a versatile, experienced Software Engineer who thrives in a collaborative, problem solving and solution delivery environment. Working closely with a small team of experts, you will have a unique opportunity to play a leading role in migrating machine learning based solutions from R&D to product-level operational delivery.

The team at Pearson offers a unique environment for extremely skilled and motivated thinkers. Our culture is highly charged with people who are passionate about a cause, using technology to enhance students’ educational experiences. This opportunity to showcase your talent is located in Boulder, CO.

Here is what you will get to do:

  • Working in a small-team, you will create and deliver commercial software services that automatically evaluate student writing. Primary responsibility is to create, test, and maintain machine-learning based services used in a variety of assessment and learning situations from K-20 and beyond.

You will need:

  • Strong leadership skills

  • A desire to own an application from concept to delivery

  • An ability to work independently and as a key contributor to a small team

  • Excellent problem-solving skills with an innovative, strategic, forward-thinking mindset

  • Diverse technical skills

  • An ability to evaluate alternative solutions and drive operational best practices

  • A focus on the processes and discipline required to make new innovations commercially scalable



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

  • 4 years’ required technologies: Python, Go, Mongo

  • Ability to develop robust, production quality code

  • Comfortable working with multiple and/or new programming languages

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

  • Artificial intelligence/natural language processing/machine learning

  • Use of Agile development methodologies

  • Docker and cloud technologies

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 development”, “big data”, “cloud technologies”, python, “python development”, AWS, “Amazon Web Services”, “Go programming”, Go, Mongo, NOSQL, NoSQL


Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals 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: Jul 7, 2017

Req ID: 1709127