Pearson C1-Software Developer in Colombo, Sri Lanka

C1-Software Developer


At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning andto our talented team who makes it all possible. Our Technology OperationsDepartment is the latest stage in our evolution. We are now transformingPearson to accelerate our activity in digital learning, education services andemerging markets. This will enable us to make a lasting impact in helping tosolve some of the most important challenges in global education.

Our Technology team provides the essential digital infrastructurethat underpins Pearson’s global portfolio of products and platforms.

Due to recent growth, Pearson Lanka is currently seeking aSoftware Engineer. As the successful candidate, you will play a key role in thedevelopment of complex, multi-tier and distributed web based softwareapplications. You will work with a variety of technologies and provide guidance& support to the team members in an agile environment with a strong focuson engineering best practices, incremental delivery, continuous integration andtest driven development.

Reporting to Senior Manager - Software Engineering, you willpossess strong technical skills and hands-on experience in Java andrelated tools & technologies including open source front-end & serverside technologies.

Based in Orion City, Colombo, you will possess hands on experienceon RDBMS technologies and understanding of NoSQL and Big Data architecture.

We’re proud of our people - their drive, talent and enthusiasm.Here we work together to deliver exceptional outcomes that push the limits.We’re passionate about our mission to help others reach their full potentialthrough learning and education and this passion demands we only hire the verybest.


Selection Criteria:

  • Previous experience in software engineering.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computing, Information Technology, Mathematics, Physics or equivalent.

  • The desire to learn and continuously improve on the product quality, performance and other non-functional requirements.

  • Strong and effective interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to interact across multiple geographies and time zones.

  • Experience and knowledge in OOP, Analysis & Design, Architectural & Design Patterns, Unit Testing and development of highly scalable web applications.

  • Experience in Agile software development practices such as SCRUM & TDD / ATDD.

  • Basic experience or knowledge in building, packaging & deployment tools, web & application servers and database technologies.

  • Provision of in-depth technical skills to fix ad-hoc incidents/problems, mentoring and support DevOps teams to ensure best practice.

Pearson’s corporatevalues are Brave; Imaginative; Decent and Accountable. It is crucial that thesevalues resonate with you and you are able to embody these values. You will benaturally positive, adaptable, proactive, organized and comfortable operatingin a changing and ambiguous environment.

In exchange for yourhard work you will be rewarded with a competitive compensation package,potential eligibility for an annual bonus, supportive peers and managementteam, opportunities to participate in sporting and social events, careerdevelopment, training programs and other benefits. Other benefits includetransportation services, potential eligibility for Pearson Shares (save forshares scheme), and OPD / Insurance / Medical.

Primary Location: LK-1-Colombo

Work Locations: LK-Colombo-Orion City Rigel Bldg Orion City Rigel Bldg No 752 Dr. Danister De Silva Mawatha Colombo 900

Job: Technology

Organization: Technology & Operations

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Mar 21, 2017