Pearson Senior Technical Specialist in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Senior Technical Specialist


AtPearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talentedteam who makes it all possible. Our Technology Operations Department is thelatest stage in our evolution. We are now transforming Pearson to accelerateour activity in digital learning, education services and emerging markets. Thiswill enable us to make a lasting impact in helping to solve some of the mostimportant challenges in global education.

Pearson Lanka is currently seeking a JavaTechnical Lead / Specialist to direct design and implementation efforts, aswell as provide periodic status reports on team performance and metrics.

Reportingto the Manager - Software Engineering, you will develop and maintain requiredexpertise to act as knowledge expert for particular product lines.

Basedin Orion City, Colombo, you will work closely with the Engineers to architectand ensure unit testing, integration testing, and code reviews are completedfor functionality, performance, and coverage to assess team member skills andensure compliance with quality standards and best practices.

We’reproud of our people - their drive, talent and enthusiasm. Here we work togetherto deliver exceptional outcomes that push the limits. We’re passionate aboutour mission to help others reach their full potential through learning andeducation and this passion demands we only hire the very best.


Selection Criteria:

  • Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science or related program.

  • Substantial software development experience.

  • Experience leading and mentoring technical teams.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with the teams across different time zones.

  • The initiative to actively seek new skills and knowledge to keep up with latest technology trends.

  • Strong knowledge of services based (API, SOA, REST), loosely coupled, layered software architectures.

  • Strong knowledge in design patterns and non-functional requirements such as security, scalability and performance.

  • The ability to be a creative thinker, adapt to circumstances, learn from colleagues whilst instilling an emphasis on, sharing knowledge and experience.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Experience with AGILE frameworks (e.g. Scrum, Kanban, XP) and practices such as TDD, ATDD, CI.

  • Strong technical skills and hands on experience in JAVA and related tools & technologies.

  • Hands on experience on RDBMS technologies and understanding of NoSQL technologies.

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.

Pleaseapply by submitting a CV and cover letter and please note that onlyshort-listed candidates will be contacted via phone.


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