Pearson Technical Architect - Software Development in Oxford, United Kingdom

Technical Architect - Software Development

Description

The Role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Technical Architect to join the technology team responsible for the ActiveLearn platforms for schools. With around 3 million users across the UK and internationally, these key platforms deliver the content for Pearson's major products such as Bug Club, Abacus and Edexcel GCSE materials.

Key Responsibilities

To lead definition and implementation of technical and architectural standards and strategy for a range of customer-facing teaching and learning services.

Working with the Platform Managers and Technical Leads, you will help the platform development teams to deliver new features and architectural improvements, ensuring that our learning platforms deliver performance and security, through adoption of technology standards and strategy, so that our code is written in an efficient, clear and maintainable manner, including documentation.

Working with Enterprise Architecture and Global Learning Services teams, you will ensure alignment with global technology strategy, and identify opportunities to improve collaboration across teams, and to reuse technology capabilities.

Working directly with business stakeholders, you will support them in designing new product solutions, content creation standards and provide them with technical guidance and support.

You will be working within a matrix organisation to lead teams - both in house and outsourced, on- and off-shore - and will play a lead role in establishing good team dynamics, high productivity and continuous improvement.

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Qualifications

Essential Experience

  • Experience working as a Technical Architect or Software Architect. We will also consider people who have experience as a Technical lead and are ready to step up into an Architecture role.

  • Experience of working on complex consumer-orientated digital projects or programmes.

  • Solid technical understanding of web technologies and solution design;

  • Strong record of delivery using iterative software development practices.

  • Experience in working with third-party suppliers across multiple sites;

Desirable Experience

  • Experience of working in educational, publishing or media organisations;

  • Understanding and practical experience of implementing web sites with good User Experience;

  • Improving and developing platforms for performance and security;

  • Clear understanding of Agile development tools and methodologies;

  • Experience of leading distributed development teams and matrix organisations

  • Any relevant qualifications / degree would be highly desirable.

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 re-examining 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

Primary Location: GB-GB-Oxford

Work Locations: GB-Oxford-Jordan Hill Halley Court Jordan Hill Oxford OX2 8EJ

Job: Technology

Organization: Technology & Operations

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Sep 5, 2017

Req ID: 1710537