Pearson Senior Software Developer - Frontend in San Francisco, California

Senior Software Developer - Frontend


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.


●Performs product design activities which may require research and analysis.

●Designs and implements new software as well as maintains and enhances existing software

●Is able to decompose requirements into tasks and provide estimates for those tasks

●Ensures that code adheres to strict standards for accessibility, security, object-oriented practices and performance

●Provide technical mentoring and leadership to existing staff members as they transition to new technology

●Leads peer code reviews

●Writes and conducts unit and integration tests

●Effectively functions and communicates within a software development team consisting of development, quality assurance, and product management members

●Actively participates in requirements, architecture, and design meetings

●Writes documentation for both internal and external consumers, covering design artifacts, code, and fixes

●Other duties as assigned

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.



Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science / MIS orequivalent experience required. Minimumfive (5) years experience in software engineering and design.


  • Expertknowledge required in the following areas:

  • ○HTML5, CSS, SASSand semantic markup

  • ○JavaScriptframeworks (AngularJS/ReactiveUI)

  • ○Javascript/JQuery

  • ○Object OrientedDesign and Programming best practices

  • ○Excellentcommunication skills - written, verbal, and graphical

  • ○Agile development

  • Significantexperience or knowledge required in the following areas:

○Firm grasp ofcross-browser (including mobile) JS and CSS complexities

○Twitter Bootstrapor other UI frameworks

○CSS pre-compiler,like LESS or SASS

○BackendDevelopment Experience

■Server-sideJavascript (NodeJS)



○Unit Testing /Test Coverage

○ContinuousIntegration/Build Automation

○IoC / DependencyInjection

○High Transaction/ High Availability Systems

○Multi-threaded /Thread-safe programming



○Cloud Deployment

○Design Patterns

○API / ApplicationFramework design / SOA

○Layered softwarearchitectures


○Developinginfrastructure solutions that contribute to scalable, high availabilityenvironments

○Designing,implementing, and documenting APIs that can be broadly consumed by othersoftware engineering teams

○Ability toindependently learn and actively seek new skills and knowledge to advance thedevelopment capabilities of the organization

○Ability toparticipate in architecture discussions and code reviews


Primary Location: US-CA-San Francisco

Other Locations US-NJ-Hoboken, US-CO-Centennial

Work Locations: US-CA-San Francisco-1255 Battery St 1255 Battery St Suite 220 San Francisco 94111

Job: Technology

Organization: Technology & Operations

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Sep 29, 2016