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Pearson Associate Software Architect in Bangalore, India

Software Architect

Job Description/Roles & Responsibilities

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.

We expect our Architects to support our growing teams who will be influential, directional, collaborative, and advisory to technology staff, product, and business.


In this role, you are directly responsible for the overall architecture, architecture best practices and compliance, working closely with product management, architects and engineering teams of multiple programs of Pearson.

  • You will build the architecture blueprints for the product that you would own.

  • You will be building internet scale architecture to handle millions of users at any given point of time.

  • You will be translating complex business and non-functional requirements into strong architecture.

  • You will be closely working with engineering teams in helping them manifesting the solutions.

  • You will consider the security, performance, scalability and optimization as the driving factors while building the architecture.

  • You will lead and facilitate architectural reviews and technology roadmap sessions with the product and technology staff.

  • You will be presenting and discussing on the platform and product architecture in a forum of architects, that will help improve the architecture further.

  • You will identify, mentor, and manage next level architects and support the growth of architecture organization.

  • You will be contributing to the architecture organization and to Pearson Lanka organization, driving architecture frameworks, technology initiatives from a strategic perspective.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent. Preferably also a Master’s degree.

  • Years of experience over eight (8) years in software engineering and design - including around three (3) years of experience as an Architect or a role of senior technology leadership leading team(s) from design/technical front.

  • TOGAF® Certifications, Cloud (Vendor) Certifications and ITIL are considered an advantage.


  • Experience on Cloud technology, Java Technologies, NoSQL Datastores and Open Source technologies.

  • Knowledge of architectural frameworks, architecture patterns and best practices — including capabilities such as UX, Security, API, etc.

  • Demonstrated expertise in problem solving, analytical skills and technical innovation.

  • Ability to leverage teams dive into new technological and/or product domains aligning with organizations technological and product vision.

  • Experience in Agile practices, SAFe.

  • Excellent communication abilities in English.

  • Ability to communicate technical concepts to non-technical people, and business aspects with technical people. Able to express complex concepts in plain language.

  • Ability to work with a variety of internal and external groups.

What to expect from Pearson

Did you know Pearson is one of the 10 most innovative education companies of 2022?

At Pearson, we add life to a lifetime of learning so everyone can realize the life they imagine. We do this by creating vibrant and enriching learning experiences designed for real-life impact. We are on a journey to be 100 percent digital to meet the changing needs of the global population by developing a new strategy with ambitious targets. To deliver on our strategic vision, we have five business divisions that are the foundation for the long-term growth of the company: Assessment & Qualifications, Virtual Learning, English Language Learning, Workforce Skills and Higher Education. Alongside these, we have our corporate divisions: Digital & Technology, Finance, Global Corporate Marketing & Communications, Human Resources, Legal, Strategy and Direct to Consumer. Learn more at We are Pearson.

We value the power of an inclusive culture and also a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to building a workplace where talent can learn, grow and thrive.

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We want a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit and business need. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or any other group protected by law. We strive for a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities.

To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, navigate to: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Pearson.

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Organization: Higher Education

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 10170