Pearson Head of Qualifications - Strategy and Architecture in Bangalore, India
Head of Strategy and Architecture - General Qualifications and Vocational Qualifications
Strategy and Technical Architecture - Hybrid role
This is a newly created role that will support Pearson Schools Qualifications and Workforce Skills Qualifications globally. This is a unique opportunity to join a significant and high-profile technology operation whilst driving transformation for the future and deliver an integrated digital business that supports teaching, learning and assessment and qualifications. You will be a top technical expert, and whilst schools, colleges and training providers are our primary customers, you will also need to develop the technology estate and operations to drive consumer value and support learners globally.
Creation of the Strategy and Roadmap for Pearson’s Qualifications Portfolio, including architectural design, data and systems integration, master data architecture, data analysis and workflows etc
Design (Conceptual, logical, solution etc) and Delivery of Technical Architecture for As-IS and To-Be Qualifications products and services
Delivery of Pearson’s GQ and VQ regulated and non-regulated Qualifications Portfolio, ensuring exam series run to schedule and quality criteria
Alignment of the UK and International architecture, roadmap and technology stacks
Alignment of the Qualifications Portfolio with Consumer Services Portfolio
Design and technical delivery of new qualifications and innovation pilots
Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
Experience of proactively seeking opportunities to digitally transform services in a regulated environment
Experience of shaping and influencing tech and digital strategy in a commercial organisation - setting strategies, patterns, standards, policies, roadmaps and vision statements
Experience of designing and delivering user-centered solutions to the market at pace
Experience of designing large-scale transformation of legacy systems and applications
Experience of designing coherent Service Lines (multi-product and multi-system environments) to improve the user experience
Lead technical architect and practitioner, inspiring other architects and business analysts to deliver the goals of the organisation
Knowledge of GQ and VQ qualifications’ customer and user needs
Knowledge of competitors and the global markets in which Pearson Qualifications Services operate
Ability to work collaboratively with Qualifications Services leaders and business leaders to co-create solutions to business problems
Ability to work alongside Finance leaders to build compelling business cases for investment
Ability to mediate between business leaders, corporate colleagues, suppliers and to communicate confidently senior stakeholders
Ability to provide technical governance, aligned to wider governance such as enterprise architecture, budget, legal compliance, commercial constraints etc and to provide risk mitigation through assurance mechanisms
Ability to turn business problems into technical design and decisions, including designing systems characterised by high levels of risk, impact, and business or technical complexity
Ability to understanding how technology trends and practices in the marketplace can positively impact revenue opportunities
Reports to: Qualifications Services Director
Strategy and Direction
Direction and Purpose - Understands how one’s work contributes to Pearson’s vision and purpose.
Critical Thinking - Uses logic and reasoning to analyze and deeply understand problems. Critically evaluates alternative solutions and conclusions.
Innovation - Develops or designs new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products to create value.
Drive and Execution - Takes responsibility to produce high quality work. Practices effective working strategies such as setting goals and monitoring progress towards goals. Clarifies expectations and seeks out resources needed to accomplish work.
Collaboration - Develops constructive, cooperative, and trusting relationships with colleagues. Leverages technology to enable effective collaboration when needed, including working within dispersed/virtual teams.
Communication - Communicates information and ideas clearly so that others understand. Leverages technology to better enable effective communication.
Resilience - Embraces ambiguity and navigates disruption and change by being willing to let go of the normal way of doing things and pursues new directions with tenacity and persistence.
Cultural competence, Inclusion and Belonging – Promotes safe and inclusive work environment where everyone feels like they belong.
Emotional Intelligence - Displays sensitivity to other's needs and feelings, and practices empathy to build relationships. Attends to the various spheres of wellness in one’s life, including emotional as well as community, physical, and financial.
Coaching and Feedback - Thoughtfully gives and receives feedback, including celebrating the successes of colleagues.
Active and Continuous Learning - Practices curiosity by intentionally seeking out opportunities for learning and self-development. Adopts effective learning strategies by identifying active and experiential learning opportunities.
What to expect from Pearson
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Organization: Assessment & Qualifications
Req ID: 10667