Pearson Product Architect in Bloomington, Minnesota

Product Architect

Description

Pearson VUE (www.pearsonvue.com) is the global leader in computer-based testing for information technology, academic, government and professional testing programs around the world. Pearson VUE provides a full suite of services from test development to data management, and delivers exams through the world’s most comprehensive and secure network of test centers in more than 180 countries, where we validate the skills and knowledge of millions of individuals every year.

Pearson VUE is a business of Pearson, the world's leading learning company with global-reach and market-leading businesses. Pearson is listed on both the London and New York stock exchanges (UK: PSON; NYSE: PSO).

As the Product Architect you will provide leadership and architectural direction for multiple software development teams for multiple Web based applications.

The Product Architect takes ownership for all technical matters in their area and will resolve or escalate all team issues. You will also be responsible for creating and implementing a long-term vision, orchestrating high-quality software implementation, and maintaining, guiding, and improving architectural integrity and evolution for their area. Additional expectations include the ability to fosters high team morale, mentor and coach team members, and ensure best practices and architectural guidelines are followed your product area. In doing this, you will be expected to continually contribute to and lead process improvement activities.

Team

This requisition is part of the team, which supports the public facing candidate and client web applications that are essential components of Pearson VUE’s core business. One of the team’s primary responsibilities is supporting a number of web based registration applications and client self service portal.

The Product Architect will:

In this role you will work with both Engineering Leads as well as Product Manager by providing architecture solutions and leadership at the product level. You will do this through overseeing implementation of software that achieves the goals of the architecture in your product area.

In this role, there are three major functional areas with an expected breakdown of duties as follows:

Architecture & Development - 75%

  • Create, document, implement, and oversee the long-term vision, architecture and initiatives in the assigned area

  • Estimate software development requirements and effort, propose alternatives, and prioritize development tasks for a given area.

  • Ensure higher level requirements from project stakeholders are satisfied, complete and testable

  • Review code and documents for their area to ensure designs and coding are holistic

  • Assess and oversee the technical delivery of high quality projects and products

  • Design, maintain and assess items in their assigned area factoring in performance, maintainability/complexity, market trends, innovation, system robustness, scalability, and longer term quality initiatives

  • Serve as the point person who is accountable for their assigned area and will capture, summarize, and escalate issues as necessary for resolution and awareness

Engineering Leadership & Mentoring - 15%

  • Strategic and tactical responsibility on a daily basis for developing and enhancing the technical architecture and projects of assigned areas and ensuring user needs are met

  • Coordinate and unify the work of architects and team members through the software implementation process

  • Assist as necessary with defining roles and assigning responsibilities within team

  • Liaison for numerous functional areas within organization

  • Provide technical mentoring to developers, senior developers, and software architects within a domain or project, or as assigned

  • Proactively design training opportunities within group that align with group goals

  • Induct new members for assigned projects

  • Proactively foster collaboration among technical teams where systems integration is required

Process & Quality Improvement (and other responsibilities)-10%

  • Participate in and initiate group improvement activities and initiatives to improve process and product quality in pursuit of excellence

  • Participate in and monitor effectiveness of requirement, design, code, unit test and QA test case reviews and inspections

  • Assess and oversee the technical delivery of projects to ensure best practices are followed

  • Understand, support and improve the OSSP

  • Report any potential opportunities regarding assigned domain, other domains, or client opportunities

Qualifications

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS or equivalent technology discipline

  • 8 years relevant software development experience creating business applications with Java and relational database systems

  • 3 years experience web application architecture providing solutions on performance, security, scalability, responsive web design, localization, usability and accessibility

  • Strong experience with full stack development

  • 3 years technical leadership experience

  • Ability to lead and/or coordinate multiple teams or projects concurrently

  • Ever expanding knowledge in many development languages, applications and tools

  • Proven ability to quickly learn new processes and tools, business domains and technical applications

  • Must assimilate information, distill knowledge, apply experience and provide solution alternatives and recommendations

  • IT Architecture experience in large Web application systems, development lifecycles, development methodologies, project scoping, process improvement, and variety of technologies and tools

  • Must develop effective relationships with internal and external contacts and work well within a team

  • Working with offshore teams

Required Current Tech Stack: Java, JSF, SQL, Hybernate, Spring, HTML, JavaScript, JQUERY, Angular JS

Desired Experience:

  • Experience with building and supporting Localized Web applications

  • Experience with Accessibility (visual and hearing impaired) within Web applications

  • Experience with Responsive web design and Mobile Web

  • Knowledge of cloud and container technologies like AWS, Docker, Kubernetes, Spring boot etc.

  • Enterprise knowledge of business and platforms across systems and in our core technology service model

  • Ability to effectively manage, measure, and continuously improve working performance and quality of teams and individuals

  • Must have strong time management and project management skills – including the ability to work well under pressure, plan, set priorities, adapt to change, and meet established timeline

  • Mentoring and training skills

#LI-NS

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS or equivalent technology discipline8 years relevant software development experience creating business applications with Java and relational database systems3 years experience web application architecture providing solutions on performance, security, scalability, responsive web design, localization, usability and accessibilityStrong experience with full stack development3 years technical leadership experienceAbility to lead and/or coordinate multiple teams or projects concurrentlyEver expanding knowledge in many development languages, applications and toolsProven ability to quickly learn new processes and tools, business domains and technical applicationsMust assimilate information, distill knowledge, apply experience and provide solution alternatives and recommendationsIT Architecture experience in large Web application systems, development lifecycles, development methodologies, project scoping, process improvement, and variety of technologies and toolsMust develop effective relationships with internal and external contacts and work well within a teamWorking with offshore teamsRequired Current Tech Stack:Java, JSF, SQL, Hybernate, Spring, HTML, JavaScript, JQUERY, Angular JSDesired Experience:Experience with building and supporting Localized Web applicationsExperience with Accessibility (visual and hearing impaired) within Web applicationsExperience with Responsive web design and Mobile WebKnowledge of cloud and container technologies like AWS, Docker, Kubernetes, Spring boot etc.Enterprise knowledge of business and platforms across systems and in our core technology service modelAbility to effectively manage, measure, and continuously improve working performance and quality of teams and individualsMust have strong time management and project management skills – including the ability to work well under pressure, plan, set priorities, adapt to change, and meet established timelineMentoring and training skills#LI-NSBachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS or equivalent technology discipline8 years relevant software development experience creating business applications with Java and relational database systems3 years experience web application architecture providing solutions on performance, security, scalability, responsive web design, localization, usability and accessibilityStrong experience with full stack development3 years technical leadership experienceAbility to lead and/or coordinate multiple teams or projects concurrentlyEver expanding knowledge in many development languages, applications and toolsProven ability to quickly learn new processes and tools, business domains and technical applicationsMust assimilate information, distill knowledge, apply experience and provide solution alternatives and recommendationsIT Architecture experience in large Web application systems, development lifecycles, development methodologies, project scoping, process improvement, and variety of technologies and toolsMust develop effective relationships with internal and external contacts and work well within a teamWorking with offshore teamsRequired Current Tech Stack:Java, JSF, SQL, Hybernate, Spring, HTML, JavaScript, JQUERY, Angular JSDesired Experience:Experience with building and supporting Localized Web applicationsExperience with Accessibility (visual and hearing impaired) within Web applicationsExperience with Responsive web design and Mobile WebKnowledge of cloud and container technologies like AWS, Docker, Kubernetes, Spring boot etc.Enterprise knowledge of business and platforms across systems and in our core technology service modelAbility to effectively manage, measure, and continuously improve working performance and quality of teams and individualsMust have strong time management and project management skills – including the ability to work well under pressure, plan, set priorities, adapt to change, and meet established timelineMentoring and training skills#LI-NS

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.

Primary Location: US-MN-Bloomington

Work Locations: US-MN-Bloomington-5601 Green Valley 5601 Green Valley Drive Suite 220 Bloomington 55437

Job: Technology

Organization: Assessments VUE

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Jul 18, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1810547

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled