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Pearson Senior Java Developer (Remote) in Bloomington, Minnesota

We are the world’s learning company with more than 21,000 employees operating in 70 countries. We combine world-class educational content and assessment, powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes, so do people.

Pearson VUE ( 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.

As a Senior Java Software Developer, you will be a foundational team member in a highly collaborative team continually working on a variety of complex and challenging projects. You will be an integral team member within our Agile software development team, responsible for analysis, design, implementation, and unit testing in a high-performing, experienced team. You will use industry best practices while producing high-quality full stack solutions in a collaborative, agile, results driven environment across a diverse set of business areas: client management, channel technologies and customer service portal. You will also be responsible for maintaining and supporting mission-critical applications as necessary. In this role you will be expected to continually grow, mentor software developers, and contribute to process improvement activities.


This position is part of the high performance group, which supports key software products which are essential components of Pearson Vue’s core business. This Agile team is foundational to the VUE client testing infrastructure supporting the customer support portals and numerous testing center administration tools and processes.

The Senior Software Developer will:

In this role you will be a key contributor on our team. This role is will work as both a power developer as well as a lead developer and software designer on many key initiatives working closely with the Product Architect. You will do this through implementation of software that achieves the goals of the architecture and software standards within your product area.

  • Implement & Perform -- Implement designs following Pearson coding standards and industry best practices; maintain and support mission-critical applications as necessary.

  • Analyze & Design -- Ensure business and requirements artifacts are created that effectively model the customer's requirements. Use tooling and best practices to create design models from requirements.

  • Review -- Participate in and lead requirement, design and code reviews

  • Test & Deployment -- Work closely with other teams (e.g., QA, configuration management, end users) to release high quality software. Create testable requirements and write and execute unit and automated tests.

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

  • Reporting -- Complete project documentation as required, including logging status, risk, progress, and effort on assigned work

  • People development – Mentor and train new team members

  • Performs other duties as assigned


Required Experience:

  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science, MIS, or equivalent experience

  • 7+ years relevant software development experience creating business applications with relational database systems

  • 5+ years Java technologies experience

  • 1+ years experience in software architecture

  • 1+ years technical leadership experience

  • 5+ years programmatic interaction with relational database systems

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

  • Strong communication skills and experience building technical designs and documentation

  • 2+ years Agile experience

  • 2+ years production support experience

  • 2+ years software design experience

  • 1+ year cloud and devops experience

Desired Experience:

  • Experience in software architecture

  • Experience in creating design documents and performing code reviews

  • Desire to expand knowledge in many development languages, applications, and tools

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

  • Experience in application performance management and performance tuning

  • Ability to think technically and analytically

  • Ability to understand philosophy of architecture

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

  • Must have strong time management skills - including ability to work well under pressure, plan, set priorities, adapt to change, and meet established timelines

  • Must develop effective relationships with customers and work well within a team

  • Must be a self-starter and detail-oriented

  • Must have a positive and energetic demeanor

  • Must be team and collaboration focused

  • Must have test automation experience

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills

  • Creative problem-solving skills

  • Experience in Batch processing and backend software development

Experience with the following tools (Required):

  • Java SE AND EE (6 years)

  • Spring and Spring Boot framework (3 years)

  • Web Services (4 years)

  • REST services (24years)

  • SQL (6 years)

  • JBOSS OR Tomcat (3 years)

  • AngularJS and other Javascript frameworks (2 years)

  • Agile development (4 years)

  • Architecture and OOAD Design patterns

  • Cloud Infrastructure (Azure, AWS)

  • OOAD design

  • Design patterns

Experience with some or all of the following tools (Preferred):

  • JPA

  • RabbitMQ or JMS

  • Hibernate

  • SOA

  • Swing

  • Gauge and Selenium

  • Splunk

  • New Relic


Learning is the most powerful force for change in the world. More than 20,000 Pearson employees deliver our products and services in nearly 200 countries, all working towards a common purpose – to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. We do that by providing high quality, digital content and learning experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help people build their skills and grow with the world around them. We are the world’s leading learning company. Learn more at

Pearson believes that wherever learning flourishes, so do people. We are committed to being an anti-racist company in everything we do. We value the power of an inclusive culture and 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 a sustainable environment and workplace where talent can learn, grow, and thrive.  

To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, please click here: 

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment is decided 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.


Organization: Assessment & Qualifications

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 2109681