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Pearson Senior Software Developer - Java in Bloomington, Minnesota

Senior Software Developer - Java


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.

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).

Who is Pearson VUE?

Each year millions of people around the world take an exam with Pearson VUE. Chances are you, or someone you know, has recently tested with us. Your neighbor the computer programmer, your dad’s nurse, your child’s teacher or your local real estate agent. All demonstrate their knowledge, skill and commitment when they test with Pearson VUE.

Primary Work Location: Bloomington, MN

As a Senior Software Developer, you will be responsible for analysis, design, implementation, and automated testing in a high-performing, experienced team. You will use industry best practices while producing high-quality full-stack solutions in an agile, results driven environment across a diverse set of areas, including: finance, infrastructure, test center utilization, e-commerce, registration and scheduling. You will also be responsible for maintaining and supporting mission-critical applications as necessary. In this role, every day you will be expected to continually grow and challenge all of us to raise the bar even higher with your contributions to people, process and technology. This is a highly collaborative team continually working on a variety of complex and challenging projects.

The Senior Software Developer will:

  • Analyze & Design -- Ensure business and requirements artifacts are created that effectively model the customer's requirements. Will use industry best practices and tools, and will use established patterns and/or recommend new design patterns.

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

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

  • Test & Deploy -- Work closely with other teams (e.g., QA, configuration management, end users) to release high quality software. Create testable code that meets requirements, and ensure automated unit, integration and functional tests are created.

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

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

  • People development – Mentor and train new team members; actively collaborate with others within and outside of the team

  • Performs other duties as assigned


Required Education & Experience:

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

  • 5 years minimum Java development required

  • 3 years programmatic interaction with relational database systems

  • Current technology stack: Java, JPA, Hibernate, Web Services (REST/SOAP), AngularJS, JQuery

  • Experience in OOAD, agile processes, design patterns, SQL and UML

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Experience working in agile environment highly preferred

  • Experience in creating design documents, performing code reviews and test driven development

  • 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

  • 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 internal and external contacts and work well within a team

  • Must be a self-starter and detail-oriented

  • Must have a “positive” and energetic demeanor

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills

  • Creative problem-solving skills

  • Knowledge of OWASP Top 10

Experience with some of the following tools (Required):

  • Java SE and EE (5 years)

  • Python (1 year) - machine learning

  • Spring (2 years)

  • Web Services (SOAP/REST) (2-3 years)

  • SQL (5 years)

  • Requirements & analysis experience

  • OOAD design

  • Agile development

  • Design patterns

  • Security protocols, cryptography, authentication and security standards

Experience with some of the following (Preferred):

  • JPA

  • Hibernate

  • AngularJS (and other Javascript frameworks such as jQuery)

  • Swing

  • Tomcat

  • Jersey

  • SQL Server (Transact-SQL)

  • Liquibase

  • Machine Learning / AI

  • Secure programming practices

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: Oct 5, 2020

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2009311

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.