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Pearson Senior Software Developer - Web 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 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 Team

This position is on a team that develops and maintains client and candidate-facing web applications that are mobile, accessible and internationalized for multiple locales. We have over 400 clients and 90% of our exam registrations flowing through the products we support, which provide functionality for candidates to register for and schedule exams, view score reports, launch exams, and more. We also have several client-specific applications that are tailored to one or two customers for their custom exam workflows. There is a continuous stream of complex and challenging work for a demanding set of clients with direct impact to the candidate experience.

We are looking for passionate and driven technologists who flourish in a highly collaborative environment where they can think outside the box, challenge the status quo, and innovate both products and processes. Agile is at the core of everything we do, so we are constantly inspecting and adapting and focused on making our teams better with every iteration. Everyone on the team is a full-stack enterprise developer, working with a broad portfolio of cutting-edge technologies, so you will be surrounded with like-minded people who work hard and play hard.

The Senior Java/JavaScript Developer will:

  • Analyze & Design -- Design solutions that effectively model the customer's requirements, taking into account performance, maintainability/complexity, market trends and innovation, controlling costs, system robustness and scalability, and long term quality initiatives. Follow established design patterns and recommend new design patterns.

  • Implement -- Implement designs following Pearson VUE coding standards and industry best practices.

  • Review -- Participates in and reviewing requirements, design, code, and test case (both manual and automated) reviews

  • Test -- Work closely with other teams (e.g., QA, configuration management, end users) to release high quality software. Create testable code and implement automated unit, integration, and functional tests as part of new product development.

  • Document -- 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.


Required Education & Experience:

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

  • Ability to demonstrate a solid understanding of the following concepts as well as practical experience applying these concepts in the real world

  • 6+ years Proficient with Core Java and J2EE principles, syntax and best practices

  • 4+ years Proficient with Core Spring

  • 2+ years Proficient with Web Services API development (SOAP and/or REST)

  • 5+ years Proficient with SQL, RDBMS

  • 2+ years Proficient with HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript (ES5+)

  • 1+ years) Proficient with using code versioning tools such as Git

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

Preferred Experience:

  • 2+ years experience with Agile methodologies (e.g. Scrum, Kanban, XP, etc.)(3+ years) Experience with Externally-facing Web Application design/development using MVC frameworks (JSF, Struts, or similar)

  • 2+ years experience with JPA/Hibernate

  • 3+ years experience with Angular, AngularJS

  • 4+ years experience with Design patterns

  • 4+ years experience with Automation tools (jUnit, jMock, Selenium, Jasmine/Karma, Protractor)

  • 1+ years experience with Build tools (gradle, ant, npm, Bower, or similar)

  • 2+ years experience with Non-functional requirements such as Responsive Web Design, Accessibility, Security, I18N, Performance and/or Scalability

  • 1+ years experience with AWS or Azure, containers, Docker

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Expand knowledge in many development languages, applications, and tools

  • Quickly learn new processes and tools, business domains and technical applications

  • Think both technically and analytically

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

  • Work well under pressure, plan and set priorities, adapt to change, and meet established timelines

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

  • Find creative solutions to difficult problems

  • Bring a positive and collaborative energy to the team

  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing


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: 2103793