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Pearson Software Developer (Java) in Bloomington, Minnesota

Software Developer (Java) - ( 2104313 )


As the global leader in electronic testing, Pearson VUE ( validates the skills and knowledge of millions of individuals every year. Our customers’ high-stakes certification, licensure, admissions and other credentialing exams help people advance in technology, government and professional careers, as well as attain educational growth. Pearson VUE offers proctored exams through the world's largest network of test centers in addition to testing in online and unproctored environments.

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). For more information, visit

As a Java 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 you will be expected to continually grow, mentor software developers, 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 that knows the importance of fun, self-care and flexibility while working on a variety of complex and challenging projects with a passion for excellence, innovation and pride in producing excellent user experiences.

The Software Developer will:

  • 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 and stakeholders (e.g., QE, CM, end users) to release high quality software. Create testable requirements and write/execute unit 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.

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.


Required Education & Experience:

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

  • 6 years minimum professional Java development required

  • 3 years programmatic interaction with relational database systems

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

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

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Experience working in agile environment

  • Experience in understanding software architecture

  • 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

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

  • Java SE AND EE (6 years)

  • Angular/AngularJS (or other Javascript frameworks such as jQuery) (3 years)

  • Spring (3 years)

  • REST services (3 years)

  • JPA/Hibernate (3 years)

  • SQL (3 years)

  • JBOSS OR Tomcat (3 years)

  • Requirements & analysis experience

  • OOAD design

  • Agile development

  • Design patterns

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

  • Swing

  • RESTEasy

  • SQL Server (Transact-SQL)

  • RabbitMQ

  • Azure

  • Apache CXF

  • Spring Boot

  • Gradle build framework

  • Docker

  • Kubernetes

  • Splunk

  • NewRelic

Primary Location : US-MN-Bloomington

Work Locations :

US-MN-Bloomington-5601 Green Valley

5601 Green Valley DriveSuite 220


Job : Technology

Organization : Assessments VUE

Employee Status : Regular Employee

Job Type : Standard

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Shift : Day Job

Travel : No

Job Posting : Jun 8, 2021

Job Unposting : Ongoing

Schedule: : Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2104313