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Pearson Software Engineer in Bloomington, Minnesota

Software Engineer


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

The position will be located in the Bloomington, MN office

Software Engineer

Position Summary

The Software Engineer is responsible for analysis, design, implementation, unit testing, feature testing, regression testing and any other activities required to produce high-quality code on a project team responsible for supporting a number of test driver platforms. They will use industry best practices while working in a team of high-performing professionals. They are also responsible for maintaining and supporting mission-critical applications as necessary.

This requisition is part of the Test Development and Delivery team, which supports the exam creation and presentation functions that are essential components of Pearson Vue’s core business. One of the team’s primary responsibilities is supporting a number of test driver platforms that present exams to candidates, record responses, calculate scores and report results.


The Pearson VUE development team is comprised of a group of inspired individuals that thrive on developing cutting edge applications, with a passion for innovation and pride in producing excellent user experiences. Our work environment is collaborative, casual, flexible, agile and results driven. Since the business provides a mission-critical service to a demanding set of clients, high-quality performance is required to meet customer expectations.

The Software Engineer 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 (e.g., QA, configuration management, end users) to release high quality software. Create testable requirements and write and 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


Required Experience:

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

  • Very proficient Java Development skills and experience

  • COM experience

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skill.

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

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

  • Able to think technically and analytically

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

  • Must be a self-starter and detail-oriented

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work within a team

Experience with some or all of the following tools is considered a bonus:

  • Spring Dependency Injection

  • JUnit / Mocking Frameworks

  • Ivy dependency management

  • Freemarker/Velocity Templating

  • Gradle / Ant / Build Frameworks

  • Selenium Web Driver / Gauge UI Automation (we don't really use this, but I would consider UI automation a bonus in general)

  • IntelliJ IDE


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 20, 2020

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2006984

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.