Pearson Software Engineer in Bloomington, Minnesota
As the global leader in electronic testing, Pearson VUE (www.pearsonvue.com) 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 www.pearson.com.
The position will be located in the Bloomington, MN office
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
Bachelor degree in Computer Science, MIS, or equivalent technology discipline
Very proficient Java Development skills and 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
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)
Primary Location: US-MN-Bloomington
Work Locations: US-MN-Bloomington-5601 Green Valley 5601 Green Valley Drive Suite 220 Bloomington 55437
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.