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Pearson Sr Java Developer - Remote (Platform Services) in Bloomington, Minnesota

We are the world’s leading learning company. 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. The shift to digital learning is undergoing a historic acceleration, creating new opportunities for people to advance their education and careers. As the world’s learning company, Pearson is playing a leading role in providing millions of learners around the world with the content and innovative services to achieve their goals.

To this end, Pearson recently announced a new strategy, which you can read about on our website (https://plc.pearson.com/purpose/strategy/) . Our new strategy is relentlessly focused on consumer experiences. It puts learners at the heart of everything we do. The Pearson VUE business is an integral part of the strategy and we are looking for top tech talent to help us drive the strategy.

Pearson VUE is an industry leader, driving innovative solutions that have helped millions of people gain new opportunities and achieve their career goals. Our Products and Technology team powers our business to deliver over 15 million exams annually at 20,000 test centers in 188 countries.

As a global business, we understand the critical link between technology and business strategy, and integrate them closely to help people succeed in their lifetime of learning. From leadership to stable teams, we foster collaboration and team work towards building a collective “we” culture in everything.

As a Senior Java Software Developer, you will be responsible for analysis, design, implementation, and unit testing in a high-performing, experienced team. You will use industry best practices while producing high-quality full stack solutions in a collaborative, agile, results driven environment across a diverse set of core technical services at a platform level. 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 contribute to process improvement activities. Highly collaborative team continually working on a variety of complex and challenging projects.

What does this role do?

  • 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.

  • 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 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

  • People development – Mentor and train new team members

What else do we offer?

  • Collaboration on and delivery of meaningful projects with a highly skilled team, while advancing the knowledge and skills of you and your team

  • The direction for fast-paced career growth with various internal learning and development offerings for upskilling and continuing education

  • The opportunity to participate in charitable or community initiatives, with two paid days to make a difference through volunteering

  • Eligibility for tuition reimbursement, if you’re already thinking about your next step in education

Qualifications

Required Education & Experience:

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

• 6+ years minimum Java development required

• 3+ years programmatic interaction with relational database systems

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

• Experience in OOAD, design patterns, SQL and UML

• 2+ years Agile experience

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

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

• Proven ability to quickly learn new processes and tools, business domains and technical applications

• Experience in application performance management and performance tuning

• Ability to think technically and analytically

• Ability to understand philosophy of architecture

• 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)

• Spring framework (3 years)

• Web Services (4 years)

• REST services (2 years)

• SQL (3 years)

• JBOSS OR Tomcat (3 years)

• AngularJS (and other Javascript frameworks)

• OOAD design

• Agile development (2 years)

• Design patterns

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

• JPA

• RabbitMQ or JMS

• Hibernate

• SOA

• Swing

• Gauge and Selenium

• Splunk

• New Relic

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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 pearsonplc.com.

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: 

http://www.pearson.com/careers/diversity-and-inclusion.html

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.

Job: TECHNOLOGY

Organization: Assessments VUE

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 2105236

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