Pearson Software Architect in Boston, Massachusetts

Software Architect


At Pearson , we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always reexamining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe.

We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

Come check us out. What big idea will you help us launch?

North America K12 Learning Services Technology is constantly looking to add to our AMAZING team! Presently, we are in search of a Software Architect who has a passion for developing world class products, maximizing quality and building it once effectively!Successful candidates must have a full understanding of the tools, platforms and technologies used to develop exceptional products. Must have experience successfully guiding implementation of microservices architecture within a large scale internet application.


  • Utilizing experience in building highly scalable, cloud-native microservices-based applications using technologies like AWS, Google Cloud, Kubernetes, Docker, Node.js, Java, Cassandra and MongoDB

  • Guiding developers in the design of new software products for robustness and scalability

  • Reviewing major enhancements or technical changes to existing products

  • Undertaking initiatives to drive down the cost of development

  • Driving technical consolidation and reduce duplication of effort across teams

  • Identifying and training development teams on technical best practices

  • Supporting multiple agile scrum teams with planning, scoping, and creation of technical solutions for the new product capabilities, through to continuous delivery to production

  • Developing Proof-of-Concept projects to validate new architectures and solutions

  • Planning the refactoring and re-architecting of existing software where needed

  • Working with other architects to identify and create common reusable components

  • Applying test-driven development principles and architecting testable solution



  • BS in Computer Science, or equivalent combination of education/experience; advanced degree preferred

  • 3 years’ experience as an architect or lead developer for internet-scale web/mobile applications and public APIs

  • 8 years’ experience developing internet scale applications using Java, Scala, and node.js

  • Experience with cloud technologies such as Puppet, Chef, RightScale, Docker, AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, and Kubernetes

  • Mobile platform development experience a plus - iOS, Android, Windows

  • Experience with NoSQL databases, including MongoDB, Cassandra

  • Experience with relational databases, including Oracle, SQL Server, and MySQL

  • Experience with web technologies including Angular a plus

  • Understanding of current software design principles and concepts

  • Brilliant problem solving, analysis, design, and testing skills!

  • Excellent communication abilities bringing clarity to all aspects of SW projects and understanding the business needs

Pearson fuels the growing demand for effective education and high-quality information in the global knowledge economy, and share a common goal: to help people get on in their lives through education. For more information, visit

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.

Primary Location: US-AZ-Chandler

Other Locations US-MA-Boston

Work Locations: US-AZ-Chandler-3075 West Ray 3075 W Ray Rd Park at San Tan Chandler 85226

Job: Technology

Organization: North America

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Jun 15, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1809072

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled