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Pearson Senior Software Developer - REMOTE available in Boulder, Colorado

Senior Software Developer

LOCATION: Boulder, CO or working remote available.

Senior, server-side software developer with full stack web application experience.

  • Are you excited by an opportunity to become a lead contributor to our machine learning platform?

  • Are you eager to apply your skills in architecture, design, and coding and make real impacts on student learning and assessment?

  • Are you a continuous learner and creative problem solver interested in improving our technical capabilities from large scale data flow to fully integrated machine learning (ML) in operations?

  • Do you enjoy working with exceptionally talented engineers building tools for natural language processing, robust ML pipelines, and highly scalable cloud operations?

Working closely with a small team of experts, you will have a unique opportunity to learn and play a leading role in a group that has been a leader in our markets applying machine learning since 2004.

The team at Pearson offers a unique environment for extremely skilled and motivated thinkers. Our culture is highly charged with people who are passionate about a cause, using technology to enhance students’ educational experiences.

Boulder, Colorado has been named as the happiest place in the U.S. and it is no surprise with its year-round outdoor activities, a surfeit of sunny days, a laid-back lifestyle, natural beauty that is always within view, ultra-fresh dining and natural foods scenes, the influence of the University of Colorado Boulder, a highly active culture, and enough craft beer to put a smile on anyone's face.

The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position is $110-130k. This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program.

Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at:


Required Skills and Experience

  • BS in a quantitative field (CS, EE, statistics, math, data science)

  • Proven leadership qualities

  • 5+ years of professional experience as a software engineer

  • Expert in GoLang and/or C/C-variant. Versant with highly concurrent architectures.

  • 3+ years of experience with MongoDB and/or other no-SQL database systems

  • Proven hands-on experience building REST based web services for large-scale data infrastructures

  • Experience with Python, JavaScript and web application front end development

  • Experience with Linux, AWS (EC2 and serverless) and Docker


  • Experience with large textual datasets and natural language applications

  • Experience with machine learning techniques and/or platforms

  • Experience with Kubernetes

  • Understanding of DevOps practices and tools

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

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.  

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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.


Organization: Assessments School

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 2113303