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Pearson Software Developer in Cairo, Egypt

About us

Pearson is the world’s learning company and the UK’s largest awarding organisation. Our mission is to help people make progress in their lives through learning. We provide world-class educational content and digital services to international schools, to enable more effective teaching and personalised learning and to help learners increase their skills and employability prospects.

Pearson is an equal opportunities employer. We do not discriminate against employees or job applicants and select the best person for each job based on relevant skills and experience. We are also committed to building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce and encouraging equality and diversity. The information you provide will stay confidential and be stored securely. It will not be seen by those involved in making decisions as part of the recruitment process.

Pearson offers hybrid remote/office working.

Key Accountabilities

(main responsibilities to achieve objective)

  • Successful completion of software and data services projects, specifically with the use of the newest technology available and related software tools.

  • Working with the Laravel development framework on both front and backend services.

  • Design and implementation of DB structures in MySQL.

  • Create technical specifications based on requirements given.

  • Estimate and develop following an Agile approach.

  • Participate regularly in a peer review process.

  • Delivery of complex digital projects to tight deadlines.

  • Work with a global team of developers.

  • Assist with architectural discussions and plans.

  • Design software systems for cloud-based architecture.

  • Write high quality application code that adheres to relevant modern standards.


(What skills, experience and qualifications are required for this role?)

  • At least 3 years commercial programming experience.

  • Exposure to Agile development methodology.

  • Very strong experience with PHP and frameworks (Laravel), MySQL.

  • Awareness of application architecture in cloud-based environments (AWS).

  • Understanding of key architectural components, such as caches and queues.

  • Experience using Docker.

  • Proven track record of working in a business systems development project environment from beginning to end.

  • Good communication skills both written and verbal

  • Travel may be required in support of projects.

  • Strong knowledge of UI design.

  • Experience in the education sector and assessment beneficial.

  • Experience of designing large data, high traffic, scalable solutions.

  • Experience of JavaScript and associated frameworks (Vue.js especially) highly beneficial.

  • Home based working.

The role is aligned to either our Rotherham or central London offices. Our Rotherham office is located at Junction 1 of the M18, making it commutable from Sheffield, Leeds, Doncaster, Derby or Nottingham.

We have successfully worked from home throughout the pandemic, but will adopt hybrid working once national restrictions are lifted; for this role that means visiting your base office no more than once a week with the possibility of occasional travel to other Pearson sites, however, adjustments to this due to personal circumstances & preferences are possible.

We work a 37.5-hour week, with all our team free to flex their day around our core hours, which are Monday to Friday, 10 to 4 GMT/BST. School runs, etc can be accommodated. Other flexible working patterns can be considered, including part-time working and non-traditional hours. As we regularly work with global teams, particularly in India and the US, there may be the occasional need to accommodate meetings outside of core hours.

We actively encourage our staff to participate in at least 40 hours of training a year, and offer relevant AWS (Amazon Web Service) training and certification as part of this role.

Your benefits and rewards

Here at Pearson we offer a range of benefits, which include:

  • 25 Days annual leave (increasing by 1 day with every year of continuous service up to 30 days); annual leave trading, +/- 5 days

  • Annual Bonus

  • Private Pension plan scheme where we pay in double what you contribute, up to 16% depending on your age

  • Life, private medical and dental care insurance options, plus free eye tests

  • Stock/share purchase options

  • Maternity, paternity, and family care leave as well as flexible working policies

  • An employee wellbeing assistance programme

  • Cycle to work program, volunteering days, gym membership concessions in selected office locations, along with retail and leisure discounts

Diversity and Inclusion at Pearson

Pearson is delighted to be committed to the Race Charter and have pledged to ACT ON to support a more inclusive workplace for all our employees. We are confirmed by Stonewall in the Top 100 LGBTQ+ Employers in the UK, and received 100% on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality (CEI) Index for 2020, a primary driving force for LGBTQ workplace inclusion. We are on the Disability Equality Index, Bloomberg Gender Equality Index, have achieved Investors in People Gold, and are a Working Mums Top Employer and Age Positive employer.


Organization: Assessment & Qualifications

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 3878