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Pearson Associate Engineer - Software Engineering in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Associate Engineer - Software Engineering - ( 2011410 )



Responsible for the core software engineering tasks in a project team. The individual will be required to work with dynamic teams that are driven by project delivery goals. Should possess the drive to learn and continuously improve on work performances.

Candidate will play a key role with Platform Reliability team and work on analysis and providing automation improvement / optimization recommendations for Applications.


Listed below are the typical duties and responsibilities expected of an individual for the job title described here. The items specified below are a guideline of the minimum expectations for the job title; changes will be made on a case-by-case basis for individuals who show potential to take on more responsibilities. Other duties may be assigned time to time.

Overall Responsibilities:

  • Works with product engineering (Dev, QE) and SRE teams to understand the requirement, writes code, develops automation tests /scripts to validate functionality of applications.

  • Understands the effective use engineering tools and technologies.

  • Accepts project task delivery responsibilities and demonstrate accountability to leadership.

  • Builds competencies in product and technology domain to the desired level.

  • Ensures that artifacts produced are of the highest quality, conforming to set or agreed upon standards.

  • Follows the Pearson practices and processes and motivates his/her team members to do so.

  • Collaborates with team members in project activities using the Scrum/Agile development process.

  • Promptly communicates issues, risks and concerns to leads or managers.

  • Aligns self to organizational goals.

  • Adhere to Pearson values and ethical practices.

  • Maintains a sense of individuality in thinking and decision making.

  • Is a professional in work aspects as well as conduct with other individuals.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Bachelor’s degree or above in Computer Science or equivalent.

  • Previous working experience in Cloud technologies, and in building automation would be a plus.


  • Very good understanding of Object-Oriented Programming and Design.

  • Good technical knowledge and experience in Java technology stack

  • Understanding of software development and the software development lifecycle, including Engineering Best Practices.

  • Good scripting skills.

  • Unit testing and test automation frameworks

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Team player.

  • Ability to self-learn and grasp the knowledge quickly

  • Ability to select appropriate technique and tools based on problems.

  • Desirable Experience or Knowledge in the following areas:

    • Web Application Development
    • Knowledge of Cloud computing
    • UI/UX Technologies
    • Source control systems
    • Knowledge in UI and API test automation frameworks and tools (eg: selenium web driver/ cucumber/Postman).
    • Experience in building automation to setup and maintain monitoring, logging, distributed tracing, metrics & reporting systems for fine-grained observability and actionable alerting.
    • Monitoring skills, experience in New Relic, Cloud Watch and Graphana.
    • Knowledge of CI/CD principals, tools and technologies
    • Agile practices
    • Web and Application Servers (WebLogic, Tomcat, IIS)
    • Database design and programming


  • Oracle Certification for Java (formerly sun certification for java)

  • Microsoft Certifications (MCPD/MCAD/MCSD)

  • AWS Architect or DevOps Certification is a plus

  • ISTQB Certifications

Primary Location : LK-LK-Colombo

Work Locations :

LK-Colombo-200 Nawala Maga One

Maga OneNo. 200, Nawala Road, Narahenpita


Job : Technology

Organization : Technology & Operations

Employee Status : Regular Employee

Job Type : Standard

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Shift : Day Job

Job Posting : May 3, 2021

Job Unposting : Ongoing

Schedule: : Full-time Temporary

Req ID: 2011410