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Pearson Associate Technical Specialist – Software Engineering in Colombo, Sri Lanka

The Technical lead will play a key role in the development and implementation of complex, multi-tiered, and distributed Web based software applications. The Technical Lead will provide leadership and guidance to the team members on aspects of design and development on software development efforts. Individual has to be a representative for the proper adoption of software development methods and technologies. 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. Helps and guides software engineers in making the right decisions and be accountable for them. All individuals will be required to participate in periodic appraisal cycles to evaluate and determine advancement opportunities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Listed below are the typical duties and responsibilities expected of an individual for the job title described in this document. 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:

  • Responsible for design details under direction from Architect and clearly understand and defend trade-offs made.

  • Provides leadership to technical resources to meet project deadlines and ensure project objectives are met

  • Facilitates communication between team members and collaborates with the management to drive new initiatives.

  • Ensures that code artifacts produced are of the highest quality, conforming to set or agreed upon standard. Should advocate such consistency to all members of the team.

  • Makes optimum utilization of engineering tools and technologies to maintain a high productivity level in the team

  • Provides realistic and accurate estimates and achieve on-time Delivery.

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

  • Escalates and communicates issues, risks and concerns to the management on time.

  • Accepts project delivery responsibilities and demonstrate accountability to leadership.

  • Builds competencies in product and technology domain to set expectations.

  • 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.

  • Provides feedback regarding product quality, performance, other non functional requirements and lead corrective measures

  • Supports the engineering management in the recruitment process.

MANAGERIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

This position has no managerial responsibilities.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS

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.

Qualifications - Internal

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Individual should possess a Bachelor's degree in Computing or Information Technology. Individuals who have a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, Physical Sciences, or a specialization in the Engineering field will also be considered.

Minimum five (5) years of experience in software engineering and design and one (1) year of additional experience as a Technical Lead.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Possess advanced knowledge of Object Oriented Programming and Design

  • Very good leadership skills with the ability to lead a small development team

  • Strong technical knowledge and hands-on experience in one or more technology stack (Java/.Net/Mobile etc.) and good working knowledge of open source tools and technologies.

  • A good understanding of Software Engineering Best Practices

  • Very good understanding and experience in design and implementation of enterprise applications

  • Strong and effective interpersonal and communication skills (including English language skills) and the ability to interact promptly and professionally with teams across different time zones.

  • Ability to work in a team environment collaboratively with positive attitude

  • Ability to learn new technologies rapidly and share knowledge with other team members

  • The desire to learn and continuously improve on the product quality, performance and other non-functional requirements.

  • Provision of in-depth technical skills to fix ad hoc incidents/problems, mentoring and support DevOps teams to ensure best practice.

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Job: TECHNOLOGY

Organization: Higher Education

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 1224

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