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Pearson Associate Technical Specialist in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Associate Technical Specialist - ( 2106062 )



The Technical Specialist will play a key role in the development and implementation of complex, multi-tiered, and distributed Web-based software applications. The Technical Specialist will provide technical guidance to the team members on every aspect of design and development on software development efforts and will take the technical ownership of the team to promise that the products are developed according to Pearson standards. The individual has to be a representative for the proper adoption of software development methods and technologies. The individual is experienced and fully competent, and can apply/share his own expertise to a range of activities, and is viewed as a more seasoned source of technical and/or domain expertise (SME) to others in own area.

The individual will be required to work with dynamic and diversified teams that are driven by project delivery goals. Should possess the drive to learn and continuously improve on work performances. All individuals will be required to participate in periodic appraisal cycles to evaluate and determine advancement opportunities.


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 from time to time.

Overall Responsibilities:

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

  • Provides technical leadership to resources to meet project deadlines and ensure project objectives are met in an efficient way

  • Drive technical communication between team members and collaborates with the lead and management to drive new initiatives.

  • Ensures that code artifacts produced are of the highest quality, conforming to set or agreed-upon standards. 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 continuously improves team productivity to 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 lead/management on time.

  • Builds competencies in the 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 to conduct with other individuals.

  • Provides feedback regarding product quality, performance, other non-functional requirements

  • Supports the engineering management in the recruitment process.

  • Directly engage with the product management for requirement analysis and clarifications.

  • Play a key role in identifying the technical knowhow of roadmap items

  • Coaching and Mentoring of team members



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.


The 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 six (6) years of experience in software engineering and design, having additional experience as a Technical Specialist/Lead will be an advantage.


  • Possess advanced knowledge of Object-Oriented Programming and Design

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to provide technical guidance to multiple development teams

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

  • A good understanding of Software Engineering Best Practices and ability to define and drive this within the teams

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

  • Strong and effective teamwork 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 a 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.

  • A good understanding of Architectural and Design patterns

  • Desirable Experience or Knowledge in the following areas:

  • Web Application Development

  • Knowledge of AWS with hands-on experience

  • UI/UX Technologies including React JS

  • Source control systems (Gitlab)

  • Unit testing and test automation frameworks

  • Continuous integration and continuous deployment tools and technologies

  • Agile practices

  • Web Services - RESTful Web Services and Spring Boot

  • React JS and JAVA


  • Oracle Certifications ( Java, Middleware, Database, Operating Systems, AWS)

  • Certified Scrum Master( CSM)

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 18, 2021

Job Unposting : Ongoing

Schedule: : Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2106062