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Pearson Senior Software Engineer in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Senior Software Engineer - ( 2110062 )



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. Helps and guides software engineers in writing quality code. The individual 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 opportunities..

Other duties may be assigned time to time.

Overall Responsibilities:

●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.

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

●Escalates and communicates issues, risks and concerns to leads or managers.

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

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

●Accepts project delivery responsibilities and demonstrate accountability to leadership.

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

●Align 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.



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.

The individual should have minimum three (3) years of industry experience in Software Engineering / Web Application Development, Programming and Design and preferably some experience in a leadership role.


●Very good understanding of Object Oriented Programming and Design

●Strong technical knowledge and hands-on experience in Java/related technologies and good working knowledge of open source tools and technologies.

●A good understanding of Software Engineering Best Practices

●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 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.

●Desirable Experience or Knowledge in the following areas:

  • Web Application Development

  • UI / UX Technologies

  • Architectural and Design Patterns

  • Source control systems

  • Unit testing and test automation frameworks

  • Continuous integration and continuous deployment tools and technologies

  • Agile practices

  • Web and Application Servers ( Weblogic , Tomcat , IIS )

  • Web Services - RESTful Web Services , SOAP Services

  • Database design and programming

  • Responsive Web Design


●Oracle Certifications ( Java , Middleware , Database , Operating Systems)

●Microsoft Certifications

●Certified Scrum Developer ( CSD)

●Zend Certified Engineer (ZCE)

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

Shift : Day Job

Job Posting : Jul 22, 2021

Job Unposting : Ongoing

Schedule: : Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2110062