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Pearson Software Architect in Colombo, Sri Lanka

At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

We are looking for strong Architects to support our growing teams who will be influential, directional, collaborative and advisory to technology staff, product and business.


In this role, you are directly responsible for the overall architecture, architecture best practices and compliance, working closely with product management, architects and engineering teams of multiple programs of Pearson.

  • You will build the architecture blueprints for the product that you would own.

  • You will be building internet scale architecture to handle millions of users at any given point of time.

  • You will be translating complex business and non-functional requirements into strong architecture.

  • You will be closely working with engineering teams in helping them manifesting the solutions.

  • You will consider the security, performance, scalability and optimization as the driving factors while building the architecture.

  • You will lead and facilitate architectural reviews and technology roadmap sessions with the product and technology staff.

  • You will be presenting and discussing on the platform and product architecture in a forum of architects, that will help improve the architecture further.

  • You will identify, mentor and manage next level architects and support the growth of architecture organization.

  • You will be contributing to the architecture organization and to Pearson Lanka organization, driving architecture frameworks, technology initiatives from a strategic perspective.



  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent. Preferably also a Master’s degree.

  • Years of experience varying from eight (10) years and above in software engineering and design - including a minimum of (3) years experience in leading team(s) from design/technical front.

  • TOGAF® Certifications, Cloud (Vendor) Certifications and ITIL are considered an advantage.


  • Experience on Cloud technology , Java Technologies, NoSQL Datastores and Open Source technologies.

  • Knowledge of architectural frameworks, architecture patterns and best practices — including capabilities such as UX, Security, API, etc.

  • Demonstrated expertise in problem solving, analytical skills and technical innovation.

  • Ability to leverage teams dive into new technological and/or product domains aligning with organizations technological and product vision.

  • Experience in Agile practices, SAFe.

  • Excellent communication abilities in English.

  • Ability to communicate technical concepts to non-technical people, and business aspects with technical people. Able to express complex concepts in plain language.

  • Ability to work with a variety of internal and external groups.

Learning is the most powerful force for change in the world. More than 20,000 Pearson employees deliver our products and services in nearly 200 countries, all working towards a common purpose – to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. We do that by providing high quality, digital content and learning experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help people build their skills and grow with the world around them. We are the world’s leading learning company. Learn more at


Organization: Technology & Operations

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 2112871