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Pearson Software Engineer in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Software Engineer


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.

The Software Engineer will play a key role in the development and maintenance of complex, multi-tiered, and distributed Web based software applications. Software Engineer will work under the leadership and guidance of Technical Specialist / Lead on aspects of development & maintenance 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 performance whilst helping and guiding software engineers in making the right decisions and be accountable for them


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

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

  • Adhere to Pearson processes, agile practices and teamwork.

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



  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science / MIS or equivalent experience required. Minimum two (2) years of experience in software engineering,


  • Good and effective interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to interact with prompt and professionalism to the teams across different time zones.

  • Ability to work with new development and maintenance teams and contribute gathered knowledge

Desirable Experience or Knowledge on the following areas:

  • Object Oriented Concepts, System Analysis and Design,Architectural and Design Patterns, Unit Testing

  • UML, Web Application Development

  • SOA , Middleware technologies

  • Cloud computing

Basic Experience or Knowledge on the following areas:

  • Building, Packaging and Deployment Tools, Web and Application Servers, Database Technologies

  • Java Specialization

  • Hands on experience either in, J2EE/JEE Platform ,Spring Framework, HTTP Web Services (eg:- SOAP / REST) or .NET Technologies

  • Knowledge on Oracle, MSSQL, NoSQL & other Database Technologies, Unit testing & Engineering Best Practices, Build, Package & Deployment tools (eg:- Ant / Mavan)

  • Knowledge on experience in one or more web/application servers. e.g.: WebSphere, WebLogic, GlassFish, JBoss etc. Knowledge on other Open Source Technologies is an added advantage.

  • Previous experience in Microsoft related technologies would be an added advantage

  • Previous experience in Cloud technologies would be an added advantage

Pearson’s corporate values are Brave; Imaginative; Decent and Accountable. It is crucial that these values resonate with you and you are able to embody these values. You will be naturally positive, adaptable, proactive, organized and comfortable operating in a changing and ambiguous environment.

In exchange for your hard work you will be rewarded with a competitive compensation package, potential eligibility for an annual bonus, supportive peers and management team, opportunities to participate in sporting and social events, career development, training programs and other benefits. Other benefits include transportation services, potential eligibility for Pearson Shares (save for shares scheme), and OPD / Insurance / Medical.

Please apply by submitting a CV and cover letter and please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted via phone

Primary Location: LK-1-Colombo

Work Locations: LK-Colombo-Orion City Sascon Bldg Orion City Sascon Building No. 752/5 Dr Danister De Silver Mawatha Colombo

Job: Technology

Organization: Technology & Operations

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Sep 10, 2019

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1911004

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.