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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.


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.


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 one (1) years of industry experience in software engineering and design.


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

  • Apply creative thinking, analysis to propose innovative solutions to technical problems, which may involve a range of diverse approaches.

  • Produce and test prototype implementations of systems to help answer research questions.

  • Strong technical knowledge and hands-on experience in Python and Java technology stack.

  • Good machine learning project experience.

  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to interact promptly and professionally with teams across different time zones.

  • Desirable Experience in the following areas:

  • Linux / Ubuntu

  • Pandas / Scikit Learn / Tensorflow / Keras / Gensim / Pytorch

  • Spring Boot / Django web application development

  • Javascript / jQuery / CSS

  • Servers ( Apache / Tomcat / MySql / Sql / Oracle / Elasticsearch).

  • Database design and programming.

  • Docker / Kubernetes development.

  • AWS Services


  • AWS Certifications.

  • Oracle Java Certifications.

  • Machine Learning Certifications.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position is located within an office environment and consists of many hours sitting at a computer in a cubicle / open office setting.

Primary Location: LK-1-Colombo

Work Locations: LK-Colombo-Orion City Rigel Bldg Orion City Rigel Bldg No 752 Dr. Danister De Silva Mawatha Colombo 900

Job: Technology

Organization: Technology & Operations

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Oct 3, 2019

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1910050

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.