Pearson Technical Specialist - Software Quality Engineering in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Technical Specialist - Software Quality Engineering


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.


§Adhere to company and project standards and guidelines.

§Should support initiatives to achieve organization objectives

§Participate and coordinate multiple teams in overall Pearson Lanka testing requirements including down time testing, All hands testing Chaos testing and Release Train Automation test execution.

§Keep a track and monitor the Pearson Lanka and SQE department goals and make sure those goals are adhered by the teams. Escalate to leadership when required. Owning selected no of goals and drive teams achieving those.

§Support the Pearson Lanka SQE interview and Recruitment process.

§Awareness of release process, all SQE artifacts, Tools and methodologies in the organization

§Should be able to understand requirements clearly & relationships of new requirements to existing functionality from technical perspective and impact to other sub-systems. Support team to understand the requirement clearly.

§Ability to understand requirement and technical reference documents, charts, diagrams without a doubt and able to review and escalate any issues

§Identifying test scenarios from the provided Requirements and Test cases designing. Ad-hoc reviews to confirm the quality. Confirm review process is success and do necessary fixes

§Ability to design and develop test strategies and review them for better quality on multiple projects

§Suggest technical Solutions for test automation

§Ability to understand, troubleshoot and differentiate defects and requirement without a doubt

§Responsible for On time delivery and timely escalations/update of risks, issues, status and exemptions to leadership

§Should have the good knowledge and able to support and troubleshoot any difficulties in executing automation and performance scripts

§Should drive the technical needs to support product roadmaps and project needs

§Should analyse test results to determine the quality and testing needs

§Should have a good knowledge of Automation and performance tools, architecture, framework and technologies used

§Knowledge of DB IDEs used

§Good knowledge of Development technology and tools used

§Effective communication with the team, leadership, internal and external customers covering all aspects of team needs.

§Good Knowledge of agile development practice and QA activities in the organization

§Support to improve the QE process and drive team to adhere

§Mandatory to own and drive a initiative

§Effectively participate in training organized by team/Organization and ability self-learn on domain and tools

§Ability conduct training on domain/skill area

§Maintain high team morale while working with other departments collaborative manner

§Should support the team to achieve delivery expectations without task allocation

§Actively involved in team events and organizing events

§Mentor and manage the SQE Team on delivery and carrier expectations - Give constructive timely feedback to the reportees and follow-up feedback for better improvements

§Own and complete successfully any other duties as assigned by the reporting manager


BSc in Computer Science or related discipline or equivalent professional qualification.

§2years in the technical specialist role.

§Thorough knowledge on Software Quality Assurance and testing.

§Good knowledge in software development, the software development lifecycle and awareness of the industry trends.

§Excellent Analytical, Problem solving and decision making skills.

§Ability to self-learn and grasp the knowledge quickly.

§Good knowledge in Object oriented concepts and simple SQL Queries and DB tools

§Good Knowledge in at least one software development tool

§Ability to express and articulate the subject clearly & accurately

§Ability to carry the right information & right people

§Should have an aptitude in reconciling business requirements with testing requirements with help of other stakeholders.

§Should have good knowledge on Test Management, automation and performance tools and should be able to learn and adapt to new tools.

§Excellent knowledge and experience in practice Agile/Scrum.

§Should have good time management skills and optimistic attitude.

§Should have leadership, coordination, presentation, estimation and evaluation skills.

§Ability to lead multiple teams at a given time.

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: Mar 14, 2019

Job Unposting: Apr 13, 2019

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1902676

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.