Pearson Technical Specialist in Colombo, Sri Lanka
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The Technical Specialist will play a key role in the development and maintenance of complex, multi-tiered, and distributed Web based software applications. Technical Specialist will work unders the leadership and with the Technical 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.
Duty or Responsibility
Function in a project team setting.
Is responsible to provide realistic estimates for his and his team tasks and achieve On-time Delivery.
Strong and effective interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to interact with prompt and professionalism to the teams across different time zones.
Efficient communication of issues/risks/concerns to leads, architects or managers.
Should serve as the Architect’s delegate within the team to propagate design/architectural consistency.
Provides input on estimates and achieve on-time Delivery.
Ensure that code artifacts produced, are of the highest quality, conforming to set or agreed upon standard. Should advocate such consistency to all members of the team.
Able to work with maintenance teams and contribute gathered knowledge when requested to do so.
Follows the Pearson processes, agile practices and motivates his/her team members to do so.
Makes optimum utilization of engineering tools and technologies to maintain a high productivity level in the team.
Able to drive technology competencies for the organization including initiatives / task force activities.
Participation in regular performance review cycles.
Align self to organisational goals
Is able to accept project delivery responsibilities and demonstrate accountability to leadership.
Is able to build competencies in product and technology domain to set expectations.
Be a professional in work aspects as well as conduct with other individuals.
Maintain a sense of individuality in thinking and decision making.
DUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science / MIS or equivalent experience required. Minimum eight (8) years of experience in software engineering, out of which 2 years as an Associate Technical Speialist level
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
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
Basic Experience or Knowledge on the following areas:
Building, Packaging and Deployment Tools, Web and Application Servers, Database Technologies
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-LK-Colombo
Work Locations: LK-Colombo-200 Nawala Maga One Maga One No. 200, Nawala Road, Narahenpita Colombo
Organization: Technology & Operations
Employee Status: Regular Employee
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Job Posting: Feb 13, 2020
Job Unposting: Ongoing
Schedule: Full-time Regular
Req ID: 2001183
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.