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Pearson Technical Specialist in Colombo, Sri Lanka

SUMMARY

Responsible for specialist and/or complex software engineering tasks in a project team setting. Individual will be required to work with dynamic teams that are driven by project delivery goals. Individual has to be a representative for the proper adoption of software development methods and technologies. Should possess the drive to learn and continuously improve on work performances. Helps and guides the team of engineers towards building quality software products. All individuals will be required to participate in periodic appraisal cycles to evaluate and determine advancement opportunities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for design details under direction from Architect and clearly understand and defend trade-offs made.

  • Provides leadership to technical resources to meet project deadlines and ensure project objectives are met

  • Ensures 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.

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

  • Provides realistic and accurate estimates and achieve on-time Delivery.

  • Follows the Pearson processes, agile practices and motivates his/her team members to do so.

  • Escalates and communicates issues, risks and concerns to the management on time.

  • Accepts project delivery responsibilities and demonstrate accountability to leadership.

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

  • Adhere to Pearson values and ethical practices.

  • Maintains a sense of individuality in thinking and decision making.

  • Is a professional in work aspects as well as conduct with other individuals.

  • Provides feedback regarding product quality, performance, other non functional requirements and lead corrective measures

  • Drives technology competencies for the organization including initiatives / task force activities.

  • Performs effective code and design reviews

  • Supports the engineering management in the recruitment process.

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QUALIFICATIONS

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.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

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.

Minimum five (5) years of experience in software engineering and design and one (1) year of additional experience in a similar capacity providing architectural & engineering guidance to the teams.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Strong skills and passion in software architecture & design and the desire to learn and continuously improve on the product quality, performance and other non-functional requirements.

  • Possess advanced knowledge of Object Oriented Programming and Design

  • Strong technical knowledge and hands-on experience in at least one technology stack (React AND/OR NodeJS) and good working knowledge of open source tools and technologies.

  • Strong knowledge and experience in Frontend Technologies and related frameworks (HTML / CSS / JavaScript/JSON ) AND/OR Backend Technologies and API development

  • Hands on experience in unit testing frameworks like Jest, Enzyme, Karma

  • Hands on experience in Database design and development in MySQL

  • Hands on experience in source control systems like Bitbucket, Gitlab

  • Hands on experience in IDEs like VS Code

  • Strong Knowledge and Experience in CI/CD pipelines in Jenkins and Gitlab

  • Knowledge and Experience in Agile practices

  • A good understanding of Software Engineering Best Practices

  • Very good understanding and experience in design and implementation of enterprise applications

  • Strong and effective interpersonal and communication skills (including English language skills) and the ability to interact promptly and professionally with teams across different time zones.

  • Ability to work in a team environment collaboratively with positive attitude

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

  • The desire to learn and continuously improve on the product quality, performance and other non-functional requirements.

  • Provision of in-depth technical skills to fix ad hoc incidents/problems, mentoring and support DevOps teams to ensure best practice.

  • Desirable Experience or Knowledge in building microservices and cloud applications

PREFERRED CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

  • Oracle Certifications ( Java , Middleware , Database , Operating Systems)

  • AWS Certifications (Developer, Architect)

  • Certified Scrum Master( CSM)

Job: TECHNOLOGY

Organization: Technology & Operations

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 541

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