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Pearson Associate Software Engineer in Denver, Colorado

This is a Hybrid Role - Office location is Denver, CO or Raleigh/Durham, NC

Do you want to be a part of big data in education? Pearson – the world’s leading learning company – has an exciting opportunity for a mid-level Data Engineer on the forefront of big data collection and curation.

Imagine all the interactions that a learner, educator or administrator has every day. Multiply that by the millions of learners, educators, and administrators around the world. All those interactions and events generate data. Now you can begin to understand the scale of data at Pearson.

You can have an impact on learners around the world by contributing to the curated data eco-system that is the foundation for a wide range of vital platform and business processes here at Pearson. 

The Digital Analytics Cloud (DAC) Data team is the heart of Pearson’s data environment. As a member of this team, you’ll be responsible for ingesting, transforming, and curating data in our data lake. We use multiple technologies including AWS Snowflake and Google BigQuery. Our data lake has over 300 terabytes of data generated by application platforms, user interactions, and system monitors. Our consumers include applications, data science, machine learning, monitors, dashboards and reports.

*Responsibilities: *

  • Design, code, unit test, and deploy data processes for ingestion, transformation, or curation of big data while keeping data security and privacy in mind.

  • Actively participate in requirements and design meetings.

  • Enjoy a healthy technical debate but know how to collaboratively solve problems that move everyone forward.

  • Communicate well in-person, over email, and via instant messaging both within the team and with other development teams.

  • Work efficiently and collaboratively in an Agile (Scrum or Kanban) team environment.

  • Directly and meaningfully impact the experience of students, institutions, professors and administrators.

  • Be able to organize your workload based on team priorities.

  • Be willing to learn new skills whether they are directly tied to software development, software testing, server maintenance, or release and delivery. 

*Qualifications *

  • The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, self-directed, self-motivated, with a strong capacity for working successfully and flexibly with members across the organization.

  • 2+ years of data engineering or ELT experience.

  • Experience and practice with one or more of the following technologies:

  • Snowflake

  • AWS Redshift, DMS or, Kinesis 

  • Google BigQuery

  • Databricks

  • Commercial or open source ETL / ETL tools

  • Experience and practice with SQL.

  • Experience or interest working in cloud-based environments preferred.

  • Experience or interest in Python, Java or Scala.

  • Experience with automated deployments a plus. 

  • Solid foundation in computer science, with experience in OO design and development and multiple data structures.

  • Experience with data modeling a plus.

  • Easy to work with, stays confident and optimistic in face of challenges.

  • Strong communication skills and the ability to communicate technical concepts to non-technical people.

Learning is the most powerful force for change in the world. More than 20,000 Pearson employees deliver our products and services in nearly 200 countries, all working towards a common purpose – to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. We do that by providing high quality, digital content and learning experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help people build their skills and grow with the world around them. We are the world’s leading learning company. Learn more at

Pearson believes that wherever learning flourishes, so do people. We are committed to being an anti-racist company in everything we do. We value the power of an inclusive culture and a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm, and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to a sustainable environment and workplace where talent can learn, grow, and thrive.  

To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, please click here: 

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other group protected by law.


Organization: Corporate Strategy & Technology

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 4610