Pearson Engineering Manager in Durham, North Carolina
Engineering Manager (eCom) Job Description
We are the world’s learning company with more than 24,000 employees operating in 70 countries. We combine world-class educational content and assessment, powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people.
PMC is one of Pearson’s global technology platforms, globally-distributed instances, multi-tenant, driving the digital transformation for eCommerce and web content. PMC currently processes more than 90% of global Pearson eCommerce revenue and serves over 75% of all Pearson web traffic.
We currently run a large eCommerce platform serving the full-stack, but we want to start to move towards the next-generation of eCommerce architectures – headless, API-first, cloud-native and micro-service based. Join a high performing team within a highly specialized technology department which focuses on delivery and transformation!
About the job
The right person will be a high performing engineering manager with experience working on enterprise eCommerce applications and the next.JS stack. They will contribute to Pearson's technical transformation by developing global capability onto the PMC core technical platform. We are looking for someone with passion for technology and a drive to help us move towards our architectural vision.
This is a unique opportunity for a keen technologist to help us build something that will directly enhance the lives of millions, by supporting the provision of education on a global scale.
As an engineer manager you will:
Line manage and mentor a team of front-end engineers
Ensure code is of high quality and adheres to non-functional requirements
Follow and contribute to the project's technical best practices and development standards
Perform code reviews and ensure commerce extensions are created in a flexible and modular manner
Collaborate with Technical Lead, Solutions Architects and Enterprise Architects for aspects related to integration with other systems
Skills & Abilities
Experience of next.JS framework and API-driven development
Experience of microservice development on a cloud-platform (AWS – desirable)
Exposure to previous complex eCommerce implementations
Excellent communication skills
What to expect from Pearson
Did you know Pearson is one of the 10 most innovative education companies of 2022?
At Pearson, we add life to a lifetime of learning so everyone can realize the life they imagine. We do this by creating vibrant and enriching learning experiences designed for real-life impact. We are on a journey to be 100 percent digital to meet the changing needs of the global population by developing a new strategy with ambitious targets. To deliver on our strategic vision, we have five business divisions that are the foundation for the long-term growth of the company: Assessment & Qualifications, Virtual Learning, English Language Learning, Workforce Skills and Higher Education. Alongside these, we have our corporate divisions: Digital & Technology, Finance, Global Corporate Marketing & Communications, Human Resources, Legal, Strategy and Direct to Consumer. Learn more at We are Pearson.
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Organization: Corporate Strategy & Technology
Req ID: 14661