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Pearson Principal, Solutions Architect - eCommerce in Durham, North Carolina

Principle, Solution Architect eCommerce

At Pearson, our purpose is simple: to add life to a lifetime of learning. We believe that every learning opportunity is a chance for a personal breakthrough. That’s why our c.20,000 Pearson employees are committed to creating vibrant and enriching learning experiences designed for real-life impact. We are the world’s leading learning company, serving customers in nearly 200 countries with digital content, assessments, qualifications, and data. For us, learning isn’t just what we do. It’s who we are.

PMC (Pearson’s Marketing Cloud) is one of Pearson’s global technology platforms that processes more than 90% of Pearson global eCommerce revenue and serves over 75% of all Pearson web traffic, with over 24million page views per month.

We need a Senior Solution Architect - eCommerce who brings technical gravitas, thought leadership and a passion for technology! Be part of developing and implementing initiatives that improve innovation in a constantly evolving eCommerce and web content space.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide architectural strategy and leadership to developing and implementing initiatives that improve innovation in a constantly evolving ecommerce & web content space.

  • Champion and define architecture for eCommerce & CMS in a Microservices-based, API-first, Cloud-native, and Headless architecture.

  • Collaborate with senior leaders in business and technology to define MVP scope for various initiatives and design solutions that align with enterprise technology strategy.

  • Lead the solution team, ensuring that roadmap items are assessed, and high-level architecture deliverables produced in time for handover to the engineering teams.

  • Evaluate emerging technology for use across multiple domains, which include RFPs, vendor evaluations and creation of Architecture Design Proposals.

  • Ensure that global solutions adhere to non-functional and compliance requirements at the local markets.

  • Collaborate with Product Owners and other core platforms to drive product vision, manage scope and expectations.

  • Have responsibility for the quality of the technical solution delivered by project teams.

  • Provide technical leadership and mentoring of technical leads and development teams.

  • Have a strong focus on the high quality throughout the entire process, working closely with the Quality Assurance stream

  • Collaborate with Enterprise Architects for aspects related to integration with other systems

  • Architect Digital Consumer experiences based on a foundation of enterprise technologies that define web content and eCommerce strategy.

Skills & Abilities

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience.

  • 6+ years of experience in software development, including a minimum of 3 years of experience in architecting solutions of customer facing web applications.

  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills including the ability to facilitate interactive sessions with business and technology teams.

  • Deep understanding of object-oriented programming, relational databases, and complex integration landscapes.

  • Familiarity with API-first Headless architecture implementation in eCommerce or Web Content space will be desirable.

  • Familiar with AWS or equivalent cloud platform, including auto-scaling and global deployments of application architecture.

  • Prior work experience in eCommerce or Web content management tools like SAP Commerce Cloud / Hybris, Oracle, Magento or AEM would be an added advantage. 

  • Experience coaching and mentoring technology talent.

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.

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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 pearsonplc.com.

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:  http://www.pearson.com/careers/diversity-and-inclusion.html 

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.

Job: TECHNOLOGY

Organization: Corporate Strategy & Technology

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 7062

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