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Pearson Software Development Manager - Global Platform Services in Durham, North Carolina

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.

Pearson is seeking highly motivated individuals with a sound technical background to join our Technical Operations team. We take continuous learning to heart. We value positive energy, clear communication, and are committed to building an inclusive environment for people from every background. We look forward to hearing from you.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervise, mentor and delegate duties to the development team

  • Hire and train new developers

  • Establish development standards for the team

  • Create a budget and timeline for the development project

  • Collaborate with other Software development managers, solution architects, security office and devops to make sure that the solution design is secure, performant and scalable

  • Work with stakeholders and business partners to understand requirements, and translate them into deliverables for the development team

  • Efficiently manage teams time and take accountability of delivery commitments and manage risks

  • Responsible for design, development, deployment & support of the products you own

  • Make right technology decisions for the team

  • You will manage staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs.

  • Work on high-volume, low-latency Internet solutions based on a microservice architecture


Requirements and Qualifications

  • Management experience of at least 5 years leading moderate to big projects

  • Strong communication, leadership, and problem-solving skills

  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject

  • Proven hands-on Software Development experience

  • Proven working experience in Java development

  • Hands on experience in designing and developing applications using Java EE platforms

  • Object Oriented analysis and design using common design patterns.

  • Profound insight of Java and JEE internals (Classloading, Memory Management, Transaction management etc)

  • Excellent knowledge of NoSQL (mongoDB)& Relational Databases, SQL and ORM technologies

  • Experience in the SpringBoot Framework, AWS and Microservice.

  • Experience in developing web applications using at least one popular web framework (JSF, Wicket, GWT, Spring MV C)

  • Experience with test-driven development

  • Experience with AWS is a big plus

The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position is $140-170K. This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program.

Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at:


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: Technology & Operations

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 2113091