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Pearson Software Engineer in Durham, North Carolina

Software Engineer - ( 2109930 )


With more than 24,000 employees across the globe, Pearson is the world’s learning company, providing a range of products and services that help people make progress in their lives through learning.

Since 2001, our Online & Blended Learning division has reimagined K-12 education with full-time virtual schools for students who want a personalized, more flexible approach to learning. Our flagship products and services include Connections Academy, US-based online public charter schools; International Connections Academy, a global online private school; and Pearson Connexus, our comprehensive online school program for school districts nationwide.

Our company culture is built around our motto “Always Learning” and a set of core values that we live by: brave, imaginative, decent, accountable, curious, customer-centric, and collaborative.

Position Summary:

Pearson Online & Blended Learning is looking for an inspired, mission-driven software developer who can break down the world into objects and classes, and can’t wait to try something new. We want software developers who are excited to solve problems in new ways, and who think in terms of scalability, efficiency, and practicality, with the end-customer’s exceptional experience in mind.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop best-in-class technical solutions using appropriate technology on-time and with exceptional quality that align with business requirements;

  • Provides right-leveled documentation for solutions in accordance to software development best practices and Agile guidelines

  • Analyzes alternative solutions to problem spaces, collaborates with teams to determine best technical approaches, and drives the solution space;

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.



For your application to be considered, you must have the following:

  • At least four years developing object-oriented Web applications using .NET

  • RESTful Web API and asynchronous development development a strong plus Excellent SQL skills and experience with SQL Server

  • Experience working in Microsoft Cloud stack including Azure technologies

  • Experience using JavaScript frameworks, particularly Angular JS is strongly desired

  • Ability to independently solve technical problems in a virtual work environment independently, collaborate when necessary, and proactively ask for help and collaborate as necessary are a must. Stable High-speed Internet access at home or your remote work environment

In addition, the ideal candidate should have:

  • Experience designing and creating highly scalable database-oriented Web applications

  • Experience writing technical requirements

  • Experience working in source control, such as Git or Azure Dev Ops (ADO)

  • Experience with Test-Driven Development (TDD)

  • Experience working on Agile teams, especially if work experience includes working in SAFE

The exceptional candidate will demonstrate the following skills:

  • Open, solution-based mindset

  • Ability to work well with others, particularly cross-functional team members and customers, such as UI/UX, Test, Product Owners, etc.

  • Good time management skills Excellent verbal and written communication skills The ability to recommend technical solutions that match the system’s standards and overall design methodology The ability to effectively deal with change

  • Experience with integrating 3rd party components strongly desired;

  • Maintain technical knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional

  • publications, maintaining personal networks, and participating in professional organizations;

Pearson Online & Blended Learning is focused on providing a flexible work environment to its employees, including the ability to work from home on a regular basis in most positions. We believe that flexibility in work/life balance is a critical part of our culture and employee satisfaction, and we are proud to provide to our employees the ability to work from anywhere, anytime. In exchange, we require that employees have the appropriate means to work remotely, including adherence to our work at home policies regarding home office setup, including but not limited to privacy of records, technology standards, equipment standards and expectations.


Primary Location : US-NC-Durham

Other Locations : US-MD-Columbia, US-MA-Boston, US-NJ-Hoboken

Job : Technology

Organization : North America Connections

Employee Status : Regular Employee

Job Type : Standard

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Shift : Day Job

Job Posting : Jul 9, 2021

Job Unposting : Ongoing

Schedule: : Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2109930