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Assessment & Qualifications Senior Software Developer in Hadley, Massachusetts


We are looking for a senior software developer to join our team at the Evaluations Systems group which is part of Pearson VUE Assessments and Qualifications. As a senior software developer, you will work on custom software and integrations to support the Evaluation Systems business focused primarily on developing teacher certification programs under state contracts. Evaluation Systems develops all aspects of certification programs including test/assessment design, registration, test delivery, portfolio assessment management, scoring and test results publishing and reporting. Software developers and managers at Evaluation Systems value quality work and expect you to identify and promote best practices for the team to ensure quality. You will help lead a team of software developers supported by a software development manager/architect to develop the technical implementation, design, write, and test code and SQL for new features and enhancements to current platforms, applications, and services. The software development teams follow an agile process.

What to demonstrate

  • Experience leading design, develop, and deployment of business software solutions

  • Experience mentoring other developers

  • Project collaboration with quality assurance, program managers, business analysts, product owners, and dev ops

  • Ability to give and receive respectful feedback

  • Knowledge and skills implementing best practices for information security and compliance, scalability, maintainability, and efficiency in software development

  • Proficiency coding in C#, development experience with Microsoft web/web service technologies, front end web technologies, and the Visual Studio development environment

  • Proficiency data modeling, writing performant SQL queries and stored procedures

What you will do when you start

  • Set up your complete local development environment with collaborators on the development team so that you can run, troubleshoot, and deep dive into the current software and services

  • Participate in daily standup meetings with the development team, quality assurance, and business analyst and bi-weekly iteration and release planning

  • Own work items (user stories/defects) and review with developer or manager to determine the approach for a solution. Code the solution with regular feedback.

  • Review Pull Requests from other developers.

  • Learn to prioritize and estimate work and develop technical requirements from business requirements

  • Develop the knowledge and skills to work on the highest value and highest priority work through experience and regular feedback and direction from your manager

Compensation at Pearson is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific location. As required by the Colorado, California, Washington State, New York State and New York City laws, the pay range for this position is as follows:

The minimum full-time salary range is between $95k-100k

This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program, and information on benefits offered is here.

What to expect from Pearson

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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.

We value the power of an inclusive culture and also 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 building a workplace where talent can learn, grow and thrive.

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We want a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment decisions are 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. We strive for a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities.

To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, navigate to: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Pearson.

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Organization: Assessment & Qualifications

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Workplace Type: Remote

Req ID: 15122