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Pearson Senior Manager, Product Technology (Digital Platforms) in Hoboken, New Jersey

Senior Manager, Product Technology (Digital Platforms) - ( 2101141 )


We are the world’s learning company with more than 22,500 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. We’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

At Pearson, we believe in the power of difference. Harnessing the unique skills, perspectives, and backgrounds of every employee helps us foster innovation and create the most effective solutions for learners around the world. That’s why we’re committed to ensuring that diversity and inclusion are embedded into everything we do. We foster a work environment that’s inclusive and diverse — and where our people can be themselves — so we can reflect the customers and learners we serve.

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The Senior Manager, Digital Platforms reporting to the VP of High Stakes Portfolio, English Assessment will support digital product maintenance across English Assessment (EA) platforms covering everything from the front-end web platform to back end services that drive the platform and applications for the EA business. This individual will be responsible for core maintenance of live applications and work closely with teams across Product Management, Marketing, Technology, Pearson VUE and Support & Operations. The role will be responsible for maintaining and supporting mission-critical digital applications as necessary.


  • Responsible for overall stability and resilience of the PTE digital experience, with particular focus on the interfaces between technologies and with clear RACI across technology teams.

  • Implement and run monitoring and coordinate critical incident response as needed, working closely with marketing, communications and customer services teams

  • Collaborate closely with Pearson delivery teams (VUE, School Assessment/ ATE, CIO), sharing performance metrics, SLAs etc

  • Maintain a complete view of technical architecture and data flows across delivery of PTE portfolio

  • Coordinate effective release and testing cycles with technology and product development

  • Actively look for opportunities to increase efficiency, drive resilience and incorporate technical development/advances into our underlying architecture and scoring workflows

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.Pearson is an equal opportunities employer. We do not discriminate against employees or job applicants and select the best person for each job based on relevant skills and experience.We are also committed to building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce and encouraging equality and diversity.The information you provide will stay confidential, and be stored securely. It will not be seen by those involved in making decisions as part of the recruitment process.


Qualifications & Essential Skills

  • Bachelor degree or relevant experience in Computer Science, MIS, or equivalent technology discipline

  • Relevant software architecture experience including application maintenance

  • Current technology stack: Java, Web Services (REST/SOAP), Angular, AWS

  • Experience in failure mode effective analysis

  • Knowledge of interoperability and system-to-system communication via APIs

  • Knowledge of application security and data security (especially regarding customer data)

  • Knowledge of principles of eCommerce and prevalent technologies

  • Quickly learn new processes and tools, business domains and technical applications

  • Able to think technically and analytically

  • Must have strong time management skills - including ability to work well under pressure, plan, set priorities, adapt to change, and meet established timelines

Experience with some or all of the following tools is considered a bonus:

  • React, JSF, MongoDB, Headless CMS, SQL, .NET, Radware, Splunk, NewRelic

  • Knowledge and remediation experience of common OWASP security risks such as SQL injection, XSS, DDoS, CSRF, XEE


Primary Location : GB-GB-London

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

Work Locations :

GB-London-80 Strand

80 Strand

LondonWC2R 0RL

Job : Product Management

Organization : Global Product

Employee Status : Regular Employee

Job Type : Standard

Job Level : Manager

Shift : Day Job

Travel : Yes, 25 % of the Time

Job Posting : Feb 23, 2021

Job Unposting : Mar 9, 2021

Schedule: : Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2101141