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Pearson Solutions Architect, eCommerce in Hoboken, New Jersey

Solutions Architect, eCommerce


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 Marketing Cloud (PMC) is our Global Technology Platform that enables customers to access learning products and services through eCommerce and Digital Marketing journeys. We currently process more than 80% of global Pearson eCommerce revenue and serves nearly 50% of all Pearson web traffic, with over 24million page views per month.

We are looking for a high­ performing Solution Architect with extensive experience with large scale eCommerce and Web Content management implementations. Our mission is to deliver re-usable components and capabilities across our global platform for eCommerce and Content using the latest enterprise technologies, tools and innovative micro-services architecture.

We are looking for someone who can bring technical gravitas, thought leadership and a passion for technology. This is a unique opportunity for a senior technologist to help us build something that will directly enhance the lives of millions, by supporting the provision of education on a global scale. The role will report into the Engineering Director. Join a high performing team within a specialized engineering department which focuses on delivery and digital transformation!

As a solution architect you will:

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

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

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

  • Ensure the global eCommerce solution adheres to non-functional, and compliance requirements at the local markets.

  • Develop solutions to problems via use of methodologies and software application tools, and work with Product Owners to drive product vision, manage scope and expectations.

  • Design reliable, scalable, and performant end-to-end architectures which can support sites in a number of geographies across the globe..

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

  • Work with project management and business analysts to manage the flexible scope with business owners

  • 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 in computer science or equivalent, with strong fundamentals and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong solutions architecture experience with complex enterprise solutions.

  • Good understanding of Content Management Systems.

  • Strong experience delivering scalable eCommerce solutions.

  • Knowledge of AWS cloud architecture, including auto-scaling and global deployments of application architecture

  • J2EE, Design Patterns, Non-Functional Requirements.

  • Min 8 years industry experience.

  • Nice to have eCommerce skills like SAP Commerce Cloud / Hybris, Oracle, Adobe Magento, or familiar with building experiences using Adobe Experience Manager (AEM).

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

  • Experience coaching and mentoring technology talent.


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.

Primary Location: US-NC-Durham

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

Work Locations: US-NC-Durham-5425 Page Churchill 5425 Page Road Durham 27703

Job: Technology

Organization: Technology & Operations

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Aug 31, 2020

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2007132

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.