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Pearson Solution Architect in London, United Kingdom

About the job

The position is for a Solution Architect, who is responsible the design of architectural solutions and plans for various transformation projects. Currently we are in the middle of a large programme to transform a legacy estate to AWS, and so designs are focused on this, although there will be other projects coming along with a broader outlook, so being adaptable and open to learning new skills is essential.

This involves working with developers, project managers and SMEs to come up with the optimal design pattern for each project, as well as ongoing governance reviews to ensure that designs are being adhered to.

There will also be attendance to various senior stakeholder meetings to present and explain why designs have been chosen, so good communication & planning skills are essential, with the ability to put things into non-technical terms for the wider audience.

This would suit a senior solution architect, with a background in complex designs around transformation from legacy to cloud preferably, and who is looking to work on fast moving projects. A proven track record in delivering projects is required.

  • Hours will be standard Mon-Fri 8am till 4.30pm. Weekends are not usually required

  • Work will generally be remote, although there will be a need to attend 80 Strand in London periodically once the Covid situation is improved.

About you


  • AWS Certification in Architecting Pref. Professional – Required

  • AWS Aurora, API Gateway, Batch, DMS, Dynamo, Endpoints, Fargate, Lambda, Load Balancing, S3, SNS/SQS, VPC and subnet - Good conceptual design knowledge

  • AWS OpenSearch, Storage gateway – Knowledge desirable

  • MySQL, SQL Server, Oracle – Good understanding

Other Skills

  • Business Intelligence\Data Warehousing – Good conceptual design knowledge

  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery - Good conceptual design knowledge

  • Change Data Capture experience - Good conceptual knowledge

  • CI/CD – Good conceptual knowledge of pipelines Excellent Communication & Planning - Required

  • Microservice event driven serverless architecture design experience – Required

  • Terraform\Jenkins - Desirable

  • Teams and other Microsoft office apps

About your benefits and rewards:

We know you’ll do great work, so we give a lot back with some of the best benefits in the business. We know that one size doesn’t fit all, so our workplace programs meet the different needs of our diverse teams, and their families too. There is a range of options, but when you join our Pearson family these are some of the benefits that we offer that you can look forward to: -

  • A competitive salary

  • 25 Days annual leave, this increases by 1 day each year up to 30 days with the option to buy and sell up to 5 days per year on top of this.

  • A fantastic pension plan, where Pearson double what you contribute.

  • Pearson’s other benefits also include private dental care, private medical insurance, digital GP service, season ticket loan, eye tests, cycle to work scheme, volunteering days, employee wellbeing assistance discounted retail and leisure products and services from leading companies and much more.

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.

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Organization: Assessment & Qualifications

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 1468