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Pearson Manager Software Development REMOTE - US in Saint Paul, Minnesota

The Manager of Software Development is responsible for driving a team of software developers and testers to successfully deliver software products.



  • Gathering, evaluating, and prioritizing requests for product changes, enhancements, and new features

  • Participating in the proposal process for winning new business

  • Evaluating new technologies that may be incorporated into future releases of the product

  • Participating in all product activities related to release and iteration planning, to ensure that the team has a clear understanding of the goals and can complete development on schedule

  • Creating clear and thorough acceptance criteria to ensure that the team understands when work is complete; verifying that the acceptance criteria have been met, and participating in the retrospective

  • Tracking project issues to completion

  • Maintaining close relationships with all internal stakeholders in order to communicate upcoming releases, as well as gathering feedback on customer and prospect needs

  • Collaborating with management to provide product status and reports on roadmap progress

  • Providing product demonstrations

  • Responsible for financial and resource planning for the team

  • Responsible for staff management and development, including mentoring and performance evaluations

  • Managing vendor relationships

  • Work as SCRUM Master and should know the AGILE software development process

  • Ability to do Product Management for some software products

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree required – preferably in Computer Science or related field, with 7-10 years of experience in a high-tech environment

  • Masters or MBA preferred

  • Must have software product engineering experience

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Values and provides excellent customer service

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal), and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to participate effectively and build consensus across a cross-functional, multi-national team

  • Ability to manage multiple projects during the same time period effectively and efficiently

  • Ability to identify and document business processes and requirements

  • Experience in agile software development methodology preferred

  • Understanding of educational assessment development process is highly desired

  • Ability to work independently

  • Ability to communicate business needs and ideas to technical team members, such as programmers and QA engineers, during the project life cycle

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to make timely and sound decisions

  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment

  • Some travel may be required.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations (preferred)

  • PMP, MBA, Scrum Master Certification

As required by the Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Act, Pearson provides a reasonable range of minimum compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For the state of Colorado only, the range of starting pay for this role is $110k - $140k. This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program, and information on benefits offered is here.

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Organization: Assessment & Qualifications

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 7004