Pearson SR Software Engineer in San Jose, California
SR Software Engineer
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Our Pearson School Assessment team has a strategic opportunity for a Senior Software Engineer, joining our growing team in San Jose, CA. This role will focus on our automated scoring platform working with a team of highly capable developers. This is a unique opportunity to work on a world-class, cutting-edge, highly scalable scoring platform for automated spoken and written assessments.
To be successful in this essential role you must be well-versed in the latest service technologies and have the desire and ability to learn new techniques and share your knowledge. You need to demonstrate a passion for software development, software craftsmanship, and ability to perform in a quick-pace, dynamic work environment! Tremendous growth opportunity!
Essential Responsibilities :
Design and implement components of the automated scoring platform, taking into account scalability, flexibility, availability, reliability, stability and performance
Identify, evaluate, and select appropriate technologies aligned with the technical and business objectives
Research development options and provide analysis for product direction
Analyze requirements, designs, technical complexities of new features and enhancements
Ensure efficient performance and scalability of all designs and implementations
Show a desire and ability to learn new techniques and share knowledge in a small-team environment
Keep up to date on the latest industry trends in the web technologies
Demonstrate a passion for software development and high quality code
Skills/Knowledge/Abilities to be Successful in this Role:
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field, Master’s degree preferred
5 years of demonstrable experience in developing high-performance, scalable services
Extensive hands-on experience building modern services using microservices methodology
Thorough understanding of architectural and implementation principles of high-performance, multithreaded, REST and RPC based services
Experience in distributed systems, concurrency, and elastic scaling in production, cloud environments – AWS preferred
Solid understanding of OOP and software design methodologies
Experience with agile development methodologies, continuous integration and delivery, and related techniques
Strong programming skills in Go, Java/JEEE, C/C
Experience with Python, Shell Scripting, SQL, PL/SQL
Experience in MySQL, Oracle and MongoDB databases
Strong understanding of software development processes, procedures, and technology
Excellent knowledge of Linux, cloud technologies and architectures including AWS
Experience with containerization, Docker & Swarm/Kubernetes skills preferred
Jenkins, Ansible and Terraform deployments
Excellent technical analysis and problem solving and troubleshooting skills
Ability to work in a quick paced, dynamic environment
Excellent communication skills - written, verbal and graphical
Familiarity with Resin, Tomcat, Puma application servers
Experience working with computer audio including knowledge of audio formats and audio recording systems
Speech recognition technology, natural language processing
Oracle a definite plus
Our team is a leader in automated spoken and written assessments, which utilize natural language processing techniques, advanced statistical modeling and speech recognition technologies. The provider of brands such as TELL™, Versant™ Tests, we develop formative, diagnostic and progress monitoring assessments and instructional tools for various domains including education, business, and government. For more see www.pearsonkt.com and http://www.pearsonassessments.com . We are rapidly growing domestically and internationally, and are looking to expand again!
Pearson fuels the growing demand for effective education and high-quality information in the global knowledge economy, and share a common goal: to help people get on in their lives through education. For more information, visit www.pearson.com.
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-CA-San Jose
Work Locations: US-CA-San Jose-303 Almaden 303 Almaden Boulevard Suite 500 San Jose 95110
Organization: Assessments School
Employee Status: Regular Employee
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Job Posting: Apr 29, 2018
Job Unposting: Ongoing
Schedule: Full-time Regular
Req ID: 1806076
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled