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Pearson Front End / Javascript Developer in Sydney, Australia

Front End / Javascript Developer


At Pearson, we're committed to a world that's always learning. As the world’s leading learning company, we are continuously investing in a comprehensive blend of digital learning formats, printed texts, educator training resources, assessments, services and online assets.

Our Sydney-based edtech team is the latest stage in our evolution. Drawing from an innovative, start-up culture, we operate as a stand-alone unit of software engineers, learning designers and technologists, pioneering the next generation of online learning technologies and experiences that will scale to millions of students worldwide.

We are seeking enthusiastic Frontend Software Platform Engineers passionate about building global solutions. You will be a prolific coder, who will help maintain our coding standards, and work across teams to reliably plan and deliver new features. More senior candidates may take on leadership roles and would be welcomed as strong mentors to the team.

Key Accountabilities

  • Work collaboratively with product managers, designers and fellow engineering team members in an Agile environment;

  • Write Platform code to meet system requirements, system designs and technical specifications in accordance with established processes and QA guidelines;

  • Analyse Platform and product needs through a consultative and critical process in order to determine the best technical solution given the frameworks available;

  • Maintain Platform code, update technical documentation and help centre articles as needed;

  • More senior applicants have the opportunity to take responsibility for the delivery of frontend product features, lead teams and be a mentor.

  • Continuously learn and improve yourself


  • Computer Science degree, an engineering degree, industry training or relevant industry experience

  • Experience working in an agile environment, supported by JIRA

  • Experience in native ES5 & ES6, CSS (ideally a CSS pre-processor) (highly regarded)

  • Experience with versioning systems (i.e gitLab) (highly regarded)

  • Experience of frontend tooling (grunt/gulp/webpack.etc) (highly regarded)

We are seeking individuals with varying levels of experience to fill various positions we have available.


  • This is a permanent, full-time role based in Sydney.

  • We have a flexible, work-from-home environment supported by an interactive team culture and enabled by online chat/video/dev environments

  • Our large Surry Hills office is set up for collaboration if you want to “drop into town”; its close to Central Station and near great restaurants, cafes and bars

  • Bonus leave day, to invest in your learning

  • Discounted personal benefits, including Travel & Health Insurance

If you are as passionate as we are about changing lives through learning, then help us to learn more about you and why you want to work with Pearson. Click ‘Apply Now’ to create your application online.

At Pearson, we value the employee journey and pride ourselves in building an inclusive and diverse culture.

Primary Location: AU-NSW-Sydney

Job: Technology

Organization: Global Product

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Aug 16, 2020

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2007495

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.