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Pearson Frontend Engineer in Sydney, Australia

Frontend Engineer


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 two Frontend engineers that want to operate at the cutting edge of technology and push the boundaries of what web applications can be and do. As a member of the Studio team you will be creating amazing interactive experiences that make heavy use of graphics, animations and ultra-modern technologies. You will be designing and implementing highly customisable and sophisticated reusable components. You will be building and delivering incredibly rich learning experiences on Pearson global platforms.

As a Frontend Engineer, you will utilize your knowledge of HTML5, JS (ES6) and CSS, as well as new emerging technologies to build browser based learning simulations, games and interactions. You will need to bake in responsiveness, accessibility and performance. Your work will be viewed and consumed by millions of learners worldwide.

A sample of libraries, frameworks, tools and technologies you will make use of are: ReactJS/ Redux, styled-components/ Less, Jest/ Mocha, Backbone, GraphQL & Apollo, Webpack, Storybook.

Responsibilities include;

  • Build and deliver interactive browser-based learning experiences to a high level of polish

  • Collaborate with fellow Engineers to maintain high standard of code quality

  • Work closely with Product owners, UX/UI Designers, Learning Designers, and Project Managers throughout a project lifecycle

  • Contribute to a large variety of projects

  • Have a solutions based mindset to issues that arise.


  • Tertiary qualification in Computer Science/Software Engineering or related field

  • Strong knowledge of CSS, HTML and Javascript

  • Passion for web development and an ability to work autonomously

  • Desire to learn new frameworks and technologies

  • Experience with at least one modern frontend framework (React, Vue, Angular, Ember, Svelte etc.)

  • Experience working in an agile environment, supported by JIRA

  • Experience with delivering production quality web applications at scale highly regarded

  • Experience with versioning systems (we use gitLab) highly regarded

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

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


  • Our Surry Hills office is around the corner from Central Station and near to Sydney’s best 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: Product Management

Organization: Global Product

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Sep 10, 2020

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2007721

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.