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Pearson Solution Architect   in Trenton, New Jersey

About English Language Learning

In the English Language Learning (ELL) business unit, we aspire to become the world's leading destination to learn and improve English language skills. Our main focus is on committed learners from around the world, who are motivated by outcomes because they want to reach their full potential through learning English.

*Role Overview  *

Do you want to be part of the biggest digital transformation in the EdTech and help people around the world to learn languages and realize their dreams?  The English Language Learning (ELL) division of Pearson is looking for a talented and motivated professional to join our growing team of architects as a Solution Architect. Reporting to the Chief Architect you will responsible in driving several data and analytics initiatives including cloud data transformation, data governance.

Job Description

  • Collaborate with senior leaders in business and technology to define MVP scope for various initiatives and design solutions that align with enterprise technology strategy

  • Provide architectural strategy and leadership to developing and implementing initiatives that improve innovation in a rapidly changing technology landscape

  • Evaluate emerging technologies for use across multiple domains, which include RFPs, vendor evaluations and creation of Architecture Design Proposals

  • Lead the technology stack and capabilities associated with data technology ecosystem including: Data Lake/Warehouse, application integrations platform, advanced analytics and Business Intelligence platform

  • Develop key partnerships across the community of data personnel, including data owners/stewards, data process owners, data visualization experts and other business partners, with the goal of maturing the enterprise up the data maturity curve

  • Establish standards and frameworks associated with how data technologies are to be used and ensure adherence to those standards by data engineers and developers. Including repeatable design patterns that relate to industry-accepted reference architectures

  • Prototype the feasibility of proposed technology solutions

  • Develop solutions to problems via use of methodologies and software application tools, and work with Product Owners to drive product vision, manage scope and expectations

  • Design reliable, scalable, and performant end-to-end architectures which can support sites in a number of geographies across the globe

  • Have responsibility for the quality of the technical solution delivered by project teams

  • Work with project management and business analysts to manage the flexible scope with business owners

  • Provide technical leadership and mentoring of technical leads and development teams

  • Have a strong focus on the high quality throughout the entire process, working closely with the Quality Assurance stream

  • Collaborate with Chief Architect for aspects related to integration with other systems

*Qualifications & Skills  *

  • Degree in computer science or equivalent, with strong fundamentals and problem-solving skills

  • Strong solutions architecture experience with complex enterprise solutions

  • Knowledge of AWS cloud architecture, including auto-scaling and global deployments of application architecture

  • Design Patterns, Non-Functional Requirements

  • Extensive industry experience

  • Deep understanding of object-oriented programming, relational databases such as Oracle and SQL Server, NoSQL databases such as MongoDB, DynamoDB and Elasticsearch, complex integration landscapes

  • Cloud data architecture knowledge including developing architecture strategies and plans to enable cloud data transformation, MDM, data governance, and data science capabilities

  • Proven experience in data definition and modelling incl. designing, building, and maintaining data models at both the enterprise and solution/application level

  • Proven experience developing data policies, standards, and procedures, finding the balance between tactical and strategic needs

  • Proven data governance experience to operate formal and informal technical governance and compliance activities

  • Experience of working with one or more cloud data platforms (e.g. Google Big Query), and visualization tools (e.g. Tableau)

  • Familiarity with big data technologies e.g., Kafka, Spark, Synapse, DataBricks, etc

  • Familiarity with analytics & visualization technologies

  • Experience architecting data-centric solutions at a conceptual, logical and physical level

  • Experience coaching and mentoring technology talent

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Possesses a global outlook and approach

  • Passion for education and learning

  • Experience in working with multinational, multicultural and distributed teams

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


Organization: English Language Learning

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 7053