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English Language Learning Senior Solution Architect in Spain

Role: Senior Solution Architect

Company: Pearson

Division: English Language Learning

Location: Spain - Madrid (remote or hybrid*)

*If you live in Madrid, you will be able to enjoy our brand-new office because we a have a remote / hybrid working model policy in place!

About Pearson:

Our purpose: At Pearson we ‘add life to a lifetime of learning’ so everyone can realise the life they imagine. We do this by creating vibrant and enriching learning experiences designed for real-life impact. Pearson was founded in 1844 and has been built on our ability to grow with and adapt to a constantly evolving market. Our 20,000+ employees are dedicated to creating the high-quality, digital-first, accessible and sustainable resources for lifelong learning.

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.

About the Role:

Do you want to be part of the biggest digital transformation in the EdTech and help people around the world to learn languages and realise 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 be responsible for defining and designing the architecture which underpins our digital ecosystem. Conceptualize and develop learning experience strategies aligned with our business objectives and build quality educational products that bring value to learners

Job Description:

  • Collaborate with business stakeholders to understand their requirements and translate them into actionable technical solutions.

  • Design and create solution architectures that align with business objectives, taking into consideration scalability, reliability, security, and performance.

  • Evaluate and recommend technology options, considering factors such as cost, feasibility, and technical constraints.

  • Provide technical leadership and guidance to development teams throughout the software development lifecycle.

  • Ensure architectural coherence and adherence to industry standards and best practices.

  • Mitigate risks by identifying potential challenges and proposing solutions or alternative approaches.

  • Facilitate effective communication and collaboration among cross-functional teams, including business stakeholders, developers, testers, and infrastructure teams.

  • Conduct system assessments and performance reviews to identify areas for improvement and optimization.

  • Stay updated with industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices related to solution architecture.

  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of architectural frameworks, guidelines, and standards within the organization.

  • Drive innovation by proposing new ideas, technologies, and approaches that can enhance business processes and outcomes.

  • Ensure compliance with security, privacy, and regulatory requirements in the design and implementation of solutions.

  • Collaborate with project managers to define project scope, timelines, and deliverables, and provide technical input for project planning and estimation.

*Qualifications & Skills *

  • System architecture design and modelling

  • Proficiency in one or more programming languages (e.g., Java, C#, Python)

  • Web technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, front-end frameworks (React, Angular, Vue.js)

  • Database management systems (MySQL, SQL Server, MongoDB), Data modelling and database design

  • Cloud computing platforms and services (AWS, Azure, GCP)

  • Integration technologies: ESB, message queues, API gateways

  • Security principles and best practices, including authentication, authorization, encryption

  • DevOps practices and tools (CI/CD, version control, automated testing)

  • Performance optimization techniques, load balancing, scalability, and distributed system design principles

  • Microservices architecture and design principles

  • Familiarity with emerging technologies (AI, ML, IoT, blockchain)

  • Understanding of software development lifecycle (SDLC) and Agile methodologies

  • Experience with security frameworks and technologies

  • Understanding of network protocols (TCP/IP, HTTP, REST)

  • Proficient in architectural patterns (layered architecture, microservices, SOA)

  • Knowledge of data integration techniques and protocols (SOAP, REST, XML, JSON)

  • Familiarity with containerization and orchestration technologies (Docker, Kubernetes)

  • Understanding of virtualization, storage, and networking

Pearson’s Benefits:

  • 24 Days annual leave (increasing by 1 day with every 2 years of continuous service up to 30 days)

  • Private medical insurance

  • Life insurance Policy

  • Food & Transport Allowance

  • Work-Life Balance Benefits

  • Family Benefits

  • Complementary Benefits

  • Development and Training Benefits

  • Access to Pearson+: Pearson´s digital library

  • Discounts on books

  • Development and training: a wide access to internal learning platforms and development plan

Diversity: At Pearson we value the power of an inclusive culture and a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture wheredifferences are embraced as strengths and opportunities are equal and accessible.

Flexible working: Pearson is committed to hybrid working practices and has adopted flexible remote and virtual working. Where possible our employees can choose to manage their attendance to the office more flexibly.

How to apply: Thank you for your interest in applying for a role at Pearson. Please submit an updated CV and cover letter (optional) in English. If you have any additional questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

We look forward to receiving your application - Pearson Recruitment

What to expect from Pearson

Did you know Pearson is one of the 10 most innovative education companies of 2022?

At Pearson, we add life to a lifetime of learning so everyone can realize the life they imagine. We do this by creating vibrant and enriching learning experiences designed for real-life impact. We are on a journey to be 100 percent digital to meet the changing needs of the global population by developing a new strategy with ambitious targets. To deliver on our strategic vision, we have five business divisions that are the foundation for the long-term growth of the company: Assessment & Qualifications, Virtual Learning, English Language Learning, Workforce Skills and Higher Education. Alongside these, we have our corporate divisions: Digital & Technology, Finance, Global Corporate Marketing & Communications, Human Resources, Legal, Strategy and Direct to Consumer. Learn more at We are Pearson.

We value the power of an inclusive culture and also a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to building a workplace where talent can learn, grow and thrive.

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We want a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit and business need. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or any other group protected by law. We strive for a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities.

To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, navigate to: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Pearson.

If you are an individual with a disability and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career site as a result of your disability, you may request reasonable accommodations by emailing TalentExperienceGlobalTeam@grp.pearson.com.

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Job: TECHNOLOGY

Organization: English Language Learning

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Workplace Type: Hybrid

Req ID: 15878

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