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English Language Learning Tech Lead in Spain

Role : Tech Lead

Company: Pearson

Division: English Language Learning

*Location: * Spain, remote or hybrid*.

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

About the role: Are you passionate about technology and eager to be part of an exciting venture? We are thrilled to announce a great opportunity to join our team as a Software Engineer Tech Lead in our brand-new technology hub in Madrid. We are looking for talented individuals from all backgrounds and experiences to join us on this exciting journey as we grow our Engineering team within our ELL Division. As part of our technology hub, the Software Engineer Tech Lead will play a key role in shaping the future of technology and innovation in ELL. You will be part of one of the ELL digital products teams and the responsible for the delivery of great solutions to meet our customers' needs along their learning journey. You will contribute through the entire software development journey, being accountable for the technical solutions of your team in close collaboration with your team members, architect, and your Software Engineer Manager. You will have the chance to collaborate with top-notch professionals, work on cutting-edge projects, and contribute to building a thriving tech community.

Job Description: As an Experienced Software Engineer Tech Lead, you will play a vital role in guiding a team of software engineers to deliver high-quality software solutions and will be responsible of following and improving the entire software development lifecycle, from the design to implementation and maintenance considering the best practices in software and quality engineering. Your technical expertise, leadership skills and product understanding will be crucial in ensuring the successful delivery of technical solutions to our customers, meeting deadlines, and fostering a collaborative and inclusive work environment.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Oversees the technical aspects of a software team * * by making architectural and design decisions.

  • Guiding and coaching your team colleagues in technical matters and supervising system modifications.

  • Design and build solutions across several new and existing software domains following best practices like SOLID principles, Clean Code, DDD, BDD, etc.

  • Makes decisions to improve key delivery metrics related with quality, design, technical debt, etc. to keep code and delivered solutions in good health.

  • Fosters and follows a robust code review process to promote collaboration, knowledge sharing and bugs reduction.

  • Contributes to keep the quality and performance of deliveries while improving the lead time impacting the release frequency, deployment size and bugs detection rates of the team.

  • Understands the customer and product needs to bring the best solutions considering necessary trade-offs and its corresponding technical debt.

  • Stay up-to-date with emerging technologies and industry trends and apply them to current product landscape.

  • Collaborate with the team to identify bugs, implement software improvements and optimizations.

  • Document development phases and ensure all JIRA ticket and collaboration materials are up to-date.


  • Solid understanding of software development lifecycle, best practices and Agile methodologies.

  • 6+ years of relevant professional experience in software development, with a demonstrated progression of responsibilities and accomplishments guiding teams in technical matters.

  • Familiarity with version control systems (e.g., Git) and build tools (e.g., Maven, Gradle).

  • Strong knowledge of Java, React and Kotlin programming language and object-oriented design principles.

  • Proven experience in developing Java applications using frameworks such as Spring, Spring boot.

  • Experience with cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud Platform. 

  • Knowledge of microservices architecture and related technologies like Spring Boot. 

  • Familiarity with DevOps practices and tools for continuous integration and deployment. 

  • Experience with containerization technologies like Docker and orchestration frameworks like Kubernetes. 

  • Proficient in database technologies like MongoDB.

  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills. 

  • Strong communication and collaboration abilities. 

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. 

Our Benefits:

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

  • Life insurance

  • Food & Transport Allowance

  • Flexible work schedule

  • Discounts on books and access to digital content and other development and training

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.

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Organization: English Language Learning

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Workplace Type: Remote

Req ID: 15596