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Pearson Senior Full-Stack Engineer in United Kingdom

About Pearson

We are the world’s learning company with more than 24,000 employees operating in 70 countries. We combine world-class educational content and assessment, powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalised learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people.

About the division

PMC is one of Pearson’s global technology platforms, globally-distributed instances, multi-tenant, driving the digital transformation for eCommerce and web content. PMC currently processes more than 90% of global Pearson eCommerce revenue and serves over 75% of all Pearson web traffic.

We currently run a large eCommerce platform serving the full-stack, but we want to start to move towards the next-generation of eCommerce architectures – headless, API-first, cloud-native and micro-service based.Join a high performing team within a highly specialized technology department which focuses on delivery and transformation!

About the job

The right person will be a high performing full-stack engineer with experiencebuilding complex React-based applications. They will contribute to Pearson's technical transformation by developing global capability onto the PMC core technical platform. We are looking for someone with passion for technology and a drive to help us move towards our architectural vision.

This is a unique opportunity for a keen technologist to help us build something that will directly enhance the lives of millions, by supporting the provision of education on a global scale.

Although the role would be aligned to our 80 Strand - London office, you would predominantly work from home and be expected to travel to the office once or twice per month (on average).

As a senior full-stack engineer you will:

  • Implement, document and unit test React single page applications

  • Ensure code is of high quality and adheres to non-functional requirements

  • Help define and drive strategy for React development within the department

  • Follow and contribute to the project's technical best practices and development standards

  • Perform code reviews and ensure code developed is flexible and reusable.

  • Coach and mentor junior members of the team & help drive the team’s sprint commitments.

  • Support the management of architectural and technical risk

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

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

  • Collaborate with Technical Leads, Solutions Architects and Enterprise Architects for aspects related to integration with other system

  • Advocate the new architectural vision and help move further customizations to use that pattern

About you

  • Demonstrable experience in software development

  • Strong experience developing React.js single-page applications

  • Node.js, including experience of SSR for SEO and performance purposes

  • Strong proficiency in JavaScript, including DOM manipulation

  • Experience working with RESTful APIs


  • Test driven development

  • Ability to debug and resolve cross-browser/platform issues

  • Good knowledge and understanding of design principles and patterns

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Experience of Java, Spring & REST API development (desirable)

  • Experience of AWS and microservice architecture (desirable)

Your benefits and rewards

Here at Pearson we know you will work hard and we want to reward you by offering a great package and a fantastic range of benefits!

  • Competitive salary

  • Hybrid working arrangement - you will only need to travel into the London office once or twice per month

  • 25 Days annual leave (increases by 1 each year with every year of continuous service up to 30 days)

  • A fantastic private Pension plan scheme

  • Private medical and dental care insurance options

  • And much more including free eye test options, volunteering days, discounted products and services from leading UK retail companies.....


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 Pearson believes that wherever learning flourishes, so do people. We are committed to being an anti-racist company in everything we do. We value the power of an inclusive culture and 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 a sustainable environment and workplace where talent can learn, grow, and thrive.

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Pearson is an equal opportunities employer. We do not discriminate against employees or job applicants and select the best person for each job based on relevant skills and experience.

We are also committed to building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce and encouraging equality and diversity.

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Organization: Corporate Strategy & Technology

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 441