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Pearson Web Developer in United Kingdom

Web Developer


About Pearson

We are the world’s learning company with more than 22,500 employees operating in 70 countries. We combine world-class educational content and assessment, powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people. We’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

At Pearson, we believe in the power of difference. Harnessing the unique skills, perspectives, and backgrounds of every employee helps us foster innovation and create the most effective solutions for learners around the world. That’s why we’re committed to ensuring that diversity and inclusion are embedded into everything we do. We foster a work environment that’s inclusive and diverse — and where our people can be themselves — so we can reflect the customers and learners we serve.

Pearson is featured on The Forbes list of Best Employers and The Stonewall Top 100 Employers list, and we are recognised in the Best Employers for Diversity 2019 awards. Pearson is listed on both the London and New York Stock Exchanges (UK: PSON; NYSE: PSO).


The Content Development Manager leads and manages full life cycle software development at large scale and for high volume systems delivered globally.

Key Accountabilities

  • Planning, management and successful completion of software and data services projects, specifically with the use of the newest technology available and related software tools.

  • Programming in open source languages, including but not exclusively PHP, JQuery.

  • Design and implementation of DB structures in MySQL and Oracle.

  • Document and present architectural system designs.

  • Develop and maintain a variety of reporting systems both internal and client facing with a focus on large volume data.

  • Training of team members and teams in other parts of the organisation in development best practice and methodology.

  • Code review and sign off including ensuring best practice version control. A focus on scalability and performance is also key.

  • Delivery and management of complex digital projects to tight deadlines.

  • Ensuring accuracy of estimations with an Agile environment

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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  • Significant commercial programming experience.

  • Full exposure to a formal development methodology encompassing all aspects of the systems development life cycle.

  • Very strong experience with PHP and frameworks, MySQL.

  • Proven track record of working in a business systems development project environment from beginning to end.

  • Good communication skills both written and verbal

  • Travel maybe required in support of projects.

  • Proven experience training and leading development teams

  • Strong knowledge of UI design.

  • Experience in the education sector and assessment beneficial.

  • Experience of designing large data, high traffic, scalable solutions.

  • Comfortable dealing with clients when necessary.


Primary Location: United Kingdom

Job: Technology

Organization: Assessments School

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Jan 5, 2021

Job Unposting: Jan 20, 2021

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2009284

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.