Pearson Senior Software Engineer in Sri Lanka

Senior Software Engineer


At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. We are now transforming Pearson to accelerate our activity in digital learning, education services and emerging markets. This will enable us to make a lasting impact in helping to solve some of the most important challenges in global education.

Pearson Lanka is currently seeking a Software Engineer. The role of a Software Developer will involve working throughout the full development lifecycle. This is a fast-faced, Agile environment. To be successful in this role, you will be able to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge across a variety of front end technologies with a strong focus on incremental delivery, continuous integration, test driven development (TDD) across web based systems and architectures.

This is an excellent opportunity to begin your career with a leader in the technology space and enjoy an excellent working environment.


  • Should process the drive to learn and continuously improve on work performances.

  • Help and guide software engineers in writing quality code and brings in industry best practices for continuous improvement of the team

  • Responsible for the core software engineering tasks in a project team.

  • Should process the drive to learn and continuously improve on work performances.

  • Work with dynamic teams that are driven by project delivery goal



  • Individual should possess a Bachelor's degree in Computing or Information Technology. Individuals who have a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, Physical Sciences, or a specialization in the Engineering field will also be considered.

  • The individual should have minimum two (2) years of industry experience in software engineering and design.


  • Very good understanding of Object Oriented Programming and Design

  • Strong technical knowledge and hands-on experience in one technology stack (Java/.Net/Mobile etc.)

  • A good understanding of Software Engineering Best Practices

  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to interact promptly and professionally withteams across different time zones

●Desirable Experience or Knowledge in the following areas:

  • Web Application Development

  • UI / UX Technologies

  • Source control systems

  • Unit testing and test automation frameworks

  • Continuous integration and continuous deployment tools and technologies

  • Agile practices

  • Web and Application Servers (Weblogic , Tomcat , IIS)

  • Web Services - RESTful Web Services , SOAP Services

  • Database design and programming

  • Responsive Web Design


●Oracle Certifications ( Java , Middleware , Database , Operating Systems)

●Microsoft Certifications

●Certified Scrum Developer ( CSD)

●ZendCertifiedEngineer (ZCE)

Pearson’s corporate values are Brave; Imaginative; Decent and Accountable. It is crucial that these values resonate with you and you are able to embody these values. You will be naturally positive, adaptable, proactive, organized and comfortable operating in a changing and ambiguous environment.

In exchange for your hard work you will be rewarded with a competitive compensation package, potential eligibility for an annual bonus, supportive peers and management team, opportunities to participate in sporting and social events, career development, training programs and other benefits. Other benefits include transportation services, potential eligibility for Pearson Shares (save for shares scheme), and OPD / Insurance / Medical.

Please apply by submitting a CV and please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted via phone.

Primary Location: Sri Lanka

Job: Engineering

Organization: Technology & Operations

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Jan 13, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1800762

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.