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Pearson Senior Technical Specialist in Sri Lanka


Listed below are the typical duties and responsibilities expected of an individual for the job title described in this document. The items specified below are a guideline of the minimum expectations for the job title; changes will be made on a case-by-case basis for individuals who show potential to take on more responsibilities.

Other duties may be assigned time to time.

Overall Responsibilities:

● Responsible for design details under direction from Architect and clearly understand and defend trade-offs made.

● Provides leadership to technical resources to meet project deadlines and ensure project objectives are met

● Provides realistic and accurate estimates and achieve on-time Delivery.

● Ensures that code artifacts produced are of the highest quality, conforming to set or agreed upon standards. Should advocate such consistency to all members of the team.

● Follows the Pearson processes, agile practices and motivates his/her team members to do so.

● Escalates and communicates issues, risks and concerns to the management on time.

● Makes optimum utilization of engineering tools and technologies to maintain a high productivity level in the team

● Accepts project delivery responsibilities and demonstrate accountability to leadership.

● Builds competencies in product and technology domain to set expectations.

● Adhere to Pearson values and ethical practices.

● Maintains a sense of individuality in thinking and decision making.

● Is a professional in work aspects as well as conduct with other individuals.

● Drives technology competencies for the organization including initiatives / task force activities.

● Performs effective code and design reviews

● Supports the engineering management in the recruitment process.

● Directly engage with the product management for requirement analysis and clarifications and play a key role in assisting engineering/ product management to define product and engineering roadmap items

● Performs cost benefit analysis, architectural tradeoff analysis and research to identify most cost effective/efficient solutions to implement.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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.

Minimum five (5) years of experience in software engineering and design and three (3) years of

additional experience in a similar capacity providing architectural & engineering guidance to the



● Strong skills and passion in software architecture & design and the desire to learn and continuously improve on the product quality, performance and other non-functional requirements.

● Possess advanced knowledge of Object Oriented Programming and Design

● Strong technical knowledge and hands-on experience in one or more technology stack (Java/.Net/Mobile etc.) and good working knowledge of open source tools and technologies.

● Hands on experience on RDBMS and/or NoSQL tools and technologies.

● A good understanding of Software Engineering Best Practices and ability to define and drive this within the teams

● Strong and effective interpersonal and communication skills (including English language skills) and the ability to interact promptly and professionally with teams across different time zones.

● Follows the Pearson processes, agile practices and motivates his/her team members to do so.

● Strong technical knowledge on CI/CD tools and technologies

● Provision of in-depth technical skills to fix ad hoc incidents/problems, mentoring and support DevOps teams to ensure best practice.

● Ability to work in a team environment collaboratively with positive attitude

● Desirable Experience or Knowledge on the following areas:

o Architectural and Design Patterns

o Web Application Development

o UI / UX Technologies

o Source control systems

o Unit testing and test automation frameworks

o Continuous integration and continuous deployment tools and technologies

o Agile practices

o Web and Application Servers - Weblogic , Tomcat , IIS

o Web Services - RESTful Web Services , SOAP Services

o Database design and programming

o Responsive Web Design


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

● Microsoft Certifications

● Certified Scrum Developer ( CSD)

● Zend Certified Engineer (ZCE)

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Organization: Higher Education

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 5464