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Pearson Senior Full-Stack Java Web Developer (remote) in United States

The Team

This position is on a team that develops and maintains client and candidate-facing web applications that are mobile, accessible, and internationalized for multiple locales. We have over 400 clients and 90% of our exam registrations are done through the products we support, which provide functionality for candidates to register for and schedule exams, view score reports, launch exams, and more. We also have several client-specific applications that are tailored to one or two customers for their custom exam workflows. There is a continuous stream of complex and challenging work for a demanding set of clients with direct impact to the candidate experience.

We are looking for passionate and driven technologists who flourish in a highly collaborative environment where they can think outside the box, challenge the status quo, and innovate both products and processes. Agile is at the core of everything we do, so we are constantly inspecting and adapting and focused on making our teams better with every iteration. Every developer on the team is a full-stack (front end and back end) developer, working with a broad portfolio of cutting-edge technologies, so you will be surrounded with like-minded people who work hard and play hard. We are currently working on moving all of our applications and services to Azure. Other projects in flight or coming up are focused on customer experience initiatives and client driven projects, and projects to improve and advance our technology.

LOCATION: Remote within the US

The Senior Full-Stack Java Web Developer will:

  • Analyze & Design- design solutions that effectively model the customer's requirements, considering performance, maintainability/complexity, market trends and innovation, controlling costs, system robustness and scalability, and long-term quality initiatives. Follow established design patterns and recommend new design patterns.

  • Implement - implement designs following Pearson VUE coding standards and industry best practices

  • Review - participates in and reviewing requirements, design, code, and test case reviews

  • Test - work closely with others to release high quality software. Create testable code and implement automated unit, integration, and functional tests as part of development.

  • Document - Create and maintain design documentation

  • Lead and mentor junior developers through code and solution reviews

Required Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS, or equivalent technology discipline

  • Ability to demonstrate a solid understanding of the following concepts as well as practical experience applying these concepts in the real world

  • Core Java and J2EE principles, syntax, and best practices

  • Core Spring

  • Web Services API development (SOAP and/or REST)


  • HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript (ES5+)

  • Some experience with Angular, AngularJS

  • Using code versioning tools such as Git

Current technology stack: Java, JPA, Hibernate, Spring, Web Services (REST/SOAP) AngularJS

Preferred Experience with the following:

  • Agile methodologies (e.g., Scrum, Kanban, XP, etc.)

  • Externally facing Web Application design/development using MVC frameworks (JSF, Struts, or similar)

  • JPA/Hibernate

  • Design patterns

  • Automation tools (jUnit, jMock, Selenium, Jasmine/Karma, Protractor)

  • Build tools (gradle, ant, npm, Bower, or similar)

  • Non-functional requirements such as Responsive Web Design, Accessibility, Security, I18N, Performance and/or Scalability

  • Azure, containers, Docker, CDN

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Expanded knowledge in many development languages, applications, and tools

  • Advanced problem-solving abilities honed through years of practice.

  • Ability to quickly learn new processes and tools, business domains and technical applications

  • Capable of thinking technically, analytically, strategically and innovatively

  • Assimilate information, distill knowledge, apply experience, and provide solution alternatives and recommendations.

  • Work well under pressure, is able to plan and set priorities, adapt to change, and meet established timelines

  • Develop effective relationships with internal and external contacts and works well within a team

  • Bring a positive and collaborative energy to the team

  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing

Compensation at Pearson is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific location. As required by the Colorado, California, Washington State, New York State and New York City laws, the pay range for this position is as follows:

The minimum full-time salary range is between $120,000 - $130,000.

This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program, and information on benefits offered is here..

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: Assessment & Qualifications

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 13151