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Assessment & Qualifications Senior Software Developer in United States


The Automated Assessment team develops machine learning-based software systems that analyze tens of millions of learner exam responses each year. Our technology is unique and meaningful, providing results quickly on student performance on standardized tests. The information helps inform teaching and learning for educators, students and parents.

As a senior Software Developer, you will:

  • Design, develop and deploy software components in a machine learning pipeline.

  • Contribute to the development of student assessments data management components -- providing efficient access for developing new assessment techniques while maintaining strong data security and privacy.

  • Evaluate open-source and commercial platforms for the use, development and operation of machine learning models.

  • Develop tooling and infrastructure to support ML engineers and data scientists with model experimentation and deployment

  • Work with ML scientists to transition research prototypes into robust, scalable and cost-effective software solutions.


  • BS in a quantitative field (CS, EE, statistics, math, data science) or related experience

  • Software engineering expertise

  • Python development experience

  • RDBMS experience

  • MongoDB or other NoSQl database experience

  • Machine learning familiarity

  • Analytical, inquisitive, adaptable, creative

  • Great collaboration skills

Experience that will set you apart:

  • High-volume, server-side application development

  • Go Development

  • AWS expertise

  • Hands-on Kubernetes

  • Microservice architectures

  • Design of REST or Graph QL APIsBig data management and tool development

  • Docker expertise

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 $110k - $135k

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

Workplace Type:

Req ID: 15518