Pearson Senior Software Developer in United States
The Senior Software Developer is responsible for analysis, design, implementation, and unit testing to produce high-quality code for a project team responsible for supporting a number of cutting edge assessment technology platforms. They will use industry best practices while working in a team of high-performing professionals. They are also responsible for maintaining and supporting mission-critical applications as necessary.
This requisition is part of the Pearson/MZD team, which develops innovative assessment technology platforms. One of the team’s primary responsibilities is supporting a number of technology platforms that deliver exams to test takers, score and report results. We are now in the midst of building our next generation assessment platform, which is a multi-year project with enormous strategic value, leveraging state of the art technologies and processes. We are looking for outstanding candidates to bolster the staff of this critical project.
The Pearson/MZD development team is comprised of a small group of inspired developers that thrive on developing cutting edge applications, with a passion for innovation and pride in producing excellent user experiences. Our work environment is collaborative, casual, flexible, agile and results driven. Since the business provides a mission-critical service to a demanding set of clients, high-quality performance is required to meet customer expectations.
The Senior Software Engineer will:
Provide engineering leadership on a dynamic assessment scoring platform
Implement & Perform - Implement designs following Pearson coding standards and industry best practices
Analyze & Design - Ensure business and requirements artifacts are created that effectively model the customer's requirements. Use tooling and best practices to create design models from requirements
Review - Participate in and lead requirements, design and code reviews
Test & Deployment - Work closely with other teams (e.g., QA, configuration management, end users) to release high quality software. Create testable requirements and write and execute unit tests
Quality/process improvement - Participate in group improvement activities and initiatives to improve process and product quality in pursuit of excellence
People development – Mentor and train new team members
Performs other duties as assigned
Education and Experience:
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in computer science, MIS, or equivalent technology discipline
5+ years relevant software development experience creating SaaS applications
Experience with development, maintenance, and testing of software following industry best practices
Experience with highly available, highly concurrent web-based applications
Experience with Git or similar VCS tools
Current Tech Stack:
AWS hosted applications
5+ years experience working in an agile, iterative development environment
Experience collecting and analyzing customer requirements to produce elegant and maintainable software solutions
Experience leading software automation workflows to remove human dependencies and improve reliability in critical business processes
Experience with functional UX design for a professional userbase
Ability to balance immediate feature needs with broader architectural goals and coding best practices
Desire to expand knowledge in many development languages, applications, tools, and external services
Quickly learn new processes and tools, business domains and technical applications
Must have strong time management skills - including the ability to work well under pressure, plan, set priorities, adapt to change, and meet established timelines
Must be a self-starter and detail-oriented
Effective written and verbal communication skills
Ability to work within a team
Experience with some or all of the following is considered a bonus:
High-stakes standardized testing and human scoring administrations
Video/voice call streaming and HTTP transport
AI essay scoring and related services
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 $90k - $125k.
This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program, and information on benefits offered is here.
What to expect from Pearson
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Organization: Assessment & Qualifications
Req ID: 13750