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Pearson Senior Software Engineer- Math Automated Scoring in United States

We are the world’s learning company with more than 24,000 employees operating in 70 countries. We combine world-class educational content and assessment,powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people.

At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s a child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers and push the boundaries of technology to enhance students’ educational experiences. Collaborating, supporting, and inspiring one another, we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small. It is a great time to invest your talent in a formative EdTech industry with Pearson leading the charge!

We have an excellent opportunity for a versatile, experienced Software Engineer who thrives in a collaborative, problem-solving, and delivery-oriented environment. As an extremely skilled and motivated thinker, you will work closely with a small team of experts to cultivate new technologies for education.

This opportunity to showcase your talent is located at Boulder, CO, Austin, TX, Iowa City, IA or remote.

Here is what you will get to do:

As a Software Engineer, your primary responsibility will be to create, test, and maintain automated math scoring services. You will have the opportunity to solve interesting problems, develop new features, and bring an innovative technology to maturity.

Responsibilities include:

  • Full stack engineering with Python, Golang, and JavaScript.

  • Design, build, maintain, and deploy cloud-based systems hosted on AWS; we use EC2

  • Enforce coding standards & best practices.

  • Collaborate with other teams to meet deliverables.

We are looking for an individual with:

  • A desire to own an application from concept to delivery

  • An ability to work independently and as a key contributor to a small team

  • Excellent problem-solving skills with an innovative, strategic, forward-thinking mindset

  • Diverse technical skills, and an ability to shift between the development of front- and back-end systems

  • An ability to evaluate alternative delivery solutions and drive operational best practices

  • A focus on the processes and discipline required to make new innovations commercially scalable

  • Strong leadership skills

Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position can expect a starting salary $120k-$130k, and are eligible to participate in a bonus plan. Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at: https://pearsonbenefitsus.com/

Qualifications

Skills/Knowledge/Abilities:

  • 4+ years of professional programming experience on Unix-like platforms

  • 4+ years of experience with Python

  • 2+ years of experience with Javascript

  • Experience with Git

  • Comfortable with tree structures and related operations

  • MongoDB or similar NoSQL database

  • Agile development methodologies

Preferred skills, interest in, exposure to, and/or experience with any of the following:

  • Strong math background

  • Computer algebra systems such as sympy

  • Single-page web application frameworks, such as Angular, React or similar front-end framework

  • AWS or similar cloud computing technology

  • Jenkins or similar CI/CD technology

  • Docker or similar containerization technology

  • Golang experience, if not, we’ll teach you!

Pearson fuels the growing demand for effective education and high-quality information in the global knowledge economy, and share a common goal: to help people get on in their lives through education. For more information, visit www.pearson.com.

Learning is the most powerful force for change in the world. More than 20,000 Pearson employees deliver our products and services in nearly 200 countries, all working towards a common purpose – to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. We do that by providing high quality, digital content and learning experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help people build their skills and grow with the world around them. We are the world’s leading learning company. Learn more at pearsonplc.com.

Pearson believes that wherever learning flourishes, so do people. We are committed to being an anti-racist company in everything we do. We value the power of an inclusive culture and 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 a sustainable environment and workplace where talent can learn, grow, and thrive.  

To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, please click here: 

http://www.pearson.com/careers/diversity-and-inclusion.html

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment is decided 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.

Job: TECHNOLOGY

Organization: Assessments School

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 2113231

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