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Pearson Software Project Manager in United States

As the global leader in electronic testing, Pearson VUE ( validates the skills and knowledge of millions of individuals every year. Our customers’ high-stakes certification, licensure, admissions and other credentialing exams help people advance in technology, government and professional careers, as well as attain educational growth. Pearson VUE offers proctored exams through the world's largest network of test centers in addition to testing in online and un-proctored environments.

Pearson VUE is a business of Pearson, the world's leading learning company with global-reach and market-leading businesses. Pearson is listed on both the London and New York stock exchanges (UK: PSON; NYSE: PSO). For more information, visit

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.


The Software Project Manager and Scrum Master will lead and manage technical projects of varying sizes, as well as enhancement requests for multiple teams. You will use industry best practices in an agile, results driven environment across a diverse set of areas, including finance, infrastructure, test center utilization, e-commerce, registration, and scheduling. You are expected to understand, drive and effectively communicate your projects from both business and technology perspectives. In this role, you will be expected to continually grow, and challenge all of us to raise the bar even higher with your contributions to people, process, and technology. These teams are highly collaborative and are continually working on a variety of complex and challenging projects.

The Software Project Manager and Scrum Master will:

  • Establish, document, and manage project scope, schedule, timeline, and budget

  • Facilitate Agile processes and best practices with your teams (planning and execution)

  • Ensure scope, objectives and schedule are clearly understood by the teams, stakeholders, and sponsors

  • Be accountable for the delivery of projects to approved schedule, scope, and budget

  • Manage and obtain approval for changes to project scope, schedule or budget

  • Identify and manage project risks and issues

  • Facilitate Agile processes and best practices with your teams (planning and execution)

  • Assist teams to remove blockers and issues, escalate as needed

  • Coordinate work across multiple projects, enhancements, and teams

  • Establish relationships with stakeholders and clients. Understand and clearly communicate updates, risks, and issues. Drive decision making processes

  • Establish, track, and report on project budget, actual expenses, and forecasts of remaining expenses

  • Understand and advocate your team’s capacity and ability to take on new work

  • Coordinate, as required, with other teams to deliver projects and/or enhancements

  • Perform other duties as assigned


Required Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience (master’s degree or related technical training and management training or experience preferred)

  • 3 or more years previous project management experience

  • 3 or more years software development project team experience (in any role)

  • Strong Agile & Scrum project management experience required

  • Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously

  • Proven track record of successfully leading multiple project teams through the full software development lifecycle to deliver business goals and requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent organization, prioritization, and coordination skills

  • Ability to deal effectively with change in a fast-paced environment

  • Knowledge of software development life cycle (SDLC) processes

  • Knowledge of project management methods and tools

  • Excellent listening, oral, and written communication skills

  • Leadership and team building skills

  • Budgeting and forecasting skills

  • Negotiation and conflict resolution skills

  • Strong presentation skills

  • Energetic motivator that excels at managing projects across functional teams

License / Certifications:

  • PMI-ACP (PMI Agile Certified Practitioner)

  • Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Certification preferred

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

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: 

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.


Organization: Assessment & Qualifications

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 7296