Manager of Web Development at Pearson

| Madison, WI
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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 Pearson Online Learning Services (POLS) Technology and Operations team is seeking a Manager of Web Development who will provide leadership and direction to the Front-end and DevOps teams that manage the POLS web estate. This role will be responsible for ensuring the current technologies and infrastructure used for web development are maintained and optimized, while also creating a future-state strategy and roadmap.

Primary Areas of Focus:

  • Demonstrate an expertise in web development that translates into technical and functional leadership that can be leveraged within the team and with key stakeholders.
  • Identify continued opportunities for simplification and reduction of legacy tools, single points of failure and processes, with an emphasis on alignment between Academic Partners where possible.
  • Manage relationships with marketing leadership to meet Academic Partner expectations.
  • Leads the effort to ensure full documentation of processes and infrastructure is captured and continues to be maintained on a regular basis.
  • Works collaboratively with key stakeholders to understand and rationalize new requests, developing a methodology to quantify value and ROI of those requests.
  • Ensure key metrics are reported on and kept up to date in partnership with the web analytics teams.
  • Provide a comprehensive view of all projects that are in-flight and upcoming with appropriate reporting and statuses, in addition to creating and updating an overall roadmap.

Qualifications:

  • Open, positive attitude promoting confidence and credibility to peers, stakeholders and all levels of management.
  • Excellent organization, communication, team building, networking and facilitation skills, having an ability to positively influence others and resolve conflict.
  • Flexibility and adaptability when working in an environment of ongoing change, adjusting priorities and engagement as needed.
  • Curious and open-minded about innovative technologies and opportunities to align with other areas of Pearson outside of POLS.
  • Expertise in WordPress and/or other related content management system (open-source and commercial).
  • Advanced web development, DevOps and/or infrastructure experience
  • Understanding of how to work across a complex matrixed organization and manage ambiguity and conflicting priorities.
  • Self-motivated, able to effectively deal with a certain degree of autonomy and capable of making sound business decisions.
  • Strong track record of getting things done on time with high quality work products achieved with urgency and an "agile" mindset.
  • Ability to manage and develop others.
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Acts ethically in all situations.
  • Embraces diversity.

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-racistcompany 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: Virtual Learning

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 2982
More Information on Pearson
Pearson operates in the Edtech industry. The company is located in Chandler, AZ, Iowa City, IA, Minneapolis, MN, Tupelo, MS, Concord, NH, Hoboken, NJ, Albuquerque, NM and San Antonio, TX. Pearson was founded in 1871. It has 29811 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 1561 open jobs at Pearson, click here.
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