Senior Software Engineer - Metadata services (Java/Python) - Remote at Pearson (Hartford, CT)

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Senior Software Engineer - Metadata services

We are looking for a highly experienced Senior Software Engineer to help build the next generation of metadata services which will play a large role in delivering Pearson content to millions of students. The Senior Software Engineer will work as part of a team to code and deliver microservices as part of the larger platform domain strategy. The Senior Software Engineer will work with multiple teams to build highly scalable systems that deliver highly available learning experiences to consumers. The Senior Software Engineer will be involved with day-to-day design discussions while helping to code and deploy the next versions of our learning platforms. The Senior Software Engineer will leverage technology across all of Pearson to solve problems and be able to influence design decisions for the metadata services group.

*Responsibilities include but are not limited to:*
  • Work with product and technology teams to build innovative learning applications using Pearson's learning platform.
  • Drive technical decisions in a principled manner. Arbitrate and make decisions that move the development and architecture forward.
  • Work collaboratively with other team members and technology teams within Pearson leveraging solutions where appropriate.
  • Develop highly scalable microservices-based applications that are fault-tolerant and highly available.
  • Participate in architecture, code, security, and operational reviews.
  • Drive a culture of technical excellence and continuous improvement. Identify and introduce new technologies and patterns that elevate the platform.
  • Work on the next-generation content metadata domain.

The following skills and experience are essential:

  • Computer Science degree with (Bachelors or above preferred) with 8+ years in the software industry.
  • Significant experience in developing services-based consumer platforms at a high scale, high availability, performance, and resilience.
  • Prior experience building consumer platforms for the education industry.
  • Well-versed with content, content transformation, and designing scalable content platforms
  • Proven experience architecting for the cloud with consideration for security and cost-effectiveness. AWS cloud experience preferred
  • Prior experience in graph databases with (RDF, SPARQL, and GraphQL)
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver high-quality SaaS products that serve millions of people.
  • Proficient in designing modular architectures with good separation of concerns and data-modeling principles.
  • Proficient in designing microservices in a domain-driven culture. Specifically, prior experience in designing GraphQL services.
  • Excellent hands-on skills with AWS technologies and several programming languages (Java and Python)

. Experience with AWS SAM, GITlab, and DevOps is a plus.

The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position is $110,000.00-$140,000.00. This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program.

Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at:


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-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:

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: Higher Education

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 3488
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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 47 open jobs at Pearson, click here.
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