Senior Software Engineer - Pearson's NextGen Team at Pearson (Richmond, VA)

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The Software Engineer will be a part of Pearson's NextGen messaging team; and will have the opportunity to work with some of the largest education datasets in the world gathered through Pearson's online learning products. The core mission of the NextGen team is the ingestion of actionable information from the data to improve Pearson products and learning content; thus, the position provides the opportunity to engage in cutting-edge development and to make a substantial contribution to learning and instruction.

Sound interesting? This exciting growth area needs a talented Engineer to join its ranks who would be a bold thinker and innovator. We motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology - and each other to surpass these boundaries - we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world's innovations, personal and global, large and small.

Responsibilities :
  • Design, code, unit test, and deploy multi-tenant, highly available software components using a variety of open-source technologies
  • Actively participates in requirements, architecture, and design meetings
  • Enjoy a healthy technical debate but know how to collaboratively solve problems that move everyone forward
  • Communicate well in person, over email, and via instant messenger within the team and with other development teams to improve quality, advance standards, and handle issues.
  • Work efficiently and collaboratively in an Agile (Scrum or Kanban) team environment
  • Directly and meaningfully impact the experience of students, institutions, and professors
  • Improve and maintain internal monitoring, instrumentation, and overall visibility of our learning systems.
  • Be self-directed and be able to prioritize your own workload.
  • Be willing to learn new skills whether they are directly tied to software development, software testing, server maintenance, or web application release and delivery.

Fit:

As an organization and team, we spend a lot of time together and finding the right fit is as important as technical skills and previous accomplishments. The right person will be:
  • Patient. You will need to work directly with several application teams, product owners, and management levels to develop project strategies and deliver code.
  • Smart. Problem solving is more than just knowing the code; it includes knowing how to approach unique problems.
  • Analytical. You will need to be able to analyze requirements, code, and issues to devise strategies and understand solutions.
  • Flexible. There will be times you'll need to work long hours, and take your work home with you if/when needed.
  • Eager. Not only willing to learn but quick to accept new challenges and opportunities.
  • Creative. Providing new ways to approach problems and build solutions is what this team is all about.
  • Motivated to Share knowledge - We are building learning teams that take the knowledge gained from each experience they go through and use it to better the team's performance. Our team members need to embrace this and use every success and failure to improve the collective intelligence of the group.

Qualifications :
  • The ideal candidate will be detail oriented, self-directed, self-motivated, with a strong capacity for working successfully and flexibly with members across the organization.
  • 7+ years of core Java development experience
  • Experience and practice with Java Unit testing frameworks
  • REST API design experience with JSON preferred
  • Experience with NoSQL design / development a plus
  • Experience and interest working in cloud based environments preferred
  • Experience with Gitlab, Maven, Debian, Jenkins, and automated deployments a plus
  • Solid foundation in computer science, with strong competencies in OO design and architecture, basic data structure, JVM concurrency, thread-safe design, scaling out of service platforms
  • Easy to work with, stays confident and optimistic in face of challenges
  • Strong communications skills and the ability to communicate technical concepts to non-technical people and work with a variety of internal and external development groups
  • Experience with Javascript a plus

As required by theColorado Equal Pay Transparency Act, Pearson provides a reasonable range of minimum compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For the state of Colorado only , the range of starting pay for this role is $91,000 - $140,000 and information on benefits offered is here.

Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at: https://pearsonbenefitsus.com/

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.

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: Corporate Strategy & Technology

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 3885
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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 98 open jobs at Pearson, click here.
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