Software Developer ( Remote - US) at Pearson (Columbus, OH)

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As a Python Software Developer, you will be responsible for analysis, design, and implementation in a high-performing, experienced team. You will use industry best practices while producing high-quality full stack solutions in an agile, results driven environment. You will also be responsible for maintaining and supporting mission-critical applications as necessary. In this role you will have the opportunity to continually grow, mentor software developers, and challenge all of us to raise the bar even higher with your contributions to people, process, and technology. This is a highly collaborative team that works on a variety of complex and challenging projects with a passion for excellence, innovation, and pride in producing excellent user experiences.



  • Implement designs following Pearson coding standards and industry best practices; maintain and support mission-critical applications as necessary.
  • Ensure requirement artifacts are created that effectively model the customer's requirements.
  • Participate in and lead requirement, design, and code reviews.
  • Work closely with other teams and stakeholders to release high quality software. Create testable requirements and write/execute unit tests.
  • Participate in team initiatives to improve process and product quality in pursuit of excellence.
  • Complete project documentation as required, including logging status, risk, progress, and effort on assigned work.
  • Work with the team to migrate existing application (Play/Java/AngularJS) to new serverless technology stack on AWS (Python/React).


Required Education and Technology

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS, or equivalent experience.
  • Python development experience.
  • Ability to navigate and understand Java and AngularJS code as part of application migration initiative.
  • Programmatic interaction with relational database systems (mySQL).
  • Experience with React or similar front-end frameworks.
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (Step Functions, Lambdas, API Gateway, S3, DynamoDB, SNS, SQS).
  • Experience with REST services.

Preferred technology

  • Docker
  • Git
  • Jenkins
  • Linux Terminal
  • NoSQL (DynamoDB, Mongo)
  • Postman or similar tools
  • Full stack development experience.
  • Familiar with Serverless architectures.

Required - Soft Skills

  • Experience working in an agile software development environment.
  • Experience in understanding software architecture.
  • Experience in creating design documents, performing code reviews and test-driven development.
  • Desire to expand knowledge in many programming languages, applications, and tools.
  • Proven ability to quickly learn new processes and tools, business domains and technical applications.
  • Must develop effective relationships with internal and external contacts and work well within a team.
  • Must be a self-starter and detail oriented.
  • Must have effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Creative problem-solving skills.

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 $75k - $80k. This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program, and information on benefits offered is here.

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: Assessment & Qualifications

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 4627
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 922 open jobs at Pearson, click here.
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