Senior Front End Software Engineer (Next Generation Learning Platform For K-12)

Pearson Boston , MA 02298

Posted 2 months ago

Senior Front End Software Engineer (Next generation learning platform for K-12)


Senior Software Engineer - UI/Front End

Pearson US Learning Services provides educational content to grades K-12 in North America. Our leading Learning Management System (LMS), called Realize, is home to more than 850 programs across all Subject areas and grade levels in the Education field.

We are seeking a Senior Front End Software Engineer to help build the next generation learning platform for K-12 learning services teams. We are seeking self-motivated and skilled engineers interested in getting hands-on with the latest, modern front end technology stack. This is an excellent opportunity to work with some of the best and brightest engineers.

As a Senior UI or Front Engineer what you will be doing here:

  • Ability to comprehend business requirements and be able to map them to technical data requirements.

  • Ability to lead a small team (globally distributed) of 2-4 individuals with passion, ownership and help drive sound engineering design, process, and quality practices, and perform acceptance engineering

  • Work with the UX and Architecture teams to make key UI design decisions while also considering best practices such as Test Driven Development(TDD), Continuous Integration and Code Automation.

  • Perform research, analysis, design, and implementation and provide effective solutions for short term and long term needs

  • Evaluate new technologies and software products to determine the feasibility and desirability of incorporating their capabilities into the platform.

  • Contributes as a hands-on software developer, seek, give, and receive critical feedback in a constructive manner, including but not limited to code review.


Minimum qualifications

  • Master's or Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, with strong fundamentals and problem-solving skills.

  • 6 years of experience in architecture, design, analysis, development, testing, deployment, and maintenance of highly scalable web platform services and components, both server-side and UI

  • Expert experience with HTML5, CSS3 Layout, Ajax, handling cross-browser issues.

  • At least 4 years of AnguarlJS hands-on experience is MUST.

  • 2 years of experience working with Node.js and familiarity with Express.js or another web framework

  • Working knowledge of GraphQL, web pack, ES6 is plus.

  • Strong background in Object Oriented Programming / Analysis and Design concepts, Design Patterns, and Software Development Life Cycle

  • Experience in a continuous integration process, employing a CI server, automated unit testing and deployment

  • Strong background in unit testing frameworks such as Jasmine, Karma, Grunt, and Integration testing (Rest, Protractor).

  • Experience working with Agile/Scrum and TDD is highly desirable

Preferred qualifications

  • Strong leader capable of motivating and energizing the software engineers, as well as gaining their respect.

  • Experience in Content Management Systems desirable.

  • Dynamic and strong in communication & analytical skills and possesses an open and flexible attitude

  • Ability to work with onshore and offshore teams.


Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: US-MA-Boston

Work Locations: US-MA-Boston-501 Boylston 501 Boylston St Boston 02116

Job: Technology

Organization: North America

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Jan 28, 2019

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1901303

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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