Senior Software Engineer - Backend (Aws, Java/Scala)

Pearson Montgomery , AL 36101

Posted 3 weeks ago

Pearson Higher-Ed Gradebook team owns and manages performance information of learners across various Pearson in this space. This team deals terabytes of data and billions of transactions monthly. Thus, the position provides the opportunity to engage in cutting-edge development and to make a substantial contribution to learning and instruction. Our systems are cutting-edge, reactive services, written in Java and Scala that utilize near stream-based event handling, all deployed in an AWS cloud infrastructure. Sound interesting?

A new member of the team will have the opportunity to work with some of the largest education datasets in the world gathered through Pearson's online learning products. You will work on a best-in-class cloud computing platform, with state-of-the-art big data tools at your disposal while having access to experts in education, engineering, and data science.

By pushing the boundaries of technology and pushing each other to surpass them, we create an environment that leads not only the education industry but creates seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world's innovations, personal and global, large, and small.

Job Duties & Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Working with product and technology teams to innovate and evolve Pearson's learning platform.

  • Creating solutions by partnering with architects and peer team leads responsible for other domains to understand how best to leverage existing capabilities and APIs.

  • Leading cross-functional teams in the design and implementation of new software as well as maintaining and enhancing existing software

  • Self-starter who enjoys working in high-pressure environments and understands the pressure and pride of maintaining a world-class 24/7 production environment.

  • Be curious, always learning, stay on top, and help adoption of new frameworks and technology capabilities where it makes sense.

  • Drive design and implementation decisions using principles and best practices. Make decisions that move the architecture forward; create best practices and patterns.

  • Hands-on experience as a full-stack developer, at all tiers from the front-end UI to the backend data store.

  • Experience and knowledge in one of the strong typed, structural languages

  • Java, Scala, C
  • Proficiency in at least one backend Scripting Programming Language

  • Experiences working with Cloud Platforms preferred

  • AWS.
  • Ability to navigate through different layers of the system with proficiency, to troubleshoot and find the root cause for an issue.

  • Author technical documentation for workflows/processes/best practices. Maintain 99.999% uptime for the client's E-com websites

  • Mentor other engineers and technical leads to make sound technical decisions and help build effective engineering practices. Build POCs where appropriate and turn POCs into production-ready code. Be the go-to expert for technical solutions for various development teams.

  • Experience of being a part of the Agile/Scrum environment.

  • Team player, problem solver, a good communicator with a desire to work hard, deliver meaningful features, get along with others, and have fun.

Qualifications:

Significant experience or knowledge is required in the following areas:

  • Serverless Architecture

  • Cloud Technologies

  • Microservice Architecture

  • Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment/Continuous Testing

  • Agile development

Nice to Have

Experience in Education Domain

EDUCATION

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science / MIS or equivalent experience required. Minimum five (5) years' experience in software engineering and design.

The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position is $110-165K (depending on experience and other factors). This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program.

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

#LI-POST

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: Higher Education

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 5686

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