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Capability Delivery Lead (Fixed Term Contract)

Reference
1912072
Contract Type
Permanent
Sector
Education, Media & Communications
Location
London, GBR
Expiry Date
22/10/2019
Capability Delivery Lead (Fixed Term Contract) Description Role and Responsibilities Work with solution architects to ensure software projects address security, hosting and other policies within Pearson as are applicable Rai...

Job Description

Capability Delivery Lead (Fixed Term Contract)

Description

Role and Responsibilities

  • Work with solution architects to ensure software projects address security, hosting and other policies within Pearson as are applicable
  • Raise awareness of systems which do or may breach those policies
  • Reinforce the importance of those policies with staff

Key Challenges:

  • UK Quals is undergoing an aggressive transformation of all of it’s systems, most of which are legacy and need to be replaced over time, requiring strong leadership as well as a clear development plan for staff
  • UK Quals is a large part of the revenue for the UK, and is broken into several business units which can create conflicts of resources and priorities
  • Much of what we do is subject to Ofqual regulation, as well as GDPR and other regulatory factors
  • The UK Quals business is extremely risk averse, so any major change requires a high level of assurance
  • Many of the staff have been at Pearson a long time, and have not had the opportunity to learn the technology and skills required to transform

Pearson is an equal opportunities employer. We do not discriminate against employees or job applicants and select the best person for each job based on relevant skills and experience.

We are also committed to building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce and encouraging equality and diversity.

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Qualifications

Core Competencies Required:

  1. Providing a customer focused service
  2. Effective communication on incidents, design and development
  3. Working with others to achieve common goals
  4. Contributing to and delivering goals in a changing and legacy environment
  5. Taking a creative and innovative approach to work
  6. Supporting and mentoring staff through transformation of process and systems
  7. Have a technical background in architecture, development or testing software
  8. Strong experience delivering projects using SCRUM, XP or similar

Other Requirements

  1. Strong background in cloud-based deployments and cloud migration
  2. Working knowledge of at least one high-level language
  3. Good understanding of modern software engineering principles
  4. Working knowledge of RDBMS and NoSQL based persistence models

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of legacy Windows deployment model and TFS
  • Experience with Linux and containerized deployment

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Primary Location: GB-GB-London

Work Locations: GB-London-80 Strand 80 Strand London WC2R 0RL

Job: Technology

Organization: Technology & Operations

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Sep 27, 2019

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Temporary

Req ID: 1912072

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.