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Principal Software Engineer

Reference
1719569
Contract Type
Permanent
Sector
Education, Media & Communications
Location
San Francisco, CA, 94103, USA
Expiry Date
25/02/2018
Principal Software Engineer Description At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lesson...

Job Description

Principal Software Engineer

Description

At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who 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.

We are looking for a highly experienced, very senior level software engineer to lead the detailed software architecture, design, delivery and deployment of core software platforms in the content creation and content distribution area. The Principal Engineer will act as a guide/mentor to all the delivery teams and drive software architecture and software design across delivery workstreams. Will be responsible for creating the most optimal software design that can scale and perform in a direct to consumer environment. Will be directly involved in problem solving and resolution of day-to-day design issues. Will translate the high-level architecture to software design that delivery teams can code to. Will play a key role in defining the high-level architecture, working closely with the Enterprise Architecture team. Will be the bridge between Enterprise Architecture and Delivery and also act as the bridge between Delivery and Operations. Will work closely with the Operations team to develop system design for public cloud deployment. Will drive cutting edge cloud technology adoption within the delivery teams. Will also drive best in class software design, development & deployment techniques.

Qualifications

Responsibilities:

  • Act as the lead/chief engineering for content core platforms and own/drive the detailed software architecture & design across all workstreams
  • Work closely with Enterprise Architecture to develop optimal software/system architecture
  • Bridge the gap between high-level architecture developed by Enterprise Architecture and the detailed solutions design input needed by the delivery teams
  • Act as SME for platform development in AWS
  • Work closely with operations to develop the most optimal system architecture/deployment design for content core platforms
  • Jump in and solve complex technical problems and design issues
  • Drive adoption of advanced cloud based features and capabilities where it makes sense
  • Interact with development teams providing mentoring and guidance (through code reviews, design reviews, best practices and technical vision) while being still very hands-on and capable of deep diving into implementation details.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • B.S. / M.S. Computer Science or equivalent, with strong fundamentals and problem solving skills (such as data structures, computational algorithms, and operating systems).
  • 10 years of software engineering experience building scalable, high-performance systems in a direct-to-consumer business
  • 10 years of experience working with open source platforms, API development, REST/SOAP, Linux, Java, Node.JS, MongoDB/NoSQL databases
  • 5 years of experience leading small to medium sized software engineering teams in an Agile/SCRUM environment
  • Experience leading platform development using micro-services in AWS
  • 5 Years of hands-on experience as full stack developer, at all tiers from the front end UI to the backend data store.
  • Successful track record of developing high quality software products and shipping production ready software on schedule.
  • Accomplished team player with a desire to work hard, get along with others, and have fun.

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.

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-CA-San Francisco

Work Locations: US-CA-San Francisco-1255 Battery St 1255 Battery St Suite 220 San Francisco 94111

Job: Technology

Organization: Technology & Operations

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Dec 6, 2017

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1719569