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Senior Software Developer

Reference
1806138
Contract Type
Permanent
Sector
Education, Media & Communications
Location
Bloomington, MN, 55431, USA
Expiry Date
28/05/2018
Senior Software Developer Description Pearson VUE (www.pearsonvue.com) is the global leader in computer-based testing for information technology, academic, government and professional testing programs around the world. Pearson VUE p...

Job Description

Senior Software Developer

Description

Pearson VUE (www.pearsonvue.com) is the global leader in computer-based testing for information technology, academic, government and professional testing programs around the world. Pearson VUE provides a full suite of services from test development to data management, and delivers exams through the world’s most comprehensive and secure network of test centers in more than 180 countries, where we validate the skills and knowledge of millions of individuals every year.

Pearson VUE is a business of Pearson, the world's leading learning company with global-reach and market-leading businesses. Pearson is listed on both the London and New York stock exchanges (UK: PSON; NYSE: PSO).

Position Summary

The Senior Software Developer is responsible for analysis, design, implementation, and unit testing to produce high-quality code for a project team responsible for supporting a number of test driver platforms. They will use industry best practices while working in a team of high-performing professionals. They are also responsible for maintaining and supporting mission-critical applications as necessary. Software developers are expected to mentor associate software developers and continually contribute to process improvement activities.

This requisition is part of the Test Development and Delivery team, which supports the exam creation and presentation functions that are essential components of Pearson Vue’s core business. One of the team’s primary responsibilities is supporting a number of test driver platforms that present exams to candidates, record responses, calculate scores and report results. We are now in the midst of building our next generation test driver, which is a multi-year project with enormous strategic value, leveraging state of the art technologies and process, which has strong organizational interest and momentum. We are looking for outstanding candidates to bolster the staff of this critical project.

Team:

The Pearson VUE development team is comprised of a group of inspired developers that thrive on developing cutting edge applications, with a passion for innovation and pride in producing excellent user experiences. Our work environment is collaborative, casual, flexible, agile and results driven. Since the business provides a mission-critical service to a demanding set of clients, high-quality performance is required to meet customer expectations.

The Senior Software Developer will:

  • Implement & Perform - Implement designs following Pearson coding standards and industry best practices; maintain and support mission-critical applications as necessary
  • Analyze & Design - Ensure business and requirements artifacts are created that effectively model the customer's requirements. Use tooling and best practices to create design models from requirements
  • Review - Participate in and lead requirement, design and code reviews
  • Test & Deployment - Work closely with other teams (e.g., QA, configuration management, end users) to release high quality software. Create testable requirements and write and execute unit tests
  • Quality/process improvement - Participate in group improvement activities and initiatives to improve process and product quality in pursuit of excellence
  • Reporting - Complete project documentation as required, including logging status, risk, progress, and effort on assigned work
  • People development – Mentor and train new team members
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science, MIS, or equivalent technology discipline
  • 5 years relevant software development experience creating business applications with relational database systems
  • 3 years of Java development
  • Experience with development, maintenance, and testing of Java applications following industry best practices

Desired Experience:

  • 1 years experience using Java Swing
  • Spring Dependency Injection
  • 1 years experience working in agile environment
  • Desire to expand knowledge in many development languages, applications, and tools
  • Quickly learn new processes and tools, business domains and technical applications
  • Able to think technically and analytically
  • Ability to understand philosophy of architecture
  • Must assimilate information, distill knowledge, apply experience and provide solution alternatives and recommendations
  • Must have strong time management skills - including ability to work well under pressure, plan, set priorities, adapt to change, and meet established timelines
  • Must be a self-starter and detail-oriented
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work within a team

Experience with some or all of the following tools is considered a bonus:

  • JUnit / Mocking Frameworks
  • Ivy dependency management
  • Freemarker/Velocity Templating
  • Gradle / Ant / Build Frameworks
  • Selenium Web Driver / Gauge UI Automation (we don't really use this, but I would consider UI automation a bonus in general)
  • IntelliJ IDE
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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-MN-Bloomington

Work Locations: US-MN-Bloomington-5601 Green Valley 5601 Green Valley Drive Suite 220 Bloomington 55437

Job: Technology

Organization: Assessments VUE

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Apr 19, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1806138

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.