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Senior Software Developer

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Education, Media & Communications
Austin, TX, 78769, USA
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Senior Software Developer 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,...

Job Description

Senior Software Developer


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.

The Senior Software Developer is responsible for analysis, design, implementation, and unit testing to produce high-quality code for a project team responsible for creating and supporting assessment software products. 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. Senior Software developers are expected to mentor software developers and continually contribute to process improvement activities.

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


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
  • 5 years of Java development required
  • 2 years experience using Amazon Web Services
  • 2 years experience implementing restful services
  • 2 years experience using Typescript/Javascript frameworks - Angular 2/JQuery
  • 2 years experience using MySQL or Postgres
  • Experience with development, maintenance, and testing of Typescript/JavaScript following industry best practices
  • Experience with highly available, highly concurrent web-based applications

Desired Experience:

  • 2 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 Windows, Unix and/or OS X system programming

Experience with some or all of the following frameworks/technologies is considered a bonus:

  • Docker
  • AWS Postgres Aurora
  • Objject-relational mapping
  • Gradle / Ant / Build Frameworks

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-IA-Iowa City

Other Locations US-TX-Austin

Work Locations: US-IA-Iowa City-2510 North Dodge 2510 North Dodge Street Iowa City 52245

Job: Technology

Organization: Assessments School

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: May 7, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1806936

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled