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Solution Architect

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Education, Media & Communications
Morrisville, NC, 27560, USA
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Solution Architect 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...

Job Description

Solution Architect


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 Solutions Architect 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.


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 AWS features and capabilities where it makes sense



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 4 years of experience leading platform development using microservices 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.

Primary Location: US-NJ-Hoboken

Other Locations US-NC-Morrisville

Work Locations: US-NJ-Hoboken-221 River 221 River Street Hoboken 07030

Job: Technology

Organization: Technology & Operations

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Mar 13, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1804281