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Senior Software Developer
Pearson     Chandler, AZ 85286


The dev lead is a hands-on leader of an offshore dev team of 4-6 developers and testers responsible for the UI and back-end API of the Oculus system. The Oculus system manages multiple HigherEd post-delivery workflows to help ensure content is approprately configured and verified prior to going live in HE platforms. The position demands someone who responds well to challenges, can communicate effectively with team members, will absorb and understand complex problems, and guide scalable, reliable solutions. As needed, this person will also need to be in the code, providing hands-on support for troubleshooting, debugging, and (on rare occasions) small coding tasks.


+ Leads cross-functional offshore teams (including development staff, TPM, and QA) in the design and implementation of all team deliverables.

+ Serves as the primary onshore technical resource in support of the applications during US business hours. Will be able to provide hands-on support as needed, and will be the technical expert in understanding the inner workings of the team’s services and tools and how they interface with other systems.

+ Works with all team members to organize multiple workstreams, clarify complex problems and issues and increase the efficiency of the team’s work.

+ Create solutions by partnering with architects and peer team leads responsible for other domains to understand how best to leverage existing capabilities and APIs.

+ Works with product stakeholders to help decompose requirements into manageable stories and tasks for the offshore team and assist in the estimation of those stories

+ Works with DevOps teams to ensure CI/CD pipeline is streamlined and reliable -- also engages with DevOps teams to ensure scalability and availability are up to standards via monitoring/alerting, auto-scaling, and infrastructure-as-code practices are followed.

+ Ensures that code adheres to strict standards for accessibility, security, object-oriented practices and performance

+ Other duties as assigned

+ Actively participates in requirements, architecture, and design meetings

+ Writes documentation for both internal and external consumers, covering design artifacts, code, and fixes

+ Other duties as assigned


Expert knowledge required in the following areas:

+ Java

+ React.js/Redux/Javascript/UI

+ Node.js

+ Asynchronous programming including Promises, async/await, and ES7 generators, along with state management using Redux and Observables.

+ Knowledge in core Java/J2EE technologies such as spring core and spring boot is required.



+ Microservice Architecture

+ Unit Testing / Test Coverage

Significant experience or knowledge required in the following areas:

+ MongoDB

+ AWS architecture

+ Continuous Integration/Build Automation

+ Agile development

Learning is the most powerful force for change in the world. More than 20,000 Pearson employees deliver our products and services in nearly 200 countries, all working towards a common purpose – to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. We do that by providing high quality, digital content and learning experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help people build their skills and grow with the world around them. We are the world’s leading learning company. Learn more at pearsonplc.com.

Pearson believes that wherever learning flourishes, so do people. We are committed to being an anti-racist company in everything we do. We value the power of an inclusive culture and a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm, and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to a sustainable environment and workplace where talent can learn, grow, and thrive.

To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, please click here: http://www.pearson.com/careers/diversity-and-inclusion.html

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other group protected by law.


**Organization:** Corporate Strategy & Technology

**Schedule:** FULL\_TIME

**Req ID:** 5708

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