Lead Software Engineer

San Francisco, CA, United States • $170k - $190k

Pearson


Role Location

  • San Francisco, CA, United States

Compensation

$170k - $190k

Employees

501+ people

Address

50 California St Ste 1800
San Francisco, CA, 94111, US

Tech Stack

  • Java
  • JavaScript
  • React
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • React Native
  • JVM
  • Spring MVC

Role 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 an experienced software engineer to drive the design and implementation of key components of our Global Learning Platform architecture and services. The Principal Software Engineer will lead a team of developers responsible for building highly scalable micro-service oriented back-end solutions as well as high quality web and mobile user interfaces. 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 be the bridge between Enterprise Architecture and Delivery and also act as a bridge between Delivery and Operations. Will work closely with the Operations team to develop system design for public cloud deployment. Will also drive best in class software design, development & deployment techniques. Must be able to work across multiple facets of the project and juggle multiple responsibilities at the same time. Very hands-on with strong analytic capability and the ability to create innovative solutions. We are looking for a highly motivated individual who is looking to grow their career in a fast paced environment. Your responsibilities: • Act as the technical lead to a cross-functional, full stack agile development team. • Be a top-notch coder on the team, capable of deep diving into implementation details of components and features across the technology stacks. • Lead development team by providing mentoring and guidance through code reviews, design reviews, best practices, and technical vision. Lead by example. • Jump in and solve the most complex technical problems and design issues. Initiate and lead refactoring effort. • Stay on top and drive adoption of advanced cloud-based features and capabilities where it makes sense. • Champion, nurture and guard Agile/DevOPS software development mindset within the team and supporting functions. • 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 • Work closely with operations to develop the most optimal system architecture/deployment design for content core platforms • B.S. / M.S. Computer Science or equivalent, with strong fundamentals and problem-solving skills (such as data structures, computational algorithms, and operating systems). • 5+ years of software engineering experience, a track record of building highly scalable, high-quality systems in a direct-to-consumer business. Should had played a critical role in the development of such systems. • 5+ years of experience and expert knowledge in one of the strong typed, structural languages: C++, Java, C# • Expertise with Java 8 or higher and JVM, knowledge of Spring Boot microservices, Spring Reactive stack, Spring WebFlux, Reactive Streams is highly desirable. • Expertise in relational database design, practical experience of developing systems with NoSQL/MongoDB/Couchbase. • Experience in scaling out applications and maximizing throughput through load balancing, database sharding, distributed cache systems, route optimization is highly desirable. • Experience in developing messaging and event-based systems (Kafka is a plus). • Experience with AWS or other public cloud provider, containerized deployments, Kubernetes, and working in DevOPS environment. • Hands-on experience as a full stack developer, at all tiers from the front end UI to the backend data store. • Substantial knowledge of web technologies HTML/Javascript/Angular/Typescript and debugging of web applications. • Some experience leading small to medium sized software engineering teams in an Agile/Scrum environment is a plus. • Accomplished team player, problem solver, good communicator with a desire to work hard, deliver meaningful , get along with others, and have fun.

About Pearson

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.

Our capabilities are based on our deep expertise in how people learn, and we apply them to our three strategic priorities:

Grow market share through the digital transformation of our courseware and assessment businesses by shifting from selling ownership of our content to selling print or digital services. Invest in structural growth opportunities that promote lifelong learning, such as professional certifications and licensure, virtual schools, online program management, and English language learning and assessment. Become a simpler, more efficient, and sustainable company by eliminating duplication, increasing standardization, and improving access to and outcomes for our products.

Company Culture

Our Culture These define the culture of our organization and fortify the way we do business.

Bravery Bravery means publishing books and reporting news with impartiality, accuracy, and integrity. It also means moving courageously forward with the confidence of a world leader and the vision of a start-up that is re-inventing education around the globe. Bravery means driving change, transforming learning, and hiring bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers.

Decency We are committed to: supplying the highest possible quality of product and service to our customers; supporting charitable endeavors that advance literacy, learning, and teaching; and offering careers that meet our employees desire to fulfill a higher calling. Pearson People display a very strong sense of interpersonal respect and gentility that is an outflow of being grounded in our education and teaching environment. We are also responsible stewards of our environment and our finances, and maintain a steady, pragmatic approach to the constant change our growth is creating.

Imagination Even though we are a company dedicated to facts and knowledge, it’s our imagination that drives us forward. Our company is growing and transforming in new and exciting ways because of a vision to enhance the learning movement across the globe. This is a pivotal time for new ideas that disrupt the status quo and take us through a time of change to an unprecedented future together.

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