Senior UI Engineer

San Francisco, CA, United States • $140k - $170k

Pearson


Role Location

  • San Francisco, CA, United States

Compensation

$140k - $170k

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 help us implement key interfaces of our Global Learning Platform, and user-facing applications built on the platform. The Senior Software Engineer will be a part of a team of developers and responsible for building high-quality web and mobile user-facing interfaces, applications and services. Will be directly contributing and creating the most optimal technical designs and frameworks that will be reused across the applications and perform in a direct to consumer environment. Will be directly involved in problem solving and resolution of day-to-day technical design issues. Will collaborate with product managers, UX and UI experts, quality assurance engineers to understand requirements, recommended designs, quality and operational metrics and write efficient code to deliver required functionality on time and with quality. Will closely work with DevOPS team members and instrument produced features with the right tools to monitor and provide the best possible user experience. Will collaborate to create the 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 strong coder with 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: • Be a part of 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 front-end technology stacks. • Participate in code reviews, design reviews, help establishing team’s best practices, and align to technical vision. • Jump in and help to solve the complex technical problems and design issues, initiate refactoring where it makes sense. • Be curious, always learning, stay on top and help adoption of new frameworks and technology capabilities where it makes sense. • Participate in sprint kickoffs, reviews, retrospectives, daily stand-ups and be a part of ever moving, ever delivering, continuously improving team delivering user value end to end continuously. • Work with product management to understand requirements, recommend best implementation approaches to maximize the use of technology and capabilities. • Work closely with designers and user experience experts to understand desired user experience, and implement while still aligned with the company vision and technological direction. • Partner with quality assurance engineers and collaborate on a daily basis to make sure the code produced is of a high quality, bug free and delivers the best user value possible to achieve in a time frame. Minimum Qualifications: • 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 applications used by hundreds of thousands of users in a direct-to-consumer business. Should had played a significant role in the development of such applications. • 5+ years of experience building applications using modern web technologies: HTML5 / CSS / Javascript. • 3+ years of experience working with React.js or similar component-based front-end frameworks • Expertise in debugging of asynchronous, non-blocking, high performing web applications, HTTP debugging/REST APIs. • Experience in developing mobile applications using React Native/Ionic/Phone Gap is a big plus. • Experience and knowledge in one of the strong typed, structural languages C++, Java, C# is a big plus. • Knowledge and hands on experience with Unity 3D framework is a big plus. • Hands-on experience as a full stack developer, at all tiers from the front-end UI to the back-end data store is a plus. • Experience of being a part of Agile/Scrum environment is a plus. • Team player, problem solver, good communicator with a desire to work hard, deliver meaningful features, 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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