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Associate Software Developer

🇺🇸 Durham, NC

🕑 Full-Time


💻 Software Engineering

🗓️ April 2nd, 2024

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Do you dream of building the future of education with cutting-edge AI?

We're seeking a passionate and recently graduated Associate Software Developer to join our forward-thinking team in Durham, NC. Are you a self-starter who thrives on learning new technologies and tackling complex problems? Do you tinker with AI projects outside of work for fun? If so, this role is for you!

In this role, you'll collaborate with experienced developers to design, build, and test innovative features for our educational applications. You'll have the opportunity to explore your passion for AI and contribute to its integration into our learning experiences. This is an excellent chance to gain valuable hands-on experience and contribute to real-world products that make a difference in education.

What you'll do:

  • Assist senior developers in exploring and implementing AI solutions for our learning platforms.
  • Contribute to the development of features that utilize machine learning models or natural language processing.
  • Write clean, maintainable, and well-tested code following our coding standards and best practices.
  • Collaborate with QA and designers to ensure high-quality software releases.
  • Continuously learn and apply new technologies and tools, especially those related to AI.
  • Work effectively as part of a team in a fast-paced and innovative environment.

What you bring:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related technical field (or actively pursuing one).
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills with a demonstrated ability to learn new concepts quickly.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A passion for learning and a drive to push boundaries, especially with AI technologies.
  • Experience with a few of the following (preferred):
  • Programming fundamentals (object-oriented programming, data structures, algorithms).
  • Experience with Python or other languages commonly used for AI development.
  • Familiarity with machine learning libraries (e.g., TensorFlow, PyTorch).
  • Experience with version control systems (Git) and testing frameworks (JUnit).
  • A portfolio showcasing personal development projects (a plus).

Why Pearson?

  • Opportunity to be at the forefront of AI in education and shape the future of learning.
  • Collaborative and supportive work environment that encourages exploration of new ideas.
  • Continuous learning and development opportunities to fuel your passion for AI.
  • Competitive salary and benefits package.

Ready to join us?

We believe in the power of our people and are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, especially those with a passion for AI.

What to expect from Pearson

Did you know Pearson is one of the 10 most innovative education companies of 2022?

At Pearson, we add life to a lifetime of learning so everyone can realize the life they imagine. We do this by creating vibrant and enriching learning experiences designed for real-life impact. We are on a journey to be 100 percent digital to meet the changing needs of the global population by developing a new strategy with ambitious targets. To deliver on our strategic vision, we have five business divisions that are the foundation for the long-term growth of the company: Assessment & Qualifications, Virtual Learning, English Language Learning, Workforce Skills and Higher Education. Alongside these, we have our corporate divisions: Digital & Technology, Finance, Global Corporate Marketing & Communications, Human Resources, Legal, Strategy and Direct to Consumer. Learn more at We are Pearson.

We value the power of an inclusive culture and also 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 building a workplace where talent can learn, grow and thrive.

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We want a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment decisions are 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. We strive for a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities.

To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, navigate to: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Pearson.

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