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Senior Full Stack Software Developer

🇺🇸 Durham, NC

🕑 Full-Time


💻 Software Engineering

🗓️ March 21st, 2024

React SCRUM SaaS
Senior Full Stack Software Developer - Durham NC

At Pearson, our purpose is simple: to add life to a lifetime of learning. We believe that every learning opportunity is a chance for a personal breakthrough. We're passionate about creating equitable learning experiences and fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. Join our Pearson Technology team and help us design and build innovative applications that make a real-world impact.

The Senior Full Stack Software Developer will play a key role in the Strategic Initiatives Technology team, collaborating with a global team to design, build, and deploy features and consumer experiences based on microservices. This role requires a strong blend of technical expertise, collaboration skills, and a passion for innovation.

The Pearson strategic initiatives technology team is a dynamic group dedicated to developing cutting-edge applications and microservices. We thrive in a collaborative, results-driven environment that values flexibility and agility. Given the mission-critical nature of our work, we require a high level of performance to meet customer expectations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Implement designs following Pearson coding standards and industry best practices.
  • Participate in and lead code reviews, ensuring high-quality code adheres to requirements.
  • Collaborate with QA, configuration management, and end-user teams to ensure high-quality software releases. Create testable requirements and write unit tests.
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of technology strategy and architecture.
  • Champion the team's engineering work to drive alignment across other teams.
  • Build strong relationships with peers within Engineering and across departments to foster a positive and collaborative culture.
  • Collaborate effectively with product management, design teams, SREs, and other engineering teams throughout the SDLC.
  • Participate in continuous process and product quality improvement initiatives.
  • Demonstrate a strong desire to learn new development stacks, applications, and tools.
  • Possess excellent problem-solving skills, readily adapting to new processes, tools, and technologies.
  • Think critically and analytically, applying experience to provide solution alternatives and recommendations.
  • Manage time effectively, working well under pressure, prioritizing tasks, and meeting deadlines.
  • Be a self-starter with a strong attention to detail.
  • Mentor and train new team members.
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related technical field.
  • 5+ years of experience in software development, creating SaaS/PaaS applications.
  • Full-stack development experience with client-side and server-side technologies (e.g., React, Vue.js, CSS, Node.js, Java Spring, MongoDB, Redis, MQ).
  • Experience with microservice patterns, API development, and RESTful web services.
  • Experience with highly available, highly concurrent web applications.
  • Experience with troubleshooting, logging, and cloud-based APM tools.
  • Proven understanding and practical experience with:
  • Agile methodologies (e.g., Scrum, Kanban, XP)
  • Core Java and J2EE principles and best practices
  • Core Spring framework
  • JavaScript, HTML, CSS, TypeScript
  • Design patterns
  • NoSQL, RDBMS, and/or Graph databases
  • Build tools (Jenkins, Gradle, ANT, npm, etc.)
  • Non-functional requirements (Responsive Web Design, Accessibility, Security, Internationalization, Performance, Scalability)
  • Familiarity with DevOps practices and tools (a plus).
  • Experience with Kubernetes and Docker (a plus).
  • Experience with infrastructure creation using Terraform (a plus).
  • Proficiency with Linux and Windows operating systems.
  • Experience with cloud development platforms (e.g., Azure, AWS) a plus.

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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