Pearson Company Profile

Principal Software Developer


Opis pracy

Pearson VUE ( at ) is the global leader in computer-based testing for information technology, academic, government and professional testing programs around the world. Pearson VUE provides a full suite of services from test development to data management, and delivers exams through the world’s most comprehensive and secure network of test centers in more than 180 countries, where we validate the skills and knowledge of millions of individuals every year.

Pearson VUE is a business of Pearson, the world's leading learning company with global-reach and market-leading businesses. Pearson is listed on both the London and New York stock exchanges (UK: PSON; NYSE: PSO).

The GED test has opened doors to better jobs and college programs for more than 20 million graduates since 1942. The GED test is accepted by virtually all U.S. colleges and employers. As the creator of the one official GED test, GED Testing Service has a responsibility to ensure that the program continues to be a reliable and valuable pathway to a better life for the millions of adults without a high school diploma. The organization continues to develop several new, innovative programs like GEDWorks. GED Testing Service is a joint venture between the American Council on Education and Pearson.

The Principal Software Developer is responsible for assisting in developing and testing of quality software from business requirements; implementing industry best practices for stability, performance, scaling, and maintainability.

The Principal Software Developer makes use of a variety of software development techniques, patterns and tools to implement solutions to business requirements. The Principal Software Developer may also collaborate with Software Engineers, Architects, Operations Engineers, Quality Assurance, and Product Owner(s) to enable the creation of high quality software solutions that meet or exceed customer needs.

The Principal Software Developer will:

  • Analyze & Design - Design solutions that effectively model the customer's requirements, taking into account performance, maintainability/complexity, market trends and innovation, controlling costs, system robustness and scalability, and long term quality initiatives. Follow established design patterns and recommend new design patterns.

  • Implement - Implement designs following coding standards and industry best practices.

  • Review - Participates in and reviewing requirements, design, code, and test case (both manual and automated) reviews

  • Test - Work closely with other teams (e.g., QA, configuration management, end users) to release high quality software. Create testable code and implement automated unit, integration, and functional tests as part of new product development.

  • Document - Complete project documentation as required, including logging status, risk, progress, and effort on assigned work


Required Education & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS, or equivalent technology discipline

  • Ability to demonstrate a solid understanding of the following concepts as well as practical experience applying these concepts in the real world:

  • 6 years Agile methodologies (e.g. Scrum, Kanban, XP, etc.)(3 years) Externally-facing Web Application design/development using MVC frameworks (JSF, Struts, or similar)

  • 6 years Core Java and J2EE principles, syntax and best practices

  • 4 years Core Spring

  • 6 years Web Services (SOAP and/or REST)

  • 6 years JPA/Hibernate

  • 3 years AngularJS, HTML5, CSS3

  • 8 years Design patterns

  • 8 years SQL, RDBMS

  • 5 years Build tools (gradle, ant, npm, Bower, or similar)

  • 5 years Non-functional requirements such as Responsive Web Design, Accessibility, Security, I18N, Performance, and/or Scalability

Preferred Experience

  • Git source control

  • Groovy

  • Spring Boot

  • Bootstrap 4

  • Spock

  • sass

  • Angular 2

  • Azure

  • Web Application Servers (JBoss, Tomcat, WebLogic, or similar)

  • Continuous Integration tools (Team City, Jenkins, etc.)

  • Google Analytics

  • Microservices

  • Cloud Development (AWS or similar)

  • Docker

  • Node.js

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: US-RE-Remote

Work Locations: US-Remote Remote

Job: Technology

Organization: Assessments VUE

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Nov 16, 2020

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2010771

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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