Pearson Senior Software Developer in Hoboken, New Jersey

Senior Software Developer


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.


  • Quickly audit/understand/own existing code base powering E-Learning platform.

  • Design and develop solid and scalable cloud applications and platform components.

  • Work with product team and provide technical perspective to influence future direction.

  • Work with adjacent teams to develop solutions at a corporate program level.

  • Provide project leadership including organizing overall projects, establishing timelines, breaking down and assigning tasks.

  • Collaborate, define tasks and provide direction to extended off-shore teams.

  • Write software designs, specifications and component architecture for feature implementation.

  • Research, design and implement improvements to platform technology solutions.

  • Write, unit test, manage and submit software code following software development process and guidelines.

  • Help drive sound engineering design, process and quality practices.

  • Working closely with client-side teams and product design teams to elegantly design and implement new features and APIs.

  • Tackle some of the challenging problems in distributed computing, HTTP, API design, and more.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Computer Science B.S. / M.S. or equivalent, with a strong fundamentals and problem solving skills (such as data structures, computational algorithms, and operating systems)

  • At least 10 years of building scalable backend solutions

  • 5 years of design skills - OO analysis and Design Patterns

  • 2 years of direct hands-on experience in NoSQL data solutions Apache Cassandra

  • Expert in Web technology stacks, capable at all tiers from the DB to to JSON

  • Understand emerging web and mobile development models

  • Knows how to properly design RESTful APIs

  • Experienced with all ancillary technologies necessary for Internet applications: HTTP, TCP/IP, POP/SMTP, etc.

  • High scalability projects involving cloud-based infrastructure design and implementation

  • Working knowledge of object-oriented design and development skills

  • Successful track record of developing quality software products and shipping production ready software

  • Hands on experience on the Java programming language, JVMs and disciplined coding skills

  • Good understanding of Web Services protocols such as REST, SOAP and API design for extensibility and portability

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience debugging distributed systems with high data loads

  • Deep understanding of distributed data model

  • Solid understanding of the Software as a Service (SaaS) model in the online environment

  • Deep experience in HTTP and a passion for API design & REST.

  • Design, develop and implement unit and scenario testing for existing code base and for new functionality under development.

  • Experience with Scrum/Agile development methodologies

  • Third party API integration experience

  • Prior experience working at E-Learning industry is a plus.

  • Accomplished team player with a desire to work hard and have fun

Specific skills:

Java, Spring, JSON, XML, REST, NoSQL Database(MongoDB, Cassandra), Distributed System, RDBMS, ePub3, MVC frameworks, Design Patterns, Javascript, JQuery, GWT, JSON


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-NJ-Hoboken

Work Locations: US-NJ-Hoboken-221 River 221 River Street Hoboken 07030

Job: Technology

Organization: Technology & Operations

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Jul 24, 2017

Req ID: 1711282