Pearson USLS Platform Director, Financial Systems in Chandler, Arizona

USLS Platform Director, Financial Systems


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.

The Platform Director of Financial Systems manages various software platforms ensuring the optimal configuration an interoperability required to support current and future business functions. This individual provides technical advice and guides the technology roadmap for his area balancing the investment in technology and the needs of the business. This position is responsible for the smooth operation of the business, while adapting the portfolio to new requirements, and long-term needs in the configuration of enterprise software platforms. Core activities of the role include determining nonfunctional needs, modeling and evaluating /creating candidate architectural solutions, and negotiating design trade-offs with stakeholders and engineers.

This individual has to have the ability to work independently with little to no instructions. Review methods and procedures for applicability on new assignments.Demonstrate good judgment in implementing methods and techniques for obtaining results.

The Platform Director will manage 6 -10 FT resources

This role will need to have the ability toimpact/influence internal and external teams.

Provides guidance, coaching and constructive feedback to a team within the latitude of established company policy.

Budget management and optimize costs across the IT landscape.

The Platform Director will be responsible for the smooth transition exiting Pearson to the stand alone target state. He or she will be responsible for recommending the most optimal strategy that aligns with the guiding principles of the separation program.


  • Provides architectural and big picture oversight for development and implementation of new solutions

  • Responsible for the safe delivery of all Application Changes and Releases into the ERP systems landscape.

  • Ensure operational readiness for the delivery of all future strategic ERP enhancements.

  • Process Owner ensuring compliance with SOx and HIPAA for ERP system.

  • Work Supportively & Collaboratively with Business Owners, Testing & Delivery Counterparts

  • Provides expert technical advice to other departments within the company.

  • Conducts research to understand the latest advances in technology with a strategic vision on behalf of the organization

  • Analyzes complex requirements to define project scope, system interfaces, subsystems and integration dependencies

  • Manages technical both internal and/or external resources responsible for the support and maintenance of the portfolio



  • Master in Computer Science or equivalent experience managing enterprise technology.

  • Strong knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning ERP and Financial Systems

  • Generally requires at least 5-10 years relevant experience and proven ability or training to supervise or manage others.


  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Excellent background in requirements analysis and the creation of use cases

  • Excellent ability to systematically create reasoned estimates to develop components, sub-systems, and complex systems

Proficient in SDLC & project/program management methodology.

  • In-depth knowledge of current and evolving application solutions, industry standards and best practices.

  • Superior analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Expert command of SaaS Technology concepts and techniques..

  • Excellent planning and estimating skills with the ability to create reasoned estimates to implement new platforms

  • Vendor relationship experience

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

Other Locations US-MA-Boston, US-AZ-Chandler

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

Job: Technology

Organization: North America

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Sep 16, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1812913

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.