Pearson Principal Engineer in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Principal Engineer


  • Responsibilities and domain understanding should cover all needs of Six (6) teams and working with Global teams

  • Adhere to company and departmental standards and guidelines.

  • Should support & monitor initiatives to achieve organization objectives. Suggest corrective actions

  • Own & Help to manage overall Pearson Lanka testing requirements including down time testing, All hands testing Chaos testing and Release Train Automation test execution.

  • Keep a track and monitor the Pearson Lanka and SQE department goals and make sure those goals are adhered by the teams. Escalate to leadership when required. Own and drive teams achieving goals within the initiative. Helping the leadership create organization level goals and identifying ways and methods to achieve them.

  • Support the Pearson Lanka SQE interview and Recruitment process. Active involvement and making decisions in the Pearson Lanka SQE interview and Recruitment process.

  • Drive and implement QE Technical direction suggestions

  • Awareness of release process, all SQE artifacts, Tools and methodologies in the organization

  • Provide necessary tools, technology and methods to understand requirement better

  • Support and guide teams to understand technical documentation, business work flows when there is a issue or doubts

  • Support teams by designing test cases and reviewing them as and when required. Drive the team to use best practises, tools method and test approaches to meet the testing purpose.

  • Review test strategies and drive teams towards right scope and quality

  • Suggest technical Solutions for test automation

  • Ability to understand, troubleshoot and differentiate defects and requirement without a doubt as and when required

  • Should be able to give technical direction and advice on defect severity and priority

  • Responsible for On time delivery and timely escalations/update of risks, issues, status and exemptions to leadership

  • Should have the good knowledge and able to support and troubleshoot any difficulties in executing automation and performance scripts

  • Should drive the technical needs to support product roadmaps and project needs

  • Should analyse test results to determine the quality and testing needs

  • Identify and recommend automation and performance tools, architecture, framework and technologies required for the team and organization.

  • Knowledge of DB IDEs used

  • Good knowledge of Development technology and tools used

  • Effective communication with the team, leadership, internal and external customers covering all aspects of team needs.

  • Good Knowledge of agile development practice and QA activities in the organization

  • Support to improve the QE process and drive team to adhere

  • Mandatory to own and drive a initiative

  • Effectively participate in training organized by team/Organization and ability self-learn on domain and tools. Identify training requirements by skill gap analysis for the teams and escalate through initiative leadership

  • Ability conduct training on domain/skill area

  • Maintain high team morale while working with other departments collaborative manner

  • Should be able to take over unplanned tasks when required. Make sure unplanned activities are managed and minimized

  • Actively involved in team events and organizing events

  • Mentor and manage the SQE Team on delivery and carrier expectations - Give constructive timely feedback to the reportees and follow-up feedback for better improvements

  • Own and complete successfully any other duties as assigned by the reporting manager


  • BSc in Computer Science or related discipline or equivalent professional qualification.

  • 2 years in the Asst. QA Manager Designation.

  • Thorough knowledge on Software Quality Assurance and testing.

  • Good knowledge of software development, the software development lifecycle and awareness of the industry trends.

  • Excellent Analytical, Problem solving and decision making skills.

  • Ability to self-learn and grasp the knowledge quickly.

  • Good knowledge in Object oriented concepts and simple SQL Queries and DB tools

  • Good Knowledge in at least one software development tool

  • Ability to express and articulate the subject clearly & accurately

  • Ability to carry the right information & right people

  • Should have an aptitude in reconciling business requirements with testing requirements with help of other stakeholders.

  • Should have good understanding on Test Management, automation and performance tools and should be able to learn and adapt to new tools.

  • Excellent knowledge and experience in practice Agile/Scrum.

  • Should have good time management skills and optimistic attitude.

  • Should have leadership, coordination, presentation, estimation and evaluation skills.

  • Ability to lead multiple teams at a given time.

Primary Location: LK-1-Colombo

Work Locations: LK-Colombo-Orion City Rigel Bldg Orion City Rigel Bldg No 752 Dr. Danister De Silva Mawatha Colombo 900

Job: Technology

Organization: Technology & Operations

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Sep 5, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1809151

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.