Pearson Technical Specialist in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Technical Specialist

Description

* ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES *

  • Responsible for detailed design and clearly understand and defend trade-offs made.

  • Provide leadership to technical resources to meet project deadlines and ensure project objectives are met.

  • Provide realistic and accurate estimates and achieve on-time Delivery.

  • Ensure that code artifacts produced are of the highest quality, conforming to set or agreed upon standards. Should advocate such consistency to all members of the team.

  • Follow the Pearson processes, agile practices and motivates his/her team members to do so.

  • Escalate and communicate issues, risks and concerns to the management on time.

  • Make optimum utilization of engineering tools and technologies to maintain a high productivity level in the team.

  • Accept project delivery responsibilities and demonstrate accountability to leadership.

  • Build competencies in product and technology domain to set expectations.

  • Adhere to Pearson values and ethical practices.

  • Maintain a sense of individuality in thinking and decision making.

  • Is a professional in work aspects as well as conduct with other individuals.

  • Drive technology competencies for the organization including initiatives / task force activities.

  • Perform effective code and design reviews.

  • Support the engineering management in the recruitment process.

* KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES *

  • Strong skills and passion in software architecture & design and the desire to learn and continuously improve on the product quality, performance and other non-functional requirements.

  • Possess advanced knowledge of Object Oriented Programming and Design.

  • Strong technical knowledge and hands-on experience in the Java technology stack and good working knowledge of open source tools and technologies.

  • Hands on experience on RDBMS and/or NoSQL tools and technologies.

  • A good understanding of Software Engineering Best Practices.

  • Strong and effective interpersonal and communication skills (including English language skills) and the ability to interact promptly and professionally with teams across different time zones.

  • Follows thePearson processes,agile practices and motivates his/her team members to do so.

  • Strong technical knowledge on CI/CD tools and technologies.

  • Provision of in-depth technical skills to fix ad-hoc incidents/problems, mentor and support DevOps teams to ensure best practices.

  • Ability to work in a team environment collaboratively with positive attitude.

  • Desirable Experience or Knowledge on the following areas:

  • Architectural and Design Patterns.

  • Web Application Development.

  • UI / UX Technologies.

  • Source control systems.

  • Unit testing and test automation frameworks.

  • Continuous integration and continuous deployment tools and technologies.

  • Agile practices.

  • Web and Application Servers (WebLogic and Tomcat).

  • Web Services - RESTful Web Services, SOAP Services.

  • Database design and programming.

  • Responsive Web Design .

Responsible for detailed design and clearly understand and defend trade-offs made.Provide leadership to technical resources to meet project deadlines and ensure project objectives are met.Provide realistic and accurate estimates and achieve on-time Delivery.Ensure that code artifacts produced are of the highest quality, conforming to set or agreed upon standards. Should advocate such consistency to all members of the team.Follow the Pearson processes, agile practices and motivates his/her team members to do so.Escalate and communicate issues, risks and concerns to the management on time.Make optimum utilization of engineering tools and technologies to maintain a high productivity level in the team.Accept project delivery responsibilities and demonstrate accountability to leadership.Build competencies in product and technology domain to set expectations.Adhere to Pearson values and ethical practices.Maintain a sense of individuality in thinking and decision making.Is a professional in work aspects as well as conduct with other individuals.Drive technology competencies for the organization including initiatives / task force activities.Perform effective code and design reviews.Support the engineering management in the recruitment process.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIESStrong skills and passion in software architecture & design and the desire to learn and continuously improve on the product quality, performance and other non-functional requirements.Possess advanced knowledge of Object Oriented Programming and Design.Strong technical knowledge and hands-on experience in the Java technology stack and good working knowledge of open source tools and technologies.Hands on experience on RDBMS and/or NoSQL tools and technologies.A good understanding of Software Engineering Best Practices.Strong and effective interpersonal and communication skills (including English language skills) and the ability to interact promptly and professionally with teams across different time zones.Follows thePearson processes,agile practices and motivates his/her team members to do so.Strong technical knowledge on CI/CD tools and technologies.Provision of in-depth technical skills to fix ad-hoc incidents/problems, mentor and support DevOps teams to ensure best practices.Ability to work in a team environment collaboratively with positive attitude.Desirable Experience or Knowledge on the following areas:Architectural and Design Patterns.Web Application Development.UI / UX Technologies.Source control systems.Unit testing and test automation frameworks.Continuous integration and continuous deployment tools and technologies.Agile practices.Web and Application Servers (WebLogic and Tomcat).Web Services - RESTful Web Services, SOAP Services.Database design and programming.Responsive Web Design.

Qualifications

* EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE *

  • Individual should possess a Bachelor's degree in Computing or Information Technology. Individuals who have a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, Physical Sciences, or a specialization in the Engineering field will also be considered.

  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in software engineering and design and one (1) years of additional experience in a similar capacity providing architectural & engineering guidance to the teams.

Individual should possess a Bachelor's degree in Computing or Information Technology. Individuals who have a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, Physical Sciences, or a specialization in the Engineering field will also be considered.Minimum five (5) years of experience in software engineering and design and one (1) years of additional experience in a similar capacity providing architectural & engineering guidance to the teams.

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: Jun 1, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1807758

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.