Role: Senior Software Developer (Java) (full or part time)
Division: Assessment & Qualifications Delivery
Location: Rotherham or London, UK. Hybrid-working
About UK Assessment & Qualifications
We are responsible for the delivery of nearly 4 million examination results per annum, including A-Level, GCSE, BTEC and T-levels for students in UK and International centres. Our in-house systems process every learner from registration to marking and certification, in a highly regulated business. We currently operate a hybrid estate of predominantly bespoke systems, with an ongoing strategic transformation programme to migrate from on-prem to cloud based, cost effective, scalable and resilient services.
About the job
The position is for a Senior Developer to work on mainly greenfield development projects to build new serverless microservice based cloud applications in AWS.
Currently we are in the middle of a large programme to migrate from monoliths with large areas of overlapping functionality to a capability-based model, which can scale and adapt to an ever faster changing educational landscape.
We’d expect that you’ll have at least 3 years’ relevant experience as a full-stack developer or similar role, developing solutions that provide real benefit to users, and working in an Agile project delivery environment using Scrum or Kanban.
Key Skills & Experience
Applying development methodologies like TDD, CI/CD pipelines, Infrastructure as Code
Building backend services and Web APIs
Strong skills in Java using Spring Boot
Building web single page applications using frameworks like React, Angular or Vue
Applying best practices for chosen development platform
Persisting data using relational (SQL) and/or document databases
Understand modern application architectures and how they can be applied, like Microservice / Service Oriented Architectures
Experience in cloud native application development and cloud architecture/infrastructure
Providing overall software architecture guidance in terms of best practice when it comes to development
Mentoring more junior members of the team in overall software development
Working with product owner and business analyst to refine and estimate requirements
Working with the project managers, product owners and operation team to ensure application are successfully delivered to production
Providing production support to application
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Required Skills & Experience
The role is aligned to either our Rotherham or central London offices. Our Rotherham office is located at Junction 1 of the M18, making it commutable from Sheffield, Leeds, Doncaster, Derby or Nottingham.
We have worked from home throughout the pandemic, but have adopted hybrid working now national restrictions are lifted; for this role that means visiting your base office no more than once a week with the possibility of occasional travel to other Pearson sites, however, adjustments to this due to personal circumstances & preferences are possible.
We work a 37.5 hour week, with all our team free to flex their day around our core hours, which are Monday to Friday, 10 to 4 GMT/BST. School runs, etc can be accommodated. Other flexible working patterns can be considered, including part-time working and non-traditional hours. As we regularly work with global teams, particularly in India and the US, there may be the occasional need to accommodate meetings outside of core hours.
For this role there is a requirement to provide occasional out of hours support during business critical periods.
We actively encourage our staff to participate in at least 40 hours of training a year, and offer relevant AWS training and certification as part of this role.
Your benefits and rewards
Here at Pearson we offer a range of benefits, which include:
25 Days annual leave (increasing by 1 day with every year of continuous service up to 30 days); annual leave trading, +/- 5 days
Private Pension plan scheme where we pay in double what you contribute, up to 16% depending on your age
Life, private medical and dental care insurance options, plus free eye tests
Stock/share purchase options
Maternity, paternity, and family care leave as well as flexible working policies
An employee wellbeing assistance programme
Cycle to work program, volunteering days, gym membership concessions in selected office locations, along with retail and leisure discounts
Diversity and Inclusion at Pearson
We’re committed to equity and opportunity, so that all learners can realise the life they imagine and see themselves in our services and products. We believe learning is a powerful force for change and that diversity, equity and inclusion are fundamental to who we are. We’re committed to addressing all forms of systematic racism, discrimination and inequality in everything we do.
We also believe in giving everyone in the company the chance to help shape a more inclusive culture, in which everyone feels a sense of belonging and in which everyone acts with integrity day-in, day-out. To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, please click here.
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