Pearson SR Software Developer Engineer - ML, NLP in Boulder, Colorado

SR Software Developer Engineer - ML, NLP


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 reexamining 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.

Come check us out. What big idea will you help us launch?

We are searching for a Senior Software Engineer to join a small, dedicated team in developing machine learning based solutions for educational assessment. This excellent opportunity is located at our Boulder, CO site.

As a Senior Software Engineer, your responsibilities will include:

  • Putting your knowledge of machine learning into practice

  • Using and enhancing our existing machine learning tool sets and operational software suites

  • Creating, testing, and maintaining automated writing and math scoring services


Ideal Qualities:

  • BS or MS in Computer Science

  • Strong background and proven industry experience in software development and operational delivery

  • Experience with machine learning, NLP

  • Strong coding ability in Python and familiarity with R

  • Knowledge of big-data architectures and NoSQL databases including Mongo

  • Excellent problem-solving and collaboration skills

  • Analytical, inquisitive, adaptable, think beyond the normal shaped box!

Required Skills/Knowledge/Abilities:

  • Computer Science or EE background (BS, MS or PhD)

  • Professional Python development experience

  • Good software engineering practices

  • Operational delivery experience

  • Linux/Unix application development

Additional Bonus Qualifications:

  • Go programming language experience

  • Cloud technologies and Amazon Web Services

  • Experience with Docker and tools such as Kubernetes

  • Scikit-learn, Numpy

Pearson fuels the growing demand for effective education and high-quality information in the global knowledge economy, and share a common goal: to help people get on in their lives through education. For more information, visit

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

KEY WORDS: “big data development”, “big data”, "server side", “cloud development”, “cloud technologies”, python, “python development”, AWS, “Amazon Web Services”, “Go programming”, Go, Mongo, NOSQL, NoSQL


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-CO-Boulder

Work Locations: US-CO-Boulder-4940 Pearl East 4940 Pearl East Circle Suite 200/201/204 Boulder 80301

Job: Technology

Organization: Assessments School

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: May 19, 2017

Req ID: 1709127