Pearson Specialist Software Developer in Bangalore, India

Specialist Software Developer


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.

What you’ll do

We need super smart engineering manager to help with building top notch learning platform to deliver cutting edge educational courseware and assessments. Our engineers combine creativity, curiosity, and drive to continuously perfect and revolutionizeteaching and learning services. We are looking to bring more intellectually curious engineers who are passionate about technology

What you will be working on

Our platform is largely an event driven platform implemented via microservices architecture.The platform runs in the cloud and uses a large number of technologies and middle ware. The bulk of backend code is written in NodeJS using HAPI, Express, SailsJS and some JAVA. We use mix of Kafka, Redis, Consul, Elastic Search, MongoDB, and are actively increasing our use of AWS technology stack.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Implement architecture of complex backend services

  • Strive for high quality and rapid output through the use of agile software development best practices

  • Performance tuning, testing, refactoring, usability, and automation

  • Participate in regular code reviews

  • Keep on top of task and defect management system for assigned issues for each iteration as well as estimate and assess work priority.

  • Plan by understanding the details (effort, risk, priority) of remaining work committed for a release

  • Execute an incremental and iterative software development process

  • Perform peer code reviews as part of everyday workflow

  • Contribute ideas to continually improve the team’s productivity, job enjoyment, and code quality


About you

We are looking for a strong services developerto join our growing teams and projects. This person will be involved in some serious hands-on development, peer code reviews, implementing architectural strategy across all platform services. This role requires someone with at least five years of professional experience on building highly performant APIs. Experience with NodeJS is absolutely essential to your success with at least 2 frameworks (HAPI, Express, Sails). Experience in website development via ReactJS/Angular/HTML5/ReactNative would be a big plus. You must have worked in large and small teams and have proven record of building and leading a strong development team.


  • 5 years of heavy hands on experience developing backend applications and APIs

  • Expert working knowledge of NodeJS

  • Expert working knowledge of at least one framework like HAPI, Sails, Express

  • Expert level knowledge of Mongo or other NoSQL database

  • Working knowledge of HTML/JS/CSS

  • Working knowledge of Caching and monitoring tools for backend applications.

  • Working knowledge of AWS service stack a strong plus

  • Strong analytical skills and ability to review code.

  • Proven experience in both small and medium size teams

  • Proven ability to architect backend services, adopt and improve existing architecture.

  • Experience with Git, Scrum, Kanban

Primary Location: IN-IN-Bangalore

Work Locations: IN-Bangalore-DivyaSree Chambers Wing A, DivyaSree Chambers O'Shaugnessy RoadLangford Town Bangalore

Job: Technology

Organization: Technology & Operations

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Nov 19, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1812598

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.