Pearson Associate Technical Specialist in Colombo, Sri Lanka
Associate Technical Specialist
The role of a Technical Specialist will involve working throughout the full development lifecycle from inception to delivery and maintenance. This is a quick moving, Agile environment, working within a variety of technologies with a strong focus on incremental delivery, continuous integration, test driven development (TDD) across web based systems and architectures focused on performance, scalability and optimization.
This is an excellent opportunity to join a progressive company who will be expanding and be able to offer a full career for the right individual.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsible for the technology ownership in a project team.
Develop and maintain required expertise to act as knowledge/technology expert for particular product lines.
Is required to work with dynamic teams that are driven by project delivery goals.
Actively seeks new skills and knowledge to keep up with latest technology trends, and the ability to dive into new technologies and languages across multiple platforms.
Work with architects to design product platforms which emphasizes on security, performance, scalability and optimization, and work closely with the engineering teams to manifest those solutions.
Hands-on experience with Java, PHP, Node.js, open source frameworks and UNIX based platforms.
Hands-on experience with Perl is an added advantage.
Strong knowledge of services based, loosely coupled, layered software architectures.
Hands-on experience with NoSQL Datastores such as Redis, MongoDB, and caching technologies such as Memcached.
Experience with Oracle 11g/ 12c and PLSQL.
Strong knowledge in Design patterns, best practices as well as Non-functional requirements such as security, scalability and performance.
Ability to be self-motivated and work independently to achieve the strategic architectural vision of
Product Engineering & Technology organization.
Fosters culture of continuous engineering improvement.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent troubleshooting, problem solving skills, both technical and domain specific, and participating in
the solution and resolution process for engineering issues.
Guides evaluation of non-functional design tradeoffs and ensures the decisions are well informed and aligned with business goals.
Good experience on building, packaging & deployment tools, web and application servers and database technologies.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science or related program with 6-8 years of relevant software development experience.
Team-worker with strong and effective inter-personal and communication skills and the ability to interact with prompt and professionalism to the teams across different time zones.
Experience with Agile frameworks (e.g. Scrum, Kanban, XP) and practices such as TDD, ATDD, CI etc.
Primary Location: LK-1-Colombo
Work Locations: LK-Colombo-World Trade Center Lower level 35 & 37, West Tower World Trade Center Colombo
Organization: Technology & Operations
Employee Status: Regular Employee
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Job Posting: Aug 27, 2018
Job Unposting: Ongoing
Schedule: Full-time Regular
Req ID: 1811919
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.