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.


  • 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.

  • Experience with single-page apps development using JavaScript (React JS,YUI, jQuery, JSON, AJAX), HTML5 and CSS.

  • 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.


  • 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

Job: Technology

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.