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Pearson Education

Manager Software Development (779)

Business Development




Durham, North Carolina, United States

We are the world’s learning company with more than 24,000 employees operating in 70 countries. We combine world-class educational content and assessment, powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people

At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. By embracing a massive digital transformation that includes highly experiential and personalized learning, we are always re-examining and continuously improving 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 are mission-driven and motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better.

About the job

Pearson is in search of a candidate to take on their Software Development Manager role who will be able to manage several smaller software development teams spanning web and mobile operating systems. The team is focused on building out components used by the wider company to deliver a cutting-edge learning experience. The position demands someone who can communicate effectively with stakeholders and team members, analyze problems, and create solutions that meet functional as well as non-functional needs such as scalability, reliability, and extensibility. You will engage with an offshore team and ensure delivery of all development-related team tasks in a coordinated fashion.

  • 5+ years of demonstrated expertise in utilization and knowledge of JavaScript, HTML, CSS; ReactJS experience required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication with examples/abilities to share (including demonstrated understanding of prose, syntax, communication best practices)
  • Daily scrum with wider team to track development efforts across four sub teams
  • Ability to debug challenging front end issues that require research of the latest web technologies to determine the responsible team
  • Ability to help mentor junior developers come up with the best, most forward-thinking, scalable, backwards-compatible solutions through code reviews
  • Coordinate with project management to plan releases
  • Help with code design/architecture/refactoring
  • Meet with internal product team to keep alignment, set expectation, and advise on technical direction
  • Native mobile experience is a plus
  • Located in any EST region



Organization: Corporate Strategy & Technology

Schedule: FULL\_TIME

Req ID: 779