Pearson Senior Web Developer in San Jose, California

Senior Web 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 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?

Our School Assessment team at Pearson, has an excellent opportunity for a Senior Web Developer to join our growing team in San Jose, CA. Working in a small-team environment, you will have a unique opportunity to play a leading role in designing and developing web-based delivery applications for the company’s line of spoken assessment products.

To be successful in this essential role you must have the desire and ability to learn new techniques and share your knowledge. You need to demonstrate a passion for software development, software craftsmanship, and ability to perform in a quick-pace, dynamic work environment! Tremendous growth opportunity!

Here is what you will get to do:

  • Design, develop and maintain robust, commercial-quality web products and solutions with compelling user interfaces and experiences

  • Contribute to our existing web application and services

  • Ensure efficient performance and scalability of all designs and implementations

  • Show a desire and ability to learn new techniques and share knowledge in a small-team environment

  • Keep up to date on the latest industry trends in the web technologies

  • Demonstrate a passion for software development and high quality code


Required Skills/Knowledge/Abilities:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field, and/or equivalent experience

  • 5 years of web development experience

  • Strong programming skills in JavaScript, Java, Ruby on Rails

  • Export and solid experience in HTML/HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Ajax, Flash, Bootstrap, HTML5 Audio, MediaRecorder

  • Solid knowledge in OOP and software design methodologies

  • Thorough understanding of architectural and implementation principles for web app and services development

  • In depth knowledge of web presentation technologies

  • Ability to work in a quick paced, dynamic environment

  • Excellent communication skills - written, verbal and graphical

Additional Plus:

  • UI/UX design skills

  • Experience working with computer audio including knowledge of audio formats and audio recording systems

  • Speech recognition technology, natural language processing

  • Experience in Puma, CloudFront, Jenkins, Ansible deployments

  • RDBMS, MySQL and Oracle a definite plus

Our team is a leader in automated spoken and written assessments, which utilize natural language processing techniques, advanced statistical modeling and speech recognition technologies. The provider of brands such as TELL™, Versant™ Tests we develop formative, diagnostic and progress monitoring assessments and instructional tools for various domains including education, business, and government. For more see and . We are rapidly growing domestically and internationally, and are looking to expand again!


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-CA-San Jose

Work Locations: US-CA-San Jose-303 Almaden 303 Almaden Boulevard Suite 500 San Jose 95110

Job: Technology

Organization: Assessments School

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Mar 12, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1804236