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Principal Engineer
Pearson     Phoenix, AZ 85067
     

At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who make 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.

We are looking for Principal Engineers to design and develop Pearson’s next generation learning platforms. The Principal Engineer will be a hands-on leader building highly scalable systems using a services-based architecture to deliver highly experiential learning experiences direct to consumers. The principal engineer will be involved with day-to-day design, implementation and operational discussions while mentoring other engineers within those teams to make sound technical decisions. The Principal Engineer will leverage technology across all of Pearson to solve problems and needs to be able to influence design decisions outside of the learning platform group.

**Responsibilities include but not limited to:**

* Work with product and technology teams to innovate and evolve Pearson's learning platform.

* Lead the design and development for critical services in critical domains.

* Drive design and implementation decisions using principles and best practices. Make decisions that move the architecture forward; create best practices and patterns.

* Work collaboratively with other technology teams within Pearson leveraging solutions where appropriate.

* Mentor senior engineers and technical leads to make sound technical decisions and help build effective engineering practices. Build POCs where appropriate and turn POCs into production ready code.

* Participate in architecture, code, security and operational reviews.

* Drive a culture of technical excellence and continuous improvement. Identify and introduce new technologies and patterns that elevate the platform.

* Be the go-to expert for technical solutions for various development teams.

**Basic Qualification:**

* MS in Computer Science or equivalent

* 10+ years of programming experience with JavaScript or TypeScript; 5+ years experience with Java

* 8+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems

* 10+ years of professional software development experience

* 3+ years of experience with databases

* 5+ Years of experience build front end applications using React, Angular or other frontend frameworks

**Preferred Qualifications:**

* Excellent understanding of resource and design requirements for highly scalable systems

* Ability to mentor other software developers and to improve development best practices

* Proven experience architecting for the cloud with consideration for security and cost-effectiveness, preferably hand-on with AWS

* Ability to navigate through different layers of the architecture with proficiency, in order to troubleshoot and find the root cause for an issue

* Prior experience in reducing & eliminating tech-debt, moving from a monolithic technology stack to a cloud-based service-oriented architecture

* Demonstrated ability to deliver high quality SaaS products that serve millions of people

* Proficient in designing modular architectures with good separation of concerns and data-modeling principles

* Proficient in designing solutions that generate and leverage data to personalize the platform

Compensation at Pearson is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific location. As required by the Colorado, California, Washington State, New York State and New York City laws, the pay range for this position is as follows:

The minimum full-time salary range is between $130,000 - $170,000.

This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program, and information on benefits offered is here.

**What to expect from Pearson**

Did you know Pearson is one of the 10 most innovative education companies of 2022?

At Pearson, we add life to a lifetime of learning so everyone can realize the life they imagine. We do this by creating vibrant and enriching learning experiences designed for real-life impact. We are on a journey to be 100 percent digital to meet the changing needs of the global population by developing a new strategy with ambitious targets. To deliver on our strategic vision, we have five business divisions that are the foundation for the long-term growth of the company: Assessment & Qualifications, Virtual Learning, English Language Learning, Workforce Skills and Higher Education. Alongside these, we have our corporate divisions: Digital & Technology, Finance, Global Corporate Marketing & Communications, Human Resources, Legal, Strategy and Direct to Consumer. Learn more at We are Pearson.

We value the power of an inclusive culture and also a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to building a workplace where talent can learn, grow and thrive.

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We want a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit and business need. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or any other group protected by law. We strive for a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities.

To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, navigate to: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Pearson.

If you are an individual with a disability and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career site as a result of your disability, you may request reasonable accommodations by emailing ppsmhr@pearson.com.

Note that the information you provide will stay confidential and will be stored securely. It will not be seen by those involved in making decisions as part of the recruitment process.

**Job:** TECHNOLOGY

**Organization:** Higher Education

**Schedule:** FULL\_TIME

**Req ID:** 14759

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