• Sri Lanka

Job Description:

Associate Technical Specialist - ( 1908874 )



Responsible for specialist and/or complex software engineering tasks in a project team setting Individual will be required to work with dynamic teams that are driven by project delivery goals Individual has to be a representative for the proper adoption of software development methods and technologies Should possess the drive to learn and continuously improve on work performances Helps and guides the team of engineers towards building quality software products All individuals will be required to participate in periodic appraisal cycles to evaluate and determine advancement opportunities


Listed below are the typical duties and responsibilities expected of an individual for the job title described in this document The items specified below are a guideline of the minimum expectations for the job title; changes will be made on a case-by-case basis for individuals who show potential to take on more responsibilities

Other duties may be assigned time to time

Overall Responsibilities

Responsible for design details under direction from Architect and clearly understand and defend trade-offs made

Provides leadership to technical resources to meet project deadlines and ensure project objectives are met

Provides realistic and accurate estimates and achieve on-time Delivery

Ensures that code artifacts produced are of the highest quality, conforming to set or agreed upon standards Should advocate such consistency to all members of the team

Follows the Pearson processes, agile practices and motivates his/her team members to do so

Escalates and communicates issues, risks and concerns to the management on time

Makes optimum utilization of engineering tools and technologies to maintain a high productivity level in the team

Accepts project delivery responsibilities and demonstrate accountability to leadership

Builds competencies in product and technology domain to set expectations

Adhere to Pearson values and ethical practices

Maintains a sense of individuality in thinking and decision making

Is a professional in work aspects as well as conduct with other individuals

Drives technology competencies for the organization including initiatives / task force activities

Performs effective code and design reviews

Supports the engineering management in the recruitment process



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions


Individual should possess a Bachelors degree in Computing or Information Technology Individuals who have a Bachelors degree in Mathematics, Physical Sciences, or a specialization in the Engineering field will also be considered

Minimum five (5) years of experience in software engineering and design


Strong skills and passion in software architecture & design and the desire to learn and continuously improve on the product quality, performance and other non-functional requirements

Possess advanced knowledge of Object Oriented Programming and Design

Strong technical knowledge and hands-on experience in at least one technology stack (Java) and good working knowledge of open source tools and technologies

Hands on experience on RDBMS and/or NoSQL tools and technologies

A good understanding of Software Engineering Best Practices

Strong and effective interpersonal and communication skills (including English language skills) and the ability to interact promptly and professionally with teams across different time zones

Follows the Pearson processes, agile practices and motivates his/her team members to do so

Strong technical knowledge on CI/CD tools and technologies

Provision of in-depth technical skills to fix ad hoc incidents/problems, mentoring and support DevOps teams to ensure best practice

Ability to work in a team environment collaboratively with positive attitude

Desirable Experience or Knowledge on the following areas

Architectural and Design Patterns

Web Application Development

UI / UX Technologies

Source control systems

Unit testing and test automation frameworks

Continuous integration and continuous deployment tools and technologies

Agile practices

Web and Application Servers ( Weblogic , Tomcat , IIS)

Web Services - RESTful Web Services , SOAP Services

Database design and programming

Responsive Web Design

PREFERRED CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS Oracle Certifications ( Java , Middleware , Database , Operating Systems)

Microsoft Certifications

Certified Scrum Developer ( CSD)

Profile Summary:

Employment Type : Full Time
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Industry : Educational/Training
Functional Area : IT Software : Software Products & Services
Role : Software Engineer
Salary : As per Industry Standards
Deadline : 12th May 2020

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