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Our purpose: At Pearson we ‘add life to a lifetime of learning’ so everyone can realise the life they imagine. We do this by creating vibrant and enriching learning experiences designed for real-life impact.

Our company: Pearson was founded in 1844 and has been built on our ability to grow with and adapt to a constantly evolving market. Our 20,000+ employees are dedicated to creating the high-quality, digital-first, accessible and sustainable resources for lifelong learning.

Diversity: At Pearson we value the power of an inclusive culture and a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced as strengths and opportunities are equal and accessible.

Flexible working: Pearson is committed to hybrid working practices. When you are not working from home, you’ll be based in our Nunawading office that has free parking and is walking distance to 2 train station. This is a great location for those that are not a fan of the city commute.

Our team: Pearson Assessment Service provide a comprehensive suite of services to accommodate the secure printing, packing, distribution, data capture and marking for our clients/projects throughout Australia and Internationally. Our highlight is our national assessment services is Pearson’s delivery of services for the NAPLAN program in various territories. We are responsible for the delivery of large-scale assessment and deliver both paper and online assessments to hundreds of thousands of students each year. All projects are managed under the PRINCE2 management framework to ensure that strong quality controls are maintained.

The Role : As a Software Engineer, you will be joining one of our cross-functional scrum teams and will play a key role in the development of our online assessment platform. Reporting to our Engineering Manager, you will work alongside fellow engineers to solve interesting technical challenges. You will build product features from beginning to end and play a pivotal role in bringing our product vision to life by executing on deliverables across all aspects of development: scoping, design, implementation, producing high-quality code in a test-driven environment.

What you will do:

  • Successful completion of software and data services projects, specifically with the use of the newest technology available and related software tools.

  • Working with the Laravel development framework on both front and backend services.

  • Design and implementation of DB structures in MySQL.

  • Create technical specifications based on requirements given.

  • Estimate and develop following an Agile approach.

  • Participate regularly in a peer review process.

  • Delivery of complex digital projects to tight deadlines.

  • Work with a global team of developers.

  • Assist with architectural discussions and plans.

To be successful in this role, you’ll ideally have:

  • Significant commercial experience in programming.

  • Exposure to Agile development methodology.

  • Solid experience with PHP and frameworks (Laravel), MySQL.

  • Proven track record of working with thin end to end business systems development project environment

  • Good communication skills both written and verbal

  • Travel may be required in support of projects.

  • Strong knowledge of UI design.

  • Experience in the education sector and assessment beneficial.

  • Experience of designing large data, high traffic, scalable solutions.

_ If you are as passionate as we are about changing lives through learning, then help us to learn more about you and why you want to work with Pearson. Click ‘Apply Now’ to create your application online.  _


Organization: Assessment & Qualifications

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 5966

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