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About the role : Reporting to our Lead Engineer, you will work alongside Faethm’s AI Systems Engineers to solve interesting technical challenges and implement our product roadmap. To give you a sense of our work, we have designed and implemented systems like:

large scale on-demand GPU clusters with Machine Learning / NLP pipelines to extract billions of data points from job ads within a few hours

high-concurrency, low-latency analytics environment across 7 geographic regions to serve enterprise customers all over the world

libraries and APIs for bleeding edge transformer-based NLP model pipelines

Our Team: Workforce Skills – We provide upskilling and reskilling that ensures people can thrive in a digital, automated future. Faethm is a SaaS platform that uses artificial intelligence to help prepare people for the future of work and was acquired by Pearson in 2021. Workforce Skills is the newest division at Pearson with ambitious and exciting plans for growth.

Flexible working: We are committed to hybrid working practices and have adopted flexible remote and virtual working. Where possible our employees can choose to manage their attendance to the office more flexibly as agreed with their manager.

As a Senior Backend Engineer, you’ll be responsible for:

  • Build RESTful APIs and micro-services for compute heavy and data intensive Machine Learning models

  • Design and build highly scalable python backends

  • Support the consumption of Faethm’s APIs and data outputs by other teams and organisations

  • Drive code quality by facilitating code reviews within the team and ensuring that our engineering practices are followed in relation to testing, security and monitoring

  • Work closely with Product Managers to understand the product, needs of the customer and our business so that you can help shape it

*To be successful in this role, you will ideally have: *

  • 5+ years of experience in a software engineering role

  • Expertise in Python, including at least one web application framework like FastAPI, Django, or Flask

  • Proficient in SQL and/or NoSQL database technologies

  • Previous experience with micro-services, containerization, and orchestration tools like Kubernetes

  • Handled multiple projects in a production environment

  • Understanding of distributed systems and scalability

  • BS, MS, or PhD in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related fields

  • Understanding of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Big data Concepts

Our tech stack: Python, Kubernetes, Terraform, AWS (ECS, Step functions, Aurora, Athena, Redshift)

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. 

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.

Job: TECHNOLOGY

Organization: Workforce Skills

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 9508

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