Senior Software Engineer- Math Automated Scoring

at Pearson in Augusta, Maine, United States

Job Description

Senior Software Engineer- Math Automated Scoring – ( 2113231 )


We are the world’s learning company with more than 24,000 employees operating in 70 countries. We combine world-class educational content and assessment,powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people.

At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s a 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 and push the boundaries of technology to enhance students’ educational experiences. Collaborating, supporting, and inspiring one another, we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small. It is a great time to invest your talent in a formative EdTech industry with Pearson leading the charge!

We have an excellent opportunity for a versatile, experienced Software Engineer who thrives in a collaborative, problem-solving, and delivery-oriented environment. As an extremely skilled and motivated thinker, you will work closely with a small team of experts to cultivate new technologies for education.

This opportunity to showcase your talent is located at Boulder, CO, Austin, TX, Iowa City, IA or remote.

Here is what you will get to do:

As a Software Engineer, your primary responsibility will be to create, test, and maintain automated math scoring services. You will have the opportunity to solve interesting problems, develop new features, and bring an innovative technology to maturity.

Responsibilities include:

+ Full stack engineering with Python, Golang, and JavaScript.

+ Design, build, maintain, and deploy cloud-based systems hosted on AWS; we use EC2

+ Enforce coding standards & best practices.

+ Collaborate with other teams to meet deliverables.

We are looking for an individual with:

+ A desire to own an application from concept to delivery

+ An ability to work independently and as a key contributor to a small team

+ Excellent problem-solving skills with an innovative, strategic, forward-thinking mindset

+ Diverse technical skills, and an ability to shift between the development of front- and back-end systems

+ An ability to evaluate alternative delivery solutions and drive operational best practices

+ A focus on the processes and discipline required to make new innovations commercially scalable

+ Strong leadership skills

Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position can expect a starting salary $120k-$130k, and are eligible to participate in a bonus plan. Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at: 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.



+ 4 years of professional programming experience on Unix-like platforms

+ 4 years of experience with Python

+ 2 years of experience with Javascript

+ Experience with Git

+ Comfortable with tree structures and related operations

+ MongoDB or similar NoSQL database

+ Agile development methodologies

Preferred skills, interest in, exposure to, and/or experience with any of the following:

+ Strong math background

+ Computer algebra systems such as sympy

+ Single-page web application frameworks, such as Angular, React or similar front-end framework

+ AWS or similar cloud computing technology

+ Jenkins or similar CI/CD technology

+ Docker or similar containerization technology

+ Golang experience, if not, we’ll teach you!

Pearson fuels the growing demand for effective education and high-quality information in the global knowledge economy, and share a common goal: to help people get on in their lives through education. For more information, visit

Primary Location : US-RE-Remote

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Job : Technology

Organization : Assessments School

Employee Status : Regular Employee

Job Type : Standard

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Shift : Day Job

Job Posting : Sep 16, 2021

Job Unposting : Ongoing

Schedule: : Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2113231

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Job Posting: JC192680525

Posted On: Sep 18, 2021

Updated On: Oct 14, 2021