Full-Stack Engineer

at Pearson in Augusta, Maine, United States

Job Description

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.

PMC is one of Pearson’s global technology platforms, globally-distributed instances, multi-tenant, driving the digital transformation for eCommerce and web content. PMC currently processes more than 90% of global Pearson eCommerce revenue and serves over 75% of all Pearson web traffic.

We currently run a large eCommerce platform serving the full-stack, but we want to start to move towards the next-generation of eCommerce architectures – headless, API-first, cloud-native and micro-service based. Join a high performing team within a highly specialized technology department which focuses on delivery and transformation!

About the job

The right person will be a high performing full-stack engineer with experience on complex applications. They will contribute to Pearson’s technical transformation by developing global capability onto the PMC core technical platform. We are looking for someone with passion for technology and a drive to help us move towards our architectural vision.

This is a unique opportunity for a keen technologist to help us build something that will directly enhance the lives of millions, by supporting the provision of education on a global scale.


As a full-stack engineer you will:

Key Responsibilities

+ Implement, document and unit test complex modules using Java, Spring & React

+ Ensure code is of high quality and adheres to non-functional requirements

+ Follow and contribute to the project’s technical best practices and development standards

+ Perform code reviews and ensure code developed is flexible and reusable.

+ Coach and mentor junior members of the team & help drive the team’s sprint commitments.

+ Support the management of architectural and technical risk

+ Work with project management and business analysts to manage the flexible scope with business owners

+ Strong focus on high quality throughout the entire process, working closely with the Quality Assurance stream

+ Collaborate with Technical Lead, Solutions Architects and Enterprise Architects for aspects related to integration with other system

+ Advocate the new architectural vision and help move further customizations to use that pattern

Skills & Abilities:

+ Strong Java, Spring & REST API development experience

+ Full-stack development, using client-side technologies (AngularJS, React or Vue JS)

+ Exposure/willing to learn complex eCommerce implementations

+ Excellent understanding of object-oriented programming, design patterns, relational databases, complex integration landscapes & non-functional requirements

+ Experience with troubleshooting, logging and monitoring tools

+ Computer science major or relevant industry experience

+ Excellent communication skills

+ Experience of AWS and microservice architecture (desirable) is a plus


Learning is the most powerful force for change in the world. More than 20,000 Pearson employees deliver our products and services in nearly 200 countries, all working towards a common purpose – to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. We do that by providing high quality, digital content and learning experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help people build their skills and grow with the world around them. We are the world’s leading learning company. Learn more at

Pearson believes that wherever learning flourishes, so do people. We are committed to being an anti-racist?company in everything we do. We value the power of an inclusive culture and 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 a sustainable environment and workplace where talent can learn, grow, and thrive. ?

To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, please click here:?

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment is decided 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.


Organization: Corporate Strategy & Technology

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 2111225

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Job Posting: JC194065233

Posted On: Oct 06, 2021

Updated On: Jan 13, 2022