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Pearson Software Java Developer in Bloomington, Minnesota

The Pearson VUE development team is comprised of a group of inspired developers that thrive on developing cutting edge applications, with a passion for innovation and pride in producing excellent user experiences. Our work environment is collaborative, casual, flexible, agile and results driven. Since the business provides a mission-critical service to a demanding set of clients, high-quality performance is required to meet customer expectations.

Position Summary

The mid-level Software Developer is responsible for analysis, design, implementation, and unit testing to produce high-quality code for a project team responsible for supporting several examination platforms. They will use industry best practices while working in a team of high-performing professionals. They are also responsible for maintaining and supporting mission-critical applications, as necessary. Software developers are expected to mentor associate software developers and continually contribute to process improvement activities.

This requisition is part of the Test Development and Delivery team, which supports the exam creation and presentation functions that are essential components of Pearson VUE’s core business. One of the team’s primary responsibilities is supporting several examination platforms that present exams to candidates, record responses, calculate scores and report results. We are now in the midst of building our next generation web-based exam software, which is a multi-year project with enormous strategic value, leveraging state of the art technologies and process, which has strong organizational interest and momentum. We are looking for outstanding candidates to bolster the staff of this critical project.

The Software Developer will:

  • Implement & Perform - Implement designs following Pearson coding standards and industry best practices; maintain and support mission-critical applications as necessary

  • Analyze & Design - Ensure business and requirements artifacts are created that effectively model the customer's requirements. Use tooling and best practices to create design models from requirements

  • Review - Participate in and lead requirements, design, and code reviews

  • Test & Deployment - Work closely with other teams (e.g., QA, configuration management, end users) to release high quality software. Create testable requirements and write and execute unit tests

  • Quality/process improvement - Participate in group improvement activities and initiatives to improve process and product quality in pursuit of excellence

  • Reporting - Complete project documentation as required, including logging status, risk, progress, and effort on assigned work

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Required Experience:

  • 5+ years relevant software development experience creating business applications with relational database systems

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, MIS, or equivalent technology discipline (desired)

  • 4+ years of Java development required

  • 1+ years' experience using JavaScript frameworks - AngularJS / jQuery

  • Experience with development, maintenance, and testing of JavaScript following industry best practices

  • Experience with highly available, highly concurrent web-based applications

Desired Experience:

  • 1+ years' experience working in an agile environment

  • Desire to expand knowledge in many development languages, applications, and tools

  • Quickly learn new processes and tools, business domains and technical applications

  • Able to think technically and analytically

  • Ability to understand the philosophy of architecture

  • Must assimilate information, distill knowledge, apply experience, and provide solution alternatives and recommendations

  • Must have strong time management skills - including the ability to work well under pressure, plan, set priorities, adapt to change, and meet established timelines

  • Must be a self-starter and detail-oriented

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work within a team

  • Experience with Windows, Unix and/or OS X system programming

Experience with some of the following tools is considered a bonus:

  • Spring Boot

  • Docker containers

  • Kubernetes Orchestration

  • Apache CXF / RESTful Web Services

  • jQuery JavaScript library

  • AngularJS JavaScript library

  • Hibernate

  • MongoDB

  • Gradle Build Framework

  • Selenium Web Driver / Gauge UI Automation

  • IntelliJ IDE

The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position is $105,000 - $125,000. This position is bonus eligible. Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at: https://pearsonbenefitsus.com/


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 pearsonplc.com.

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:  http://www.pearson.com/careers/diversity-and-inclusion.html 

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: Assessment & Qualifications

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 7755