Pearson Vice President, Pearson Virtual Schools Software Engineering in Massachusetts
Vice President, Pearson Virtual Schools Software Engineering - ( 2108331 )
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.
The Vice President of Software Engineering leads the product development track of our Pearson Online Classroom platform for K12 education internationally. Reporting directly to the global CTO of Virtual Learning, this role is responsible for the bespoke software development practices, architecture, and delivery of Pearson’s Online Classroom platform which serves K12 learners and institutions with rich capabilities in all phases of education: from content to assessment, placement to progression, and assistance to success along with the data infrastructure to operate a whole school at scale. This leader will drive innovation into the academic experience, the operations and scaling of our solutions, and the global reach of our platform. This role is resourced with over thirteen delivery teams including employees and near/offshore partners and will lead concurrent development tracks, leverage advising and influencing skills used to build roadmaps with Product Management, grow their team through mentoring, upskilling and hiring, and ultimately deliver innovative tech built to grow our business into new markets. This new tech is cloud based, multi-tenent, microservices based platform built on a proven core product and enhanced with shared services from Pearson’s other businesses with scale and stability at the core. To get there, this role will build upon their experience to move elements of the legacy core into this new capability and transform both the code and the process do delight our learners and open new paths to market in an ever-changing industry. Most importantly, this role will build a positive culture where working and playing hard are kept in balance by working smarter, communicating transparently, being accountable, visible, and honest.
Managing investment and operations budgets over $30M
Driving concurrent initiatives impacting multiple business groups and applications
Transforming current state products into scalable future state platforms
Creating long term delivery roadmaps in collaboration with Product Management
Building a culture of continuous improvement through iterative design and focus on quality
Leading staff to exceed program and operational metrics while always improve velocity
Delivery of organizational commitments; on-time and on-budget
Establishing opportunities for innovation through prototyping, training staff in new technologies, and encouraging out-of-box thinking
Drive critical partner sourcing and managing complex technology partner relationships including within Pearson
Pearson 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.
Delivery of a microservices based, globally scaled platform on Microsoft .NET framework, and Azure Dev Ops.
Proven experience in managing large cross-functional Agile development teams both on and offshore. Experience working in a SAFe environment is a plus.
Track record of effectively delivering large scale programs through Agile practices and consistent velocity improvement
Comfortable leading matrix-based teams (direct & indirect reporting plus partners)
Influencing senior level Product Management and business stakeholders, processing positive and negative feedback and synthesizing direction to move programs forward
User centric design with flexible data structure and algorithm focus: building instrumentation and observability into all aspects of the platform to circle back and further improve user experience
Strong financial acumen required to deliver programs with financials plans based on complex capitalization / operating expenditure models.
Ability to adopt and integrate software capabilities for assessment and/or learning experiences from other parts of Pearson or 3rd party partnerships.
Software engineering degree required.
Minimum 4 years leading and supervising development teams.
Development of educational software a plus but not required.
Workstream/Line Management Skills
Works as a collaborative leader; able to take on aboard wide perspectives and influence positively and act as a critical friend
Excellent people manager able to lead and motivate the project teams, give direction, receive feedback, and work within a larger cross-functional collaborative team.
Ability to understand, adapt, initiate, and implement people/process change required
Evidence of strategic and analytical thinking and planning, team leadership, communication, negotiation, problem-solving, good judgment, and the ability to influence others is required
Excellent verbal, written, and listening communication skills as well as the ability to communicate difficult/sensitive information effectively
Demonstrate the ability to multi-task, manage multiple projects, prioritize, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
Strong business acumen, including comfort with budgetary accountability
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail is required
Personal Style and Behavior
Demonstration for our values: Brave, Imaginative, Decent and Accountable
Inclusive by nature: leverages diversity in all aspects of decision making (thought, gender, race) to best represent our learners and our growing Customer base
Organized, proactive, adaptable, confident, and respectful
Collaborative leader to drive involvement and engagement, build influence
Sense of humor with excellent people skills and able to engage colleagues of all levels
Comfortable operating in a changing and sometimes ambiguous environment
Primary Location : US-North Carolina
Other Locations : US-MD-Columbia, US-MA-Boston, US-NC-Durham, US-New Jersey, US-Maryland, US-Massachusetts, US-NJ-Hoboken
Work Locations :
501 Boylston St
Job : Technology
Organization : North America Connections
Employee Status : Regular Employee
Job Type : Standard
Job Level : Executive
Shift : Day Job
Job Posting : Jun 9, 2021
Job Unposting : Ongoing
Schedule: : Full-time Regular
Req ID: 2108331
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