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Pearson Data Solution Architect in Spain

About English Language Learning

In the English Language Learning (ELL) business unit, we aspire to become the world's leading destination to learn and improve English language skills. Our main focus is on committed learners from around the world, who are motivated by outcomes because they want to reach their full potential through learning English.

*Role Overview  *

Do you want to be part of the biggest digital transformation in the EdTech and help people around the world to learn languages and realize their dreams? 

The English Language Learning (ELL) division of Pearson is looking for a talented and motivated professional to join our growing team of architects as a Solution Architect. Reporting to the Chief Architect you will responsible in driving several data and analytics initiatives including cloud data transformation, data governance.

Job Description

  • Collaborate with senior leaders in business and technology to define MVP scope for various initiatives and design solutions that align with enterprise technology strategy

  • Provide architectural strategy and leadership to developing and implementing initiatives that improve innovation in a rapidly changing technology landscape

  • Evaluate emerging technologies for use across multiple domains, which include RFPs, vendor evaluations and creation of Architecture Design Proposals

  • Lead the technology stack and capabilities associated with data technology ecosystem including: Data Lake/Warehouse, application integrations platform, advanced analytics and Business Intelligence platform

  • Develop key partnerships across the community of data personnel, including data owners/stewards, data process owners, data visualization experts and other business partners, with the goal of maturing the enterprise up the data maturity curve

  • Establish standards and frameworks associated with how data technologies are to be used and ensure adherence to those standards by data engineers and developers. Including repeatable design patterns that relate to industry-accepted reference architectures

  • Prototype the feasibility of proposed technology solutions

  • Develop solutions to problems via use of methodologies and software application tools, and work with Product Owners to drive product vision, manage scope and expectations

  • Design reliable, scalable, and performant end-to-end architectures which can support sites in a number of geographies across the globe

  • Have responsibility for the quality of the technical solution delivered by project teams

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

  • Provide technical leadership and mentoring of technical leads and development teams

  • Have a strong focus on the high quality throughout the entire process, working closely with the Quality Assurance stream

  • Collaborate with Chief Architect for aspects related to integration with other systems

*Qualifications & Skills  *

  • Degree in computer science or equivalent, with strong fundamentals and problem-solving skills

  • Strong solutions architecture experience with complex enterprise solutions

  • Knowledge of AWS cloud architecture, including auto-scaling and global deployments of application architecture

  • Design Patterns, Non-Functional Requirements

  • Extensive industry experience

  • Deep understanding of object-oriented programming, relational databases such as Oracle and SQL Server, NoSQL databases such as MongoDB, DynamoDB and Elasticsearch, complex integration landscapes

  • Cloud data architecture knowledge including developing architecture strategies and plans to enable cloud data transformation, MDM, data governance, and data science capabilities

  • Proven experience in data definition and modelling incl. designing, building, and maintaining data models at both the enterprise and solution/application level

  • Proven experience developing data policies, standards, and procedures, finding the balance between tactical and strategic needs

  • Proven data governance experience to operate formal and informal technical governance and compliance activities

  • Experience of working with one or more cloud data platforms (e.g. Google Big Query), and visualization tools (e.g. Tableau)

  • Familiarity with big data technologies e.g., Kafka, Spark, Synapse, DataBricks, etc

  • Familiarity with analytics & visualization technologies

  • Experience architecting data-centric solutions at a conceptual, logical and physical level

  • Experience coaching and mentoring technology talent

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Possesses a global outlook and approach

  • Passion for education and learning

  • Experience in working with multinational, multicultural and distributed teams

What to expect from Pearson

Did you know Pearson is one of the 10 most innovative education companies of 2022?

At Pearson, we add life to a lifetime of learning so everyone can realize the life they imagine. We do this by creating vibrant and enriching learning experiences designed for real-life impact. We are on a journey to be 100 percent digital to meet the changing needs of the global population by developing a new strategy with ambitious targets. To deliver on our strategic vision, we have five business divisions that are the foundation for the long-term growth of the company: Assessment & Qualifications, Virtual Learning, English Language Learning, Workforce Skills and Higher Education. Alongside these, we have our corporate divisions: Digital & Technology, Finance, Global Corporate Marketing & Communications, Human Resources, Legal, Strategy and Direct to Consumer. Learn more at We are Pearson.

We value the power of an inclusive culture and also 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 building a workplace where talent can learn, grow and thrive.

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We want a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment decisions are 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. We strive for a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities.

To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, navigate to: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Pearson.

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Organization: English Language Learning

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 9204


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