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28 Jan 2016

Full-Time Senior Software Engineer (Front End)

Pearson Lanka (Pvt) Ltd – Posted by Lanka Jobs Anywhere

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Senior Software Engineer (Front End)

We are currently seeking two Senior Software Engineer Front-End  (Web) to participate in software development of Pearson’s web-based software applications.  We are interested in hiring strong technology people with a “can-do” attitude and an interest in our mission of more effective learning and enhancing the student experience. Our work environment is professional, yet relaxed and flexible.  Using the latest technologies, you can have a major impact and contribute to our evolution.


  • Partnering with content designers and architects to ensure quality and accuracy of styled content.
  • Working closely with content and product teams to design and implement new features and effective user interfaces.
  • Tackling challenging technical issues (e.g. usability, performance, responsiveness).
  • Participating in planning meetings, estimating scope of work, and maintaining project status using Agile project tracking tools.
  • Following Agile, ATDD, and best practice methodologies in all project development activities.
  • Trouble-shooting, debugging, and resolving programming defects and errors.
  • Delivering products that meet business goals and financial objectives.
  • Working in a global team environment.
  • Researching new technologies and software products to determine feasibility and possibility of using their capabilities within our products and platforms.
  • Enjoying the opportunity to impact the lives of millions of students and their instructors.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Computer Science B.S / M.S. or equivalent with strong fundamentals and problem solving skills (e.g. data structures, computational algorithms, and operating systems)
  • At least 5 years of experience building elegant and responsive Web interfaces
  • Very strong JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3 knowledge
  • Excellent skills (hands-on experience) with JavaScript MVC frameworks like Backbone and Angular JS
  • Practical experience with third party API integration
  • Strong knowledge of JQuery, GWT, JSON/JSONP, and XML
  • Good understanding of Web Services protocols such as REST, SOAP, and API design for extensibility and portability
  • Experience with regular expressions
  • Successful track record of developing quality software products and shipping production ready software

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Scrum/Agile development methodologies
  • Hands-on experience with digital content management platforms and the ePub3 standard
  • Proper use of graphics, audio, video, and animation within UI Design Patterns
  • Experience with scripting (e.g. PHP, Python)
  • Deep understanding of WebSockets
  • Prior experience working in the eLearning industry is a plus
  • Accomplished team player with a desire to work hard and have fun

Specific Skills

JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript MVC Frameworks (Backbone, Angular JS), JQuery, GWT, JSON/JSONP, XML, REST, SOAP, ATDD, Scrum, Agile, ePub3, UI Design, PHP, Python, WebSockets


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Job Categories: IT-Software/DB/QA/Web/Graphics/GIS. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Agile, Angular JS, ATDD, CSS3, ePub3, GWT, HTML5, Javascript, JavaScript MVC Frameworks (Backbone, jQuery, JSON/JSONP, php, Python, REST, Scrum, SOAP, UI Design, WebSockets, and XML.

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