Engineering Lead Developer

Pearson - Bloomington, MN3.8

30+ days agoFull-timeEstimated: $100,000 - $140,000 a year
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Description

Pearson VUE (www.pearsonvue.com) is the global leader in computer-based testing for information technology, academic, government and professional testing programs around the world. Pearson VUE provides a full suite of services from test development to data management, and delivers exams through the world’s most comprehensive and secure network of test centers in more than 180 countries, where we validate the skills and knowledge of millions of individuals every year.

Pearson VUE is a business of Pearson, the world's leading learning company with global-reach and market-leading businesses. Pearson is listed on both the London and New York stock exchanges (UK: PSON; NYSE: PSO).

As the Engineering Lead you will be expected to provide leadership and technical direction to a software development team for a component within a specified product domain. In this role you will work with Architects to create and implement a long-term vision, orchestrate high-quality software implementation, maintain, guide, improve architectural integrity and evolution for assigned area. You will use industry best practices while producing high-quality full stack solutions in a collaborative, agile, results driven environment across a diverse set of business areas: client management, candidate registrations and customer service. You will also be responsible for maintaining and supporting mission-critical applications as necessary. Additionally, you should excel at fostering high team morale, mentorship and be comfortable coaching team members to ensure best practices and architectural guidelines are followed for their assigned area. You will also be expected to continually contribute to process improvement activities.

The Engineering Lead will:
Work with Product Engineering Manager, Product Architect, and product managers to provide architecture solutions and leadership at the product component level. You will oversee the implementation of software that achieves the goals of the architecture in their area.

You will do this by contributing to the following breakdown of general responsibilities:

70% Architecture & Development:
Create, document, implement, and oversee the long-term vision, architecture, and initiatives in their assigned area

Estimate software development requirements, propose alternatives and prioritize development tasks for a given project

Ensure high level requirements from project stakeholders are satisfied, complete and testable

Review code and documents for their assigned area to ensure designs and coding are holistic

Assess,oversee and deliver the technical delivery of high-quality projects and products

Design, code, maintain, and assess items in their assigned area taking into account performance, maintainability/complexity, market trends and innovation, controlling costs, system robustness and scalability, and long term quality initiatives

Point person accountable for their assigned area that will capture, summarize, and escalate issues as necessary for resolution and awareness

15% Engineering Leadership:
Strategic and tactical responsibility on a daily basis for developing and enhancing the technical architecture and projects of assigned area and ensuring user needs are met

Coordinate and unify the work of architects and team members through the software implementation process

Assist as necessary with defining roles and assigning workloads for their area of responsibility

Liaison for numerous functional areas within the organization

Provide technical mentoring to developers, senior developers, and software architects within a domain or project, or as assigned

Proactively design training opportunities that align with group goals

Induct new members for assigned projects

Proactively foster collaboration among technical teams

5% Process and Quality Improvement Responsibility:
Participate in and initiate group improvement activities and initiatives to improve process and product quality in pursuit of excellence

Participate in and monitor the effectiveness of requirements, design, code, unit test and QA test case reviews and inspections

Assess and oversee the technical delivery of projects to ensure best practices are followed

Understand, support and improve the OSSP

Report any potential opportunities regarding assigned domain, other domains, or client opportunities

5% Defect and Backlog Review:
Triage, assign, and monitor new QA or pre-production defects and parking lot items.

Assist as required on urgent production defects

5% Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor degree in Computer Science, MIS, or equivalent technology discipline

6 years of relevant software development experience including creating business applications with relational database systems. Angular JS and Java are required

Current technology stack: Java, JPA, Hibernate, Web Services (REST/SOAP), AngularJS

Experience in OOAD, design patterns, and UML

1 years experience in software architecture

1 years experience in technical leadership

1 years experience in programmatic interaction with relational database systems

1 years production support experience

2 years Agile experience

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to understand the philosophy of architecture

Experience providing technical leadership to a team

Experience in creating design documents and performing code reviews

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

Proven ability to quickly learn new processes and tools, business domains and technical applications

Ability to think technically and analytically

Ability to lead and/or coordinate multiple projects, enhancements, defects or initiatives simultaneously

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

Must have strong time management and project management skills including the ability to work well under pressure, plan and set priorities, make decisions and set direction, adapt to change, and meet established timelines.

Ability to effectively manage, measure, and continuously improve working performance and quality of teams and individuals

Continuous expansion of knowledge in many development languages, applications, and tools

Experience in application performance management and performance tuning

Enterprise knowledge of business and platforms across systems within our core technology service model

Must develop effective relationships with customers and work well within a team

Must be a self-starter and detail-oriented

Must have a positive and energetic demeanor

Effective written and verbal communication skills

Creative problem-solving skills

Must have mentoring and training skills

Experience with some or all of the following tools (Required):

Java SE AND EE (6 years)

Spring framework (3 years)

Web Services (4 years)

REST services (2 years)

SQL (3 years)

JBOSS OR Tomcat (3 years)

AngularJS (and other Javascript frameworks) (4 years)

OOAD design

Agile development (2 years)

Design patterns

Experience with some or all of the following tools (Preferred):

RabbitMQ or JMS

Hibernate

SOA

Swing

Gauge and Selenium

Splunk and New Relic

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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.