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Lead UI Engineer
San Francisco, CA

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Job Description

Lead UI Engineer


At Pearson, we're committed to a world that's always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it's one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology - and each other to surpass these boundaries - we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world's innovations, personal and global, large and small.

Your responsibilities:

We are looking for an experienced software engineer to drive technical design and implementation of key components of our Global Learning Platform's user interfaces and user-facing applications. The Principal Software Engineer will lead a team of front-end developers responsible for building high-quality web and mobile user-facing interfaces and applications. Will be responsible for creating the most optimal technical designs and frameworks that will be reused across the applications and perform in a direct to consumer environment. Will be directly involved in problem-solving and resolution of day-to-day design issues. Will be working in an Agile environment with the team of platform engineers to deliver value to the end user fast. Will collaborate closely with DevOps engineers to instrument and tool applications, provide the right level of monitoring, and enable consistent improvement of customer experience. Will also drive best in class software design, development & deployment techniques. Must be able to work across multiple facets of the project and juggle multiple responsibilities at the same time. Very hands-on with a strong analytic capability and the ability to create innovative solutions. We are looking for a highly motivated individual who is looking to grow their career in a fast paced environment.


* Act as the technical lead to a team of front-end engineers working across cross-functional teams in an agile environment.

* Be a top-notch coder and an expert in the domain, capable of deep diving into implementation details of components and features across the technology stacks.

* Lead domain of expertise by providing mentoring and guidance through code reviews, design reviews, best practices, and technical vision. Lead by example.

* Lead effort of unification and components reuse across developed applications, lead conceptualization and development of a shared framework.

* Jump in and solve the most complex technical problems and software design issues. Initiate and lead refactoring effort.

* Stay on top and drive adoption of advanced features and capabilities where it makes sense.

* Champion, nurture and guard Agile/DevOPS software development mindset within the team and supporting functions.

* Work closely with Enterprise Architecture to develop optimal software/system architecture

* Bridge the gap between high-level architecture developed by Enterprise Architecture and the detailed solutions design input needed by the delivery teams

* Work closely with operations to develop the most optimal system architecture/deployment design for content core platforms


* B.S. / M.S. Computer Science or equivalent, with strong fundamentals and problem-solving skills (such as data structures, computational algorithms, and operating systems).

* 5 years of software engineering experience, a track record of building applications used by hundreds of thousands of users in a direct-to-consumer business. Should had played a critical role in the development of such applications.

* 5 years of experience building applications using modern web technologies: HTML5 / CSS / Javascript.

* 3 years of experience working with React.js or similar component-based front-end frameworks

* Expertise in debugging of web applications, HTTP debugging/REST APIs.

* Experience in developing mobile applications using React Native/Ionic/Phone Gap is a big plus.

* Experience and knowledge in one of the strong typed, structural languages C , Java, C# is a big plus.

* Knowledge and hands on experience with Unity 3D framework is a big plus.

* Some experience leading small to medium sized software engineering teams in an Agile/Scrum environment is a plus.

* Accomplished team player, problem solver, good communicator with a desire to work hard, deliver meaningful , get along with others, and have fun.

* #LI-LL

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.

Primary Location: US-CA-San Francisco

Work Locations: US-CA-San Francisco-50 California 50 California Street San Francisco 94111

Job: Technology

Organization: Technology & Operations

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Feb 19, 2019

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1902167

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.

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