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Software Engineering Manager

Company: Pearson
Location: Dover
Posted on: November 27, 2022

Job Description:

About Pearson VUEAt Pearson VUE (www.pearsonVUE.com), we believe learning takes us from potential to progress. That is why we deliver high-stakes exams that help industries and individuals make an impact on their professions, communities, and the lives of others. Our customers high-stakes certification, licensure, admissions, and other credentialing exams help people advance in technology, government, and professional careers, as well as attain educational growth. Pearson VUE offers proctored exams through the world's largest network of test centers in addition to testing in online and un proctored environments. Our Products and Technology team powers our business to deliver over 19 million exams annually at 20,000 test centers in 188 countries.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). For more information, visit www.pearson.com. As a global business, we understand the critical link between technology and business strategy and integrate them closely to help people succeed in their lifetime of learning. From leadership to stable teams, we foster collaboration and teamwork towards building a collective we culture in everything.SummaryAs a Software Engineering Manager, you will have the opportunity to provide tactical, strategic, and technical leadership for a software engineering group that supports a critical business domain. In this role, you will support the development of software systems through stable teams including Architects, Developers, Business Analysts, and Quality Engineers. You will do this by coordinating and managing the daily activities of group members in assigned work areas and resolving day-to-day issues, workflow, and business issues. You are also expected to apply industry experience, processes, and tools to improve team operations and to build and maintain a supportive, cooperative, and cohesive work environment. As a Software Engineering Manager, you will regularly coordinate with other functional teams, as well as disciplines like Product Strategy, Product Management and Program Management. You will also represent the teams work with important internal stakeholder groups, working with them to understand their needs and resolve their issues through the following core responsibilities.The Product:This position will own and support the Athena Browser Edition (ABE) suite of applications within the Test Authoring, Publishing & Delivery department. ABE is Pearson VUEs next generation strategic test driver responsible for exam presentation to candidates, recording of candidate responses, calculation of exam scores and reporting of exam results. We are in the midst of building out the ABE suite of applications, which leverage state of the art technologies and processes. With strong organizational support and momentum, we are looking for an outstanding candidate to bolster the technical staff for this mission critical suite of applications.Product Delivery

  • Represent team capacity and work with the business to schedule prioritized projects
  • Understand the product and solution space and ensure Pearson VUE maintains best-in-class
  • Suggest and lead process and technology improvements within the technology team
  • Ensure diversity within the engineering roadmap between internal engineering needs (e.g., technical debt, security), client needs and roadmap items
  • Manage resource requirements and formulate strategies to meet stakeholder needs
  • Engage with other teams to ensure successful coordination of project dependencies
  • Collaborate with Project Managers to drive work to successful completion
  • Manage Critical Incident response efforts with client needs first and foremost
  • Ensure each product release meet Pearson VUE quality thresholdsPeople Management:
    • Provide one on one coaching and direction for team members
    • Set goals and provide feedback for team members performance reviews
    • Provide responsible management of compensation plans for staff
    • Recruit and retain high performing staff with skills that meet the teams needs
    • Manage partnerships with consulting firms to supplement engineering teams as necessary
    • Promote a culture of continuous improvement within your team and the larger organizationTechnology Leadership:
      • Understand and manage the various technologies leveraged in application suites
      • Collaborate with architects and directors on strategic direction and drive that direction to completion
      • Represent technical issues to product stakeholders and clients
      • Identify areas for technical improvement and create plans to address
      • Provide leadership around agile development processes and emerging trends in engineering best practices
      • Minimize technical debt by balancing maintenance and feature work as necessary
      • Current Toolset: Java, JavaScript, Angular, Spring/Spring Boot, Docker, RabbitMQ, MariaDBCommunications:
        • Collaborate with product stakeholders regarding roadmap and releases
        • Promote organizational goals and values to your team
        • Represent Pearson VUE in current and potential client engagementsRequired Education and Experience:
          • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Business or other application field or equivalent experience
          • 7+ years in software development and demonstrated ability to lead and manage teams towards high performance
          • 4+ years in technical leadership with relevant experience on Java based applications
          • At least 2-3 years in a direct management role or other related background consistent with success in this role.Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
            • Ability to work well through ambiguity and make tough decisions
            • Agility in leadership to take on challenges with growing business needs
            • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
            • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
            • Passion for agile software development and continuous improvementPearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment is decided 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.Compensation at Pearson is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. As required by the Colorado and New York City laws, the pay range for this position is as follows:Minimum full-time salary range is between $135,000 - $155,000.This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program, and information on benefits offered is here here.ABOUT USLearning is the most powerful force for change in the world. More than 20,000 Pearson employees deliver our products and services in nearly 200 countries, all working towards a common purpose to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. We do that by providing high quality, digital content and learning experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help people build their skills and grow with the world around them. We are the worlds leading learning company. Learn more at pearsonplc.com.Pearson believes that wherever learning flourishes, so do people. We are committed to being an anti-racistcompany in everything we do. We value the power of an inclusive culture and 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 a sustainable environment and workplace where talent can learn, grow, and thrive. To learn more about Pearsons commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, please click here: http://www.pearson.com/careers/diversity-and-inclusion.html Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment is decided 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.#LI-POSTLearning is the most powerful force for change in the world. More than 20,000 Pearson employees deliver our products and services in nearly 200 countries, all working towards a common purpose to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. We do that by providing high quality, digital content and learning experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help people build their skills and grow with the world around them. We are the worlds leading learning company. Learn more at pearsonplc.com.Pearson believes that wherever learning flourishes, so do people. We are committed to being an anti-racistcompany in everything we do. We value the power of an inclusive culture and 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 a sustainable environment and workplace where talent can learn, grow, and thrive. To learn more about Pearsons commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, please click here: http://www.pearson.com/careers/diversity-and-inclusion.htmlPearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment is decided 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.Job: TECHNOLOGYOrganization: Assessment & QualificationsSchedule: FULL_TIMEReq ID: 8750#location

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