Associate Software Developer Jobs at Pearson in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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  • Post Date: February 23, 2023
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Associate Software Developer


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Responsible for the core software engineering tasks in a project team. The individual will be required to work with dynamic teams that are driven by project delivery goals. Should possess the drive to learn and continuously improve on work performance. Should work with peer software engineers in writing quality code. The individual will be required to participate in periodic appraisal cycles to evaluate and determine advancement opportunities.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

  • Listed below are the typical duties and responsibilities expected of an individual for the job title described in this document.
  • The items specified below are a guideline of the minimum expectations for the job title; changes will be made on a case-by-case basis for individuals who show potential to take on more opportunities.
  • Other duties may be assigned from time to time.

Overall Responsibilities

  • Ensures that code artifacts produced are of the highest quality, conforming to set or agreed upon standards. Should advocate such consistency to all members of the team.
  • Follows the Pearson processes, agile practices and motivates his/her team members to do so.
  • Escalates and communicates issues, risks and concerns to leads or managers.
  • Provides realistic and accurate estimates and achieve on-time Delivery.
  • Makes optimum utilization of engineering tools and technologies to maintain a high productivity level in the team
  • Accepts project delivery responsibilities and demonstrates accountability to leadership.
  • Builds competencies in product and technology domain to set expectations.
  • Align self to organizational goals
  • Adhere to Pearson values and ethical practices.
  • Maintains a sense of individuality in thinking and decision making.
  • Is a professional in work aspects as well as conduct with other individuals.

Managerial Responsibilities

This position has no managerial responsibilities.


  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Individual should possess a Bachelor’s degree in Computing or Information Technology.
  • Individuals who have a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Physical Sciences, or a specialization in the Engineering field will also be considered.
  • The individual should have a minimum of one (1) year of industry experience in Software Engineering / Web Application Development, Programming and Design and preferably some experience in a leadership role.

Knowledge, Skills And Abilities

  • Excellent understanding of Object-Oriented Programming and Design
  • Strong technical knowledge and hands-on experience in at least one technology stack (React AND/OR NodeJS) and good working knowledge of open-source tools and technologies.
  • Knowledge and Experience in Frontend Technologies and related frameworks (HTML / CSS / JavaScript/JSON) AND/OR Backend Technologies and API development
  • Knowledge and Experience in unit testing frameworks like Jest, Enzyme, Karma
  • Knowledge and Experience in Database design and development in MySQL
  • Knowledge and Experience in source control systems like Bitbucket, Gitlab
  • Knowledge and Experience in IDEs like VS Code
  • Knowledge and Experience in CI/CD pipelines in Jenkins and Gitlab
  • Knowledge and Experience in Agile practices
  • A good understanding of Software Engineering Best Practices
  • Strong and effective interpersonal and communication skills (including English language skills) and the ability to interact promptly and professionally with teams across different time zones.
  • Ability to learn new technologies rapidly and share knowledge with other team members
  • The desire to learn and continuously improve on product quality, performance, and other non-functional requirements.
  • Provision of in-depth technical skills to fix ad hoc incidents/problems, mentoring and supporting DevOps teams to ensure best practice.

Preferred Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Amazon Certifications
  • Oracle Certifications ( Java , Middleware , Database , Operating Systems)
  • Microsoft Certifications
  • Certified Scrum Developer (CSD)
  • Zend Certified Engineer (ZCE)

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  • Offered SalaryNot Specified
  • Career LevelNot Specified
  • Experience1 Year
  • GenderBoth
  • INDUSTRYComputer and technology
  • QualificationBachelor's Degree
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