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 reexamining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe.
The Personalized Learning and Analytics team has an opening for a Software Engineer. Since not every student learns the same way and at the same rate, we build systems that make studying more efficient and more effective for every student. Adaptive learning works by assessing student performance and activity in real time. Then, using data and analytics, it personalizes content to reinforce concepts that target each student's particular strengths and weaknesses. A scalable data pipeline brings data to a consolidated data store in the AWS cloud, readily accessible to power analytics and adaptive capabilities. Our systems are cutting edge, REST based services, written in Java and Scala that utilize NoSQL persistence, near-real-time analytics over a Kinesis feed and utilize machine learning algorithms. We unlock the power of data using best in class self-discovery analytics tools like Tableau. Sound interesting? This exciting growth area needs a talented Engineer to join its ranks who would be a bold thinker and innovator. We motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that support 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.