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Posted:
12/21/2013
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Software Development
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Pearson | Austin, TX
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Job Description

Overview

Pearson has one defining goal: to help people progress in their lives through learning. We champion innovation and we invest in models for education that deliver on our promise for effective, accessible, and personal learning from early literacy, college and career readiness to professional education, through data informed instruction and inventive applications for mobile and digital learning.

Pearson, the world's leading learning company, has global-reach and market leading businesses in education, business, and consumer publishing and is listed on the London and New York stock exchanges (UK: PSON; NYSE: PSO). For more information, visit www.pearson.com.

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

**Who we are**

We are a small development team nestled in a big global company. We write complex user-facing applications using a wide range of technologies, including JavaScript, and Java.

**Things that are important to us(our work):**

Changing the way people learn

Continuously testing and integrating so that we're always producing working code

Working efficiently and maintaining a work-life balance

Responsibilities

**What we work on**

We are the largest provider of educational assessment services in the USA and worldwide, and our team develops the content interaction elements of the TestNav system for online delivery of those services.

**Our challenges**:

Putting innovative, media-rich assessments and assessment tools into a Web browser

Creating new ways to interact with test questions

Building technologies to make testing fair for ALL students

Understanding how students take tests on mobile devices

Keeping our code small and efficient so it performs in real world conditions

Qualifications

**Interested in joining our team?**

Here's what we're looking for in our future team member:

Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software

Engineering, MIS, or equivalent experience.

Solid foundation in computer science fundamentals required including: algorithms, data structures, and object oriented design

Ability to effectively understand and communicate complex technical challenges and solutions required

Previous technical internships or large project experience (preferred)

*Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.*

*Job ID:* 2013-19491

*# of Positions:* 1

*Posted Date:* 8/2/2013

*Job Location:* US-TX-Austin

*Position Type:* Regular Full Time

*Category:* Information Technology

About Pearson

NCS Pearson is a global provider of applications, services and technologies for education, testing, assessment and complex data management. The combination of NCS and Pearson Education has created a world leading integrated education company, combining strong market positions in educational content, online learning, assessment and enterprise applications for US schools and professional accreditation. NCS Pearson is a wholly-owned company of Pearson plc, the international media company. Education. With at least one NCS Pearson product serving nearly 40,000 of this country's 110,000 schools, we are the largest single provider of K-12 education enterprise tools in the country. NCS Pearson has set the industry standard as the only provider of a full suite of administrative software to help teachers and administrators to keep attendance records, grades, test scores and to manage state curriculum requirements. The software manages large amounts of school data, including managing the schedules of over 16 million students. The power of NCS Pearson's integrated software is all brought together on the teachers' desktop with curriculum and instructional products. Our Internet-based curriculum products gives educators access to lesson plans, customized to meet state performance standards and correlated to their individual lesson plans. Students can electronically pick up their assignments and select from a vast library of online resource materials. At NCS Pearson, education encompasses the entire spectrum of education from classrooms and schools to electronic testing, certifications, and assessments being delivered throughout business and industry and by government agencies to ensure optimum skill sets for their professionals. Testing. The trend to hold schools more accountable for improving students' performance continues unabated. However, improving educational outcomes affects more than students. Test scores are used to evaluate teacher, school and district performance as well. With the increased numbers of tests, the use of open-ended test items, the need for tests in multiple languages and the demand for online reporting, the stakes continue to rise. As the nation's largest commercial processor of student assessment tests for K-12 schools, few companies are as well positioned as NCS to help states meet the challenge. NCS Pearson will score more than 37 million tests, including 77 million constructed response test items this year - we are the nation's largest commercial test processor. We provide large scale project management and operations and logistics management for all major U.S. test publishers and for many state departments of education. NCS Pearson is also a fast-growing test service provider to the adult testing market. We have quickly established ourselves in two important testing areas: IT certification and professional licensure. NCS Pearson is providing Internet-based testing solutions that deliver thousands of tests a week for the IT industry and national professional associations. Assessments. NCS Pearson's assessment solutions allow you to accurately and rapidly gather data and report results for customers, employees, patients, and students. Workforce development assessments can help you improve your most valuable resource - your people. Mental health professionals use our psychological assessments to help diagnose their patients efficiently and effectively. Career assessment tools help career and guidance counselors lead students, career changers, and the unemployed to a better understanding of how they may fit into the world of work. NCS Pearson has the software, scanners, imaging systems, and scannable documents needed to address your unique survey and assessment requirements. We also offer consulting services and total data collection outsourcing to design custom survey instruments and handle the entire survey processing and reporting for you.