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Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
3/19/2014
Job Category:
Software Development
Industry:
Software
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Information & Document Management
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Associate Software Developer (Recent Grad Program)
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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 Employer M/F/V/D, and a member of E-Verify.

Responsibilities

Transform How The World Learns!

Pearson is the world's leading learning company. We're both a publishing company with a respected legacy, and a digital information company with hundreds of millions of people logging on to use Pearson products and services every day. With 36,000 employees based in more than 60 countries, we are an assembly of unique and talented professionals.

If you believe, as we do, that education changes people's lives, then come and help us make a difference.

Technology is Changing the Way the World Lives and Learns!

As an education technology professional at Pearson, you'll be at the forefront of transforming how the world learns. Success in technology requires excellence every step of the way, which creates boundless career opportunities. At Pearson, we're passionate about advancing education and continue to invest in new technologies.

The Pearson Information Technology Development Program is an entry-level software development program that is designed to recruit and retain high potential new college graduates who will help us lead the world in using technology to advance education. You will be working in our Software and Technology Services group, where you will learn and use both established and emerging technologies to develop the future generation of learning solutions.

Pearson offers exceptional benefits, including tuition reimbursement for continuing your education in technology or business related fields.

Qualifications

Dec 2013-May 2014 graduate with a Bachelors or Masters degree in the following majors: Computer Science, Information Systems, CIS, MIS, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Information Sciences/Technology or other related discipline.

Must demonstrate strong leadership skills

Outstanding oral and written communication skills

Demonstrates problem solving skills and ability to work well on a team

We are hiring for Summer 2014 start dates.

We are an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.

*Job ID:* 2014-23302

*# of Positions:* 2

*Posted Date:* 3/17/2014

*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.