Vice President - Product Engineering

at Pearson in Dover, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Vice President – Product Engineering – ( 2110178 )


We are the world’s learning company with more than 21,000 employees operating in 70 countries. We combine world-class educational content and assessment, powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people.

The Vice President of Product Engineering will join the technology leadership team and report directly to the SVP and CTO of Pearson School Assessments. Overseeing a highly functional team of 100 software developers, SQAs, product owners, and data analysts, the VP of Product Engineering will be responsible for all aspects of software development for School Assessment products. Successful candidate will have extensive experience leading software development organizations and partnering with internal and external stakeholders to deliver quality software. The role spans all customer facing products and experiences. Qualified candidates will possess a strong technical background, a track record of delivering high quality software and a passion for learners and K-12 assessment products.


+ Lead the global product development team for Pearson School Assessment Technology, providing software engineering and support services

+ Lead the build of the next generation platform that enables the State and District K-12 Balanced Assessment model

+ Lead, develop and manage a global team of 100 technology professionals and drive productivity & engagement

+ Manage to an operating plan with a focus on investment optimization and continuous improvement of total cost of ownership across all technology services

+ Build tactical and strategic roadmaps

+ Provide proactive consultancy to key business stakeholders with a focus on opportunities to drive more business value

+ Partner with Product Management, Sales and Contract Management, and Infrastructure & Operations, to ensure effective scoping, timing and quality commitments while following the SDLC process.

+ Manage all team development needs – mentoring, coaching, training, resource management, reallocation of staff, right sizing, and DEI.

+ Motivate teams through personal commitment, communication and awareness of project needs and business impacts.

The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position is $190-210k. This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program.

Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at: is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Qualifications & Skills

+ Experience delivering customer facing software applications

+ Experience leading teams of software developers and managers, and directors

+ A proven track record in managing development within a variety of technology stacks, development strategies, and project management

+ Previous success in management of peer groups, to achieve team objectives

+ Ability to balance conflicting resource demands and internal pressures with focus towards our business priorities

+ Proven track record in problem solving and ability to find solutions

+ Experience working with diverse technologies: (Java, .NET), Cloud (Docker, Microservices), RDBMS (MySQL) nosql (MongoDB, Elastic), BigData, Visualization (Grafana, Kibana), AWS services

+ Prior experience in building customer facing applications at scale is required; K-12 assessment experience preferred


+ Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field; Master’s degree preferred, but not required

Primary Location : US-RE-Remote

Other Locations : US-IA-Iowa City, US-MN-Bloomington, US-TX-San Antonio

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Job : Technology

Organization : Assessments School

Employee Status : Regular Employee

Job Type : Standard

Job Level : Executive

Shift : Day Job

Travel : Yes, 25 % of the Time

Job Posting : Jul 26, 2021

Job Unposting : Ongoing

Schedule: : Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2110178

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Job Posting: JC188688932

Posted On: Jul 28, 2021

Updated On: Sep 02, 2021