Senior Solutions Architect

at Pearson in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

We are the world’s learning company with more than 24,000 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.

Pearson Marketing Cloud (PMC) is our Global Technology Platform that enables customers to access learning products and services through eCommerce and Digital Marketing journeys. We currently process more than 80% of global Pearson eCommerce revenue and serves nearly 50% of all Pearson web traffic, with over 24million page views per month.

We are looking for a high­ performing Senior Solutions Architect with extensive experience with large scale eCommerce and Web Content management implementations. Our mission is to deliver re-usable components and capabilities across our global platform for eCommerce and Content using the latest enterprise technologies, tools and innovative micro-services architecture.

We are looking for someone who can bring technical gravitas, thought leadership and a passion for technology. This is a unique opportunity for a senior technologist to help us build something that will directly enhance the lives of millions, by supporting the provision of education on a global scale. The role will be reporting to the Engineering Director. Join a high performing team within a specialized engineering department which focuses on delivery and digital transformation!

Key Responsibilities

+ Provide architectural strategy and leadership to developing and implementing initiatives that improve innovation in a constantly evolving ecommerce & web content space.

+ Champion and define architecture for eCommerce & CMS in a Microservices-based, API-first, Cloud-native, and Headless architecture.

+ Collaborate with senior leaders in business and technology to define MVP scope for various initiatives and design solutions that align with enterprise technology strategy.

+ Lead the solution team, ensuring that roadmap items are assessed, and high-level architecture deliverables produced in time for handover to the engineering teams.

+ Evaluate emerging technology for use across multiple domains, which include RFPs, vendor evaluations and creation of Architecture Design Proposals.

+ Ensure that global solutions adhere to non-functional and compliance requirements at the local markets.

+ Collaborate with Product Owners and other core platforms to drive product vision, manage scope and expectations.

+ Have responsibility for the quality of the technical solution delivered by project teams.

+ Provide technical leadership and mentoring of technical leads and development teams.

+ Have a strong focus on the high quality throughout the entire process, working closely with the Quality Assurance stream

+ Collaborate with Enterprise Architects for aspects related to integration with other systems

+ Architect Digital Consumer experiences based on a foundation of enterprise technologies that define web content and eCommerce strategy.

Skills & Abilities

+ Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience.

+ 8 years of experience in software development, including a minimum of 3 years of experience in architecting solutions of customer facing web applications.

+ Must have strong verbal and written communication skills including the ability to facilitate interactive sessions with business and technology teams.

+ Deep understanding of object-oriented programming, relational databases, and complex integration landscapes.

+ Familiarity with API-first Headless architecture implementation in eCommerce or Web Content space will be desirable.

+ Familiar with AWS or equivalent cloud platform, including auto-scaling and global deployments of application architecture.

+ Prior work experience in eCommerce or Web content management tools like SAP Commerce Cloud / Hybris, Oracle, Magento or AEM would be an added?advantage.?

+ Experience coaching and mentoring technology talent.

The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position is $130-160K. This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program.

Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at:



Organization: Technology & Operations

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 732

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Posted On: Nov 08, 2021

Updated On: Dec 22, 2021