Software Engineer (entry-level)
Spotlight is a start-up California tech company recently acquired by Pearson, the global leader in educational software and publishing with 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.
This position is ideal for a recent graduate from a Computer Science program from a 4-year university.
What we do:
We have proprietary technology to generate millions of personalized videos and PDF's, each one customized to the individual viewer, in up to 15 different languages. Each report is unique based on automated analysis of large sets of data. Our customers are schools, states and corporations wishing to communicate results of assessments (tests) to the students, parents and employees.
Who we are:
We are a perfect combination of an entrepreneurial start-up and an established stable corporation. That's because we were a 20-person start-up until a year ago when we were purchased by Pearson. We are growing at over 100% annually, and have a huge future in supplying our technology to the different divisions of Pearson, which is the leading education company in the world. (check us out at Spotlight-Education
What you would do:
You would join a team of 15 software engineers and technical people building software products for our customers.
Is this remote?
Yes! We are a fully-remote team, mostly based in California, but distributed in all U.S. timezones.
Are avid about java, SQL and data.
Are comfortable working on Java and SQL for a large part of your day.
Can be given messy data and transform it into organized tables and structures.
Can think of rules to enforce clean data, catching potential data issues early
Are good at generalizing scripts to minimize refactoring.
Are good at modularizing code making it easy to be reused.
Are happy to write your own scripts and tools to enhance productivity
Education: Bachelor's in Computer Science
As required by the Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Act, Pearson provides a reasonable range of minimum compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For the state of Colorado only, the range of starting pay for this role is $55,000-75,000. This position is not bonus eligible, and information on benefits offered is here.
Learning is the most powerful force for change in the world. More than 20,000 Pearson employees deliver our products and services in nearly 200 countries, all working towards a common purpose – to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. We do that by providing high quality, digital content and learning experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help people build their skills and grow with the world around them. We are the world’s leading learning company. Learn more at pearsonplc.com.
Pearson believes that wherever learning flourishes, so do people. We are committed to being an anti-racist company in everything we do. We value the power of an inclusive culture and a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm, and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to a sustainable environment and workplace where talent can learn, grow, and thrive.
To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, please click here: http://www.pearson.com/careers/diversity-and-inclusion.html
Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other group protected by law.
Organization: Assessment & Qualifications
Req ID: 4834