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Pearson Senior Manager of Product Engineering in Boston, Massachusetts


As the Senior Manager of Product Engineering, you will have the opportunity to provide tactical, strategic, and technical leadership for software engineering groups that supports a critical business domain. In this role you will report to the Vice President, Technology for an assigned Platform and support the stable teams including Architects, Developers, BA, SPMS, Cloud Engineers, Security Engineers and Quality Engineers. You will do this by coordinating and managing the daily activities of group members in assigned work areas and resolving day to day issues, workflow, and business issues. You are also expected to apply industry experience, process, and tools to improve team operations and to build and maintain a supportive, cooperative, and cohesive work environment.

The Senior Manager of Product Engineering will:

Coordinate the work of Architects, Developers, Business Systems Analysts, Quality Engineers, Cloud Engineers, Security Engineers and Software Project Managers that operate within stable agile teams to ensure products and services meet requirements and expectations of the stakeholders. In this role you regularly coordinate with other functional teams and 3 rd party vendors as well as disciplines like Product Strategy, Program Management and Configuration Management. You will also represent the team’s work to important internal and external stakeholder groups, working with them to understand their needs and resolve their issues through the following core responsibilities.

Product Delivery

  • Represent team capacity and work with the business and clients to schedule prioritized projects.

  • Understand resource requirements and formulate strategies to meet stakeholder needs.

  • Engage with other teams to ensure successful coordination of project dependencies.

  • Collaborate with Project Managers to drive work to successful completion.

Technology Leadership:

  • Understand and manage the various technologies leveraged in application suites.

  • Collaborate with architects and directors on strategic direction and drive that direction to completion.

  • Identify areas for technical improvement and create plans to address.

Process Management:

  • Provide leadership around agile development processes and emerging trends in engineering best practices

  • Work with Product Development leadership on process initiatives to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the team.

  • Engage in prioritization process for management of the organization’s backlog of work.

People Management:

  • Provide one on one coaching and direction for team members

  • Set goals and provide feedback for team member’s performance reviews.

  • Provide responsible management of compensation plans for staff.

  • Recruit and retain high performing staff with skills that meet the team’s needs.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science required, MBA desired, Master’s degree in Computer Science highly desired

  • 15+ years in software development and demonstrated ability to lead and manage teams towards high performance

  • 5+ years in technical leadership with relevant experience on Java based applications

  • 5+ years working experience with globally distributed teams, clients, and vendors

  • At least 10 years in a direct management role or other related background consistent with success in this role.

Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to work well through ambiguity and make tough decisions

  • Agility in leadership to take on challenges with growing business needs

  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Passion for agile software development and continuous improvement

The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position is $130,000 - $170,000. This position is bonus eligible. Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at:


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

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.  

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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

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 7437