Web Developer Job at Pearson – in Harlow

Job Description


Our Organisation

We are the world’s learning company with more than 20,000 employees, supporting learners in nearly 200 countries worldwide. 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. We’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

At Pearson, we believe in the power of difference. Harnessing the unique skills, perspectives, and backgrounds of every employee helps us foster innovation and create the most effective solutions for learners around the world. That’s why we’re committed to ensuring that diversity and inclusion are embedded into everything we do. We foster a work environment that’s inclusive and diverse — and where our people can be themselves — so we can reflect the customers and learners we serve. You can learn more about our commitment to a diverse and inclusive culture here.

Pearson is delighted to be awarded Gold against the Investors in People standard in the UK; we are confirmed by Stonewall in the Top 100 Employers LGBTQ UK employers; we are a Disability Confident committed employer, and committed to the Race Charter; we were recognised in the Best Employers for Diversity 2019 awards; we were featured on The Forbes List of Best D&I Employers; we are a Working Mums Top Employer and Age Positive employer. Pearson is a truly global family, and listed on both the London and New York Stock Exchanges. We are proud to offer an exceptional and supportive environment to develop your professional career!

Your Opportunity

Web Developer

Based in Central London or Harlow office

Permanent & full-time working 37.5 hours per week

Salary up to £45k depending on experience

This is an outstanding opportunity to be part of an innovative new online learning service that Pearson has launched in the UK. Working in partnership with universities across the country, our Pearson Online Learning Services (POLS) teams provide online learning services for our university partners across the UK, including marketing, student recruitment, course content development, training and ongoing student support.

We are looking for a Web Developer with experience working with Adobe Experience Manager (AEM), who knows how to deliver a good user experience that effectively drives calls to action. This is a new role that will provide AEM development, operational maintenance and interpret web analytics across web portals, microsites and university-hosted campaign landing pages and blogs. As a web expert in the team, you’ll demonstrate passion and proactively share your technical knowledge to contribute to a collaborative and high-performing team culture. One of the most exciting factors of the role is the opportunity to work on Pearson’s new e-commerce online learning platform, which currently focuses on short courses. There is plenty of opportunity for a tenacious individual to test different tactics, learn from experience, optimise to drive better performance, and influence the marketing strategy. This role will be reporting into the Web and SEO Manager, you’ll also work closely with UX designers, technical teams, web developers, project managers and product owner.

Your Key Responsibilities

Technical expertise:
Code new components, features and functionality for AEM, implement tracking into the websites and forms, using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery.

Work closely with the web development team and internal operations team to resolve any website and data capture issues.

Be the main technical lead on new page and features launches.

Assist web authors with publishing new content and pages.

Conduct A/B and other testing of web pages to optimise performance.

Use analytical tools (like Hotjar and Google Analytics) to report on insights.

Implement insight driven changes on the website – back and front-end.

Make recommendations on test plans and optimisation to boost audience conversion rate or to drive specific actions.

Drive return on investment for the e-commerce website.

Web development:
Collaborate with designers and UX specialist to implement changes.

Work with the internal development team to find solutions for business goals.

Be one of the key subject matter experts to any future digital estate development such as mobile apps or a learning management portal.

Analytics and reporting:
Keep track on site performance using various tools (Lighthouse, GTMetrics, Google Analytics).

Work with the Marketing Managers and agencies to manage the Google Analytics, Hotjar, Google Tag Manager, ensuring consistency and efficiency across all accounts.

Our Successful Candidate

We welcome applicants with significant experience of building and managing AEM based websites – back and front-end development. You’ll need experience with e-commerce sites and a good understanding of UX principles and best practices. We are looking for expert-level knowledge of website architecture and accessibility. You’ll demonstrate proficiency in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Google Analytics and Tag Manager.

As this role sits within our Marketing team, you’ll come with experience collaborating with marketing-focused teams and understanding marketing objectives. You’ll need an understanding of development and approval processes, including code repositories. This role requires a highly organised professional, with the ability to multitask across different tasks, teams and deliverables. You’ll need excellent communication skills and confidence in presenting ideas and suggestions. You’ll naturally be curious and innovative and take pride in your work, with a true sense of ownership and accountability.

Transform your expertise to a new level – we have many interesting and dynamic projects to look forward to in 2021, therefore now is the ideal time to join our Pearson family. Apply now for a highly rewarding and truly global career!

Your Reward & Benefits

We’ll expect a lot and we know you’ll do great work, so we give a lot back with some of the best benefits in the business! We know that one size doesn’t fit all, so our workplace programmes meet the different needs of our diverse teams and their families too. Our most exciting options are featured below and when you join our Pearson family you can look forward to:

Work from home through COVID-19 restrictions.

A starting holiday of 25 days plus UK public holidays and you’ll earn 1 additional day’s holiday per year you work with us.

Generous pension scheme where we match and double what you contribute.

Maternity, paternity, and family care leave as well as flexible work policies.

Stock/share purchase options.

Healthcare and dental plans, and an employee wellbeing assistance programme for you and your family to help balance work, family and personal life.

Cycle to work program, gym membership concessions in selected office locations, along with retail and leisure discounts.

Our Recruitment Process

Please complete and submit your application before 26 May 2021 and ensure that you apply directly on our Pearson Careers website only. Along with uploading your CV and Cover Letter, please also include links to your portfolio and/or examples of your work.

We are reviewing applications regularly and interviews are being scheduled now, therefore we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. Wishing you success with your application!


Pearson is an equal opportunities employer. We do not discriminate against employees or job applicants and select the best person for each job based on relevant skills and experience.We are also committed to building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce and encouraging equality and diversity.The information you provide will stay confidential, and be stored securely. It will not be seen by those involved in making decisions as part of the recruitment process.



Primary Location : GB-GB-London

Other Locations : GB-Greater London, GB-GB-Harlow, GB-GB-London

Work Locations :
GB-London-80 Strand

80 Strand

LondonWC2R 0RL

Job : Technology

Organization : Core

Employee Status : Regular Employee

Job Type : Standard

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Shift : Day Job

Travel : No

Job Posting : May 4, 2021

Job Unposting : May 26, 2021

Schedule: : Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2106473

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