Principal Architect job from Pearson Lanka Pvt Ltd in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Friday 24th, April 2020

Pearson Lanka Pvt Ltd

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IT-Hardware / Networking IT-Software / Internet Science and Research

Principal Architect


At Pearson, 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.

We are looking for strong Architects to support our growing teams who will be influential, directional, collaborative and advisory to technology staff, product and business.


In this role, you are directly responsible for the overall architecture roadmap, best practices and compliance, working closely with product management, architects and engineering teams of multiple programs of Pearson. You will...

  • Support and contribute towards the forming of departmental strategy.

  • Accountable for delivering assigned Architecture Team goals within time and budget on an annual basis.

  • Hold Architects accountable to their KPIs and targets for their supported platforms.

  • Provide technical direction and support in designing software product / solutions.

  • Review and make organizational architecture improvements on a regular basis, and define / refine best practices and artifacts as needed.

  • Ensure that architecture practice areas are in place/engaged and are receiving the necessary support.

  • Evaluate existing products / systems to ensure that they meet the expectations on security, system performance and availability requirements.

  • Drive initiatives aimed at continuous improvement of quality, process and operations.

  • Work closely with his/her direct reports, peers and counterparts (other divisional stakeholders) to align Pearson Sri Lanka teams with organizational goals and objectives and address any escalations, and reporting where necessary to Head of Department.

  • Establish key working relationships with Product, Engineering and Technical Operations and ensure that delivering on roadmap will not be hindered.

  • Manage & mentor direct reports and support them in their career advancement.

  • Translate divisional goals to clear direction for direct reports.

  • Drive team performance evaluations and prescribe appropriate changes to process, policies and procedures to enable optimal team performance.

  • Support in the identification and recruitment of people as and when required.

  • Research and recommend professional development opportunities to team.


Key Skills:


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent. Preferably also a Master’s degree.

  • Years of experience varying from ten (10) years and above in system administration, software engineering and design - including a minimum of (5) years experience as an Architect or a role of senior technology leadership.

  • TOGAF® Certifications, Cloud (Vendor) Certifications and ITIL are considered an advantage.


  • Experience on Java Technologies, NoSQL Datastores, Open Source technologies and Cloud computing.

  • Knowledge of architectural frameworks, architecture patterns and best practices — including capabilities such as UX, Security, API, etc.

  • Demonstrated expertise in problem solving, analytical skills and technical innovation.

  • Ability to leverage teams dive into new technological and/or product domains aligning with organizations technological and product vision.

  • Experience in Agile practices, SAFe.

  • Excellent communication abilities in English.

  • Ability to communicate technical concepts to non-technical people, and business aspects with technical people. Able to express complex concepts in plain language.

  • Ability to work with a variety of internal and external groups.

Primary Location: LK-1-Colombo

Other Locations LK-LK-Colombo

Work Locations: LK-Colombo-Orion City Rigel Bldg Orion City Rigel Bldg No 752 Dr. Danister De Silva Mawatha Colombo 900

Job: Technology

Organization: Technology & Operations

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Mar 11, 2020

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2002115

Pearson 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.

Skills required

variety of internal and external groups.

architectural frameworks, architecture patterns

leverage teams dive into new technological and

Excellent communication abilities in English.

communicate technical concepts to non-technical people