Senior API Engineer

    • Pearson
  • Durham, NC
  • Posted 60+ days ago | Updated moments ago


On Site
Full Time


Technology assessment
Regulatory Compliance
Programming languages
API management
Microsoft Azure
Google Cloud
Google Cloud Platform
Amazon Web Services
Cloud computing
Software architecture
Analytical skill
Problem solving
Higher education
Human resources
Strategic management

Job Details

Senior API Engineer

APIs & Integrations serves as our technology Centre of Excellence, specializes in developing, implementing, and managing API strategies, governance integrations, and platforms across business and technology

Join our dynamic team as a Senior API Engineer! Dive into large-scale projects, where you'll deploy global solutions with cutting-edge technologies. Be part of our mission - it's not just a job; it's an adventure in innovation!

What You'll Be Doing:
  • Champion APIs: Define, champion APIs in business and technology ensuring high-quality, scalable, and efficient solutions
  • Collaboration: Collaborating with cross-functional teams, including architects, analysts, and other developers, to deliver high-quality solutions.
  • Technology Evaluation: Evaluate emerging technology for use across multiple domains, involving RFPs, vendor evaluations, and the creation of Architecture Design Proposals.
  • Governance: Establish and maintain API governance processes, ensuring adherence to standards, security, and compliance requirements.
  • Enablement: Provide guidance and support to development teams to design, build, and consume APIs effectively, promoting API-first development practices.
  • Monitoring and Optimization: Implement monitoring and analytics to track API performance, usage, and impact, continuously optimizing API design and delivery.

What We're Looking For:
  • Experience: Prior experience in API design, development, and integration, with a strong understanding of RESTful principles and best practices.
  • Technical Proficiency: Proficiency in programming languages such as MuleSoft, Java along with experience working with API management tools like MuleSoft Gateway or AWS API Gateway or Apigee.
  • Architecture Knowledge: Understanding of microservices architecture and its application in API design, along with familiarity with cloud technologies like AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud Platform.
  • Cloud Platform Expertise: Experience with AWS or equivalent cloud platform, including auto-scaling and global deployments of application architecture.
  • Communication Skills: Ability to effectively communicate with cross-functional teams and stakeholders to gather requirements, explain API concepts, and drive API adoption.
  • Problem-Solving Abilities: Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to identify and resolve complex API design and integration issues.
  • Team Player: A collaborative mindset, willing to work in a team-oriented environment and contribute to the overall success of the API Center of Excellence.

What to expect from Pearson

Did you know Pearson is one of the 10 most innovative education companies of 2022?

At Pearson, we add life to a lifetime of learning so everyone can realize the life they imagine. We do this by creating vibrant and enriching learning experiences designed for real-life impact. We are on a journey to be 100 percent digital to meet the changing needs of the global population by developing a new strategy with ambitious targets. To deliver on our strategic vision, we have five business divisions that are the foundation for the long-term growth of the company: Assessment & Qualifications, Virtual Learning, English Language Learning, Workforce Skills and Higher Education. Alongside these, we have our corporate divisions: Digital & Technology, Finance, Global Corporate Marketing & Communications, Human Resources, Legal, Strategy and Direct to Consumer. Learn more at We are Pearson.

We value the power of an inclusive culture and also 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 building a workplace where talent can learn, grow and thrive.

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We want a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment decisions are 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. We strive for a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities.

To learn more about Pearson's commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, navigate to: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Pearson.

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Organization: Corporate Strategy & Technology

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Workplace Type: Hybrid

Req ID: 14877
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