Robotics and Intelligent Process Automation Developer

Posted 8 November by Pearson UK

Robotics and Intelligent Process Automation Developer


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Robotics and Intelligent Process Automation Developer to join our team. This is a full time, permanent role in our Belfast Office.

The Robotics and Intelligent Process Automation Developer forms a key part of Pearson’s Automation Centre of Expertise. This role will focused on delivering productivity to Pearson through the innovative use of process automation technologies such as Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and other forms of process automation e.g. excel VBA, OCR, AI, chatbots. This is an excellent opportunity to work with cutting-edge technologies.

We now welcome applications to join an exciting, successful and growing team focused on continuing to build out Intelligent Automation capabilities within Pearson. The key responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Working alongside senior business leaders to discover and design automation opportunities that will deliver productivity within Pearson

  • Configure high quality and efficient Robotic Process Automation (RPA) software to meet business automation requirements in accordance with governance best practices.

  • Be a key member of a fast-paced Agile development team focused on delivering real business value

  • Investigate and prototype with new and innovative technologies within Pearson.

  • Liaising with experienced users to clarify requirements and functional specifications.

  • Drive and own automation configurations through test cycles, change management, and production readiness.

  • Detailed documentation of solution designs and process definitions.

  • Manage automated processes on a daily basis to ensure they are scheduled and managed in line with Business Requirements and that exceptions, referrals and system outages are handled appropriately.

  • Develop a knowledge library of business rules and re-useable assets, automated processes and objects, automation competencies and best practices to uphold the program standards.

  • Communicating with automation vendors on software related issues and suggested improvements.

  • The opportunity to undertake professional training and certifications

  • Providing technical assistance and training to others.

  • Other Ad hoc duties as required.

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Essential Skills /Experience:

  • Good development skills in RPA or Test Automation or other common languages (e.g. C#, Microsoft Excel VBA, Java, .NET, or similar).

  • Advanced Microsoft Excel experience (if statements, nested statements, vlookups, pivot tables etc).

  • Experience of Agile Development Methodologies and ways of working (Scrum, Kanban etc.)

  • Experience of working independently and as part of a global team on projects with professionals at all levels

  • Demonstrable track record of problem-solving.

  • Able to articulate and simplify complex technical solutions to stakeholders

Desirable Skills /Experience:

  • Knowledge Robotic Process Automation tools such as BluePrism, UiPath, Automation Anywhere, etc. Training will be provided if no knowledge of these tool exists.

  • Knowledge of Finance or Accounting function as this role will involve the development of intelligent automation solutions for accounting and finance professionals.

  • Experience of identifying waste and then using Lean principles to solve problems.

  • Experience of AWS

  • Experience in a Software delivery team with hands on experience of delivering solutions throughout the delivery life cycle as well as maintenance of production processes/systems

Personal Style and Behaviour:

  • Diligent with a high level of attention to detail.

  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver to deadlines

  • Ambitious and proactive nature with a ‘can do’ attitude

  • A drive to learn new technologies

  • Not scared to try new approaches and fail

  • Motivated self-starter.

  • Loves helping others solve problems

  • Willingness to travel if required

  • Provide occasional cover to support US business hours.



Primary Location: GB-GB-Belfast

Work Locations: GB-Belfast-Millennium House Millennium House, 1st Floor Great Victoria Street Belfast BT2 7AQ

Job: Technology

Organization: Technology & Operations

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Nov 8, 2019

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1914591

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.

Reference: 39330112

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