Pearson IOKI is a team of around 160 people passionate about and committed to creating e-learning platforms and materials supporting learning English. We are members of the PEARSON Group – an international organisation with over 200 years of experience, which provides us with the opportunity to work on products of global reach and to shape the future of global education!
We’re currently located in Nobel Tower – Advanced Technology Centre in the heart of Poznan. Our Team is comprised of the IT, Content Creation, Efficacy Analytics and Support Departments supported by Administration, Human Resources, and Finance Units.
The IT Department has about 100 employees divided into 4 clans:
● The Backend Clan consists of top specialists in software engineering. Our job is to create efficient, scalable, and stable platforms for hundreds of thousands of users. We program our products in PHP (Symfony 2), C#, Python and nodeJS based on MySQL, MSSQL, and MongoDB. We pay particular attention to the processes organising our work, so we’re familiar with Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, code review, and behavioral, integration, and unit tests.
● UX Design is a team of designers of holistic user experience in digital products. Our UX Designers analyse the available data and work on understanding the user context – the needs, expectations, and emotions of the users. After initial user testing, the mockups are given to our Frontend developers who implement them using HTML5 and the Angular framework.
● Quality Assurance Team is split between three projects. We carry out manual and automated testing using Behat for PHP and Specflow for .NET.
● The Scrum Master Clan is currently a team of six. If there is anything pertaining to the self-organisation of a team, we do not take “we can’t” for an answer. Every day, we learn how to make our work more interesting and effective. If you’ve heard of Management 3.0 or the Spotify or Zappos cultures, then you know where we’re headed.