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Pearson Cloud and Hosting Services Engineer in United States

Job Summary:

The job is for a high-performing, hands on Site Reliability Engineer working on the Pearson Authoring Framework (PAF) team. The PAF Team supports a collection of about 20 Products that support many APIs and Applications. PAF aka the Content Team which involved content authoring, content rights & royalties, content sharing focused on supporting our Higher Ed learners. The PAF team is committed to the practices required to support critical customer facing platforms requiring “5 nines” uptime while driving continuous improvement and innovation. We are looking for a candidate with complementary capabilities in networking, Linux administration, security, and experience with cloud services, preferably Amazon Web Services (AWS.)

Pearson is currently seeking a Site Reliability Engineer, who will be seen as a Subject Matter Expert in the cloud space and will work as a part of a global team.

Your main responsibilities are to help maintain systems stability, availability, and performance levels. Reporting to the Manager, you will form part of a global team that will drive best practice in the PaaS arena, we work in a lean agile fashion. You will be expected to collaborate with, and support, other agile product development teams and operational teams whose primary responsibilities will be to support education services in production and pre-production environments.

Required Skills:

  • Strong software engineering or programming background. Any language is acceptable but prefer experience with one of the following: Java, Python, Git, Node.

  • AWS Ops experience is a must.

  • Minimum of 2-3 years: EC2, S3, VPC, Route53, RDS, ECS, CloudFront, API Gateway, etc.

  • Experience with Linux sysadmin tasks. Working knowledge of basic system level administration tools, networking, and diagnostics a plus.

  • Working familiarity with one or more NoSQL database platforms a plus - e.g. MongoDB, Redis, Cassandra, DynamoDB, LDAP, etc.

  • Significant experience with Infrastructure as Code (IAC): Terraform or CloudFormation

  • Jenkins Configuration and Pipeline management.

  • Significant experience with deployment automation, working with platforms for configuration management, provisioning, and artifact repositories: Ansible, Puppet, etc.

  • Experience with hosted application-monitoring tools such as CloudWatch, New Relic, etc.

  • Experience with container architecture and technologies such as AWS ECS and Docker.

Additional Job Details:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills!!

  • Energetic and energizing with a can-do attitude.

  • Persistent and driving

  • Lifelong learner.

The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position is $85-95k. This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program. Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at:

Learning is the most powerful force for change in the world. More than 20,000 Pearson employees deliver our products and services in nearly 200 countries, all working towards a common purpose – to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. We do that by providing high quality, digital content and learning experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help people build their skills and grow with the world around them. We are the world’s leading learning company. Learn more at

Pearson believes that wherever learning flourishes, so do people. We are committed to being an anti-racist company in everything we do. We value the power of an inclusive culture and 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 a sustainable environment and workplace where talent can learn, grow, and thrive.  

To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, please click here: 

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment is decided 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.


Organization: Corporate Strategy & Technology

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 2376