Cloud Operations - Application Engineer


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.


About the Job  

This role will be responsible for delivering the next-generation Pearson Technology platform to our global development community.  Pearson are making the transformation to a digital education company with a portfolio of cloud native applications and services.  In order to do this, we need to have a platform suitable for these new-age applications.  You will be hired as one of the best and brightest in your field who can challenge our team to think about solutions differently.

As a Cloud Operations Engineer, you will be seen as a subject matter expert in your field and be part of a global team.  Your main responsibilities are to help maintain systems stability, availability, and performance levels.  You will also have the opportunity to contribute to the design and build of the Pearson Technology Services, these include but are not limited to:


You will form part of a global team that will drive best practice in the PaaS arena, we work in a lean agile fashion with fortnightly sprints.   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.


Scope could include technical lead responsibilities, regional and functional influence, collaboration on global initiatives.  Expectation of 24/7 365 day on-call rotation.  Some travel may be required (infrequent), you are expected to work from the Pearson office at least 3-days per week with some option to work remotely if your home is a suitable and safe working environment.

About You

We’re looking for passionate engineers with a hunger to learn and adapt to new technology quickly.  We demand people who are naturally curious, can self-start and share learnings and outcomes effectively with a distributed team.


Things We Expect You to Know:

  • 1+ years of extensive operations experience in Linux operating systems

  • 1+years of in-depth, hands on experience of at least two major clouds (AWS, OpenStack, Azure etc…) is an added advantage.

  • Command of config management principles and an ability to code your desired state

  • A deep understanding of distributed system design and dependency management

  • A strong grasp of monitoring tools, approach and implementation

  • Proven experience of implementing software defined networking

  • Solid working experience of continuous integration practices & tools (Jenkins, Travis CI etc…)

  • An established history of working in agile teams

  • That DevOps is more than a job title or a marketing fad!

  • How to collaborate with a globally distributed team of engineers using tools like chat

  • Ability to quickly work with debug and errors logs


  • Willing to travel to USA at various times for collaboration activities.

  • 24x7 Availability in case of emergencies

  • Working with counterparts in other global teams

  • The position may require to be a part of an on-call rotation

  • Maintaining 99.9% uptime

  • Ability to learn and absorb new technologies and skills faster


Our Tools of the Trade

We work at the moment with the following tools, we understand everyone will do a bit of learning on the job, but you will need to be able to meaningfully contribute to a selection of these tools:

  • Docker

  • Kubernetes

  • Terraform

  • Vault

  • Consul

  • Keycloak

  • Kafka

  • Jenkins


Apply Here:

  • Git
  • Go
  • Java/NodeJS
  • Python
  • Ruby
  • AWS