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Senior DevOps Engineer
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Job Description

Senior DevOps 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.



You are a motivated software engineer who is passionate about architecting, building at scale on the Cloud and defining how hundreds of engineers can be productive.You will be responsible for designing, building, and maintaining automation tools to provision, deploy and manage the Next Generation Global Learning Platform.You thrive at simplifying hard problems and can articulate the solution to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.

You know there are tradeoffs between short-term productivity and long-term vision for the team, while being pragmatic about it. You are an expert in IaaS, SaaS and PaaS services, DevOps tools and Cloud Infrastructure (Serverless, DNS, Networking, VPC, Cloud security, etc..) and closely follow enhancements in AWS or GCP.You will work closely with the Engineering team, Site Reliability Engineers to build awesome automation, continuous integration and build solutions that are highly reliable, resilient, and extendable.


* Provides hands-on technical design and implementation to automate application build and deployment solutions

* Design and define architecture for new cloud computing systems or existing systems migrating to cloud architectures.

* Automate, optimize and drive efficiency of effort, code, and process

* Create, maintain and share technical documentation used by engineers and other team members

* Ensures security is integrated into all cloud architecture solutions.

* Provides guidance and work leadership to other DevOps engineers

* Collaborate with development teams to help architect, configure, monitor, and support their services.

Technical Skills:

* Advanced knowledge of cloud technologies and cloud infrastructure, including networking, VPCs, VGWs, DNS. AWS preferred.

* Strong experience using industry standard DevOps tools (CI/CD, GoCD, Git, scripting, Gradle, Maven, Chef, Puppet, Docker, Kubernetes, etc.)

* Familiar with Micro-service architectures. Decoupled systems and how to build them.

* Automate all things by default, believe and practiced CI/CD best practices

* Solid understanding of cloud computing design and security principles.

* Detail-oriented, with excellent analytical, technical and problem-solving skills.

* Solid experience with programming and scripting, with a preference for Python, Perl, bash, php etc.

* Prior experience in Java, C programming a plus

* Experience with containerization (Docker. Etc.) and container orchestration (Kubernetes, etc.) in deployment and operations

* Familiarity with general monitoring principles, as well as tools like Zabbix. New Relic. AppDynamics etc.

* Experience writing technical documentation for a technical audience.

* Strong commitment to customer service and service enablement.

* Ability to communicate effectively with end-users, business owners, developers, managers and site reliability engineers.


* Bachelors in Engineering with 5 years of relevant experience or MS with 3 years of relevant experience (e.g. example former roles may be sr. software developer, or systems architect, or a combination of the above)

* 3 years of demonstrated experience in designing and developing complex distributed IT solutions (e.g. cloud, distributed systems or high-performance computing experience)

* Demonstrated passion for infrastructure as code, continuous improvement, and a "can do" attitude.

* Excellent verbal & written communication skills

* Self-starter, able to work solo and part of a cross functional team

* 3 years' experience in operations management tools. Alerting & Monitoring, Provisioning & Deployment, Configuration Management and Source Control, etc.

* AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate/Professional is preferred


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.

Primary Location: US-CA-San Francisco

Work Locations: US-CA-San Francisco-50 California 50 California Street San Francisco 94111

Job: Engineering

Organization: Global Product

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: May 8, 2019

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1906062

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.

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