• Sri Lanka

Job Description:

Application Engineer - ( 1909584 )


At Pearson, were committed to a world thats always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible We are now transforming Pearson to accelerate our activity in digital learning, education services and emerging markets This will enable us to make a lasting impact in helping to solve some of the most important challenges in global education

Pearson Lanka is currently seeking Application Engineers, who will be having hands on experience in the Datacenter and cloud space and will work as a part of a global team

Your responsibilities are to help maintain systems stability, availability, performance levels and you will also have the opportunity to contribute to the design and build of the Pearson Technology Services, involves setting up, supporting, configuring, and maintaining middleware software for development, test, and production servers in geographically-disparate, multi-tiered environments and cloud environments by applying middleware/cloud expertise

Reporting to the Manager Applications Engineering, you will form part of a global team that will drive best practice in the hybrid cloud ecosystem 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

Based in Orion City, Colombo, you will be a passionate engineer with a hunger to learn and adapt to new technology quickly We demand people who are naturally curious, self-starter and share learning and outcomes effectively with a distributed team

Were proud of our people - their drive, talent and enthusiasm Here we work together to deliver exceptional outcomes that push the limits Were passionate about our mission to help others reach their full potential through learning and education and this passion demands we only hire the very best


About you

A successful DevOps Engineer will have

Core Skills

4 year college degree in Computer Science / Information Technology, Bachelor of

Science preferred and at least 4 years of professional work experience

English as a business language

Good understanding on Cloud computing services (ie AWS, Azure)

Competent on scripting (Bash / Shell, Python, PERL, Ruby, Powershell, Ansible etc)

CI/Infra Automation (ie Jenkins, Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Salt, Docker, Kubernetes,


Sound knowledge on Linux and Windows Operating Systems

Good understanding on networking, security and load-balancers (F5, HAProxy,


Experience on relational and NoSQL Databases

Experience on Middleware(Tomcat, Weblogic, Apache etc) and Message Queues

Appreciation of commercial and open source tools and appropriate usage models

Accepts project delivery responsibilities and demonstrate accountability to


Makes optimum utilization of engineering tools and technologies to maintain a high

productivity level in the team

Provides realistic and accurate estimates and achieve on-time Delivery

Problem solving skills, willingness to learn new technologies

An appreciation of the need to consider aspects beyond the technical delivery of the

service such as design/architecture, expectation management, relationship building

and the support wrapper

An individual who seeks to gain an understanding of an entire system, who

understands that the system can be constantly improved by identifying the

bottlenecks and improving the feedback loops so that the correct actions can be


A system thinker

Demonstrates the ability to remain calm under pressure in business impacting


Willing to work on Roster (24*5 on desk and weekend on call rota)

Nice to Have Skills

Object oriented, pattern based enterprise development experience

Understanding of DevOps and measurements of maturity

Delivery focused with the ability to interact directly with internal customers as a

service provider

Experience of using ServiceNow or similar incident and change tracking tools

Ability to work with product managers, business partners and stakeholders to

understand and help build short term and long term team goals and objectives

Core and demonstrable experience in leveraging and supporting

Cloud Architecture (operationalization Cloud/Non-Cloud)

Remote computing services (ie VMWare, Rackspace)

Monitoring (ie Zabbix, AppD, NewRelic, MSS, Logstash, ELK Stack, Grafana)

Database (ie SQL (Oracle, Postgress, SQLServer, MySQL), NoSQL(Mongo,

Cassandra, RIAK))

SCM (ie Git, GitHub, Stash, SVN)

Platforms, languages and runtimes (ie JavaEE, Net, Ruby, Python, JavaScript,

OpenStack, nodejs)

Understanding of Agile tools (ie Jira, Wikis, Confluence Suite)

Understanding of Agile concepts

Pearsons corporate values are Brave; Imaginative; Decent and Accountable It is crucial

that these values resonate with you and you are able to embody these values You will be

naturally positive, adaptable, proactive, organized and comfortable operating in a changing

and ambiguous environment

In exchange for your hard work you will be rewarded with a competitive compensation

package, potential eligibility for an annual bonus, supportive peers and management team,

opportunities to participate in sporting and social events, career development, training

programs and other benefits Other benefits include transportation services, potential

eligibility for Pearson Shares (save for shares scheme), and OPD / Insurance / Medical

Please apply by submitting a CV and cover letter and please note that only short-listed

candidates will be contacted via phone

Profile Summary:

Employment Type : Full Time
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Industry : Educational/Training
Functional Area : IT Software : Software Products & Services
Role : Software Engineer
Salary : As per Industry Standards
Deadline : 18th Apr 2020

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