• United States Of America, Usa

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Cloud Platform Engineer - ( 1912633 )


Cloud Platform Engineer Learner at the Heart Pearson is a global education company that helps people around the world to make progress in their lives through learning With a rich heritage that combines 170 years of experience in publishing with the latest learning technology and digital services, we help people to learn whatever, wherever and however they choose

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

Why We Need You We believe education is a vital force that can empower people, help them to reach their potential and contribute to more connected communities, all around the world

Our strength comes from our outstanding people; our strong relationships in the education world; our expertise in using technology to help people learn; our global footprint and local reach; and our position as a profitable, global company with a unifying sense of purpose

Were investing in our technology and infrastructure By working at Pearson, you have a unique chance to make a real difference to the lives of people all over the world

Across the world we believe strength and success comes from diversity in our people - all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply In the US, Pearson is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D, and a member of E-Verify

About Technology Our Technology team provides the essential digital infrastructure that underpins Pearsons global portfolio of products and platforms We have open and collaborative teams in place working to build efficient global platforms and scaling digital products to reach hundreds of millions of learners around the world, while delivering elastic, secure, data-driven services

The Technology team also drives and coordinates how we work with technology partners to establish Pearson as a destination for innovation in education Our aim is to ensure that our customers have access to more products and learning solutions in more regions while continually offering a high-quality user experience

About Technology Operations Technology Operations oversees the design, build and operation of the infrastructure that underpins and runs all technology within Pearson The team also ensures Pearsons core services perform at a world-class level for both customers and the business, and that our employees have access to the technology support services they need to carry out their work every day

About the Job This role will be on an engineering team responsible for delivering the next-generation Pearson Technology platform to our global development community Pearson is 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 and have an inherent appreciation of how user experience, in particular developer experience of our products will be a critical factor in uptake and adoption

As an engineer at Pearson, you will be seen as an expert in your field and will contribute to the design and build of the Pearson Technology Services, these include but are not limited to

Platform as a Service The Pearson PaaS is built for containerised applications and encourages our developers to pursue microservice architectures Built on largely open source technology such as Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform and leveraging multiple cloud platforms both public and private to deliver a ubiquitous and consistent global platform for continuously deploying applications

Infrastructure as a Service Pearson are pursuing a multi-cloud strategy Due to the global nature of our education partners and the sensitive nature of some learner data, we need to exploit regional public cloud technology

Delivery as a Service With thousands of developers spread all over the world, getting code continuously deployed into our infrastructure and platform is no mean feat We are building standard delivery templates for developers to extend from in order to expedite their adoption of our technology and drive standards to support easier global deployments and interoperability of our learning products

Scope 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 to support 24/7/365/day on-call operations personnel Some travel may be required (infrequent), you are expected to work from the Pearson office at least 3-days per week with the option to work remotely if your home is a suitable and safe working environment

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 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


*** QUALIFICATIONS About You Were 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 Engineering experience with Linux operating systems

Hands on experience of at least one major clouds (AWS, Google, Azure etc)

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

Familiarity with distributed system design and dependency management

Experience with monitoring tools such as New Relic, Cloudwatch, prometheus

Experience with continuous integration practices & tools (Jenkins, Travis CI etc)

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

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

Required Must work well on an engineering team

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 : 19th Apr 2020

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