Pearson Architect of Release Engineering in Bloomington, Minnesota

Architect of Release Engineering



The Architect of ReleaseEngineering is responsible for overseeing the SDLC of a large enterpriseproduct portfolio in a fast moving environment. Working with all levels of theorganization this role will proactively advocate for best practices from Agile,CI, and CD methodologies to be used for source control, build, packaging,release, and deployment of a wide variety of software on a variety ofplatforms.

The architect will also work closely with a diverse team of build and releaseengineers to implement those best practices as well as mentor them in thevarious technologies and tools used. The ideal candidate will be curious abouttechnology and be able to carefully listen to and interpret the requirementsfrom multiple groups and synthesize them into iterative solutions that ensurethe integrity of the entire software lifecycle.

This position requires a candidate with excellent written languageskills to document proposed solutions in a clear and concise manner forconsumption by technical and non-technical users. A facility to produceeffective compromise between competing requirements that ensures consistent andstable results is strongly preferred.

Pearson VUE ( is the globalleader in computer-based testing for information technology, academic, governmentand professional testing programs around the world. Pearson VUE provides a fullsuite of services from test development to data management, and delivers examsthrough the world’s most comprehensive and secure network of test centers inmore than 180 countries, where we validate the skills and knowledge ofmillions of individuals every year.

Pearson VUE is a business of Pearson,the world's leading learning company with global-reach and market-leadingbusinesses. Pearson is listed on both the London and New York stock exchanges(UK: PSON; NYSE: PSO).

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity andAffirmative Action Employer and a member of E-verify. All qualified applicants,including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals withdisabilities are encouraged to apply.

Senior Product Architect jobduties:

50% Design andArchitecture

  • Contributing to design reviews with development groups for new and existing projects

  • Research in DevOps best practices, solutions, and technologies

  • Monitoring build and deployment system capacity and planning for future needs

  • Documentation of planned implementations with timelines and estimates


  • Prototyping build and deployment solutions with an eye toward reusability in a large number of projects on a variety of platforms

  • Extending efficiency, performance, and functionality for existing automation projects

  • Integrating disparate systems and technologies using scripting and available APIs

  • Provide the last stop in troubleshooting complex and highly technical problems in high pressure situations


  • Code reviews

  • Regular tools and best practices demonstrations

  • One on one interaction to assess engineer technical capabilities and provide support for continual improvement

  • Ensure the engineering team is up to date on upcoming changes and projects


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, MIS, or equivalent required

  • 7 years of experience in DevOps, build/release engineering, configuration management, or operations

  • 7 years of experience with software configuration management required

  • 7 years of experience with build/deployment tools

  • 5 years of experience in a global 24 x 7 environment strongly preferred

  • 5 years of experience with remote deployment and support experience strongly preferred

  • 4 years of experience with cloud technologies

  • 3 years of experience with Agile methodologies

  • 3 years of experience with Automation of builds and deployments for Java applications

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Expert problem solving skills

  • Ability to estimate accurate task duration and meet schedules

  • Ability to work independently and in large teams with minimal supervision

  • Effective time management skills

  • Expert knowledge is required in the following technologies: TeamCity (Or equivalent CI tools), IBM Urbancode Deploy (or equivalent CD tool), Windows Server 2008, Linux, IIS, Tomcat, JBoss 6.x (Domain and Standalone), Java, Gradle, Ant, C#, MSBuild, F5

  • Expert in PowerShell preferred or at least one of: Python, Ruby, or Perl

  • Experience with cloud technologies like AWS, Azure, and VMWare

  • Networking and System Administration (TCP/IP, DNS, Active Directory, NT Security)

  • Experience with TDD/BDD in an infrastructure or deployment setting


Contact the recruiter:


  • Twitter: @NancyStovall71

  • Google NancyStovall


Primary Location: US-MN-Bloomington

Work Locations: US-MN-Bloomington-5601 Green Valley 5601 Green Valley Drive Suite 220 Bloomington 55437

Job: Technology

Organization: Professional VUE

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Oct 7, 2016