Pearson C1-Systems Engineer in Colombo, Sri Lanka

C1-Systems Engineer


Pearson is the world's leading education company. From pre-school to high school, early learning to professional certification, our curriculum materials, multimedia learning tools and testing programs help to educate millions of people worldwide - more than any other private enterprise. Pearson Lanka is a subsidiary of Pearson Global.Pearson Lanka is a leading provider of software development and remote infrastructure management services to multiple technology groups across Pearson.Its 500 (and growing) member team based out of the Colombo office at Orion City is a core part of Pearson’s global Learning Technologies organization. Pearson Lanka provides software development & management services to Pearson Teams North America and Australia.


  • VMware administration in the areas of design,implementation, capacity planning, maintenance.

  • Administering heterogeneous productionenvironments on various hardware platforms.

  • vSphere problem determination and root causeanalysis.

  • Ability to operate across multiple projectsconcurrently and assume the responsibility for the appropriate technical andarchitectural implementation of projects

  • initiative and works well in a team environmentwith the ability to meet deadlines on time.

  • Accurately estimating and planning activitieswithin the domain to provide the necessary input into the project managers fordeveloping an end to end plan under the direction of the manager

  • Ability to manage concurrent projects.

  • Proactive operational support for VMware vSphereSuite 5.x and 4.1 environments.

  • System Log Analysis

  • Monitoring and reporting

  • Patching and upgrading production and stagingenvironments.

  • Implementation of VMware Enterprise solutions.

  • Provide training to support teams on productsand enhancements being operationalized.

  • Maintain roadmaps for Infrastructuretechnologies.

  • Act as an escalation point for infrastructureteams.

  • Communicate information to technical andnon-technical audiences.

  • Provide technical expertise for projects,enhancements, upgrades and maintenance to facilitate technology and businessrequirements.

  • Lead team in supporting VMWare infrastructuretechnologies.

Technical Competency

  • VMWare ESX infrastructure platform experience inESXi 4, ESXi 5

  • Good understanding of related storagetechnologies e.g. SAN, NAS and NFS storages.

  • Strong understanding VMware Templates and CustamizationSpecifications

  • Understanding of data communication protocolsfocusing on TCP/IP.

  • Understanding of SAN/NAS technologies.

  • In depth experience with hardware and softwarebased server monitoring tools.

  • Working experience with Distributed Switches andVirtual Switches

  • Working experience with Data storeconfigurations and storage networking

  • Experience with Host profile configurations

  • Strong understanding of Permissions/Roles andsecurity groups

  • Sound knowledge in VMotion, HA, DRS, VDS,Affinity rules and EVC configurations

  • Working Experience with P2V conversions.

  • Experience with Update Manger and patch updates

Non-Technical Competency

  • Should be able to work independently with minimum supervision fromonsite location.

  • Should be willing to work on extended and irregular hours whenrequired.

  • Strong self-starter, motivated to help team in their deliverables

  • Ability to present to internal audiences and excellent communicationskill

  • Should be comfortable in working under pressure

  • Ability to handle multiple concurrent projects

  • Should have very good verbal & written communication skills.


Educational & ProfessionalQualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, IT, IS or equalqualifications.

  • VMware Certified Professional 5 – Data Center Virtualization(VCP5-DCV)

  • VMware Certified Professional - Cloud (VCP-Cloud)

  • ITIL - Foundation

Primary Location: LK-1-Colombo

Work Locations: LK-Colombo-Orion City Rigel Bldg Orion City Rigel Bldg No 752 Dr. Danister De Silva Mawatha Colombo 900

Job: Technology

Organization: Technology & Operations

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Nov 10, 2016