Pearson Senior Operations Engineer in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Senior Operations Engineer


At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’salways learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. Frombringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, weare always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child inour own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are boldthinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore newfrontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better.By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass theseboundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for theworld’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

Pearson is currently seeking a Senior Operations Engineerwho will be responsible for ensuring operationsare running smoothly. This includes escalating incidents from product supportstaff, service alerts (from monitoring systems), and reports and from internalemployees.

Based in Orion City, Colombo, you will haveadvanced experience in managing service issues and be able todetermine the severity, prioritize, and perform diagnosis ofsystem and software components to identify root cause, you will be confidentand able to recommend corrective action in order to resolve issues.

We’re proud of our people - their drive, talent andenthusiasm. Here we work together to deliver exceptional outcomes that push thelimits. We’re passionate about our mission to help others reach their fullpotential through learning and education and this passion demands we only hirethe very best.

It's crucial that you are brave enough to do whatyou feel is right and can communicate and work with others who may have adifferent perspective. Our best people try to understand those around them andcan influence behaviour.

This positionrequires participation in participation of 24 by 5 daily shift operations andOn-Call rotation.

Key Deliverables :

  • Working with diverse web-based applications and learningmanagement systems in a production, mission critical environment diagnosingcomplex user, application and/or systems problems

  • Acquiring a deep understanding of Pearson platforms at theoperational level to become the subject matter expert for other departmentsincluding product management, engineering, product support and others

  • Responding to unplanned incidents and developing means to reducedowntime and minimize customer impact. This position requires participationin On-Call rotation

  • Mentoring other staff members in on-call troubleshooting andresponsibilities

  • Working with various teams to prepare for supporting new and/orhighly integrated products and platforms

  • Writing excellent documentation to enable other team members andto aid new hire training to easily learn and support our platforms

  • Monitoring the daily operations of the enterprise applicationenvironment by analyzing information and recommending short and long-termresolutions to issues including the creation and maintenance of scripts andautomation tools


  • Ability to effectively multi-taskon a variety of daily work assignments in a challenging, fast-paced workenvironment

  • Excellent oral and writtenbusiness communication, organizational and time management skills

  • Experience with documentation ofcomplex issues, processes, procedures

  • Strong analytical andproblem-solving skills

  • Ability to work in Windows andLinux environments

  • Ability to decipher detaileddeployment plans

  • Experience scheduling andpreparing appropriate resources to participate in deployments

  • Capacity to identify areas forcontinuous improvement with processes, tools, and training, based on businessneeds and company growth

  • Creative problem solving skills

  • 5 years of experience, BS incomputer science or other technical discipline

  • ITIL Foundations Certified

Please apply by submitting a CV and cover letter andplease note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted via phone.


Primary Location: LK-1-Colombo

Work Locations: LK-Colombo-Orion City Sascon Bldg Orion City Sascon Building No. 752/5 Dr Danister De Silver Mawatha Colombo

Job: Technology

Organization: Technology & Operations

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Job Posting: Jul 4, 2017

Req ID: 1710875