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Pearson Senior Cloud Engineer - Architecture and Ops in Albany, New York

Senior Cloud Engineer, Architecture & Ops

Job Description

Pearson has one defining goal: to help people progress in their lives through learning. We champion innovation and we invest in models for education that deliver on our promise for effective, accessible, and personal learning from early literacy, college and career readiness to professional education, through data informed instruction and inventive applications for mobile and digital learning.

Pearson, the world's leading learning company, has global-reach and market leading businesses in education, business, and consumer publishing and is listed on the London and New York stock exchanges (UK: PSON; NYSE: PSO). For more information, visit

The Personalized Learning and Analytics team (PLA) in Pearson is responsible for software development of analytics and machine learning platforms. PLA is growing and we are looking for a new team member. Together with a highly multi-disciplinary team of engineers, scientists, strategic partners, product managers and subject domain experts you will work on developing a best-in-class cloud computing platform, to support experts in education, engineering and data science.


  • Develop scalable cloud infrastructure

  • Collaborate with scientists and engineers to find effective solutions to technical challenges

  • Design and implement networking infrastructure and policy.

  • Design and implement security policies across multiple AWS accounts.

  • Work with technical partners and stakeholders to communicate expectations and deliver on them

  • Be involved in the development, maintenance and evolution of our cloud platforms

  • Provide input for technical road maps

  • Ability to technically lead a team


A bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, information systems, information technology, or a comparable related technical field or equivalent years of experience.

  • Experience with AWS: VPCs, ECS, EC2, AWS Edge Technologies, KMS, and other AWS experience is a plus

  • Desire to explore and develop solutions to questions that may or may not have a right answer.

  • Ability to communicate with technical audiences.

  • Ability to translate technical needs into practical engineering solutions, including working with networking, CISO, and development teams.

  • Ability to provide leadership in the operations space, including mastering cost control, uptime, security, observability, etc.

  • Passion for learning new technologies.

  • Ability to program in at least one of Python or Java.

  • Ability to write scripts to interact with AWS.

  • Familiar with industry standard software and system engineering practices and systems knowledge.

  • Proficiency of Unix/Linux systems.

  • Working knowledge of modern database systems.

  • Knowledge of industry standard security tools, i.e. Qualsys, Twistlock, Snyk, Checkmarx, Cloudability, etc.

  • Knowledge of Gitlab.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 7+ years of industry experience in cloud operations

  • Experience with Devops

  • Experience with Python and Java

  • Experience with GCP

  • Experience with Docker

  • Knowledge of Big Data Tools such as: Snowflake, Databricks, EMR, Qlik (Atunity), etc

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Learning is the most powerful force for change in the world. More than 20,000 Pearson employees deliver our products and services in nearly 200 countries, all working towards a common purpose – to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. We do that by providing high quality, digital content and learning experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help people build their skills and grow with the world around them. We are the world’s leading learning company. Learn more at

Pearson believes that wherever learning flourishes, so do people. We are committed to being an anti-racist company in everything we do. We value the power of an inclusive culture and a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm, and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to a sustainable environment and workplace where talent can learn, grow, and thrive.  

To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, please click here: 

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other group protected by law.


Organization: Corporate Strategy & Technology

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 4865