Pearson Application Engineer in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Application Engineer


At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. 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.

Application Solutions Engineering team is responsible for the implementation of AppEng strategies designed by solution architects and deliver large projects including automation, CI\CD pipeline, new platforms and tools developments. Application Solutions Engineering team works closely with project teams, Application Engineers and other stakeholders to ensure that Pearson applications meet business objectives and services quality/performance targets. The team operates based on agile practices and follow a combination of Scrum and Kanban agile frameworks. Team possess knowledge and skills on software development, scripting, cloud computing, automation tools, infrastructure, CI/CD pipeline, DevOps Etc.

We’re proud of our people - their drive, talent and enthusiasm. Here we work together to deliver exceptional outcomes that push the limits. We’re passionate about our mission to help others reach their full potential through learning and education and this passion demands we only hire the very best.


Selection Criteria:

  • 3 year college degree in Computer Science / Information Technology, Bachelor of Science preferred and 2 years of professional work experience

  • Excellent communication and leadership skills

  • Knowledge on Software Engineering and IT Operations

  • Knowledge on programming/scripting languages and technologies such as Go, Python, Bash, Shell, Angular.

  • Experience in using version control systems such as GitHub

  • Understanding on Agile Software Development

  • Understanding and DevOps practices, CI/CD and related technologies such as Jenkins, Puppet, Ansible

  • Knowledge on Cloud technologies (Mainly AWS)

  • Experience on relational and NoSQL Databases

  • Knowledge on Middleware(Tomcat, Weblogic, Apache etc) and Message Queues

  • Problem solving skills, willingness to learn new technologies

Pearson’s corporate values are Brave; Imaginative; Decent and Accountable. It is crucial that these values resonate with you and you are able to embody these values. You will be naturally positive, adaptable, proactive, organized and comfortable operating in a changing and ambiguous environment.

In exchange for your hard work you will be rewarded with a competitive compensation package, potential eligibility for an annual bonus, supportive peers and management team, opportunities to participate in sporting and social events, career development, training programs and other benefits. Other benefits include transportation services, potential eligibility for Pearson Shares (save for shares scheme), and OPD / Insurance / Medical.

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

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: Engineering

Organization: Technology & Operations

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Jul 23, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1810398

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.