Pearson Senior Site Reliability Engineer in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Senior Site Reliability 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.

Pearson Lanka is currently seeking a Senior Cloud Operations Engineer, who will be seen as a Subject Matter Expert in the cloud space and will work as a part of a global team. Your main responsibilities are to help maintain systems stability, availability, and performance levels. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to the design and build of the Pearson Technology Services.Reporting to the Manager – Cloud Operations, you will form part of a global team that will drive best practice in the PaaS arena, we work in a lean agile fashion with fortnightly sprints. You will be expected to collaborate with, and support other agile product development teams and operational teams whose primary responsibilities will be to support education services in production and pre-production environments.

Based in Orion City, Colombo, you will be a passionate engineer with a hunger to learn and adapt to new technology quickly. We demand people who are naturally curious, can self-start and share learnings and outcomes effectively with a distributed team.

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:

  • 1 years of extensive operations experience in Linux operating systems.

  • 1 years of in-depth, hands on experience of at least two major clouds (AWS, OpenStack, Azure etc.…) is an added advantage.

  • Command of configuration management principles and an ability to code your desired state.

  • Deep understanding of distributed system design and dependency management.

  • Strong grasp of monitoring tools, approach and implementation.

  • Proven experience of implementing software defined networking.

  • Solid working experience of continuous integration practices & tools (Jenkins, Travis CI etc.…)

  • An established history of working in agile teams.

  • Ability to quickly work with debug and errors logs.

  • Willing to travel to USA at various times for collaboration activities.

  • 24x7 Availability in case of emergencies.

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: May 1, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1805860

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.