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Pearson Senior DevSecOps Engineer in Durham, North Carolina

We are the world’s learning company with more than 24,000 employees operating in 70 countries. We combine world-class educational content and assessment,powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people.


DevSecOps Engineer

A security minded DevOps engineer or a Security Engineer with a depth of DevOps (i.e. config mgmt, CI/CD, automated testing, shift left security) experience.

You will be responsible for helping application development teams identify security threats/risks via Threat Modelling implementing security controls to mitigate those threats.

Requires a reasonable level of web application and cloud infrastructure knowledge and the common attacks against them.

You will have a good working knowledge of auomated security testing tools and integrating them in to applicaiton CI/CD pipelines.

Required knowledge areas:

  • AWS

  • Linux

  • Docker

  • Infrastructure as code (mostly in Terraform)

  • Configruation management (mostly in Ansible)

  • Configuring CI/CD pipeline jobs and templates (Gitlab, Jenkins) & integrating security tooling

  • Knowledge of common attack scenarios and how to protect against them (i.e. OWASP Top 10)

  • Basic scripting ability in Python or BASH

  • Understanding of Threat Modelling and how to identify specific security requirements for a project

The more you know the better:

  • Offensive security

  • JavaScript secure coding practices

  • Java secure coding practices

  • Identity and access mananagement

  • Protective monitoring (SIEM)

  • Kubernetes


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Organization: Technology & Operations

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 2109571