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Pearson Senior AWS Cloud Engineer in Iowa City, Iowa

Senior AWS Cloud Engineer

Description

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

  • MUST be able to identify problems and effectively plan work to solve them with being told to

  • Develop and implement the vision and road-map for a best in class data driven FinOps function

  • Conduct analysis & derive insights to drive business decisions on cloud operational efficiencies

  • Understand and update any existing Python, Go, CF or Terraform templates, Lambda functions

  • Translate ideas into actionable code using CF, Terraform, and/or Lambda functions

  • Develop capacity planning, modeling, and forecasting techniques across multiple public cloud providers – Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure

  • Participate in public cloud vendor relationship management

  • Participate in long range planning with the product DevOps teams

  • Enforce adherence to public cloud governance policy

  • Analyze existing public cloud utilization, trending and forecasting, and make improvement recommendations

  • Help collect operational data to make educated decisions on cost optimization

  • Work with various technology teams to innovate, identify, and develop long term scalable technology solutions to support business growth.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • 3 years of work experience in AWS focusing on automation and operations

  • Strong knowledge of Cost Optimization including Usage Analysis and Reserved Instance (RI) Planning, purchasing, exchanging and technology infrastructure rightsizing

  • Strong knowledge in Python, Go, Cloud Formation, Terraform, and Lambda

  • Ability to summarize technical concepts for Product teams and other management

  • Experience managing and working large data sets

  • Demonstrated ability to influence without authority

  • Experience with Cloud-specific analysis tools (CloudCheckr, CloudAbility, etc)

  • Experience with Jenkins, Docker, Kubernetes, Fargate, ECS

  • Experience with GitLab, BitBucket

  • Candidate must have strong communication skills with the ability to discuss any issues across a wide variety of individuals and groups. In addition, this individual must have a proven track record of working successfully with cross-functional teams delivering high quality and complex solutions within the IT space.

  • Be creative and innovative with regards to knowledge and awareness of industry trends and digital advances as they relate to new opportunities and business needs

  • Previous experience as a FINOP preferred

  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously

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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.

Primary Location: US-CO-Centennial

Other Locations US-IA-Iowa City

Work Locations: US-CO-Centennial-2154 East Commons 2154 East Commons Avenue Centennial 80122

Job: Technology

Organization: Technology & Operations

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Nov 26, 2019

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1915107

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.

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