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Pearson Site Reliability Engineer in Little Rock, Arkansas

Site Reliability Engineer - ( 2104499 )


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.

At Pearson, we're committed to a world that's always learning and to our talented teams who make it all possible. From virtual classrooms to an AI-powered calculus tutor, 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.


As a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE), you'll be part of a team of people responsible for running some of Pearson's most critical systems at a massive scale. Since you'll be joining an existing team of SREs you'll have plenty of space and opportunities to get familiar with our tech, so there's no need to immediately have the answer to every question. In this role, you will continue developing the skills necessary to help us deliver our products reliably, securely, cost-effectively, and with maximum performance.

At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning, which begins with providing you with the resources you need to own and drive your learning and career development including:

  • Access to an extensive library of synchronous and asynchronous courses and industry certifications

  • Mentoring and career coaching

  • Collaborating with industry experts in a variety of technology domains

  • Opportunities like our Imagineers program that give you leadership experience and executive-level visibility while you solve some of Pearson’s most complex and interesting business challenges

You are responsible for:

  • Working in an Agile team environment, where team members collaborate on strategies that lead to continuous improvement.

  • Be a model and mentor for writing well-architected, well-tested and easy to understand services using software engineering methodologies (e.g., Infrastructure as Code, continuous integration and delivery, architecture reviews, etc.)

  • Working directly with development teams to define build pipelines and tools that proactively automate away painful manual tasks and toil.

  • Employing observability platforms to collect, monitor, and analyze system metrics to maintain and improve the health of our systems.

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.



  • Prior experience in architecting cloud-based solutions on AWS (Amazon Web Services)

  • Prior experience in managing cloud infrastructure in AWS

  • Must have experience with coding languages used in an SRE/Operations engineering context (e.g. TypeScript, Python, Go, Bash, Ruby, etc.)

  • A strong understanding of the SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle) and the Agile software development methodology required.

  • A good understanding of managing Infrastructure as Code (IaC) and familiarity with one or more IaC languages (e.g. Terraform, AWS CloudFormation, AWS CDK, etc.)

  • An appetite for the automation and streamlining of tasks

  • Excellent analytical, communication, and collaboration skills.

  • Experience in a production environment supporting mission-critical applications desired.

  • Knowledge of standard production practices including change management desired.

  • A drive to learn and apply peer feedback.

  • BS or AAS degree in Computer Science or related technical field involving systems engineering (e.g., physics or mathematics), or equivalent practical experience (will also consider recent college grads).

The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position is $85,000-$105,000.00. This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program.

Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at:

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-RE-Remote

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Job : Technology

Organization : Technology & Operations

Employee Status : Regular Employee

Job Type : Standard

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Shift : Day Job

Job Posting : Mar 24, 2021

Job Unposting : Ongoing

Schedule: : Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2104499