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Pearson Principal Cloud Engineer in St. Paul, Minnesota

Principal Cloud Engineer - ( 2105989 )


We’re looking for an experienced and talented Cloud Infrastructure Engineer to join the team at Pearson. In this role, you’ll be working on various technologies in the data centers and the cloud, business units, and applications to transform the enterprise.


● Demonstrate leadership qualities including but not limited to driving projects to completion, planning, architecting, and excellent interpersonal skills.

● Proven solution design skills in a large enterprise or service provider during design, implementation and service phases

● Recognized expertise in large complex solutions with aggressive uptime, performance and availability targets

● Architect, design and implement solutions that will require AWS infrastructure (EC2, S3, EFS, VPC)

● Experience of architecting solutions leveraging Cloud technology including but not limited to AWS, OpenStack, VMWare vCloud, and Azure

● Demonstrated experience with running hybrid Cloud solutions (on-prem and AWS)

● Analysis of applications to understand data flows, to migrate its functionality from on prem to the cloud

● Lead and ensure success of testing of applications, software and services on AWS platforms

● Design and troubleshoot enterprise networks (multi-datacenter and multi-Cloud providers)

● Develop hybrid Cloud network solutions based on routing protocols and mesh Virtual Private Networks for connecting sites

● Understand and translate on-prem firewall and load balancer technologies to AWS

● Demonstrate experience in AWS networking of design and implementation

● Proficient in both AWS infrastructure and on-premise legacy environments

● Participate in deep architectural discussions to ensure solutions are designed for successful deployment in AWS

● Collaboration with other Technology groups within the organization to successfully complete assigned projects

● Support optimization of Pearson costs in the data centers and in the cloud

● Build capability, competence and confidence with key business and technical stakeholders in the region

● Drive architectural standards and simplification as part of the virtual global architecture team

● Proven thought leadership, stakeholder management, and inter-group collaboration leadership

● Ability to engage, support and drive vendors, PoC’s, take part/lead RFPs, define requirements, analyze outputs and benefits/constraints and make recommendations

● Detailed understanding of high availability and disaster recovery principles and design tenants

● Can interpret technical designs into business requirements and talk logically about the relationships between multiple technologies

The Ideal Candidate

● Deals well with ambiguous or undefined problems; ability to think abstractly and guide others

● Comfortable performing requirements analysis, interfacing with stakeholders of various levels and documenting solutions

● Excellent interpersonal skills

● Ability to articulate technical topics to non-technical audiences both in writing, in diagrams and in person

● Energetic team player who works well across boundaries and readily adapts to change and enjoys rapid development

● Confident of your skills, abilities and willing to share what you know, while learning from others 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.


Minimum Qualifications:

● AWS Public Cloud Certified

● 5 years building full-stack infrastructure solutions, architected and delivered using industry-leading best practices and technologies

● 5 Experience with Agile concepts and practices.

● 5 years of full-stack IT experience:

  • nix, Windows, hardware, network/firewall concepts, public cloud services, LDAP/Active Directory, DNS, automation tools (Puppet, Chef, Jenkins, Docker)

● Hands-on experience with Enterprise networking routing, load balancing, and firewall (Cisco, F5, and CheckPoints)

● Hands-on experience with AWS (ALB, ELB, EC2, S3, RDS, VPC, Route 53, CloudWatch, CloudTrail, and IAM)

● Advanced experience with various database technologies (NoSQL, SQL, Mongo, Cassandra) and AWS DB services (Aurora, RDS, DynamoDB, etc)

Preferred Qualifications

● Bachelor's degree, preferably in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related quantitative field

The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position is $130,000.00 – $150,000.00. This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program.

Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at:


Primary Location : US-RE-Remote

Work Locations :



Job : Technology

Organization : Technology & Operations

Employee Status : Regular Employee

Job Type : Standard

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Shift : Day Job

Job Posting : Apr 27, 2021

Job Unposting : Ongoing

Schedule: : Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2105989