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Pearson Intern - Software Systems Engineer in Topeka, Kansas

Intern - Software Systems Engineer - ( 2102486 )



Software Systems Engineer

Pearson Interns - Helping shape the future of education

Why join Pearson’s intern program?

Pearson is the world’s learning company. We help people of all ages acquire the knowledge and skills they need to be successful in their work and careers. We believe that everyone should be able to keep learning, every day and in every way, throughout their lives. Bringing together everything we know about the science of learning and the latest technology; we’re shaping the future of teaching and learning.

We’re looking for the next generation of talented undergraduates to join our team for an unforgettable 10-week internship. An internship at Pearson is an opportunity to bring your own unique perspective as a learner, together with your academic knowledge, technical skills, and enthusiasm, to help create products used by students like you.

As one of our interns, you will gain a comprehensive introduction to our business. You’ll be assigned to a team and work on real-life projects that bring our products and services to life. On the job training and professional development will be provided to enable you to contribute to the business. You’ll also have direct access to a senior member of the team, as each intern will be mentored to help you make the most of the ten-week program.

We foster a work environment that’s inclusive as well as diverse, where our people can be themselves. Every idea and perspective is valued so that our products reflect the people we serve — our teachers and learners.

What Does the Internship Program Offer?

Successful candidates will spend 10 weeks working with our technology teams.

You will be paid for the duration of your internship. The internship begins on Monday, June 7th and ends Friday, August 13 th .

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.

Job description

  • Developing software to support managing Pearson’s AWS cloud estate at scale

  • Working with REST API development methodologies for both internal and 3rd party API’s

  • Python and Go development in support of these API’s

  • Using serverless technologies for application development including containers and lambda functions

  • Using development tools and practices for agile software development practices

The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position is $30/hr. This position is not bonus eligible.

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.


  • What are we looking for in an Intern

  • Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate technical degree in Information Science / Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or a related field

  • Help build the Service Delivery platform, to setup, enhance and maintain application services like load balancing, security controls and traffic management.

  • Build automation to setup and maintain monitoring, logging, distributed tracing, metrics & reporting systems for fine-grained observability and actionable alerts

  • Leverage AWS machine learning and Artificial Intelligence capabilities to analyze system metrics and customer traffic to build intelligent alerts and state of the art Dashboards.

  • Strong communication skills with the ability to discuss any issues with a wide variety of individuals and groups

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

  • Ability to work autonomously

  • Ability to learn quickly and apply learning to problems or activities

  • A strategic thinker and listener who acquires good problem-solving techniques

  • An organized team player who can manage multiple tasks

  • Familiarity with Python , Excel, SQL, AWS, Java, Go, , R, QL, TensorFlow, or Tableau

  • Min 3.0 GPA

  • Graduation date between 2022 and 2023

Primary Location : US-RE-Remote

Other Locations : US-California

Work Locations :



Job : Project/Temporary Workforce

Organization : Technology & Operations

Employee Status : Fixed Term

Job Type : Internship

Job Level : Entry Level

Shift : Day Job

Job Posting : Feb 22, 2021

Job Unposting : Ongoing

Schedule: : Full-time Temporary

Req ID: 2102486