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Virtual Learning Senior DevOps Engineer in Sri Lanka

At Pearson, we are committed to a world that is always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible.  We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who push the boundaries of technology. We create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations. Within the Pearson Virtual Schools (PVS) division, we have reimagined K-12 education through our virtual school and curriculum offerings. Our schools, Connections Academy and Pearson Online Academy provide a best-in-class online learning environment for K-12 students to acquire the skills and confidence they need to adapt and thrive in a changing world. 

We are looking for a security-minded Senior DevOps engineer with a depth of DevSecOps (CI/CD, automated testing, pipeline integration & automation, shift-left security) experience. You will be responsible for supporting our Business Intelligence team’s DevSecOps culture, platform, and tools.

This role requires web application, legacy data center, and cloud-infrastructure knowledge and hands-on experience. You will also need experience with automated security testing tools across SAST, DAST, and SCA and how to integrate them with application CI/CD pipelines.

As a Senior DevOps engineer, you will own building, running, and supporting our Azure DevOps CI/CD pipelined environment with an eye toward best-in-class automation and security integration. You will also be responsible for driving DevOps culture and best practices into the environment and leading the establishment and adoption of the CI/CD technology ecosystem. You and your team will also support the documentation and governance of best practices and provide training, coaching, and mentoring on those best practices, including SCM, TDD/BDD, YAML templating, built-in security remediation, etc. You will help drive DevOps maturity across the entire organization and will contribute to key decisions on how to best evolve the platform technology.

Core Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Administrator Azure DevOps & configuration

  • Administrator YAML & pipelines as code

  • Manage ADO Extensions

  • Assist with external tool integrations (for example SonarQube, ServiceNow, Power BI, Mend, etc.)

  • Authoring CI/CD templates

Required Skills, Experiences, and Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience.

  • 6+ years experience across software development and DevOps practices.

  • 2+ years of experience with .NET (Framework and Core) development is desirable, with a focus on web-related frameworks like ASP.NET WebForms and ASP.NET MVC.

  • Administration of Azure DevOps including YAML pipelines and releases.

  • Experience with Azure and/or AWS cloud platforms. Certifications preferred.

  • Experience integrating with APIs (Application Program Interfaces), particularly RESTful.

  • Extensive experience with automated security testing tools.

  • Experience with implementing offensive security practices.

  • Azure DevOps Extension Authoring (HTML, JS, CSS).

  • Secure coding practices

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

  • Basic scripting ability in PowerShell and Azure CLI

  • Basic SQL ability

  • Understanding of SSIS, SSRS, and Power BI architecture

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

  • Agile software development

  • Current understanding regarding design-in security best practices.

  • Experience coaching and mentoring technology talent.

  • Knowledge of Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Educational Management Systems (EMS) is an added advantage

  • Possesses the ability to work well across teams in a cross-functional organization to get things done

  • Ability to “connect the dots” when it comes to large system design and understands and solves enterprise-scale technical integration concerns


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At Pearson, we add life to a lifetime of learning so everyone can realize the life they imagine. We do this by creating vibrant and enriching learning experiences designed for real-life impact. We are on a journey to be 100 percent digital to meet the changing needs of the global population by developing a new strategy with ambitious targets. To deliver on our strategic vision, we have five business divisions that are the foundation for the long-term growth of the company: Assessment & Qualifications, Virtual Learning, English Language Learning, Workforce Skills and Higher Education. Alongside these, we have our corporate divisions: Digital & Technology, Finance, Global Corporate Marketing & Communications, Human Resources, Legal, Strategy and Direct to Consumer. Learn more at We are Pearson.

We value the power of an inclusive culture and also a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to building a workplace where talent can learn, grow and thrive.

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We want a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit and business need. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or any other group protected by law. We strive for a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities.

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Organization: Virtual Learning

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Workplace Type: Remote

Req ID: 15108