Senior Site Reliability Engineer

Job title: Senior Site Reliability Engineer

$120000 – 135000 per year

Company: Pearson

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Job description: Senior Site Reliability Engineer – ( 2111782 )


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.

The Senior Site Reliability Engineer is a key member of a small team focused on ensuring that our critical services are secure, reliable, cost-effective, performant, and operationally excellent. This role requires a generalist who can contribute with needs in development, system operations, resiliency testing, security hardening, and performance engineering. The Site Reliability Engineer is comfortable taking on new engineering challenges, defining potential solutions, and implementing designs in a team environment. This position plays an important role in our organization’s evolution towards contemporary application and infrastructure management practices and will be expected to both guide and support the team’s growth and learning.

Primary expectations include:

Taking on the most challenging problems facing the team’s products

Solving “higher-order” problems facing the team by developing new tools or processes

Being strong advocates for best practices by modeling and teaching them to junior members

Develop relationships with the product development teams by building trust

Diagnose systems problems shoulder to shoulder with development teams

Mentoring the junior team members on their journey as an SRE

Being able to speak in-depth about the majority (if not all) of the products handled by the team

Taking care of processes implementation consistency across multiple applications 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:

Minimum of 4 years prior relevant infrastructure development and software support experience required.

Prior experience in architecting cloud-based solutions on AWS.

Prior experience in managing cloud infrastructure in AWS.

Experience with Linux operating systems

Proficiency in Ruby, Python or Bash desired.

Experience with Terraform

Nice to have:

Experience with pipeline process and it’s implementation (Jenkins and groovy)

A strong understanding of the SDLC and the Agile software development methodology required.

Familiarity with cloud computing concepts desired and infrastructure as a service offerings. (AWS)

A strong understanding of diverse infrastructure platforms and infrastructure concepts required.

Versatility as demonstrated with troubleshooting diverse sets of hosting technologies (web server platforms, Java application platforms, operating systems, network components, virtualization technologies, database platforms) strongly desired.

Understanding of general networking concepts (CDN, WAF, DNS, PKI etc.) and protocols desired.

Understanding of security policies concept (implementation and maintenance) desired.

Understanding of backup and disaster recovery concept desired.

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

Knowledge of standard production practices including change management desired.

The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position is $120,000.00-$135,000.00. 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

Other Locations : US-NC-Durham

Work Locations :



Job : Technology

Organization : Technology & Operations

Employee Status : Regular Employee

Job Type : Standard

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Shift : Day Job

Job Posting : Aug 16, 2021

Job Unposting : Ongoing

Schedule: : Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2111782

Location: Denver, CO

Job date: Wed, 18 Aug 2021 06:32:16 GMT

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