Pearson Senior Network Engineer in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Senior Network Engineer


At Pearson, we’re committed to a worldthat’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. Weare now transforming Pearson to accelerate our activity in digital learning,education services and emerging markets. This will enable us to make a lastingimpact in helping to solve some of the most important challenges in globaleducation.

Pearsonis working towards a major restructure to align all technology towers under acentralized function.

Duringthis time there will be a number of additional business units absorbed by theGlobal Network Services Operations team, some of which will require extensivework to secure, support, standardize and future proof.

Beforefully integrating the new services/ businesses, there is an urgent requirementto ensure the service and the businesses are fully integrated into the Tech Opsoperational standard configuration.

We’reproud of our people - their drive, talent and enthusiasm. Here we work togetherto deliver exceptional outcomes that push the limits. We’re passionate aboutour mission to help others reach their full potential through learning andeducation and this passion demands we only hire the very best.



  • Install and configure data network environments including: branches, private cloud, 3rdparty connectivity and public cloud

  • Monitor incident & problem queues, assign tickets to engineers according to available skills.

  • DNS troubleshooting and configuration.

  • Monitor network to ensure network availability to pre-agreed Service Levels and perform necessary maintenance to support network availability

  • Perform Move, Additions, Deletion and Changes as necessary in accordance with departmental change policy.

  • Take appropriate steps to resolve Service Issues as and when they occur under the guidance of the Senior Network Engineer.

  • Raise and execute Change Records in accordance with departmental change policy

  • Perform all hands-on tasks associated with supporting a Network Environment

  • Participation in the On-Call Global support rot or work on shift basis to support all regions.

  • Primary escalation point for network troubleshooting for US after-hours times

  • Prepare technical reports, test cases, client presentations, design documentation, and manuals

  • Monitor, maintain and troubleshoot client VPN connections

  • Monitor, maintain and troubleshoot wireless networks and wireless connectivity

  • Negotiate and maintain relationships with hardware and software vendors

  • Perform installation and configurations of Cisco, Juniper, F5, Check Point, Cisco ASA, network and security hardware and software

  • Demonstrated infrastructure design, configuration, test and troubleshooting ability

  • Participate on an global on-call rota


  • Should hold a valid CCNA certification. Having CCNP/CCSP/CCVP would be an added advantage

  • Cisco Wireless certification(s) preferred

  • Should possess a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Engineering or any other relevant field

  • 7 years of experience in enterprise data networking, both in a build and support environment

  • Extensive, hands-on knowledge of the following platforms: Cisco route/switch and Cisco Wireless

  • Expert understanding of TCP/IP, BGP, OSPF, EIGRP, DNS, DHCP, IPSEC, GRE, VPN

  • Hands on experience with F5 is a must.

  • Experience with Infoblox

  • Experience with Checkpoint and Fortinet security appliances

  • Firewall related certifications ( Fortigate/Checkpoint/Cisco ) are preferred

  • ITIL Foundation or higher is preferred

Technical Competency

  • Hands on experience with application level load balancers such F5 LTMs and GTMs

  • ITIL knowledge or prior experience in an ITIL managed environment

  • Hands on experience with Cisco routers/switches running IOS 12.4 or higher

  • Hands on experience with Firewalls ( Fortigate/Checkpoint/Cisco ASA )

  • Solid understanding in Routing Protocols EIGRP, OSPF, BGP

  • Sound knowledge in switching technologies such as STP, Port Channeling

  • Good knowledge and prior experience in implementing QOS

  • Implementation and troubleshooting experience on VPN technologies

  • Preparing diagrams with Microsoft Visio

  • Deep understanding of network monitoring & management tools


  • Should have very good verbal & written communication skills

  • Should be willing to work on extended and irregular hours when required

  • Ability to present to internal audiences and excellent communication skill

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast paced environment

  • Should be comfortable in working under pressure when required

Tools & Softwares:

  • ServiceNow Management tool.

  • Solarwinds monitoring tool.

  • SecureCRT

  • Cisco IOS


  • Infoblox

  • Fluke

Pearson’s corporate values are Brave;Imaginative; Decent and Accountable. It is crucial that these values resonatewith you and you are able to embody these values. You will be naturallypositive, adaptable, proactive, organized and comfortable operating in achanging and ambiguous environment.

In exchange for your hard work you will berewarded with a competitive compensation package, potential eligibility for anannual bonus, supportive peers and management team, opportunities toparticipate in sporting and social events, career development, trainingprograms and other benefits. Other benefits include transportation services, potentialeligibility for Pearson Shares (save for shares scheme), and OPD / Insurance /Medical.

Please apply by submitting a CV and cover letter and please notethat only short-listed candidates will be contacted via phone.

Primary Location: LK-1-Colombo

Work Locations: LK-Colombo-Orion City Sascon Bldg Orion City Sascon Building No. 752/5 Dr Danister De Silver Mawatha Colombo

Job: Technology

Organization: Technology & Operations

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: On Call

Job Posting: Oct 9, 2017

Req ID: 1714646