Pearson Systems Engineer - Windows in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Systems Engineer - Windows


At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s alwayslearning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. We are nowtransforming Pearson to accelerate our activity in digital learning, educationservices and emerging markets. This will enable us to make a lasting impact inhelping to solve some of the most important challenges in global education.

Our Technology team provides the essential digitalinfrastructure that underpins Pearson’s global portfolio of products andplatforms.

Due to recent growth, Pearson Lanka is currently seeking aSystems Engineer – Windows, to be primarily responsible for managing allaspects of configuring, monitoring, maintaining, and troubleshooting productionservers and handling requests and problem escalations from Service Desk andother departments.

Reporting to Associate Manager – Systems Engineering, youwill collaborate with a range of technical functions including Networks,Database, Software & Quality Engineering, Technical Product Management andVendors. Together, you will work towards identifying and diagnosing complextechnical issues and taking the necessary steps to troubleshoot and/or resolvewith minimal disruption to customers.

Based in Orion City, Colombo, you will evaluate and applysoftware/firmware upgrades and support packs as required to solve productionproblems and/or ensure compliance and system integrity.

We’re proud of our people - their drive, talent and enthusiasm.Here we work together to deliver exceptional outcomes that push the limits.We’re passionate about our mission to help others reach their full potentialthrough learning and education and this passion demands we only hire the verybest.


Selection Criteria:

  • Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, IT or any other equivalentqualification

  • Advanced experience designing, building and administratingcomplex Windows platforms

  • Experience managing the operation of large-scale Enterprise andCloud infrastructure, Databases, and application systems with high-availabilityrequirements

  • Administration experience of IIS 6 & 7 with exposure to IIS8

  • Some experience or exposure to multiple cloud providers such asAzure, vCloud & AWS

  • Administration experience on Apache / Tomcat / WAMP / GlassFishweb/app services

  • Experience using PowerShell to automate repeatable work

  • Experience in scripting with Batch, VB, Perl & WMI

  • Sound analytical and troubleshooting skills

  • Outstanding communication skills

  • Customer-centric mindset

  • 24x 5 Availability for shift rotation

  • 24x7 Availability in case of emergencies

  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) (preferable)

  • Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) (preferable)(preferable)

  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate - (MCSA) - ServerInfrastructure (preferable)

  • ITIL – Foundation (preferable)

  • AWS certification (preferable)

Pearson’s corporate values are Brave; Imaginative; Decent andAccountable. It is crucial that these values resonate with you and you are ableto embody these values. You will be naturally positive, adaptable, proactive,organized and comfortable operating in a changing and ambiguous environment.

In exchange for your hard work you will be rewarded with acompetitive compensation package, potential eligibility for an annual bonus,supportive peers and management team, opportunities to participate in sportingand social events, career development, training programs and other benefits.Other benefits include transportation services, potential eligibility forPearson Shares (save for shares scheme), and OPD / Insurance / Medical.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted viaphone and interviews will commence immediately.

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: Day Job

Job Posting: Sep 21, 2017

Req ID: 1617166