Pearson Associate Software Engineer (DevOps) in Boston, Massachusetts

Associate Software Engineer (DevOps)

Description

Summary/Background

Pearson is seeking an enthusiastic software engineer to join our devops team. The successful candidate will work with modern technologies and frameworks across a variety of applications and platforms delivering solutions that are reliable, performant, efficient and cost effective.

Successful candidates must have a good understanding of software development practices and processes.

At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always reexamining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe.

We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

We are interested in hiring strong technology people with a can-do attitude and an interest in our mission of more effective learning and enhancing the student experience. Our work environment is professional, yet relaxed and flexible. Using the latest technologies, you can have a major impact and contribute to our evolution.

Responsibilities

  • Implement infrastructure as code for various cloud platforms, from planned architectures

  • Software Configuration Management (SCM) using tools like Ansible, Terraform, Puppet, or Chef

  • Implement monitoring and logging solutions for different technology stacks or container orchestration platforms

  • Implement Continuous Delivery solutions and helping customers automate various stages of their deployments and testing processes

  • Understand containers and how they fit into professional development cycles as build artifacts

  • Continuous environment monitoring for application health, performance, and security

  • Maintaining a pulse on emerging technologies and discovering hidden opportunities in our environment

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications

  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, with strong fundamentals and problem solving skills.

  • Solid Java and web development skills; cloud, node.js and Spring are an additional plus!

  • Working knowledge and understanding of Agile development methodologies

  • Working knowledge and understanding of modern devops techniques and processes is a plus!

  • Ability to work in a quick paced, dynamic environment

  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal

  • Desire to learn and a need to excel!

  • Experience with online educational applications is an extra plus!

Technologies and tools you’ll use and interact with here

  • Linux - Amazon Linux, Ubuntu LTS & RHEL

  • Windows - Server 2012 R2, 2016, Core

  • Tools - Github, New Relic, TeamCity, Octopus Deploy, Saltstack, OpsGenie, ELK, Terraform, Puppet, Ansible

  • Services - Haproxy, Nginx, IIS, Kafka, Zookeeper

  • AWS - API Gateway, EC2, RDS, ECS, VPC, Route53, ELB, ALB, Lambda, Elasticache, Cloudfront, Service Catalog, Cloudwatch, CloudFormation, IAM, Certificate Manager, Directory Service, WAF & Shield, SQS, SNS

  • Data Stores - Cassandra, Postgres, MySQL, MS SQL, Redis, BigQuery, Hadoop, Elasticsearch, Oracle

  • Other - Akamai, Cloudflare, Salesforce.com, wpengine.com

  • Languages in use here that you may help support:

  • Python

  • Node.js

  • Ruby

  • Scala

  • Java

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.

Primary Location: US-MA-Boston

Other Locations US-AZ-Chandler

Work Locations: US-MA-Boston-501 Boylston 501 Boylston St Boston 02116

Job: Technology

Organization: North America

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Oct 5, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1813678

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.