Pearson Network Automation Engineer in Centennial, Colorado

Network Automation Engineer


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 re-examining 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.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Monitors Systems performance and troubleshoots problem areas as needed.

  • Practices Monitoring System asset management, including maintenance of System component inventory and related documentation.

  • Participates in design documentation of Monitoring related solutions.

  • Plan, engineer and implement robust and cost-effective computing environments, exploiting emerging technologies to provide compelling solutions.

  • Participate in process development with partners and Service Providers.

  • Participates in the transition process to operational teams.

  • Act as a project leader for some projects providing task direction to achieve project goals.

  • Participates in refining existing functional requirements for monitoring and event management tools and participating in the development of an integrated monitoring/event management tooling strategy and architecture.

  • To be responsible for the delivery of assigned projects on the Monitoring Roadmap.

  • To maintain and improve the standards within the Monitoring group and to evangelize good practice.

  • Collaborates with capacity management and system architects to assess near- and long-term capacity needs. Creates and maintains documentation as it relates to Monitoring configuration, mapping, processes and service records.

  • To assist with improving the standard of technical delivery and competencies within the technical teams.

  • Conducts research on Monitoring products, services, and standards to remain abreast of developments in the various Monitoring industry.

  • Oversees new and existing equipment, hardware, and software upgrades.

  • Global Maintenance of device configuration as per certified standards and Engineering recommendations

  • Create tooling and automation, allowing operations to execute changes in mass-scale device quantity

  • Conduct network audits and risk assessment as required and build remediation scripts as necessary

  • Review posted documentation to ensure network is in adherence to and compliant of any mandates

  • Create, debug, and maintain scripts and processes to optimize workflow



  • University degree or equivalent work experience in the field of Computer Science, Information Systems, Computer Engineering or other related field.

  • At least 2 years experience of exposure to both in-house or outsourced systems, multiple hardware platforms, and integrated information management systems.

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

  • ITIL Foundation or higher is preferred

Technical Competency:

  • Experience participating in large, global, multi-tool, multi-platform enterprise monitoring implementation/integration projects.

  • Experience of supporting\administration of Enterprise Network Management Systems

  • ITIL knowledge or prior experience in an ITIL managed environment

  • Experience in scripting using a variety of tools and languages

  • Experience in database tools and working with large datasets

  • Experience in monitoring, identifying, analyzing issues and escalating to required levels and attention.

  • Knowledge and understanding of information processing principles and practices.

  • Exposure to working UNIX, Windows and Linux environments.

  • Basic technical knowledge of supporting Hardware including Cisco/F5/CheckPoint environments.

Non-Technical Competency:

  • 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 demonstrate 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 & Software:

  • ServiceNow ITSM..

  • Solarwinds NPM/NCM/SAM/WPM/VNQM

  • CentOS

  • Microsoft Windows Server

  • Cisco IOS/NXOS

  • Ansible

  • RunDeck

  • Scripting languages Python\PERL\Ruby

  • SQL


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-CO-Centennial

Work Locations: US-CO-Centennial-2154 East Commons 2154 East Commons Avenue Centennial 80122

Job: Technology

Organization: Technology & Operations

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Aug 17, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1811411

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.