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Pearson Senior Cloud and Hosting Services Engineer in Iowa City, Iowa


At Pearson, we're committed to a world that's always learning and to our talented teams who make it all possible. From virtual classrooms to an AI-powered calculus tutor, 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.


As a Senior Cloud and Hosting Services Engineer, you'll be seen as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in the cloud space and will work as part of a global team. Reporting to a DevOps Manager, you will form part of a global team that will drive best practices via lean agile methodologies in the PaaS and SaaS arenas. Although you will function as a team technical leader, you will continue developing the skills necessary to help us deliver our products reliably, securely, cost-effectively, and with maximum performance through continuous improvements supporting a DevOps culture and a well-architected framework strategy.

At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning, which begins with providing you with the resources you need to own and drive your learning and career development including:

  • Access to an extensive library of synchronous and asynchronous courses and industry certifications

  • Mentoring and career coaching

  • Collaborating with industry experts in a variety of technology domains

You are responsible for:

  • Working in an Agile team environment , where team members collaborate on strategies that lead to continuous improvement.

  • Being a model and mentor for writing well-architected, well-tested and easy to understand services using software engineering methodologies (e.g., Infrastructure as Code , continuous integration and delivery, architecture reviews, etc.)

  • Collaborating with and supporting other agile product development teams and operational teams to maintain systems stability, availability, and performance levels.

  • Serving as a technical lead for one to multiple projects.

  • Developing tools that proactively automate away painful manual tasks and toil.

  • Employing observability platforms to collect, monitor, and analyze system metrics to maintain and improve the health of our systems.

  • Participating in the team on-call rotation to ensure our customers are given the best experience possible.


  • Prior experience in architecting and managing cloud-based solutions on AWS ( Amazon Web Services)

  • Must have experience with coding languages used in a Cloud/Operations engineering context (e.g. Python, Java, Git, Node etc.)

  • Minimum of 4+ years: VPC, EC2, ECS, S3, Route53, RDS, CloudFront, API Gateway, etc.

  • Experience with hosted application-monitoring tools such as CloudWatch, New Relic, etc.

  • Experience with container architecture and technologies such as AWS ECS and Docker

  • A strong understanding of the SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle) and the Agile software development methodology required.

  • An appetite for the automation and streamlining of tasks

  • Excellent analytical, communication, and collaboration skills.

  • Comfortable with configuration management and orchestration tools (Puppet, Ansible, Chef, etc.), and modern observability infrastructure (monitoring, metrics and logging)

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

  • Knowledge of standard production practices including change management desired.

  • A drive to learn and apply peer feedback.

  • BS or AAS degree in Computer Science or related technical field involving systems engineering (e.g., physics or mathematics), or equivalent practical experience.

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.


Learning is the most powerful force for change in the world. More than 20,000 Pearson employees deliver our products and services in nearly 200 countries, all working towards a common purpose – to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. We do that by providing high quality, digital content and learning experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help people build their skills and grow with the world around them. We are the world’s leading learning company. Learn more at pearsonplc.com.

Pearson believes that wherever learning flourishes, so do people. We are committed to being an anti-racist company in everything we do. We value the power of an inclusive culture and a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm, and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to a sustainable environment and workplace where talent can learn, grow, and thrive.  

To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, please click here:  http://www.pearson.com/careers/diversity-and-inclusion.html 

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other group protected by law.


Organization: Corporate Strategy & Technology

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 5114