Remote Senior Site Reliability Engineer

Senior Site Reliability Engineer – (2007516)

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.

The Senior Site Reliability Engineer is a key member of a small team focused on ensuring that our critical services are secure, reliable, cost-effective, performant, and operationally excellent. This role requires a generalist who can contribute with needs in development, system operations, resiliency testing, security hardening, and performance engineering. The Site Reliability Engineer is comfortable taking on new engineering challenges, defining potential solutions, and implementing designs in a team environment. This position plays an important role in our organization’s evolution towards contemporary application and infrastructure management practices and will be expected to both guide and support the team’s growth and learning.

Primary expectations include:

Taking on the most challenging problems facing the team’s products

Solving higher-order problems facing the team by developing new tools or processes

Being strong advocates for best practices by modeling and teaching them to junior members

Develop relationships with the product development teams by building trust

Diagnose systems problems shoulder to shoulder with development teams

Mentoring the junior team members on their journey as an SRE

Being able to speak in-depth about the majority (if not all) of the products handled by the team

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.


Minimum of 4 years prior relevant software development experience required.

Prior experience in architecting cloud-based solutions on Azure or AWS.

Prior experience in managing cloud infrastructure in Azure or AWS

Experience or familiarity with Azure DevOps

Proficiency in Ruby, Python or Powershell desired.

Familiarity with cloud computing concepts desired and infrastructure as a service offerings. (AWS or Azure)

A strong understanding of diverse infrastructure platforms and infrastructure concepts required.

A strong understanding of the SDLC and the Agile software development methodology required.

Versatility as demonstrated with troubleshooting diverse sets of hosting technologies (web server platforms, Java application platforms, operating systems, network components, virtualization technologies, database platforms) strongly desired.

Understanding of general networking concepts and protocols desired.

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

Knowledge of standard production practices including change management desired.

Questions about the position? Feel free to reach out to our HR representatives, or me directly at [email protected]


Primary Location: US-MD-Columbia

Other Locations: US-RE-Remote

Work Locations: US-MD-Columbia-Grantchester Merriweather 10960 Grantchester Way Two Merriweather Columbia 21044

Job: Technology

Organization: Technology & Operations

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Aug 4, 2020

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular
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