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Sr. Site Reliability Engineer- Observability Engineer


This is a Full-time position in Salt Lake City, UT posted April 30, 2021.


Site Reliability Engineer
– Observability Engineer Salt Lake City , Utah


Site Reliability Engineer
– Observability Engineer
– ( 2105550 )


Our Organization

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.

This Position

As an Observability Focused Cloud Engineer, you will be responsible for creating highly available Observability solutions within Pearson’s vast cloud and Data Center estate.

The Observability Engineering team is a foundational SRE team producing consumable Observability solutions for Pearson Educational products.

Our team delivers tools which leverage custom development, open-source projects, as well as SAAS platforms.

You will be a key contributor to our organizational brand as we deliver these solutions globally across Pearson lines of business.

Your work will align these best-in-class Monitoring and Observability solutions with Pearson Educational Platforms.

Culturally, our team is a close-knit group.

We are a customer focused team continuously improving our services to meet the needs of our customers and reduce toil on our team.

Your team will meet frequently to mentor and challenge each other as we collaborate across projects.

We know it takes the full band to put on a concert.

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.


In this role, you can expect to:

Work with public cloud providers and their services.
Primarily AWS: EC2, ECS, S3, API Gateway, Lambda (Boto3, Step Functions), DynamoDB, IAM, etc
Solve problems programmatically: Python, Bash, PowerShell, etc

Be exposed to and utilize IT Industry methodologies: Agile/Scrum, CI/CD, ITIL, Change Management, peer-reviews, etc

Be empowered to take ownership and be a self-starter.

Your attention to detail and feedback will be a key success measure on the projects for which you contribute.

Communicate within your team and beyond.

Pearson Engineering teams work together to deliver great outcomes.

You’ll interact daily with peers and leaders across Pearson.

Your input matters.

Work in diverse groups on cross team projects which have defined outcomes and deadlines.

You may be a good fit for our team if you:

Have a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, MIS, or other related disciplines.

Have previous experience monitoring cloud-based application stacks using industry standard monitoring tools.

Are excited about solving problems using the latest cloud computing technology.

Are familiar with the three pillars of Observability

Have worked with Prometheus

Have utilized or supported Time Series Databases: Graphite, InfluxDB, Prometheus TSDB

Have utilized or supported enterprise logging solutions.

Splunk/Splunk Cloud



Have experience with Infrastructure as Code tools.



Are Industry Certified: AWS (Architect Associate or higher)
Not certified?

We can help you achieve this goal.

Can identify opportunities which will improve our team efficiency or improve our customer experience and help implement these improvements.

Why Pearson

Our employees are our greatest asset.

As a digital education company, “Always Learning” is a way of life for our workforce.

Along with a great benefit and compensation package, Pearson I&O factors professional development into our Engineering positions.

We know that when our team members grow, our organization is able to develop robust solutions which improve lifelong learning for our customers.

Apply today to learn more about the position, our culture, and how you can be a part of the future of education.

The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position is $120,000.00-$135,000.00.

This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program.

Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at:


Primary Location : US-RE-Remote

Other Locations : US-IA-Iowa City, US-TX-San Antonio, US-CO-Boulder

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The Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision provides applicants and employees notice that Pearson will not discriminate against them for inquiring about, discussing or disclosing their pay or, in certain circumstances, the pay of their co-workers.

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.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, disability status, veteran status, national origin or any other characteristic protected by law.

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