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Pearson Cloud Services Monitoring Technician, Temporary in Iowa City, Iowa

Cloud Services Monitoring Technician, Temporary

Description

Pearson Education has an immediate need for a Cloud Focused Systems Engineer to join our Infrastructure and Operations (I&O) Monitoring Engineering team.

Monitoring Engineering is a Service Team within I&O’s Cloud Foundations Org, providing shared services to our internal customers. As a Service Team, Monitoring Engineering has total stack ownership of several enabling services leveraged across Pearson’s Engineering teams, and Pearson Business Units. Cloud Engineers on the I&O Monitoring Engineering team architect, implement, and support Highly Available technology enabling solutions leveraged across Pearson’s Educational Development landscape.

As a Monitoring Focused Cloud Engineer, you would be responsible for creating best of breed solutions within Pearson’s vast cloud estate. Monitoring Engineering has ownership of several products: Open Source tools such as Grafana, Prometheus, and the ELK stack, self hosted vendor products, SAAS products such as Splunk and PagerDuty, all the way to custom products developed in house. Beyond developing, implementing, and supporting solutions on our current products, monitoring team members are key contributors during cloud implementations. We consult across peer teams to identify which monitoring tools will work best for their products, and evangelize the Cloud Foundations Monitoring Engineering Service Catalog.

Culturally, our team is a close knit group of Cloud Engineers. We meet frequently, we mentor and challenge each other, and we collaborate across projects. We know it takes the full band to put on a concert.

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • Real world experience working with public cloud providers and their services

  • AWS Preferred: EC2, ECS, S3, Lambda (Boto3, Step Functions), DynamoDB, IAM, etc

  • Scripting experience: Python, Bash, Powershell, etc

  • Solid understanding of IT Methodologies: Agile/Scrum, CI/CD, ITIL, Change Management

  • Demonstrates Software Development Best Practices: Source Control (git), peer reviewing, etc.

  • Must be a team oriented, highly motivated self starter, who adapts well to change.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Must be able to communicate timely, and effectively, with leadership, team members, and peer teams.

  • Proven experience working on cross team projects which have defined outcomes and deadlines.

Desirables

  • Experience using Prometheus

  • System configuration: Exporters, Alerts, PromQL

  • Writing custom exporters

  • Time Series Database management experience (Graphite, InfluxDB, Prometheus TSDB)

  • Experience managing and leveraging enterprise logging solutions

  • Splunk/Splunk Cloud

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-IA-Iowa City

Work Locations: US-IA-Iowa City-2510 North Dodge 2510 North Dodge Street Iowa City 52245

Job: Technology

Organization: Assessments School

Employee Status: Fixed Term

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Feb 13, 2020

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Part-time Temporary

Req ID: 2002125

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.

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