Principal Engineer - Foundation Infrastructure

at Pearson in Dover, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Principal Engineer – Foundation Infrastructure – ( 2112748 )


Principal Engineer – Foundation Infrastructure

Location: Continental US ( San Antonio, Denver, Durham preferred)


+ As part of the Private Cloud and Network team you will be Develop, deploy, and support Pearson’s proprietary hybrid-cloud interconnect platform.

+ Work closely with the internal tools team to develop monitoring of Pearson’s global infrastructure estate.

+ High level network troubleshooting both Cloud based and traditional

Supervisory responsibilities

+ Indirect supervisory responsibilities as a Technical Lead – Mentor for Pearson FTE Network engineers and contractors.

+ Project management experience managing implementations of new enterprise-wide technology initiatives. This may involve overseeing the work of third-party service providers.

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.


Skills / Qualifications

+ 10 years of relevant industry experience in a large-scale infrastructure environment, ideally a Content Delivery or Internet Service Provider.

+ Routing & switching subject-matter expert with specific emphasis on global-scale wide-area networks, BGP, and VPN overlays.

+ Deep knowledge of foundational principles of data-networking, load-balancing (F5 a plus), network security, virtualization technologies, public cloud platforms, and application delivery.

+ Expert knowledge of enabling services such as DNS, strong systems administration skills with a focus on RHEL/CentOS platforms, and a deep understanding of end-to-end monitoring and management methodologies and tools. InfoBlox knowledge a plus.

+ Firewall and IDS Security expertise preferable with Checkpoint and Fortigate

+ Strong programming skills, with the ability to write modular, maintainable code (preferably Python), experience refactoring and peer-reviewing code, and experience of building and working in development environments using tools such as virtualenv.

+ Experience developing, building, and supporting code-driven infrastructure on public cloud platforms (AWS, Azure, GCP), and the extension of this code-driven methodology to traditional on-premise infrastructure.

+ Experience using automation frameworks and tools such as Git, Rundeck, Ansible, Terraform, and CloudFormation.

+ Confident, critical thinking problem solver with excellent written and interpersonal skills; ability to make sound decisions under pressure with limited information, and influence decision making at all levels.

+ Proactively research and locate the necessary tools and processes to identify troublesome trends as they develop; analyze and predict trends and develop a long-range plan designed to resolve problems and prevent them from recurring; maintain high service levels for the user community and establish a method to easily compare the installation performance against established performance objectives.

Formal Education or Equivalent

+ Bachelor’s Degree – Computer Science, Engineering, Science, Business Administration, or equivalent experience.

+ Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Cisco Certified Internetwork Professional (CCIP) Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP) or Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP) credentials a plus.

+ AWS Solutions Architect

+ Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect

The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position is $125,000.00-$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-NC-Durham, US-TX-San Antonio

Work Locations :



Job : Technology

Organization : Technology & Operations

Employee Status : Regular Employee

Job Type : Standard

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Shift : Day Job

Travel : No

Job Posting : Sep 21, 2021

Job Unposting : Ongoing

Schedule: : Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2112748

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Job Posting: JC191723526

Posted On: Sep 05, 2021

Updated On: Oct 14, 2021