Cloud Cost Optimization Engineer at Pearson (Little Rock, AR)

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We are the world's learning company with more than 24,000 employees operating in 70 countries. We combine world-class educational content and assessment, powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people.

As a Cloud and Hosting Services Senior Developer for Pearson, you will be helping to develop and implement solutions to assist the Pearson I&O FinOps team reduce or eliminate steps associated with manual processes as well as provide mechanisms for streamlining new processes.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:
  • Collecting requirements for targeted automation projects; exploring potential solutions based on fit, up-skilling need, team skillsets, cost, and current and long-term strategies.
  • Fulfilling requirements by developing, implementing, and maintaining solutions following Pearson coding standards and best practices.
  • Building development, test, and production environments as necessary to support your and other FinOps team members' development work.
  • Educating members of the team in best practice development and deployment techniques
  • Educating yourself on FinOps practices to recommend automated solutions and reduce toil.
  • Participating in team sprints and sprint planning

What Skills You Need
  • Software Engineering expertise
  • Experience developing with object-oriented programming languages (Java, Python) and understanding of appropriate use
  • Experience with the AWS Cloud platform and leveraging appropriate AWS services (e.g. S3, Lambda) as part of development of automated solutions.
  • Experience leveraging REST API for extracting and/or posting data
  • Understanding of database and big data management capabilities and constraints (RDBMS, NoSQL, Datalake, etc)
  • Self-starter who can also work with a team to deliver superior customer service


Education (or equivalent work experience)
  • 10+ years' experience in technology disciplines associated with the above skill sets

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

Pearson believes that wherever learning flourishes, so do people. We are committed to being an anti-racistcompany 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:

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: 4772
More Information on Pearson
Pearson operates in the Edtech industry. The company is located in Chandler, AZ, Iowa City, IA, Minneapolis, MN, Tupelo, MS, Concord, NH, Hoboken, NJ, Albuquerque, NM and San Antonio, TX. Pearson was founded in 1871. It has 29811 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 50 open jobs at Pearson, click here.
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