Cloud Cost Optimization Engineer

Published: 15th June 2022 Closing Date: 15th July 2022

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



  • Company: Pearson
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Mid-level Contributor
  • Salary:
  • FinOps Certifications Required: None