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Elsevier is a global information analytics & technology organisation that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, more than 35,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray’s Anatomy.

 

It is an exciting time to join Elsevier as we shape our future as a global information analytics provider. We employ over 1100 of the world’s best technologists and our technology teams are using cutting edge technologies to build products and systems that will advance science and health. We use Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing to filter, extract and learn from vast data sets, social networks and collaboration platforms.

 

This position is responsible for all aspects of technology and development leadership for a major software product or system(s). This position sets the architectural standard for the workgroup as well as providing the team with day-to-day management and direction to accomplish on-time, efficient delivery of product development goals. Additionally, the position will also lead a development team to perform research, design, and software development assignments within a software functional area and provide direct input to project plans, schedules, and methodology in the development of cross-functional software products.

 

Key Responsibilities

 

• Lead internal and external technology resources.
• Successfully partner and lead large offshore resources in solving complex business needs.
• Perform reviews to ensure enterprise and architectural standards and processes are followed.
• Complete management responsibilities to include performance management, hiring, and coaching of staff.
• Utilize best practices and understands emerging trends.
• Write advanced complex code for computer systems and serve as a senior source of expertise.
• Manage system and user acceptance testing cycles to ensure accurate and quality business solutions.
• Lead the development of technical standards, and perform reviews to ensure enterprise and architectural standards and processes are followed.
• Serve as a primary technical point of contact for external technology resources.
• Recommend technical strategy and direction across functional area.
• Participate in development and evolution of architecture.
• Consult with stakeholders to find alternative work-arounds during system outages.
• Provide design input across a product.
• Work directly with customers and end users.
• Serve as acknowledged “go to” person on coding and technical issues.
• Interface with other technical personnel or team members to finalize requirements.
• Write and review portions of detailed specifications for the development of system components of moderate complexity.
• Complete bug fixes.
• Design and work with complex data models.
• Carry out management responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies, procedures, and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; and addressing complaints and resolving problems.
• Ensure all staff is provided with training and resources needed to perform their jobs to the most outstanding degree possible. Ensure all staff is provided with frequent feedback and coaching in order to meet and exceed individual and team performance goals consistently.
• Manage and encourage new ideas from staff to foster improvements through innovations.
• Empower the staff to be accountable and responsible for their own actions and decisions.
• Seek diverse ideas and perspectives from a variety of sources to create better solutions, products, and services.

 


Technical Skills
 
• Experience in or with clinical healthcare software systems.
• Deep understanding of Lean/Agile software development principles.
• Strong knowledge of architectural principles.
• A strong foundation and practical experience in continuous integration and continuous delivery systems.
• Understanding and working knowledge of HIPAA compliant systems.
• Deep understanding of automated QA and DevOps.
• HL7 integration experience preferred
•Key experience and proven competencies in technologies associated with responsibilities.
• Knowledge of large complex systems.
• Proven experience utilizing Alternative Sourcing Models.
• Strong knowledge of architectural principles.
• Proven ability to leverage technical metrics to drive effective business decisions.
• Proven expert in partnering with and leading internal and external technology resources in solving complex business needs.
• Expertise and proven experience in both Managed Services and Staff Augmentation models.
• Strong proficiency in database technology, design and manipulation, optimization, best practices, and leading industry trend knowledge.
• Knowledge in normalized/dimensional data modeling principles and their application to complex business needs.
• Expertise in techniques for design and code reviews of offshore technical proposals.
• Proven knowledge and experience in project planning and management tools to manage project progress, budget, and scope.
• Experience in code reviews and development approaches.
• Expertise in industry best practices in offshore partnership development.
• Proven ability to lead test-driven development and maintenance.
• Industrywide or broad companywide technical knowledge.
• Specialized coding skills.
• Proven ability to adapt to new roles and responsibilities.
• Software development process expert in applicable methodologies (e.g., Agile, Waterfall).
• Expertise in industry technology language development trends.
• Expert knowledge of multiple data storage subsystems.
• Advanced skills in setting, communicating, implementing, and achieving business objectives and goals through the direct management of others.
• Advanced organization/project planning, time management, and change management skills across multiple functional groups and departments, and advanced delegation skills involving prioritizing and reprioritizing projects and managing projects of various size and complexity.
• Excellent problem-solving experience involving leading teams in identifying, researching, and coordinating the resources necessary to effectively troubleshoot/diagnose complex project issues; prior success extracting/translating findings into alternatives/solutions; and identifying risks/impacts and schedule adjustments to facilitate management decision-making.
• Excellent communication (verbal and written) and customer service skills. Strong interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills applicable to a wide audience including senior and executive management, customers, etc., including diction/terminology and presenting information in a concise and effective manner to clients, management, and various departments using assorted communication mediums.
• Strong budgeting and finance skills.
• Proven expertise in the use and development of applicable desktop tool sets.
• Strong proficiency with data manipulation language including optimization techniques.
• Ability to design and work with complex data models.
• Expertise in development languages including but not limited to: Java/J2EE, JavaScript, JSP, C/C++, HTML, XML, SQL, Windows, UNIX, and .Net.
• Knowledge in using and developing applicable tool sets.

 
 
Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, more than 35,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professionals and business customers across industries.

Elsevier employs over 7,000 people in more than 70 offices worldwide. We are an employer of choice, attracting and developing talented and creative people who thrive in a challenging and fast-paced environment. We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package as well as a real opportunity for career growth in a growing organization. Elsevier is an equal opportunity employer: qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, disability status, protected veteran status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. If a qualified individual with a disability or disabled veteran needs a reasonable accommodation to use or access our online system, that individual should please contact 1.877.734.1938 or accommodations@relx.com.

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