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Senior Cloud Infrastructure Architect

IT/Technical & Product Development
TEC00102 Requisition #



Elsevier is a global information analytics company that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. 
We are in the midst of a transformation that is being driven by digital technology. Our innovative technology platforms and smart content solutions operate at the cutting edge of big data, semantic web and cloud technology, enabling faster more effective critical decision-making daily across the globe. 

Role Summary 


This position provides Senior Infrastructure Architecture leadership and governance to our Research and Lifesciences technology organisation. This person will support the Lead Infrastructure Architect in creating and managing the architecture vision for infrastructure and technology and align with the Elsevier strategic and business objectives.

You will work closely with Agile development teams, technology leadership, and other architects in Elsevier, as a mentor, leader, architect, and technologist. 
You will be entrusted with guiding ongoing development, contribute to roadmaps, introduce new technologies, and evangelize the direction. A combination of strong communication skills and strategic thinking, combined with hands on ability to lead and execute is a must. 


Key Responsibilities 

  • Establish and contribute to the architecture, technology, and business roadmaps for Research and Lifesciences Portfolio. 
  • Plan for the evolution of the Business Unit systems, including the retirement and replacement of existing systems.  
  • Provide architecture and design for large development or infrastructure engineering efforts.  
  • As needed, lead and coach development and devops teams to realize the direction. 
  • Provide mentoring, consultancy, leadership, and promotion of engineering and architecture best practices.  
  • Evaluate new technologies and acquisition candidates as required. 
  • Introduce/train teams on new technology. 
  • Act as a conduit between Elsevier Architecture and the development/dev ops teams. 
  • Work across/with architects from different organizations in and outside Elsevier. 
  • Assist in the development of comprehensive information security procedures and practices and deployment of a detailed security audit.  
  • Respond to enterprise security issues, designing and implementing solutions to respond to security incidents. 
  • Problem-solve, involving leading teams in identifying, researching, and coordinating the resources necessary to effectively troubleshoot/diagnose complex project issues.  
  • Extract/translate findings into alternatives/solutions, identifying risks/impacts and schedule adjustments to facilitate management decision-making.  
  • Drive technical direction and architecture evolution via reviews and on-floor leadership. 
  • Proactively monitor new development to discover subsystems or components that should be evolved into shared services and capabilities   
  • Proactively research, monitor, learn, and assess industry/technology advancements and continually build alliances to explore ways to leverage and advance Elsevier technology. 


Technical Skills 

  • Understanding microservice architectures. 
  • Understanding Continuous integration/Deployment toolchains. 
  • Certification in AWS, Azure and Togaf Architecture frameworks. 
  • Understanding Container SDLC workflows and infrastructure. 
  • Excellent problem-solving experience involving leading teams in identifying, researching, and coordinating the resources necessary to effectively troubleshoot/diagnose complex project issues. 
  • Master level in architectural design, strong knowledge of architectural governance. 
  • Solid working knowledge with multiple distributed system architectures and patterns, such as SOA, micro-services, REST. 
  • Experience working with one or more big data technologies such as HADOOP, Spark, and other big data technologies 
  • Experience with a plurality of the operating systems: AWS, Windows, Linux 
  • Experience in multiple programming language(s) such as Java, Node.js, Scala, C#, terraform, Go, python and scripting languages. 
  • 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. 
  • Innovative and solutions-oriented in new technologies, security, and infrastructure 







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