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Lead Software Engineer - Platforms

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IT/Technical & Product Development
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Elsevier
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TEC001HW Requisition #

Elsevier Education Technology (EdTech) is developing a next generation e-learning product suite which will transform healthcare education. The first of its kind for healthcare education, we use big data, machine learning technology, analytics, and adaptive techniques to track students’ interactions with content, assessments, and simulations while providing a highly focused, engaging, and personalized learning experience for students which in turn positively impacts patient care.

 

Working within the Nursing Concepts courseware squad we now require a talented, ‘hands-on’ Lead Software Engineer - Platforms to lead and run a mixed (technical, design, testing, business etc.) development squad of 3-5 people in this innovative teaching and learning environment on a high-profile project within Elsevier.  A successful applicant will demonstrate contributions that will ultimately be transformative to the business. 

 

The successful candidate to spend roughly half their time close to technology, coding and developing software.  This position requires close collaboration with other Education Technology squads with a focus on integrating shared components to facilitate effective communication across key platform systems.  The candidate is expected to utilize the squad model (dev, quality, UX & product) to support quality feature development and product delivery.  Our squads enjoy full autonomy, independently defining and delivering long and short-term goals while ensuring alignment and quality. A strong candidate will value effective communication and demonstrate a propensity to work with product partners to refine maintainable feature enhancements which meet/anticipate customer needs.  Finally, the candidate must understand the importance of automation and automated testing as they work towards CI within a rapid deployment SDLC.

 


Preferred experience and technology requirements:

 

Must haves:  

  • Recent career history operating as a Senior Software Engineer or similar to show evidence of at least 50% hands on developing web service applications
  • Strong hands-on Agile web application development & client/server development experience (7+ years) to include experience across languages and projects with experience of Java, JavaScript Framework, Spring, SQL preferred
  • Experience developing containerized microservices
  • Experience of successful project/product completion and delivery (ideally involving simultaneous projects)
  • Demonstrable experience of production products, SDLC, REST (and other API) development architecture.  DevOps where the lead will have to instill new processes.  

Nice to haves: 

  • Knowledge of C# and .NET framework on windows server (huge plus, current application)
  • A background in Educational technology and/or healthcare and nursing is a plus
  • Infrastructure knowledge (AWS)
  • Testing Frameworks (functional knowledge, able to weigh the value add.

Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. We help researchers make new discoveries, collaborate with their colleagues, and give them the knowledge they need to find funding. We help governments and universities evaluate and improve their research strategies. We help doctors save lives, providing insight for physicians to find the right clinical answers, and we support nurses and other healthcare professionals throughout their careers. 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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