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Elsevier is in the midst of a transformation and technology is simultaneously at the forefront and the driving force.  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.


Based from the AlphaBeta building the role will take responsibility for supporting the Elsevier portfolio.  The technology transformation that is taking place across Elsevier is being delivered by newly formed agile teams across the globe.  The Senior Cloud Engineer will be part of the Central Infrastructure Core Engineering team develop the core tooling and platforms based on Terraform, Puppet and AWS that underpin the Elsevier products and platforms (ScienceDirect, Mendeley, Scopus to name a few).


The role 

We are seeking a talented and self-motivated Senior Cloud Engineer who will assist in the design of a functional and maintainable platform on. You will be joining a core team in our Central London offices to help deliver highly available platform for software solutions.  This is an exciting opportunity to play a leading role in changing the way that web products are delivered within the company, devising and implementing a modern approach to software engineering that enables continuous delivery and releases features on-demand.


The role holder will have excellent stakeholder management skills as you’ll be part of the Core Engineering team supporting the central infrastructure teams who use agile management and engineering practices.


Key Tasks

·         Build and maintain the right cloud infrastructure architecture, balancing performance and resilience with cost.

·         Work on projects as wide ranging as:

·         Building and maintaining a set of tools that enable developers to self-serve for most operational tasks

·         Defining, and building enterprise platform tools

·         Building and maintaining an auditing and reporting estate that provides all relevant information on current and historic working state of infrastructure.

·         Ability to deliver TIO strategy in partnership with the business platforms needs


Key Skills / Experience

·         AWS deployment at scale with a high level of architectural understanding of the AWS offering (MUST)

·         Terraform (MUST)

·         Python (MUST)

·         Experience of working in an agile environment

·         Excellent Linux experience at scale

·         A high level of skill at writing terraform modules

·         A deep understanding of coding practices and of DRY principles

·         Configuration management – e.g. puppet

·         Continuous Integration systems such as Hudson/Jenkins

·         Git

·         CDN and internet networking

·         Security and compliance understanding

·         Agile experience with Scrum / Kanban / XP

·         Ability to work on several work streams with excellent time management

·         Excellent team player

·         Able to formulate and execute solution to take into consideration the needs of multiple stakeholders

·         A positive, constructive approach with an emphasis on collaboration and good execution


Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make ground-breaking discoveries, that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress.


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