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Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information & analytics solutions. Our talented team of engineers’ fuse world class technology and content, overlay with big data tech, machine learning and cutting-edge technologies and empower clinicians, physicians and healthcare professionals with products that empower them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make ground-breaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress.
Elsevier is in the midst of a transformation, evolving into a researcher productivity & analytics company that assures better outcomes in every interaction within the scientific world.  We are focused on building an integrated, social and personal toolset that delivers differential value to researchers and research entities in helping them with the challenges they face. The linking of our traditional strengths of our publishing business to leading edge technology is critical to our success. 
The Elsevier Research Technology division focuses on enhancing the performance of Elsevier’s online Researcher Platforms, specifically those devoted to publishing, big data and machine learning, research enablement and Research Intelligence
About the Role
You will be part of an Architectural team contributing to the definition of the Enterprise Architecture for the Research Technology unit within Elsevier, communicating and evangelizing the architecture (principles, policies, standards, and patterns) to development groups, business groups, and customers. Additionally, responsibilities include governing adherence to critical architectural principles (sometimes known as the “golden rules”) and working with other Architects and Sr. Architects as a key interaction point for communication, evangelism, governance, and feedback into central architecture. The position also works with Business/Product Strategy in order to stay up to date with business/product direction in order to anticipate long lead-time technology needs and works with Elsevier Labs to understand where new technology/innovation might solve upcoming business problems. This position also performs baseline logical reviews on key systems.
About You
You will be responsible for
• Communicating complicated technology concepts in an understandable manner in terms of business impact so that business decisions can be made.
• Working with Business/Product Strategy in order to stay up to date with business/product direction in order to anticipate long lead-time technology needs.
• Performing technical evaluations of new technology and acquisition candidates as required.
• Assisting in the development of comprehensive information security procedures and practices and deployment of a detailed security audit.
• Defining and implementing a technology strategy that aligns to the Elsevier Reference Architecture.
• Planning for the evolution of the Business Unit systems, including the retirement and replacement of existing systems.

Your Technical Skills


• Master level in architectural design; master-level knowledge of architectural governance.

• Strong understanding of algorithms, complexity theory, programming languages, software engineering, and database theory.

• Proven experience of leading complex projects and customer relationships.

• Proven experience in information technology and solutions for professional media businesses.

• Proven ability to work with external vendors to understand/communicate vendor technology strategy in the context of our architecture, as well as future engineering architectural strategies.

• Master-level knowledge in programming language(s); e.g., Java, HTML, Python, C++, Go, Scala, etc.; or expert level in engineering discipline.

• Innovative and solutions-oriented in new technologies, security, and infrastructure.

• Expert in a plurality of the following technologies: Parallel and Distributed Processing Systems, Information Retrieval, Text and Data Mining, Natural Language Processing, Very Large Scale Databases, Declarative Languages, and High-Performance Computing.

• Solid working knowledge in a plurality of the following areas: Network Design (LAN and WAN), Storage System Architectures, Service-Oriented Architecture technologies, XML and XSLT, and Distributed Data Processing Architectures (such as Hadoop and Spark).

• Experience with a plurality of the following operating systems: Windows Server, UNIX (Linux), Mac OS X and iOS.

• 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.  


Working Here


You will have the opportunity to:

• Work in an environment that helps institutions and researchers to progress science

• Work in a collaborative and innovative environment with co-workers who are passionate about what they do and how they do it

• Gain experience working with the latest technologies

• Drive innovation and help shape the future


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 
ScienceDirectScopusSciValClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancetand 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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