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Elsevier is hiring a

Lead And Senior Java Software Engineers

  • Oxford
  • full-time

Elsevier is dedicated to providing the scientific, medical and research communities of the world with information and technology that empower discovery.

Our own challenge is to use the latest technology to put the right data in their hands.
Based in Oxford, we’re transforming our business and providing our customers with the data and insights that they need to succeed. Deploying the latest engineering practices, we’re pushing everyone’s comfort zone, while maintaining the highest standards and an ‘always on’ service. Elsevier’s Research Products teams are now looking for Software Engineers who will be responsible for building the technology behind our leading edge products. If you are interested in working with a company making a difference in the world of science and health, this could be the ideal role for you.

Deliver the future vision of Elsevier’s content production processes as a Senior Software Engineer!
As a Senior Software Engineer, you will work on a key strategic project delivering the future vision of Elsevier’s content production processes. You will be a key member of the Scrum squad working closely with the Product Owner continuously delivering containerised Spring Cloud micro-services and React User Interfaces. Using the latest in enterprise technologies and taking a best of bread approach to agile processes, the team prides itself on effective and pragmatic achievement of sprint and project goals, working with a high degree of test automation to achieve reliable continuous delivery.

Create a highly productive Agile team as a Lead Software Engineer!
As a Lead Software Engineer, you will excel at bringing together different disciplines to form a highly productive Agile team. You will be leading a project team charged with the successful delivery of a multi-year programme using the latest enterprise technologies to deconstruct existing monoliths and deliver new business capabilities within a containerised micro-services architecture. You will be responsible for transitioning the team from externally sourced to internal staff with responsibility for the long-term success of the UI and services. You will ensure the best Agile techniques are blended with sound engineering practices to enable frequent and reliable production deliveries through the latest CI/CD pipeline. This is a hands-on roll where you will be writing code as much as leading and shaping the team.

You will ideally have hands-on experience of working with some of our tech stack:

  • Java
  • Spring Boot / Spring Cloud
  • Experience with services / APIs and microservices architecture (REST/Json, Swagger)
  • CI / CD (Jenkins, Spinnaker)
  • TDD / BDD Testing frameworks (JUnit, Selenium, Gherkin / Cucumber and a mocking framework)
  • Familiar with HTML, JS and CSS
  • Jira, Confluence, Git

As part of our team, you can help shape the future of knowledge.
By joining a great place to work and outstanding colleagues, you can contribute to tools that will help clinicians improve treatments, that will guide researchers in groundbreaking discoveries, and that will help train the innovators of the future. You can help transform an already advanced business and transform your career at the same time. When you join our Oxford tech hub, you will benefit from all the advantages a global company can bring such as:

  • a fantastic benefits package,
  • significant investment in the latest tech,
  • flexibility and endless career development opportunities.

However, you will also experience an office with a great buzz to it:

  • friendly people,
  • lots of social, charity and fundraising events,
  • wellbeing room and sessions,
  • fitness classes and gym,
  • lunchtime clubs,
  • subsidised restaurant,
  • and visiting therapists including a sports masseur and nail technician.

If the environment you work in is as important as the work you do, this could be the place for you.


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