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Subject: 17.08.24 Senior Back-End Developer, Elsevier, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Senior Back-End Developer, Elsevier, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

You are a world-class Back-End (Java) Engineer, experienced in advanced software development methodologies, tools, frameworks, and standards. Here in Elsevier, you will join a fast-paced, result-driven and international team of passionate and entrepreneurial software engineering professionals and drive development of large-scale, distributed applications.

Our diverse team consists of over 7 nationalities and spoken languages, stretching across Europe and the US and relying on a well-developed network of industry leaders - partners and suppliers.

This position is based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. You will report to the Manager Software Development & QA, ELSS Technology.

Your responsibilities

Deliver on Product Development roadmaps

  • Led by Software Development manager
  • Work in a team to deliver on Product Development roadmaps timely
  • Maintaining rock solid delivery track record
  • Carefully managing scope of releases and sprints
  • Coming up and applying innovative solutions
  • Efficiently communicating with Business and Technology stakeholders
  • Ensure up-to-date reports and rolling forecasts are presented timely and accurately

Drive Back-End technology adoption and transformation

  • Contribute to the spirit and success of innovation by advocating proactive exploration of latest technology (tools, frameworks, approaches, trends) with visible result
  • Team commitments and actionable outcomes materializing in product improvements and introducing managed disruption to existing products and services

Contribute to Cloud and DevOps org. transformation projects

  • Work with internal and external stakeholders
  • Attend workshop and conferences
  • DevOps culture and flexible, scalable, yet resilient Cloud infrastructure

Drive Back-End technology unification across ELSS portfolio

  • Sponsor technology sharing across various SD and QA teams
  • Spark interest and help facilitating successful outcomes
  • Assure solid foundation exists and there is interest for engineers to move between projects.

What you should bring

  • PhD in Chemistry or related natural sciences with a very strong background in Software Development or a Master's Degree in Software Development and Information Technology is preferred
  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience in a similar position
  • Very strong hands-on experience with Java and J2EE is a must
  • Excellent understanding of fundamental algorithms and OO design patterns
  • Service implementation (REST, SOA: standards, views, & implementation experience)
  • Format standards and tools in XML, XSD, XSLT; JSON
  • Expert with server code tuning and optimization techniques/tools
  • Conceptual understanding and experience with No-SQL and SQL databases

Highly preferred:

  • Understanding of Big Data, Data Analysis and ML problem area and existing solutions
  • Shell scripting (e.g. bash)
  • Python, Ruby, PERL or similar
  • AWS Cloud solutions experience (e.g. CloudFormation, TerraForm, Chef/Puppet, Hiera, other native services)

What we offer
We welcome you to a truly global, dynamic and challenging environment with great opportunities for personal development!

To apply, please follow this link:

What we do?
Elsevier is a world leading provider of information solutions – we transform data and information into a vital, organic system of ideas that produces solutions to critical human challenges. We do this by combining information with digital tools, platforms and analytics to create knowledge that is both empowered and empowering – placing them in hands of authors, educators, scientists, researchers, clinicians, professionals and students.

Click here to see why we are proud to be part of Elsevier!

About us:

  • We are committed to building cohesive teams where communication, support and innovation thrives. Instead of taking a top-down approach to new ideas, all members of the team are empowered to contribute. Great ideas can come from anywhere
  • We adopt an Agile process, with daily stand-ups, sprints, demos, retrospectives and other Agile practices
  • All features are written as a user story, and we strongly believe in a user centred approach to design, as this is a user facing product. Many of our features come as a direct result of user testing, and therefore may not have been predicted in advance.

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