Java Engineer

  • Company: Relx
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  • Category: Information Technology
  • Location: England London
  • Date: 3 weeks ago
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Elsevier is in the midst of a transformation, evolving from a publishing company that assures quality control in scientific output (although this will remain important) 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 Products division focuses on enhancing the performance of Elsevier's online Researcher Platforms, specifically those devoted to Publishing (ScienceDirect, Health Advance, EVISE, and more), research enablement (Scopus, Mendeley) and Research Intelligence (SciVal, Pure, and more). We drive both the integration and the personalization of this portfolio, creating an interoperable environment that can be customized to meet the specific needs of researchers. Our global centre of excellence for shared platform, based in London, is engaged in creating a world-class big data, machine-learning, knowledge graphs and search platform, the primary asset of Elsevier Research Products. Role Purpose This role is within global centre of excellence for knowledge and discovery based in London consisting of our own in-house search, graph & data engineers and supported by specialists from the world's leading search consulting companies. You will apply your deep experience of and enthusiasm for the latest massively parallel technologies to power the discoverability of our scientific and academic content by researchers world-wide. What you will be doing Developing and improving the customer search experience across our research products Designing next-generation search capabilities using the latest very-large-scale and distributed cloud platforms, Building up our in-house competencies and reducing reliance on third-parties Building our knowledge platform for next generation of applications Mentoring junior team members and new hires What you must have: Solid Java programming skills, with more than one production release under your belt Solid experience in building high performance services for backend and mid-tier systems What you should bring: Some experience and understanding of any graph databases like, Neo4J or Neptune Ingestion pipelines and ETL using technologies like Kafka, Apache Spark Data modelling for graph stores Cloud search infrastructure, particularly AWS Effective troubleshooting and diagnosis of complex code and deployment issues Willingness to provide 3rd-level support for production systems including, on rare occasions, out-of-hours support Experience of information security regulations and measures First-class collaboration and influencing skills Excellent spoken English and demonstrable ability to work with global teams including non-native English speakers Partnering with and internal and geographically dispersed external technology resources in solving complex business needs Concise and authoritative reporting on complex technical issues and situations An awareness of the management of technical risks Ability and willingness to mentor and encourage junior team members and new hires Desire to experiment with new technologies, architectures and approaches Desirable additional experience: Any experience of other commercial search engines may be advantageous Pair programming experience Scrum agile experience Kanban agile experience JIRA experience Release of search applications into a cloud environment, ideally blue-green deployments Experience of working across a matrixed and distributed international organization AWS system administration Release processes and dev-ops

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