Senior Java Software Engineer

Oxford United Kingdom
35 hours / week
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Senior Java Software Engineer

Location: Oxford, United Kingdom (Hybrid)

Would you like to help create products to support the sharing of scientific knowledge?

Do you enjoy collaborating to solve complex technical problems?

Join our Software Engineering Team
Our dynamic Agile Team delivers the technology for the Elsevier Open
Access programme which facilitates the publication of the latest scientific
research to our trusted Open Access journals, making this research available
to for the scientific community around the world to access free of charge.

Build the knowledge of the future

As a Senior Java Software Engineer, you will build capabilities to support scientific researchers through the process of publishing to our Open Access scientific journals.

As a Senior Java Software Engineer, you will be responsible for:

  • Designing, developing and deploying applications in a cloud-hosted distributed system to build our next-generation product

  • Collaborating with business stakeholders to identify requirements and gather feedback in a fast-moving environment

  • Providing input into architectural decisions to ensure stability and performance

  • Supporting and mentoring team members to share knowledge and up-skill your team

  • Identifying and implementing enhancements to continually improve our delivery process

  • Partnering with cross-functional Agile and DevOps implementation teams to break-down, evolve and migrate legacy services

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in Java version 8 or higher, JavaScript, SQL and HTML

  • Show experience with Spring or Spring Boot and a JavaScript framework

  • Display experience with java build tools, Git and continuous integration

  • Enjoy collaborating with team members to create innovative solutions for the research community

  • Show experience with alerting, monitoring and logging tools

  • Demonstrate experience with a modern IDE and proficiency in using refactoring tools

  • Be open to discussing and honing approaches for our team to improve our working practices

  • Have experience of test-driven development and mocking libraries

Work in a way that works for you

We promote a healthy work/life balance across the organisation. With an average length of service of 9 years, we are confident that we offer an appealing working prospect for our people. With numerous wellbeing initiatives, shared parental leave, study assistance and sabbaticals, we will help you meet your immediate responsibilities and your long-term goals.

·         Working flexible hours - flexing the times when you work in the day to help you fit everything in and work when you are the most productive

Working with us

We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to help you succeed. Here, you will find an inclusive, agile, collaborative, innovative and fun environment, where everyone has a part to play. Regardless of the team you join, we promote a diverse environment with co-workers who are passionate about what they do, and how they do it.

At Elsevier, we know that your wellbeing and happiness are key to a long and successful career. These are some of the benefits we are delighted to offer:

·         Generous holiday allowance with the option to buy additional days

·         Health screening, eye care vouchers and private medical benefits

·         Well-being programs

·         Life assurance

·         Access to a competitive contributory pension scheme

·         Long service awards

·         Save As You Earn share option scheme

·         Travel Season ticket loan

·         Maternity, paternity and shared parental leave

·         Access to emergency care for both the elderly and children

·         RE CARES days, giving you time to support the charities and causes that matter to you

·         Access to employee resource groups with dedicated time to volunteer

·         Access to extensive learning and development resources

·         Access to employee discounts via Perks at Work

Working for you

About Us

A global leader in information and analytics, we help researchers and healthcare professionals advance science and improve health outcomes for the benefit of society. Building on our publishing heritage, we combine quality information and vast data sets with analytics to support visionary science and research, health education and interactive learning, as well as exceptional healthcare and clinical practice. At Elsevier, your work contributes to the world’s grand challenges and a more sustainable future. We harness innovative technologies to support science and healthcare to partner for a better world.

Join Us

Are you ready to help us progress science and health? Our technology leads to innovation, so join a forward-thinking digital business that is tackling world-scale challenges and align your ambitions with our passion for driving global knowledge-sharing.

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