Data Platform Architect
6d ago

The mission of the Architect role is to help accelerate the construction of an integrated data and services platform for Life Sciences, known as Entellect’

The successful candidate will provide architectural guidance and governance across the Entellect squads, within the Life Sciences portfolio supporting the Senior Architect and aligned with the Technology Director.

You will work with the architecture vision and with the platform Product Owner to keep the development on track. You will work closely with the business and technology leadership, with Agile development teams, and other architects within Elsevier as a mentor, architect, and technologist.

You will be entrusted to evangelize the direction, guide ongoing development, contribute to roadmaps and introduce new technologies.

The Architect will work across key stakeholders in our Squad model (UX, developer, scrum master, business / product owners, and management,) as well as other architects throughout the organization.

Significant experience with large scale software development in geographically dispersed organisations, range of programming & software frameworks, big data / analytics and search technology experience are all highly desirable.

As is an appreciation of architecture frameworks and methods.

A minimum of three years of relevant technical leadership or architecture experience, demonstrable strong communication skills, and the ability to think and plan long-term are a must.

This role will also require c15% travel.

The perfect candidate should :

  • Have a strong grasp of architecture and governance concepts
  • Be familiar with the development of platforms and eco-systems
  • Be able to evaluate, summarise and communicate complex systems & problems
  • Have relevant experience of the Life Sciences
  • Understand search concepts, text pre-processing and indexing, Lucene, Elasticsearch or Solr
  • Experience with ingestion of structured and unstructured data and data processing pipelines, Spark, Kafka or other
  • Experience with graph and triple-store technologies
  • Proficient in APIs development, microservices architecture, EIP, Netflix OSS or Kubernetes
  • Proficient in Java, Python and / or Scala design patterns, algorithms and data structures, familiar with JSON, RDF and Linked Data.
  • Be proficient in cloud computing, AWS services, CI / CD pipelines, Git flow
  • Comfortable undertaking code reviews alongside senior developers
  • Who you are :

  • Open-minded, friendly, ready for new challenges with a strong focus on collaboration
  • Always ready to help, educate and mentor other team members
  • Committed to the successful delivery of business objectives
  • Proactive, suggesting and driving your solutions forward
  • Passionate about learning new tools and techniques
  • Responsible for :

  • Able to capture business requirements and produce high-quality technical designs
  • Communicate the pros and cons of the technical solutions to the development teams
  • Facilitate and embrace common capabilities identification and development across teams
  • Producing high-quality code templates and snippets that can be shared
  • Guiding teams through the Enterprise Architecture review and approval processes
  • Delivery of search and retrieve, predictive analytics and decision support systems
  • When required acting as a member of the Scrum team, collaborating with colleagues
  • Suggesting and implementing solutions using AWS Cloud infrastructure
  • What we offer

  • Competitive package based on experience and relevant skills
  • Great development opportunities internationally for high performers
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Additional benefits, like memberships of Elsevier’s magazines and discount on books
  • Numerous training, coaching and e-learning modules for long term development and job opportunities
  • Various social responsibility programs, channeling knowledge and strengths to help communities around the world improve education, science, healthcare and protect the environment.
  • We welcome you to a truly global, dynamic and challenging environment with great opportunities to develop yourself.
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