Senior Systems Engineer


Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Posted on: 27th November 2018

Do you want the opportunity to discover how emerging technology can impact a global industry? At Elsevier, we’re operating at the cutting-edge of big data, semantic web and cloud technology to transform the healthcare industry, inspiring breakthrough thinking, enabling more effective decision-making and improving patient outcomes.

Now, we’re looking for a Senior Systems Engineer to join our Life Sciences Solutions team, to work on products that contribute to the areas of Pharmacovigilance and Drug Safety. This role will give you the opportunity to work with complex, innovative technology in order to make a real impact on patients’ quality of life and wellbeing.

Stack overview

The world’s most advanced data repository demands the world’s most advanced technologies. We’re utilizing:

  • An Agile Scrum environment
  • A reactive AWS cloud platform
  • Scala, Java 8
  • Event-oriented experience queues like SQS, JMS, Kafka
  • Plugins including Jenkins and Rx

More about the role

Joining the Infrastructure and Operations team, you’ll be helping with the design, build and maintenance of applications stacks. You’ll work as part of a product team to design and build infrastructure in AWS, as well as support developers with core tools such as Jenkins and Git. You’ll use your expertise to make sure our Technology, Infrastructure and Operations standards are maintained, and build tools to help other team members carry out operational tasks for themselves.

More about you

We might be a global business, but we work in a fast-moving, agile way. You’ll need to have a DevOps mindset, as well as experience of working as part of a scrum team. You’ll be happy to support product teams with customer-facing solutions, and be able to work in a team with people from all backgrounds. More specifically, you’ll have knowledge and experience of Linux (at scale), ElasticSearch, scripting (Ruby, Bash, Golang, Python or other scripting languages), large scale monitoring and reporting, continuous integration systems such as Gitlab Cl, Travis Cl or Jenkins, application containerization, and Kubernetes, or other container orchestration systems.

More about Elsevier

When you work at Elsevier, you’ll find yourself surrounded by experts – people who are passionate about gaining and spreading knowledge, who are always pushing themselves (and each other) to improve and innovate. We pride ourselves on creating a stimulating environment, where bright passionate people can do their very best work.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package, flexibility and plenty of opportunities for career progression.


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