Systems Engineering (DevOps-AWS) Lead -

Systems Engineering (DevOps-AWS) Lead

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Role: Systems Engineering Lead (DevOps | AWS | Linux | Puppet | Terraform)

Due to significant growth, we have several newly created opportunities for experienced Systems Engineering Leads (DevOps) to join us in our Philadelphia development hub. As an organization Elsevier is a fast adopter of cloud technologies driving automation and you will work with a motivated, collaborative group of technologists at the forefront of technological development and will have the opportunity to contribute to significant change.

The Systems Engineering Lead will lead a team (4-8 people) of Systems Engineers focused on a key product area directed towards automating the infrastructure and release process in an AWS environment. The successful candidate will take a ‘hands on approach to leadership (40% development & 60% management) and in addition to developing optimum system configurations and plans for installations and upgrade of hardware devices for complex systems and applications, the individual will provide direction on project plans, schedules, and methodologies and may also include activities aligned to sizing/budget recommendations. The position also provides prompt recovery and problem escalation for the exceptions, extrapolating and integrating information within defined boundaries, using multiple system management and problem management tools.

Technical Skills:

The successful candidate will:

Have experience in the design, architecture, and management of end to end cloud infrastructure within a public cloud (AWS / Azure) environment managing multiple products at scale

Carry out management responsibilities including interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; and addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Have a demonstrably strong DevOps background improving quality and automated delivery, for example introducing auto scaling/self-healing/one click release and rollback

Have experience of automated infrastructure provisioning tools (e.g. Chef and Puppet) and automation tools (e.g. continuous integration using Jenkins), as well as creating developer work environments to mirror production environments.

Advanced knowledge and troubleshooting skills of storage systems, Linux and Windows infrastructure, and the installation of middleware programs.

Work closely with support groups to refine system monitoring and reporting, and to assist them in their analysis and problem recovery.

Provide prompt recovery and problem escalation for the exceptions, extrapolating and integrating information within defined boundaries, using multiple system management and problem management tools.

Partner closely with development groups, support groups, and vendors to coordinate special operations, and communicate/escalate problems as appropriate to meet assigned deadlines.

Strong skills in change management, and in setting, communicating, implementing, and achieving business objectives and goals through the direct management of others.

Strong problem-solving experience involving leading teams in identifying, researching, and coordinating the resources necessary to effectively troubleshoot/diagnose complex project issues; prior success extracting/translating findings into alternatives/solutions; and identifying risks/impacts and schedule adjustments to facilitate management decision-making.

About Us

About Us

You can shape the future of knowledge. Our technologists create tools that will help clinicians know what treatments to prescribe patients, that will guide researchers in making groundbreaking discoveries, and that will help train the nurses and clinicians of the future. Build a technology career at Elsevier and make a difference.

Kickstart the future
We’re transforming data and information into a network of knowledge to bring answers directly to the people solving some of the biggest challenges facing humankind

Hone your talents
Our technologists work with some of the most exciting big data, semantic web, machine learning and ubiquitous access technologies available. With smart and helpful colleagues to learn from you will benefit from a stimulating, career enhancing environment.

Live your life
We offer flexible work arrangements, great development and training opportunities alongside initiatives to nurture creativity and inspiration among our employees

Shape your future
Build the career you want with our tech-track program. Take a leadership route, a technical route, or a mix of the two.

Move fast, make a difference
Turnaround speed on new products and releases gets your work to researchers, engineers and clinicians, fast.

Global company, start-up thinking
Our small teams and agile approach gives you the freedom, excitement and technology of a start-up coupled with the resources of a global business

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