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Software Engineering Lead (JavaScript - Node.js & React) at Elsevier (Philadelphia, PA)

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Job Description

Elseviers Patient Engagement solutions and technology engage, educate and empower patients by giving them quick access to evidence-based information, but delivered in interactive and patient-friendly ways. This turns patients into active participants in their healthcare, not only while theyre with their care team but, more importantly, at home where most of their care will take place. Reporting to the Director of Software Engineering, we now require a talented, hands-on Software Engineering Lead  to lead and run a development squad of 5 people in an innovative environment. We expect the successful candidate to spend 50% of their time close to the technology, coding and developing software. As a Software Engineering Lead, the successful candidate will be accountable for delivering new features and updates to our content delivery systems, applications and services. Collaborating closely with product management and the broader development team, you will utilize our squad model to support development/product delivery and quality. Our squads enjoy full autonomy regarding how they go about delivering against long and short-term goals, helping to ensure alignment and quality. This is a high profile role within Elsevier, and the successful applicants contribution will ultimately be transformative to the business. Required experience: Recent career history operating as a Senior Software Engineer or similar to show evidence of at least 50% hands on developing web service applications. Strong hands-on Agile web application development and client/server development experience (7+ years) including experience across languages and projects with experience in JavaScript (React or Angular) and Node.js in particular; Redux experience preferred. Experience of successful project/product completion and delivery (ideally involving simultaneous projects). Demonstrable experience with product development, SDLC, and REST (and other API) development architecture. Experience with Cloud platforms (AWS preferred). Strong skills in setting, communicating, implementing, and achieving business objectives and goals through the direct management of others. Strong organization/project planning, time management, and change management skills. 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. Strong communication (verbal and written) and customer service skills. Strong interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills applicable to a wide audience including senior and executive management, customers, etc., including diction/terminology and presenting information in a concise and effective manner to clients, management, and various departments using assorted communication mediums. BS Engineering/Computer Science or equivalent experience required.