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Software Engineer Lead - Bepress

Company: Elsevier
Location: Berkeley
Posted on: May 20, 2018

Job Description:

Software Engineer Lead - Bepress Located just west of U.C. Berkeley campus, Elsevier s bepress () office is a successful, part of the Elsevier research and management arm focused on serving academia by promoting high academic quality. We build open digital libraries to help academic communities share their research and teaching materials and demonstrate their value.We are currently seeking a hands-on software engineering lead to support, lead and transform our technology. This position reports to the Director, software engineering and will be responsible for supporting our scalable, elastic research discovery platform, which supports a major portion of the universities and colleges in the United States, including large state research institutions, Ivy League colleges, Liberal Arts colleges, law schools, business schools, community colleges, and medical schools and health centers.The Software Engineering Lead position serves as a subject matter expert for a specific team of Software Engineers. In addition to writing code on complex systems and applications, this position provides direction on project plans, schedules, and methodologies. This position has direct reports.Experience (US only) and Education 7+ years of Software Engineering experienceBS Engineering/Computer Science or equivalent experience requiredExperience in the following technologies: Python and Java in the web environmentPostgreSQL (NoSQL databases a plus)Perl a plusContinuous Integration and TDD/BDD conceptsExperience working in agile development methodologiesExperience on a Scrum teamKey ResponsibilitiesDevelop and deliver new software features and defect fixes using agile development methodologies.Successfully implement development processes, coding best practices, and code reviews, while guiding the team through incremental improvement.Serve as the initial point of escalation for software development issues within specific areas of responsibility.Keep up with new technology developments and make recommendations to the overall team.Interface with other technical personnel and product owners to finalize requirements.Manage a small team in accordance with the organization s policies, procedures, and applicable lawsResponsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; and addressing complaints and resolving problems.Ensure team members are provided with training and resources needed to perform their jobs to the most outstanding degree possible. Ensure they are provided with frequent feedback and coaching in order to meet and exceed individual and team performance goals consistently.Contribute new ideas to foster improvements and innovations and encourage the same from team.Technical SkillsExpertise in development languages including but not limited to: Python, Java, JavaScript, JSP, SQLProficient with software development methodologies (e.g., Agile, Waterfall).Experience in Perl or Django a plusKnowledge of Service Oriented Architecture, including REST standards and best practices.Strong knowledge and experience in development best practices.Strong understanding of data modeling principles and strategies.PostgreSQL experience a plusUnderstanding of general web development best practicesAbility to partner and lead internal and external technology resources in solving complex business needs.Management SkillsSkill in setting, communicating, implementing, and achieving business objectives and goals through the direct management of others.Problem-solving experience involving guiding teams in identifying, researching, and coordinating the resources necessary to effectively troubleshoot and diagnose complex project issues.Strong communication (verbal and written) skills.Strong interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills applicable to a wide audience including senior and executive management, customers, etc., including presenting information in a concise and effective manner to clients, management, and various departments using assorted communication mediums.Elsevier is the world's leading provider of scientific, technical and medical (STM) information, tools and resources. A global company based in Amsterdam, Elsevier partners with scientists, researchers, healthcare providers, educators and decision-makers in academic institutions, governments and corporations to help them find, evaluate and use information. Our breadth of content is unparalleled, spanning virtually every STM field in the world. Using innovative technology, we deliver our content through tools that help our customers be more productive and successful in their work. - provided by Dice Python, Java, PostgreSQL, Perl or Django, TDD/BDD, Agile, Waterfall, Scrum, management skills, REST Associated topics: backend, c, c/c++, java, lead, maven, perl, project architect, senior, senior software engineer

Keywords: Elsevier, Livermore, Software Engineer Lead - Bepress, IT / Software / Systems, Berkeley, California

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