Sr. Architect

Relx   •  

Philadelphia, PA

Industry: Information Services

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Not Specified years

Posted 290 days ago

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content provider in the world behind Google, Bloomberg, and China Telecom. Elsevier provides unparalleled content and innovative information solutions to facilitate scientific and medical research. Our cutting-edge technology platforms enable scientists, health professionals, and research students to make critical decisions, enhance productivity, and improve outcomes. Our award winning Digital Information Analytics help progress science, advance Healthcare and improve performance. We employee over 1100 of the world’s best technologists around the globe.

This position provides architecture leadership and governance for our Health Markets technology organization. This person will create and own the architecture vision and direction of the Clinical Solutions product portfolio, and align with the Elsevier strategic and business objectives. You will work closely with Agile development teams, technology leadership, and other architects in Elsevier, as a mentor, leader, architect, and technologist.

You will be entrusted with guiding ongoing development, contribute to roadmaps, introduce new technologies, and evangelize the direction. The role requires the ability to work across UX, developer, scrum master, management, business/product owner roles, as well as other architects throughout the organization. A combination of strong communication skills and strategic thinking, combined with hands on ability to lead and execute is a must.

Key Responsibilities

  • Establish and contribute to the architecture, technology, and business roadmaps for Clinical Solutions

  • Plan for the evolution of the Business Unit systems, including the retirement and replacement of existing systems.

  • Provide architecture and design for large development or infrastructure engineering efforts.

  • As needed, lead and coach a new development team to realize the direction.

  • Provide mentoring, consultancy, leadership, and promotion of engineering and architecture best practices.

  • Evaluate new technologies and acquisition candidates as required.

  • Introduce/train teams on new technology.

  • Act as a conduit between Elsevier Architecture and the development teams.

  • Work across/with architects from different organizations in and outside Elsevier.

  • Assist in the development of comprehensive information security procedures and practices and deployment of a detailed security audit.

  • Respond to enterprise security issues, designing and implementing solutions to respond to security incidents.

  • Problem-solve, involving leading teams in identifying, researching, and coordinating the resources necessary to effectively troubleshoot/diagnose complex project issues.

  • Extract/translate findings into alternatives/solutions, identifying risks/impacts and schedule adjustments to facilitate management decision-making.

  • Drive technical direction and architecture evolution via reviews and on-floor leadership.

  • Proactively monitor new development to discover subsystems or components that should be evolved into shared services and capabilities 

  • Proactively research, monitor, learn, and assess industry/technology advancements and continually build alliances to explore ways to leverage and advance Elsevier technology.

Technical Skills

  • Excellent problem-solving experience involving leading teams in identifying, researching, and coordinating the resources necessary to effectively troubleshoot/diagnose complex project issues.
  • Master level in architectural design, strong knowledge of architectural governance.
  • Knowledge and or experience in the Healthcare industry (payer, provider), including industry standards such as HL7, FHIR, HIPAA, FDA, and other relevant standards.
  • Solid working knowledge with multiple distributed system architectures and patterns, such as SOA, micro-services, REST.
  • Experience working with one or more big data technologies such as HADOOP, Spark, and other big data technologies
  • Experience with a plurality of the operating systems: AWS, Windows, Linux
  • Experience in multiple programming language(s) such as Java, Node.js, Scala, C#, or others
  • Advanced organization/project planning, time management, and change management skills across multiple functional groups and departments, and advanced delegation skills involving prioritizing and reprioritizing projects and managing projects of various size and complexity.
  • Innovative and solutions-oriented in new technologies, security, and infrastructure.


Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. We help researchers make new discoveries, collaborate with their colleagues, and give them the knowledge they need to find funding. We help governments and universities evaluate and improve their research strategies. We help doctors save lives, providing insight for physicians to find the right clinical answers, and we support nurses and other healthcare professionals throughout their careers.

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