Senior Data Engineer
Amsterdam (Noord-Holland)
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Senior Data Engineer
Amsterdam, 35 hours a week

A leading-edge opportunity to deploy the latest research technology

What could be more satisfying than helping leading scientists to interact more effectively with the scientific world in order to solve some of human kind’s most urgent and challenging problems? That’s what you’ll be doing in this role at Elsevier Research Products, which focuses on enhancing the performance of our online Researcher Platforms.

Transformation: Building a next-level search capability
Elsevier’s global Center of Excellence for big data and search, based in London and Amsterdam, is building an integrated, social and personal toolset that will deliver transformational value to researchers and research entities worldwide. Linking the traditional strengths of our publishing business to leading-edge technology in this way is critical to our company’s success.

Right now we have a great opportunity for someone who can drive the design and delivery of this capability, working with in-house search engineers as well as specialists from leading search consulting companies. This requires a deep experience of, and enthusiasm for, the latest massively parallel distributed technologies, specifically those devoted to Publishing (ScienceDirect, Health Advance, EVISE, and more), research enablement (Scopus, Mendeley) and Research Intelligence (SciVal, Pure).

Detailed responsibility
You ensure the integration and personalization of a world-class big data, machine learning and search platform, designing an interoperable environment that is customized to meet the specific needs of researchers. In doing so you display and embody outstanding analytical and problem-solving skills based on a deep technical knowledge and experience of environments for big data engineering and distributed computation. You should also have an open mind towards new technologies, familiarity with cloud technologies and a curiosity for algorithm development.

It’s all about you
As you’ll have realized by now, this is an exciting opportunity to operate at the forefront of next-generation search capabilities using the very latest large-scale and distributed cloud platforms. So when we sit down and talk it is essential that you are able to demonstrate:

  • University graduate (Master’s level) in Computer Science, or an associated area;
  • An ability to drive new developments and implement process changes and disruptive technologies in the organization;
  • Good communication and documentation skills, along with the ability to convey complex technical concepts to non-technical professionals.

Agile development
This role calls on the advanced the agile software development skills that will enable you to improve the efficiency of existing code. You should therefore be proficient in one or more programming languages (e.g. Python, Java etc.) and, ideally, experienced in stream processing system (eg. Spark, Kafka). With this will come an excellent understanding of Property Graphs, RDF’s, triple stores (e.g. Neo4j, Ontotext, etc.) and, preferably, a knowledge of machine learning, NLP and other modern data processing techniques.

Make contact!
If you think you can help us to deliver a world-leading search function for researchers and their institutes we’d love to hear from you. Click on the ‘Apply’ button and share your wins and contact details with us. For more information about the role feel free to contact our recruitment professional Bilal –

All about Elsevier
At Elsevier pride, passion and the pursuit of knowledge meet innovation, opportunity and growth.
We are an organization that runs on intelligence. We supply it, develop it, and rely on it – and it requires intelligent people to make the intelligent career choice that will see us improve further. If you join us in Amsterdam you will play your part in shaping science’s next steps.

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