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CAREERS

We are a group of leading global publishing and technology business, which has grown from a science and bio-medical publishing base to encompass a diverse range of products and services in the media, online and technology sectors. We have created the UK's largest entertainment listings database, developed a UK-based mobile phone and web-based hyperlocal news service and publish one of the most respected biomedical literature awareness services.

Our brands stand for top quality and our business is driven by innovation & creativity.

At Sciencenow Group you will enjoy working in a diverse, challenging and rewarding environment at our London headquarters or one of our offices worldwide. We are committed to equal opportunities and believe in investing in our employees.

To apply for any of the opportunities listed below please send your CV and covering letter, stating salary expectations and quoting the job reference to:

Recruitment
Sciencenow Group
34-42 Cleveland Street
London W1T 4LB
UK

or by email to: jobs@sciencenow.com

CURRENT VACANCIES
Frontend Engineer (Ref: FO/FE)

Faculty Opinions is a research evaluation platform, providing up-to-date notifications and article recommendations about science you shouldn’t miss. Our global virtual Faculty of over 8000 leading experts from across the life and health sciences recommend articles they consider to be highly important to others working in their field and beyond.

An enthusiastic individual to join our growing team as a Frontend Engineer. We're looking for an engineer at heart, but one with the confidence, vision and perception to distil complex requirements into deliverable features. A great communicator with the ability to effectively convey technical concepts to non-technical team members. A forward-thinking individual who can balance championing the user whilst meeting business requirements, able to justify and wield the best tools for the job.

Working as part of a multi-disciplined product team with product manager, delivery manager, UX designer, technical architect, test automation engineer and other engineers. Contributing to new projects, from design through to development and launch. Conducting code reviews, helping to introduce best practices and improving patterns & processes.

Produce code in an iterative way, following Agile, DevOps and continuous delivery principles and best practises. Work alongside UX designers to translate designs into fully fledged user interfaces, working collaboratively and proposing changing where necessary.

Our frontend stack: ES6+, React, Redux, Next.js, Emotion, Storybook.

Requirements

Essential
  • Commercial experience of building web applications using modern frontend frameworks
  • Strong understanding of JavaScript, React.js, HTML and CSS
  • Experience of Git, branching strategies and uses for continuous delivery
  • Experience with JavaScript test frameworks such as Jest or React Testing Library
  • Experience in dealing with REST APIs
  • Experience of Agile, DevOps and continuous delivery
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proactive, resourceful and a strong team player
Nice to have
  • Experience of using Next.js, Emotion/styled components, Docker
  • Experience of writing applications using server-side rendering (SSR) and static site generation (SSG)
  • Experience of using AWS to deploy and run front-end applications
  • Experience on building serverless applications

Please send your CV and covering letter quoting the job reference, explaining briefly your interest in the post, when you would be able to start, and stating salary expectations to: Recruitment, SNG, 34-42 Cleveland Street, London, W1T 4LB, or by email to: jobs@sciencenow.com.

Sciencenow Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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Data Engineer (Ref: FO/DE)

Faculty Opinions is the most authoritative biomedical research evaluation platform, led by the expertise of the world’s largest Faculty in Medicine and Biology and using AI to highlight the most impactful and reproducible research.

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to join the team as a Data Engineer.

Main Duties

The selected candidate will help us build the data infrastructure underpinning our Data Science and Machine Learning projects, as well as help us create and maintain our data infrastructure in the cloud. This role will require working as part of a multi-disciplined product team including product manager, developers, testers and data scientists to create excellent products leveraging Machine Learning models at scale.

As a Data Engineer, you will use various methods to transform raw data from multiple sources into useful data systems, improving data quality and its accessibility. You will develop and test architectures that enable data extraction and transformation for predictive modelling. You’ll strive for efficiency by aligning data systems with our business goals.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about turning raw data from different sources into high-quality datasets using the latest technologies. You will have independence to identify and apply the correct tools to tackle the data needs of the team. If you are detail-oriented, have excellent organizational skills and are enthusiastic about using the latest data management technologies, we would like to hear from you.

Key outcomes

  • Understand Faculty Opinion’s existing data platform and data pipelines based on AWS and Python in order to operate independently as soon as possible.
  • Improve automation around existing data platform so that it operates following DevOps/DataOps best practices.
  • Challenge the current architecture and implementation of the existing data pipeline and propose improvements where necessary.

Requirements

Essential
  • Extensive experience implementing data lakes and data pipelines in in AWS including AWS Step Functions, AWS Glue, AWS Lambda (Python based), S3 and DynamoDB.
  • Demonstrable experience with Python and SQL.
  • Experience in supporting data scientists in conducting large-scale data projects.
  • Experience with ETL (ideally using Spark).
  • Database creation and maintenance (SQL and NoSQL).
  • Knowledge of software engineering best practices and experience on Git, Git branching strategies and its application to continuous delivery.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Pro-active, resourceful and able to carry out projects independently.
  • Experience working on Agile environments taking a user-centric approach.
Nice to have
  • Knowledge of ML algorithms and ML engineering.
  • Some knowledge of Terraform or other Infrastructure-as-Code technology is a plus.
  • AWS SAM (serverless application model).

Please send your CV and covering letter quoting the job reference, explaining briefly your interest in the post, when you would be able to start, and stating salary expectations to: Recruitment, SNG, 34-42 Cleveland Street, London, W1T 4LB, or by email to: jobs@sciencenow.com.

Sciencenow Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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Backend Engineer (Ref SW/BE)

Faculty Opinions (FO) is a research evaluation platform, providing up-to-date notifications and article recommendations about science you shouldn’t miss. Our global virtual Faculty of over 8000 leading experts from across the life and health sciences recommend articles they consider to be highly important to others working in their field and beyond.

Sciwheel (SW) is our award-winning product and evolving technology that provides customizable, intuitive, accessible, and secure tools to progress research and discovery. From reference management with smart citation suggestions to writing, annotating, and team collaboration, Sciwheel is where research truly comes together.

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to join the team as a Backend Engineer, reporting to the Backend Lead.

Main Duties

From a technical perspective, you will be working as part of a multi-disciplined product team including Product Managers, Delivery Manager, UX/Designer, Technical Architect, Test Automation Engineer and other Developers, where you will be required to:

  • Produce code in an iterative way, following Agile, DevOps and continuous delivery principles and best practises.
  • Follow and promote a shift left development and testing approach where developers code their own unit and integration tests using different frameworks and tools.

Key outcomes

Understand the current and target state of Faculty Opinions and Sciwheel backend architecture to be able to work independently as soon as possible to help transform and modernise Faculty Opinions digitally and architecturally adopting a cloud-native and microservice-oriented architecture.

Develop and maintain clean, high-performance code, covered with various unit and API tests and in line with the continuous delivery ways of working adopted by the company.

Requirements

Essential
  • Demonstrable experience programming in Java and using Spring, Hibernate, Apache Tomcat and search engines such as Apache Solr or ElasticSearch.
  • Experience in designing and writing RESTful APIs following industry best practice.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience on Git, Git branching strategies and its application to continuous delivery.
  • Experience using AWS to deploy and run applications.
  • Flexible and able to adjust to changing priorities in an Agile, iterative and fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Fast learner, pro-active, resourceful and a strong team player.
Nice to have
  • Experience on building serverless applications.
  • Experience on using AWS Serverless Application Model (SAM).
  • Experience using Docker containers.
  • Experience coding in other programming languages including Python and Node.js.
  • Knowledge on single page applications (SPA) using React, HTML and CSS.

Please send your CV and covering letter quoting the job reference, explaining briefly your interest in the post, when you would be able to start, and stating salary expectations to: Recruitment, SNG, 34-42 Cleveland Street, London, W1T 4LB, or by email to: jobs@sciencenow.com.

Sciencenow Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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Digital Product Designer (Ref: SN/DPD)

Who we are

Sciencenow (https://sciencenow.com/) is a leading provider of tools and services to the research community to help them discover, create and assess research. Sciencenow includes three main products:

  • Faculty Opinions: the most authoritative biomedical research evaluation platform, led by the expertise of the world’s largest Faculty in Medicine and Biology and assisted by AI to highlight the most impactful and reproducible research.
  • Sciwheel: an advanced authoring tool for researchers, helping them find, share and create new knowledge, to ensure that no valuable research is left unpublished.
  • Magpie: a novel product that will be released soon and the first not directed to a scientific audience. Magpie is a new way to save, highlight and comment webpages both on your phone and computer.

We are a small team of innovators with a proven track record of solving intractable problems.

What are we looking for

From a technical perspective, you will be working as part of a multi-disciplined product team We are currently seeking a talented and enthusiastic Digital Product Designer to join our product and design team, where you’ll be involved in the development of all the three products. A self-motivated designer, with experience in building digital products, capable of working independently but a strong team player. A problem-solving person that is happy to explore multiple solutions, receive feedback and justify their decision.

What you will be doing

As part of a multi-disciplined product team with other designers, product manager, delivery manager, frontend engineers, CTO and other engineers you will:

  • Contribute to new projects, from inception and user research through to development and launch.
  • Conduct design walkthroughs, participate in user research, help to develop best practices, and improve our design system and processes.
  • Create designs in an iterative way, contributing to an ever-expanding component library whilst addressing complex user problems.
  • Work alongside Product and Frontend engineers to turn designs into fully fledged user interfaces and experiences, working collaboratively and proposing changes where necessary.

Requirements

Essential
  • 3 years+ strong experience working in UX/UI of digital products both mobile and desktop.
  • Ability to produce sketches, wireframes, prototypes, and other outputs with the necessary level of fidelity.
  • Understanding of design systems/component-based design approaches.
  • Comfortable conducting user research and testing.
  • Confidence in communicating design rationale and building consensus around UX decisions.
  • Champion best design practices and help the team to adopt them.
  • Receptive to feedback, constructive criticism and praise.
  • Attention to detail with excellent layout and typography skills.
  • Proficient in using Adobe XD, or happy to transition from other design tools like Figma or Sketch.
  • Knowledge of cross-platform digital design principles and accessibility.
  • Understanding of HTML/CSS and how digital experiences are built.
  • Strong written and verbal communication.
  • Ability to organise and prioritising your own workflow efficiently.
Nice to have
  • Experience in working in SaaS products.
  • A visual portfolio focused on product design across all touchpoints.
  • Experience in Agile, such as Scrum or Kanban.
  • Experience in print design.

Please send your CV and covering letter quoting the job reference, explaining briefly your interest in the post, when you would be able to start, and stating salary expectations to: Recruitment, SNG, 34-42 Cleveland Street, London, W1T 4LB, or by email to: jobs@sciencenow.com.

Sciencenow Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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Junior Frontend Engineer (Ref: MP/FE)

Who we are

Magpie is a new tool to save, highlight and comment webpages both on your phone and computer. Magpie brings the conversation inside every webpage, letting you discuss what matters where it matters. We are aiming to release the first iteration of Magpie to the public soon.

We’re privately owned and funded, which means we can make decisions about what we do and how we do it. There’s a massive opportunity to make a big impact, from a small team to tackle lots of varied problems.

What we are looking for

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to join the team as a Frontend Engineer. An engineer at heart, but one with the confidence, vision and perception to distil complex requirements into deliverable features. A great communicator with the ability to effectively convey technical concepts to non-technical team members. A forward-thinking individual who can balance championing the user whilst meeting business requirements, able to justify and wield the best tools for the job.

Expected outcomes

Deliver the first live version of Magpie (MVP) to start collecting user feedback and stats that enable us to keep building a product that people love.

What you'll be doing

You will be working as part of a multi-disciplined product team where you will be required to:

  • Produce code in an iterative way, following Agile, DevOps and continuous delivery principles and best practises.
  • Follow and promote a shift left development and testing approach where developers code their own unit and integration tests using frameworks such as Nightwatch.js.
  • Work in an iterative way following Agile, DevOps and continuous delivery best practises.
  • Work along UX designers to translate designs into real user interfaces, proposing alternatives whenever necessary.

Requirements

Essential
  • Experience on single page applications (SPA) using React, HTML and CSS.
  • Experience on integrating web applications with Restful API's.
  • Experience on the design and development of event-driven applications.
  • Experience on Git, Git branching strategies and its application to continuous delivery.
  • Experience of Agile, DevOps and continuous delivery ways of working.
  • Pro-active, resourceful and a strong team player.
Nice to have
  • Experience with Node JS.
  • Experience using Docker containers.
  • Exposure using AWS to deploy and run applications.

Please send your CV and covering letter quoting the job reference, explaining briefly your interest in the post, when you would be able to start, and stating salary expectations to: Recruitment, SNG, 34-42 Cleveland Street, London, W1T 4LB, or by email to: jobs@sciencenow.com.

Sciencenow Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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