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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
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.

Requirements:

Essential
  • Extensive experience implementing data lakes and data pipelines in the cloud (ideally on AWS)
  • Extensive experience with Python (or other Object-Oriented Language) 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
  • Experience using AWS data technologies.
  • Knowledge of ML algorithms and ML engineering.
  • Some knowledge of Terraform or other Infrastructure-as-Code technology is a plus.

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 Lead (Ref: FO/LBD)

Faculty Opinions (FO) is a research evaluation platform, providing up-to-date notifications and article recommendations aboutscience 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 Lead, reporting to the CTO.

Main duties:

This position can be divided into two roles: 70% hands-on backend development role and 30% Managerial role.

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:

  • Provide leadership and develop world-class products using technologies including Java, Spring, Spring Boot, Hibernate, Solr and AWS services
  • Follow and promote a shift-left development and testing approach, where Developers code their own unit, integration and API tests using frameworks such as SoapUI
  • Work in an iterative way following Agile, DevOps and continuous delivery best practises
  • Work along Cloud Engineers to ideate and define cloud-native designs, maximising the benefits of using the cloud
  • Mentor and manage other developers

From a managerial perspective, you will oversee the company’s Backend development capability and you will be required to:

  • Help with the allocation of the right Backend Engineers within each product team/Squad
  • Facilitate and enable communication and knowledge sharing across Backend Engineers across the whole company
  • Promote innovation across the company’s Backend capability so that the company is up to date with the latest Backend technologies and tools
  • Work with Backend Engineers to ensure a clear career progression path that benefits the developer and the company
  • Identify skills gaps and assist in future team recruitment & up skilling
Key outcomes:
  • Deliver the Faculty Opinions and Sciwheel product roadmaps, providing a great user experience
  • Backend operating on a Continuous Delivery fashion releasing several times per week
  • Backend developers across different product teams following the same best practises and to reutilise knowledge and code to avoid duplication
  • Deliver our FO and SW using a cloud-native architecture that enables independent and decoupled development of the two products

Requirements:

Essential
  • Wide experience programming in Java
  • Extensive experience in working with Spring and Spring Boot
  • Experience working with ORM technologies including Hibernate
  • Wide hands-on experience working with Apache Solr including indexing optimisation and Solr architecture and deployment
  • Experience working with Apache Tomcat
  • Extensive experience designing, writing and deploying REST APIs, managing aspects such as Identity management, API documentation, API versioning, etc
  • Advanced knowledge and experience on Git, Git branching strategies and its application to continuous delivery
  • Experience with API test frameworks such as SoapUI
  • Experience in moving from monolithic architectures to microservice oriented ones
  • Experience of Agile, DevOps and continuous delivery ways of working
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Pro-active, resourceful and a strong team player
Nice to have
  • Experience using Docker containers
  • Experience on building microservice oriented applications
  • Experience using AWS to deploy and run 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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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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