Indra Purja

Software Engineer

After working at Elsevier as a contractor for 14 months I made the decision to join Elsevier as a permanent member of staff.

When I first joined Elsevier I wasn’t as experienced as some of my other colleagues – but this wasn’t an issue. The team were so friendly and supportive that I quickly began to develop my skills and my confidence grew from there. After working at Elsevier as a contractor for 14 months I made the decision to join Elsevier as a permanent member of staff – this was really down to all of the positive experiences I had during my contract work.

As a Software Engineer my work isn’t just limited to writing code. One day I could be designing and developing and the next I could be testing or providing application support. This variation in the responsibility I get means there is never a dull day – it keeps the job exciting and challenging. We work in an agile team which means we are constantly able to reflect on what went well after each sprint and take away learning and improvements. I think working in this way is really important and a great way to keep learning. It keeps it exciting!

For me, the best part about working at Elsevier is how no one is limited by their experiences. There is always plenty of opportunity to develop and learn more. If there is a new technology or methodology that you are excited about, you are encouraged to share it with the people around you. There is a constant feeling of empowerment and self-development.

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After working at Elsevier as a contractor for 14 months I made the decision to join Elsevier as a permanent member of staff. — Indra Purja, Software Engineer
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