Stefan Smith

Principal Software Engineer

As a Technical Lead, my current work focuses on guiding the re-architecture and evolution of an online platform for distributing pre-print academic papers.

Elsevier continues to inspire me through technically challenging work and the opportunity to deliver new capabilities and better user experiences. I have a great team and a lot of trust and support from the wider business. We are ambitious, motivated and growing to meets our goals – it’s an exciting time to join and develop your career.

As a Technical Lead, my current work focuses on guiding the re-architecture and evolution of an online platform for distributing pre-print academic papers.  It’s a complex project to radically update a 20 year old system using technologies such as Java, Docker and AWS. As a team we practice continuous delivery and DevOps. This allows us to get fast feedback on our work and iterate quickly towards a valuable user experience.  We are given a lot of trust, breaking new technical ground within the organisation. There’s a good degree of autonomy and collaboration, which is rare in some large organisations.

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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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I’ve had the opportunity to shape products and services so that they provide real and meaningful value for the users.. — Liz Bradshaw, Senior User Experience Specialist
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