Front-End Software Engineering Lead

  • RELX Group
  • Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • 17/03/2020
Full time Data Science Big Data Statistics Software Engineering

Job Description


Title: Front-End Software Engineering Lead

Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Job Summary:

We are looking for a talented, hands-on Front-End Software Engineering Lead who is experienced in leading a distributed team that builds highly available, highly performant ReactJS and Angular Single Page Applications. You will join our Agnostic Agile development environment in Frankfurt am Main, Germany and will be working with multiple squads developing the UI, API’s, Natural Language Processing, Search and Data Processing layers. You will also work closely with the squads responsible for linking our various data sources using Graphs, Machine Learning and AI.

The successful candidate will bring knowledge and experience that enables her/him to enjoy a high degree of autonomy in a collaborative environment. Helping the team to understand problems, experiment with options and deliver the appropriate solutions that will help to drive the future of Chemistry.


  • At least 10 to 15 years Front-End Software Engineering experience with at least the last 5 of those years being on enterprise web applications and at least 3 to 5 years as a Senior or Lead working on ReactJS Single Page Applications.
  • Extensive experience in ReactJS, Angular, Redux, ES6, Webpack, Node, NPM, HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap, HTTPS, Websockets / HTTP Streaming, JavaScript / Web performance profiling, Restful APIs and Git.
  • Experience in using a Quality First development process to drive Continuous Delivery. Code Reviews, Defensive Coding, SOLID Principles, Unit Testing, Behaviour Driven Development, Linting, SonarQube and New Relic.
  • Experience in using feature switches and A/B Testing.
  • Experience with configuring and using Jenkins and Continuous Delivery pipelines.
  • Experience and strong knowledge of OO concepts and the MVC and MVVM models.
  • Experience working and communicating in a multi-team Agile environment with cross functional collaboration between Teams.
  • Experience in pair programming to deliver high value, end-to-end user stories.
  • Experience using JIRA and Confluence.
  • Experience in mentoring and growing developers.
  • Experience in driving Agile processes.

Beneficial nice to haves:

  • Experience with Amazon Web Services like EC2, S3, Redis Cache, Lambda Functions, ELK, AZ's, Scaling, etc.
  • Experience with the Trunk based branching model.
  • Experience with CDNs.
  • Experience in Cucumber and the Gherkin syntax.
  • Experience in any of the following Java, C# .Net, Python or C++.
  • Experience in Puppet or Artifactory.

You will have and bring:

  • Fluent English oral and written communications skills while German language skills will be beneficial.
  • A crystal-clear understanding of the importance of having Trust, Respect, Empathy and Honesty as the core pillars within a teams’ culture.
  • A clear understanding of team ownership of product quality from linting to code reviews to automation.
  • A clear understanding of the importance of monitoring and alerting.
  • A real passion for producing clean, maintainable, and extensible code.
  • Solid communication skills, as we collaborate daily with technical and non-technical team members.
  • An understanding of best practices in security.
  • An enthusiastic approach, with the ability to self-motivate and multi-task when necessary.
  • An agile working style, open to evolving team practices.
  • Knowledge of the DevOps movement and it's principles.
  • A desire for continuous improvement through critical analysis by driving conversations to address issues within the team when you see them.
  • A willingness to experiment, get feedback, and iterate.

About Elsevier:

Elsevier is a world leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals. We help more than 30 million scientists make new discoveries, lawyers win cases, doctors save lives, corporations build commercial relationships, insurance companies assess risk, and government and financial institutions detect fraud.

Elsevier is a global company headquartered in Amsterdam, employing more than 7.000 people in 25 countries. We are part of the Reed Elsevier Group plc., employing over 34.000 staff. Want to read more? Please visit:

About the product:

Reaxys retrieves chemical literature, compound properties and reaction data faster than any other solution. It is used by synthetic, pharmaceutical, industrial and academic researchers to find answers to their chemical problems. We are continuously making improvements to Reaxys and have a multi-year roadmap of exciting work to get done.

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Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. We help researchers make new discoveries, collaborate with their colleagues, and give them the knowledge they need to find funding. We help governments and universities evaluate and improve their research strategies. We help doctors save lives, providing insight for physicians to find the right clinical answers, and we support nurses and other healthcare professionals throughout their careers.Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancetand Cell, more than 35,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray?s Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professionals and business customers across industries. Elsevier employs over 7,000 people in more than 70 offices worldwide. We are an employer of choice, attracting and developing talented and creative people who thrive in a challenging and fast-paced environment. We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package as well as a real opportunity for career growth in a growing organization.