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Silverchair Overview

Charlottesville, VA
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
Information Technology
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
One Platform for Scholarly Publishers

Silverchair integrates and delivers scholarly and professional content from a single platform – journals, books, video, custom formats, and more.

Mission: Headquartered in Charlottesville, VA, Silverchair’s mission is to be the most creative, dynamic, effective, and sought-after product development partner to the professional and scholarly knowledge community worldwide.

Company Updates

  • We've dispersed a fleet of trinkets in honor of Fortune Cookie Day! May the odds be ever in your favor.

  • Delivering value to our clients is a top priority, and asking why and knowing when it's appropriate to say no are pieces of the value puzzle. Read more:

    From the Silverchair blog: "Why?"-A Question to Define Success & Add Value - Silverchair Information Systems

    So why is it as adults and professionals, we so often skip asking why or don't feel like we can say no? In my role as Director of Product at Silverchair, I tell my colleagues that asking why and saying no should be embraced as the norm. Yes, within reason.

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Silverchair – Why Work For Us?


Headquartered in Charlottesville, VA, Silverchair’s mission is to be the most creative, dynamic, effective, and sought-after product development partner to the STM knowledge community worldwide.


Since our founding in 1993, Silverchair has consistently worked with some of the most accomplished names in scientific, technical, and medical information, spanning the worlds of publishing, professional societies and associations, governmental agencies, and academic medical centers.


Silverchair is changing the way that scientists, doctors, and researchers discover and use expert information. We work with the most prestigious organizations in the science, technology, and medical (STM) information sector, including the American Medical Association, McGraw-Hill Education, Wolters Kluwer Health, the American Academy of Pediatrics and many others.

Silverchair has consistently pushed the boundaries in applying a semantic layer to expert content databases, and we have designed our platform to exploit enriched data to create advances in discoverability, contextual linking, and targeted content delivery for consumers of expert content. While some call the Semantic Web “Web 3.0” we’ve been hard at work applying these concepts to web applications for more than 15 years.

Silverchair offers a stimulating work environment where excellence and ingenuity are rewarded. We believe that the quality of the people on our team is the single most important factor in our good fortune to date, and we select, manage, and compensate accordingly. With us you will:

  • Be surrounded by smart, energetic peers
  • Work in offices located on the Downtown Mall in the heart of Charlottesville, VA—consistently named as  one of the ten best places to live in America
  • Be offered fair, flexible working hours and conditions
  • Employ the latest digital technology to produce and distribute high-value content
  • Contribute to the scholarly communication and education that advances medicine and science
  • Be offered PTO, parental leave, retirement matching and medical / dental benefits

Silverchair Reviews

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    "Great Colleagues, Engaging Work"

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    I have been working at Silverchair full-time (More than a year)


    • Engaging, Challenging Work
    • Bright, Motivated Colleagues
    • Training, Personal & Professional Development Opportunities
    • Supportive Manager
    • Location on Downtown Mall
    • Lunches, Celebrations, After-Work Socials
    • Fast-Paced Environment = Time Flies


    Fast-Paced Environment presents unique challenges as well. While time flies, it can really fly sometimes, and requires organization, focus, and adaptability to succeed.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to steer with the value of solving problems with empathy and creativity, and support all SC colleagues in their path to grow and develop with enthusiasm.

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Silverchair Interviews



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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Charlottesville, VA
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    Difficult Interview


    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Silverchair (Charlottesville, VA) in August 2016.


    After a phone pre-screen, I was sent a problem to solve. I created a small program to do the work requested and sent it back. After that, I had an in person technical interview which was very thorough. The next step was an interview with several executive level people. I felt that the questions and interviews were set up to find out who I was, what I knew and whether or not I would fit in at Silverchair.

    Interview Questions

    • On a recent review, what was one negative thing that was noted.   Answer Question


    An offer was made, I countered and a new offer was made, which I accepted.

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Silverchair Awards & Accolades

  • Business of the Year, Charlottesville Business Innovation Council, 2017

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