Senior Software Engineer -Data Pipelines 1


EBSCO Information Services (EIS) provides a complete and optimized research solution comprised of e-journals, e-books, and research databases — all combined with the most powerful discovery service to support the information needs and maximize the research experience of our end-users. Headquartered in Ipswich, MA, EIS employs more than 3,300 people worldwide. We are the leader in our field due to our cutting-edge technology, forward-thinking philosophy, and top-notch workforce. EIS, a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., based in Birmingham, AL, is ranked in the top 200 of the nation’s largest, privately held corporations according to Forbes magazine. EBSCO is a company that will motivate you, inspire you, and allow you to grow. We are looking for the best. If you are too, we encourage you to explore our unique opportunities.


Senior Software Engineer


This position calls for experience with data ingestion orchestration technology. This Software Engineer should be a self-starter that can handle multiple priorities simultaneously.  Most importantly, the candidate should display a proven background in software development, agile practices, content management, critical thinking, software testing and a desire to broaden their software development skills. 

As a Senior Software Engineer, you will work on an Agile development team building, testing and deploying great products and services for our customers.  You will create information products and services that inform the world, advancing research in traditional and emerging fields and transforming learning and education.  As a member of an Agile development team, you will design, develop and demonstrate software in 1- or 2-week iterations as part of an Agile Release Train developing to a SAFe Program Increment. You will make commitments to the business and meet those commitments as a team. You will strive for continuous improvement in knowledge and productivity as well as display a pattern of continual learning and a desire to broaden your software development and design skills.


What you’ll do:

  • Provide expertise on system architecture, design, implementation, testing, delivery, and operation of premium EBSCO products
  • Work directly with product management and your team while analyzing and decomposing complex software requirements into simple user stories for planning and execution.
  • Collaborate with your team to estimate the size and complexity of the features.  Perform the technical design, implementation, and testing of features and commit to stories to be accomplished in an iteration.
  • Be a technical leader in some cases for product features, helping ensure that development activities are coordinated throughout the development cycle achieving scalable, automated solutions for our customer base.
  • Mentor other engineers on the team in areas of specific expertise.
  • Assist other teams or ARTs on tasks in areas where your specific expertise is needed.
  • Own system and feature quality throughout the development, testing and deployment phases to ensure quality delivery expectations are met.
  • Drive value and build to continuously improve the quality of the team’s deliverables. Authoring well-engineered solutions using test-first/test-driven methodologies.
  • Conduct new technology research, proof of concept, and design work that will provide direction for the enhancement of the overall system and products.
  • Provide ongoing maintenance, support and enhancements in existing systems and platforms.
  • Model and Contribute to the continuous improvement of your team.
  • Work alongside other software engineers to elevate technology and consistently apply best practices for design, coding standards, performance, security, delivery, and maintainability.
  • Demonstrate ownership of developed components from development through production.
  • Exemplify the principles behind the Agile Manifesto and SAFe framework in all interactions.


Skills or experience you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, MIS, Computer Engineering or other Technical related degree or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years of OOP based in JVM (Java/Groovy/Scala/Kotlin) and/or C# 
  • 5+ years of experience in large systems software design and development with hands on experience in RESTful Web Services, HTML, XML/JSON, HTTP, SSL.
  • 1+ years of experience in AWS services
  • 1+ years of experience with containerization and supporting cluster orchestration/scaling tooling (Docker + Swarm or Kubernetes, Containerd, ECS)


Skills or experience that sets you apart:

  • Advanced Degree in Computer Science, MIS, Computer Engineering or other Technical or Library Science related degree.
  • Experience in multiple of the following areas:
    • 1+ years of experience in ETL solutions (at least one)
    • 1+ year of experience in no-SQL databases
    • 1+ year of experience with distributed streaming solutions based on Kafka or any other MQ frameworks
    • 2+ years of one or more JavaScript frameworks (React, AngularJS, Node.js) and JavaScript libraries.
    • 2+ years of Test Driven Development (TDD) and Automated Testing with JUnit, LoadRunner, etc.
    • 1+ years of DevOps or automated software deployment.
    • 2+ years of working on an Agile team.
    • 2+ years of Web Services lifecycle (design, build, test, deploy), API versioning and design approaches, tools, inter-operability, and SOA concepts.
    • 2+ years of Microservices and microservice design patterns.
    • 2+ years of Developing automated integration or acceptance tests scenarios.
    • 2+ years of Performance testing strategies and techniques.


Important traits that you will bring to our culture:

Drive – Positive Attitude – Good Judgement – Open Communication – Collaboration – A Desire to Make an Impact – Eager to Understand – Accountability – Decisiveness – You’re a Team Player


EBSCO Industries, an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws.  EBSCO strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment.

EBSCO complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, and all applicable state or local law.