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Software Development Engineer

Date: Mar 11, 2019

Location: Boulder, CO, US, 80301

Company: EBSCO Industries Inc

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.

We are seeking a highly-motivated Software Engineer who will become part of the EBSCO software development team.  You will play an integral role on a team responsible for the architecture, design, development, testing, and delivery of EBSCO eBooks content storage ,retrieval and viewer  products. Your work will contribute to the growth of EBSCO by  helping in selling eBooks through its viewer and related services used by our  customers. 

 Primary Responsibilities

 Develop, maintain, extend software components and ensure reliable deployment of new features for a wide range of EBSCO products, especially focused on eBook products.

·       Collaborate with product management and your team while analyzing and decomposing complex software features into simpler stories for planning and execution

·       Collaborate with your team to manage and estimate the size and complexity of the features/stories and commit to what can be accomplished in an iteration

·       Contribute to technical design, and implementation/development of well-engineered solutions

·       Contribute to creation and implementation of test plans, test cases, and automated tests to ensure adequate coverage based on requirements

·       Demonstrate ownership of developed components from development through production

·       Contribute to software engineering best practices for design, coding standards, performance, test automation, security, delivery, maintainability, and culture

·       Contribute to the ongoing efforts to continuously improve the quality of the team’s deliverables

 Role-Based Competencies

  • Demonstrated ability to work on a project and as part of a team with sound technical and design skills
  • Demonstrated communication and problem solving skills, including an ability to look forward and anticipate issues and assess risk
  • Desire to contribute to efforts beyond the scope of the day-to-day project work
  • Implements solutions and enhancements quickly and efficiently following EBSCO software development lifecycle processes and practices
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Flexibility/Adaptability: Adjusts quickly to changing priorities and conditions. Copes effectively with complexity and change. 

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, MIS, Computer Engineering or other Information Technology related degree or equivalent experience.
  • 1-3 years of professional development experience using C# or Java.
  • 1-3 years of professional web development experience using .NET or Java Application Servers.
  • 1-3 years of experience in large systems software design and development with hands on experience in RESTful Web Services, HTML, XML/JSON, HTTP, SSL.
  • Familiarity with Test Driven Development (TDD) and Automated Unit Testing with JUnit, NUnit, etc.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity  with DevOps and CI/CD practices.
  • Experience working on an agile team preferred.
  • Familiarity with one or more JavaScript frameworks (React, AngularJS, Backbone.js) and JavaScript libraries.
  • Some experience with Web Services lifecycle (design, build, test, deploy), API versioning and design approaches, tools, inter-operability, and SOA concepts.
  • Familiarity with Microservices and microservice design patterns.
  • Working knowledge of performance testing strategies and techniques. 

Cultural Competencies

  • Drive
  • Positive Attitude
  • Good Judgement
  • Open Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Desire to Make an Impact
  • Eager to Understand
  • Accountable
  • Decisive
  • 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.

Nearest Major Market: Boulder
Nearest Secondary Market: Denver

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