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Software Engineer - Web UI (remote)

Date:  Nov 17, 2021

Durham, NC, US, remote

Company Name:  EBSCO Information Services

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.

As a member of this Agile development team, you will design, develop, and demonstrate software in 1- or 2-week iterations as part of an Agile Release Train developing 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 and display a pattern of continual learning and a desire to broaden your software development and design skills. 



Key responsibilities: 


  • Contribute to system architecture, design, implementation, testing, delivery, and operation of components for EBSCO web-based products and services. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. Author well-engineered solutions using test-first/test-driven methodologies. 
  • Conduct new technology research, proof of concept, and design work that will assist in determining direction for the enhancement of the overall system and products. 
  • Provide ongoing maintenance, support and enhancements in existing systems and platforms. 
  • 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. 
  • Provide operational support to components that your team owns, including 24/7 availability as needed. 
  • Live the principles behind the Agile Manifesto and SAFe framework in all interactions. 





Required skills or experience: 


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, MIS, Computer Engineering or other Technical related degree or equivalent experience. 
  • Hands on experience developing, delivering, and supporting public-facing web applications. 
  • 2+ years of experience developing in one or more JavaScript frameworks, such as React, AngularJS, or Node.js.
  • 2+ years of experience in large systems software design and development, with hands on experience using RESTful Web Services, HTML/CSS, XML/JSON, HTTP and SSL. 
  • 2+ years of experience writing unit and integration tests.
  • Proficiency with source code management tools such as git. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 



Preferred skills or experience: 


  • Advanced Degree in Computer Science, MIS, Computer Engineering or other Technical or Library Science related degree. 
  • 2+ years of experience in one or more of the following areas: 
  • CI/CD pipelines using Jenkins or other similar tools. 
  • Hands on experience with cloud-base applications, preferably using AWS. 
  • Developing automated integration, acceptance, and/or contract driven tests scenarios. 
  • Web Services lifecycle (design, build, test, deploy), API versioning and design approaches, tools, inter-operability, and SOA concepts. 
  • Performance testing strategies and techniques. 
  • Working on an Agile team.  



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.


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