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Principal System Architect

Date: Nov 19, 2020

Location: Ipswich, MA, US, 01938

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.

Principal System Architect – Platform APIs
The System Architect is a Lean-Agile leader who has the technical responsibility for the overall architecture and engineering design for internal and public platform APIs. The System Architect interfaces with business stakeholders, cross functional teams, and customers to participate in the definition of the higher-level functional and nonfunctional requirements, analyzes technical trade-offs, determines the major components and defines the interfaces and collaborations between them. They also validate technology assumptions and evaluate alternatives. The System Architect serves as a primary architecture coach for an Agile Release Train (ART) of 14 teams, ensuring that team-led design runs in sync with the product/solution architecture and underlying platform architecture.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Participate in planning, definition, and high-level design of internal and public APIs
  • Work directly with agile teams to support solution implementation
  • Own designs and design artifacts
  • Define subsystems and their interfaces; allocate responsibilities to subsystems; understand solution deployment
  • Work with internal customers, stakeholders, and suppliers to establish high-level solution intent
  • Participate in quarterly high-intensity company-wide planning exercises
  • Interact regularly with business stakeholders about features under development
  • Plan and develop architecture, proofs of concept, and architectural runway in support of upcoming business Features/Capabilities



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems or related field of study, or equivalent experience. Master’s Degree preferred.
  • 8+ years of experience of building complex server side solutions in Java, C#, C++
  • 5+ years of experience with SOA/REST/Microservices concepts


Preferred Skills:

  • Experience delivering public API’s, including style, versioning, evolution, management, gateway
  • Experience with one or more API Gateway solutions
  • Deep understanding of cloud native design
  • Strong knowledge and experience applying enterprise patterns to solving business problems
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills with ability to communicate complex technical concepts to technical and non-technical professionals
  • Experience working with relational and NoSQL databases

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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