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Senior System Architect II/Senior Engineer - Data Pipelines

Date:  May 11, 2023

Ipswich, MA, US, Remote

Onsite or Remote:  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 2,700 people worldwide, most now working hybrid or remotely. We are the leader in our field due to our cutting-edge technology, forward-thinking philosophy, and outstanding team. EIS is a company that will motivate you, inspire you, and allow you to grow. Our mission is to transform lives by providing relevant and reliable information when, where, and how people need it. We are looking for bright and creative individuals whose unique differences will allow us to achieve this inclusive mission around the world.



The System Architect/Senior Engineer is a technical leader who is responsible for the overall architectural and engineering direction and design of EIS’s content data pipeline systems and solutions.  The right candidate is already a system architect or has an extensive background as a software engineer  with experience in building and evolving data pipelines at scale and is looking to advance into an architectural role.


What you will do:


  • Participate in analysis, definition, design, and planning of our current and future solutions.
  • Interface with business stakeholders, architects, engineers, and internal customers.
  • Work directly with engineering teams from analysis to implementation.
  • Develop deep technical understanding of our legacy and modern systems.
  • Own, develop, review, and enhance design artifacts and documentation.
  • Plan and develop technical solutions to support upcoming business features and capabilities.
  • Focus on efficiency, security, scalability, usability, and cost controls.
  • Contribute to a highly collaborative, inclusive, and empowered culture across teams.
  • Participate in quarterly, company-wide planning exercises.
  • Participate in design/code reviews.


Who you are:


  • A Software Engineer.
  • A self-directed and rapid learner.
  • Collaborative by nature, regardless of boundaries.
  • Ability to dig into and understand complex systems at a detailed level.
  • Ability to understand a systems details to reason about the whole.
  • Bias for quality and maintainability/scalability.
  • Comfortable resolving ambiguity using facts.
  • Goal, metric, and detail orientated.
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • Ability to communicate complex technical concepts to technical and non-technical professionals.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and efficiently balance between them.
  • Passion for modern technology trends and approaches.
  • Emotional intelligence, self-awareness, confidence, ability to manage conflict, empathy.
  • A sense of urgency and a strong bias for action.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, or related field of study. (Master’s Degree preferred)
  • 5+ years of software development experience.
  • 5+ years of experience with complex legacy systems built over many years.
  • 3+ years of application experience designing and implementing data processing solutions.
  • 3+ years of experience with big data architectures, ETL and data modeling.


Technical Stack:


  • Java, Python, C#, C++, Shell Scripting.
  • CI/CD Concepts and Approaches.
  • Apache Flink, Spark.
  • NoSQL databases - MongoDB, AWS DynamoDB, Redis.
  • Relational databases – Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL.
  • Kafka (MSK), SQS, Kinesis, SNS.
  • Elastic (OpenSearch), S3, Athena, Glue, Batch, EKS, Lambda, DataSync, EC2.
  • AWS Networking, Communication Protocols and Security.
  • Data Pipelines and Batch Processing.
  • Windows and Linux Operating System.
  • Automic One Automation.


We are an equal opportunity employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. We strictly prohibit and do not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, sex, pregnancy status, 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.

We comply 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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