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Software Engineer

Date: Aug 11, 2019

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.

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 externally facing products and services.
You will work with cross-functional teams, have exposure and visibility to senior leaders, and be able to make significant technical and business impact.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work with a team on design, implementation, testing and delivery of high-volume customer-facing applications that support EBSCO’s products and services.
  • 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.  Perform the technical design, implementation, and testing of feature/stories and commit to what can be accomplished in an iteration.
  • Own system and feature quality throughout the development, testing and deployment phases to ensure quality delivery expectations are met.
  • Suggest improvements to continuously improve the quality of the team’s deliverables.
  • Conduct new technology research, proof of concept, and design work that will provide direction for the enhancement of the overall system and products.
  • Adhere to software engineering best practices for design, coding standards, performance, security, delivery, maintainability and culture.
  • Demonstrate ownership of developed components from development through production.

Role-Based Competencies:

  • Problem Solver:  Applies critical thinking and structured problem solving to address root causes.
  • Collaboration:  Works effectively with team members and cross functional teams to accomplish individual, team and organization goals.
  • Analytical Skills: Able to draw insightful conclusions from complex data. Exhibits probing mind.
  • Results Driven: Focuses on desired results. Sets and achieves challenging goals.
  • Practitioner: Expertly applies skills and knowledge to daily tasks in order to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Flexibility/Adaptability: Adjusts quickly to changing priorities and conditions. Copes effectively with complexity and change.
  • Business Analysis: Ability to strategically identify areas for improvement that will yield the highest business value. Focus on delivering incremental value to production.
  • Hands-on development: Implement solutions and enhancements quickly and efficiently following EBSCO software development lifecycle processes and practices
  • Teamwork: Reaches out to peers to establish an overall collaborative working relationship.
  • Aggressiveness: Moves quickly and takes a forceful stand without being abrasive


  • 2+ years of professional web development experience using Java for enterprise applications.
  • Bachelors degree in CS, related field or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years of experience in software design and development with hands on experience in RESTful Web Services, HTML, XML/JSON, HTTP, SSL.
  • 2+ years of demonstrated success delivering projects using HTML/CSS.
  • 2+ years of experience in client product development.
  • 2+ years of experience with Web Services lifecycle (design, build, test, deploy), API versioning and design approaches, tools, inter-operability, and SOA concepts.
  • 2+ years of front end development experience with a fluency and passion for modern JavaScript frameworks (React, Backbone, Angular, etc).
  • 1+ years of experience with node.js.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Hands on experience developing, delivering, and supporting publicly-facing web applications.
  • Experience with user interface and graphic design.
  • Understanding of private and public cloud design considerations and limitations in the areas of virtualization and global infrastructure, distributed systems, load balancing, networking, and security.
  • Hands on experience with Cloud services (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform).
  • Hands on experience with Netflix OSS.
  • Advocate of unit testing, automation and test-driven development.
  • Understanding of Agile software engineering principles and methodologies.

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: Boston

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