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Software Engineer

Date: Apr 18, 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 seeks to motivate, to inspire, and to provide growth opportunities to its employees. If you are looking to join a team like ours, we encourage you to explore our unique opportunities.

Software Engineer

As a Software Engineer, you will work on an Agile development team building, testing and deploying great products and services for our customers. You will create information products and services that inform the world, advancing research in traditional and emerging fields and transforming learning and education.

As a member of an Agile development team, you will design, develop and demonstrate software in 1- or 2-week iterations as part of an Agile Release Train developing to 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.

What you’ll do

  • Contribute to system architecture, design, implementation, testing, delivery, and operation of components for EBSCO web and mobile 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.
  • 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.
  • Live the principles behind the Agile Manifesto and SAFe framework in all interactions.



Required Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, MIS, Computer Engineering or other Technical related degree or equivalent experience.
  • 2+ years of Java, Javascript, and/or .NET development (C#)
  • 2+ years of experience in large systems software design and development with hands on experience in RESTful Web Services, HTML, XML/JSON, HTTP, SSL.
  • Experience source code management tools such as git.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


Preferred Qualification


  • 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:
  • One or more JavaScript frameworks (React, AngularJS, Node.js) and JavaScript libraries
  • Test Driven Development (TDD) and Automated Testing with JUnit, LoadRunner, JMeter, etc.
  • Working on an Agile team.
  • DevOps or automated software deployment.
  • Web Services lifecycle (design, build, test, deploy), API versioning and design approaches, tools, inter-operability, and SOA concepts.
  • Microservices and microservice design patterns.
  • Developing automated integration, acceptance, and/or contract driven tests scenarios.
  • Performance testing strategies and techniques.

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