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Sr. System Architect (remote)

Date: Jun 1, 2021

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 4,000 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.


Senior System Architect II




The System Architect for content/data processing is a Lean-Agile leader who has the technical responsibility for the overall architectural and engineering design of the system. The System Architect interfaces with business stakeholders, cross functional teams and customers to solve problems by defining high-level functional and nonfunctional requirements, analyzing technical trade-offs, determining the major components and defining the interfaces and collaborations between them. They also validate technology assumptions and evaluate alternatives. The System Architect serves as the primary architectural coach for each team on an Agile Release Train (ART), ensuring that team-led design runs in sync with the product/solution architecture and underlying platform architecture.


Primary Responsibilities:


  • Participate in analysis, definition, design and planning of our current and future solutions
  • Work directly with agile engineering teams from analysis to implementation
  • Own, develop, review and enhance design artifacts and documentation
  • Work with internal customers, program team and stakeholders to establish high-level solution intent and direction
  • Plan and develop architecture in support of upcoming business features and capabilities
  • Establish critical nonfunctional requirements at the solution and team level
  • Participate in quarterly, company-wide planning exercises
  • Interact regularly with business stakeholders, program and engineering teams about features under development
  • Participate in design/code reviews



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems or related field of study. (Master’s Degree preferred)
  • 5+ years in an architect capacity focused on data engineering and building data pipelines
  • Experience partnering with business and engineering teams to architect and strategize technology and data roadmaps
  • Experience with big data architectures and data modeling to efficiently process large volumes of content/data
  • Background in ETL and data processing, know how to transform data to meet business goals
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills with ability to communicate complex technical concepts to technical and non-technical professionals
  • Excellent relationship management skills
  • The ability to manage multiple priorities and efficiently balance between them
  • A sense of urgency and a strong bias for action


Technical Stack:

  • Streamsets,
  • NoSQL databases - MongoDB, AWS DynamoDB,
  • Relational databases – Oracle, SQL
  • Kafka,
  • AWS Elasticsearch,
  • AWS SageMaker,
  • AWS S3,
  • AWS Batch,
  • AWS Kinesis Stream & Data Analytics,
  • AWS EKS (Kubernetes),
  • AWS EC2
  • Apache Flink,
  • Java,
  • Python,
  • C#
  • C++
  • Microservices,
  • CI/CD Concepts and Approaches



Preferred Skills:


  • Experience and work knowledge of cloud-based Architecture and solutions (AWS certifications are a plus)
  • Experience with complex legacy systems built over many years
  • Ability to understand the role of legacy systems in order to define the evolution to modern cloud-based system responsibilities
  • Demonstrate strong knowledge and experience applying enterprise patterns to solving business problems
  • Experience running Agile methodology and applying Agile to data engineering
  • A highly self-motivated individual who acts proactively, and acknowledges challenges, takes responsibility, and determines what can be done to solve the problem.
  • Experience leading strong personalities by influence
  • Outstanding organizational skills and experience managing complex calendars
  • Experience with web-based tools for collaboration and communication
  • Exhibits sound judgement and makes wise decisions, despite ambiguity
  • Ability to identifies root causes and gets beyond treating symptoms 



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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