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UX: Lead User Interface Engineer

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Date: Oct 25, 2018

Location: Ipswich, MA, US, 01938

Company: EBSCO Industries Inc

EBSCO Industries, headquartered in Birmingham Alabama, was founded by an entrepreneur who was passionate about honoring our commitments to our customers, rejecting the status quo, and seeking to continuously improve our team. We continue to operate that way today, with a passion for our people and our businesses succeeding together. EBSCO has a variety of businesses that are within 5 different industries including Information Services, Publishing, Manufacturing, Real Estate and Insurance Services. We hire passionate people, driven to grow, because we know the success of EBSCO depends on the long-term success of our businesses and our teams.

EBSCO Information Services (EIS) provides a complete and optimized research solution comprised of e-journals, e-books, digital content 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 on the North Shore in Ipswich, MA, it’s incredible to think that such a vibrant technology success story can be found without all the Boston traffic! 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.


Lead User Interface Engineer

We are looking to recruit a highly-skilled Lead User Interface Engineer to join our User Experience Design team in Ipswich. The UX Strategy & Design team is responsible for creating highly extensible interfaces for our Information Discovery and Research Experience products. This position will look to bring UX design & process thought leadership, bridging UX design with front end technologies to help advance our overall experience quality and efficiency toward iterative product development.   

As a Lead UI Engineer, you will primarily be developing the gold standard design patterns and interactions (HTML5/CSS/JS) which represent the final intended product design. You will be responsible for establishing and managing a fully detailed design pattern library in concert with a front-end component repository. To excel, you’ll need a solid understanding of front end prototyping for experimentation with API data, web application architecture, CSS layouts and content management systems (CMS).


Primary Responsibilities

  • Responsible for coding UX / UI design patterns and interactions for our Product Experiences 
  • Support ongoing UX design efforts, from concepting to detailed wireframing and visual design
  • Produce interim deliverables such as style guide components, technical specifications, browser and market analysis, prototypes, proofs of concept, etc.
  • Work collaboratively with product management, architecture, development and platform teams to define the UX design system, including aspects such as theming, globalization and accessibility  
  • Work closely with enterprise architecture team and back-end developers to ensure UI integrity throughout the development life-cycle
  • Support overall QA and refinement efforts to ensure constant improvement over time
  • Advance team effectiveness through design thinking methods and agile development (SAFe)


Accountability and Persistence - Holds self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely and cost-effective results

Analytical skills - Able to draw insightful conclusions from complex data.  Able to structure and process qualitative or quantitative data and draw meaningful conclusions

Business Analysis - Evaluates many competing factors to form sound judgments and recommendations that balance current and anticipated business and technology needs

Communication & Presentation - Able to effectively communicate and present technical concepts to technical and non-technical audiences

Continuous Improvement - Continually focused on improving the responsiveness and quality of the solutions delivered

Honesty/Integrity - Does not cut corners ethically.  Earns trust and maintains confidences.  Always behaves in a manner of the highest ethical standards

Results Driven - Focuses on desired results.  Sets and achieves challenging goals


Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years of progressive experience across aspects of User Experience Design to Front End Development on complex web-based software for search or similarly complex function
  • Strong skills in HTML frameworks, CSS, JavaScript and other front-end related technologies
  • Strong skills with design tools (e.g. Sketch, Adobe CC Suite / XD, Webflow, InVision)
  • Experience with React.js community
  • Ability to work with multiple, distributed teams
  • The ideal candidate is familiar with library systems and the library technology industry.  Knowledge of online database research products, institutional repositories
  • Experience with Agile, specifically SAFe
  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably continued education focus on Computer Science or Web Design


Cultural Competencies


Positive Attitude

Good Judgement

Open Communication


Desire to Make an Impact

Eager to Understand



Team Player 


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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