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Library Data Integration Engineer

Date:  Nov 18, 2022

Remote, ENG, GB, EN1 3XA

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.



EBSCO Information Services is looking for a passionate librarian to join our cross-functional team Software as a Service Implementation team.   As a Library Data Integration Engineer on this team, you will be responsible for providing expertise on catalog and institutional repositories, databases as well as technical implementation of EBSCOs library linked data products used by our customers globally. The ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced Agile environment, has an attention to detail, and uses their penchant for fact-based learning to constantly seek ways to improve.


Primary Responsibilities

Operational Execution:

  • Develop a technical understanding of a large-scale, multifaceted extract, transform, load (ETL) pipeline, and use that understanding to diagnose errors, identify areas for optimization, and deliver data to customers
  • Collaborate with non-technical teams on requirements for manipulating library data to support key features for new and existing products within the EBSCO SaaS Suite; this includes support for display and searching features
  • Communicate and provide expertise with internal and external customers of library data products as required.
  • Read and/or write detailed technical database design specifications that describe how to manipulate bibliographic data sources to EBSCO’s proprietary format
  • Operate automated tools and processes in order to deliver data within established quality and lead time targets
  • Collaborate with Product Managers, Agile Product Owners, and fellow Library Data Integration Engineers to support scoping and executing projects as part of the SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework for Enterprises) planning process
  • Perform quality checks and resolve defects
  • Collaborate with other Library Data Integration Engineers on extract, transform, load (ETL) tool configurations, evaluating existing tools and proposing ideas for new solutions
  • Contribute to team’s operational success through Customer Service Issue triage and diagnosis, assisting with product updates and rebuilds, monitoring product health, and identifying and resolving blockers and process challenges
  • Collaborate with external vendors and partner teams on essential workflows and ETL operations
  • Generalist: learns multiple aspects of various data pipelines
  • Pick up new skills readily and demonstrate an ability to adapt to a changing business environment

Innovation and Improvement:

  • Understand the expectations of internal and external customers and evaluate personal and team performance in terms of real impact to customers
  • Use facts, data, metrics, and sound reasoning to craft a narrative and make the case for change; develop a detailed understanding of each of the team’s core performance metrics
  • Track root causes, and other key facts, over time in order to establish trends and help illustrate challenges and opportunities

Strategic and Thought Leadership:

  • Coach, train, and advise Library Data Integration Engineers on both technical skills and business processes
  • Take an active role in planning personal and team goals
  • Write and/or co-write problem statements that help describe issues that have significant impact to team or department objectives


Required Qualifications

  • Master of Library Science degree, or comparable experience 
  • Knowledge of Library Automation Software
  • Minimum of two years in the field of librarianship or bibliographic database development or design, including demonstrated experience creating or manipulating bibliographic data in a searchable database environment
  • Familiarity with standard bibliographic format standards (e.g. Dublin Core, JSON, NLM XML, JATS, MARC21)
  • Minimum of two years of demonstrated experience with web-based bibliographic database search and retrieval techniques
  • Minimum of one year of demonstrated experience with indexing methods as applied to bibliographic data
  • Minimum of one year demonstrated understanding of MARC21 bibliographic format 
  • Minimum of one year of demonstrated experience reading and understanding documents in XML format 
  • Minimum of one year demonstrated ability to balance multiple projects concurrently in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment 
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail 
  • Excellent technical communication skills, both verbal and written


Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to work well in a team environment 
  • 1+ year of experience with Python


Target Annual Compensation Range: $45,280 - 64,680

The actual salary offer will carefully consider a wide range of factors including your skills, qualifications, education, training, and experience, as well as the position’s work location. EBSCO provides a generous benefits program including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a retirement savings plan, paid parental leave, holidays and paid time off (PTO), as well as tuition reimbursement. View more about EBSCO’s benefits here:




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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