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Open Source Java Software Engineer (remote)

Date:  Jul 27, 2022

Remote, MA, US, Remote

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.

If you are a recent graduate with some software development experience who likes to learn new technologies and solve interesting problems, we have an opening for you.


As a Software Engineer, you will work on an Agile development team building, testing, deploying and supporting an open-source product and services for our customers and partners. This Software Engineer should be a self-starter that can handle multiple priorities simultaneously and have a desire to broaden their software development skills. 


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the technical design, implementation, testing, and support of applications and platform software for the FOLIO open source platform (
  • Own system and feature quality throughout the development, testing, and deployment phases to ensure quality delivery expectations are met.
  • Participate in new technology research, proof of concept, and design work that will provide direction for the enhancement of the overall system and products.
  • Contribute to software engineering best practices for design, coding standards, performance, security, delivery, maintainability, and culture.
  • Work alongside other software engineers to elevate technology and consistently apply best practices for design, coding standards, performance, security, delivery, and maintainability.
  • Demonstrate ownership of developed components from development through production.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, a similar technical field of study or equivalent practical experience.
  • 1+ years of experience in Java
  • 1+ years of experience in writing complex SQL queries; experience with PostgreSQL specifically is a plus
  • 1+ years of experience with AWS Cloud services
  • Linux – general knowledge, shell scripting – RedHat/Amazon Linux specifically is a plus
  • 1+ years of experience in implementation of production RESTful interfaces in micro-service architecture
  • Demonstrated ability to drive a project with sound technical and design skills
  • An advocate for unit testing, automation, and test-driven development
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to be a self-starter


Preferred qualifications:

  • Virtualization – Docker, Vagrant, etc.
  • CI/CD – Jenkins, Maven, etc.
  • SCM - Git/GitHub
  • OpenAPI, JSON, XML
  • Security related experience –SSO, OAUTH, SAML, LDAP, etc.
  • Scripting languages - bash, groovy, python
  • Container management - AWS ECS, Kubernetes, etc.
  • Logging/Monitoring/Alerting/Analytics – Cloudwatch Insights, SumoLogic, micrometer, graphana, SNMP, JMX, etc.
  • Other - Kafka, ElasticSearch



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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