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Senior Software Engineer

Date: Jan 6, 2021

Location: remote, MA, US, remote

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 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.

We are seeking a highly-motivated Software Engineer who will become part of the EBSCO clinical decisions software development team.  You will play an integral role on a team responsible for the architecture, design, development, testing, and delivery of EBSCO Clinical Decisions content design, delivery products. Your work will contribute to the growth of Clinical Decisions by  helping in creation of user friendly content by editorial and also in publishing the content for the further upstream consumption. You will also be in helping driving the content domain future features.


Primary Responsibilities


·         Develop, maintain, extend software components and ensure reliable deployment of new features for EBSCO clinical decisions products

·         Collaborate with product management and your team while analyzing and decomposing complex software features into simpler stories for planning and execution

·         Collaborate with your team to manage and estimate the size and complexity of the features/stories and commit to what can be accomplished in an iteration

·         Contribute to technical design, and implementation/development of well-engineered solutions

·         Contribute to creation and implementation of test plans, test cases, and automated tests to ensure adequate coverage based on requirements

·         Demonstrate ownership of developed components from development through production

·         Contribute to software engineering best practices for design, coding standards, performance, test automation, security, delivery, maintainability, and culture

·         Contribute to the ongoing efforts to continuously improve the quality of the team’s deliverables


 Role-Based Competencies

·         Demonstrated ability to work on a project and as part of a team with sound technical and design skills

·         Demonstrated communication and problem solving skills, including an ability to look forward and anticipate issues and assess risk

·         Desire to contribute to efforts beyond the scope of the day-to-day project work

·         Advocate of unit testing, automation, and test-driven development

·         Implements solutions and enhancements quickly and efficiently following EBSCO software development lifecycle processes and practices.

·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, MIS, Computer Engineering or other Information Technology related degree or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years of professional development experience using Java
  • Experience working in AWS or other cloud technologies
  • 3+ years of experience in large systems software design and development with hands on experience in RESTful Web Services, HTTP, SSL.
  • Working knowledge of Test Driven Development (TDD) and Automated Unit Testing with JUnit, NUnit, etc.
  • Experience with HTML (XHTML / HTML5), CSS, and JavaScript for developing web user experiences
  • Experience with XML, XML schema representations (DTD, XSD, RNG), XML validation tools (e.g., XERXES), and the XML Stylesheet Language Transformations (XSLT) and transformation platforms (e.g., Saxon).
  • Experience (ideally) with the Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) and the DITA Open Toolkit (Java, XSLT, Ant).
  • Experience in writing software for publishing content into users



Preferred Qualifications

  • 1+ years of experience with DevOps and CI/CD practices.
  • Experience working on an agile team preferred.
  • Some experience with Web Services lifecycle (design, build, test, deploy), API versioning and design approaches, tools, inter-operability, and SOA concepts.
  • Familiarity with Microservices and microservice design patterns.
  • Working knowledge of performance testing strategies and techniques.
  • Demonstrated leadership and communication skills, including an ability to look forward and anticipate problems and assess risk.
  •  Experience in creating content strategy, understanding of taxonomy, content personalization and architecting

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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