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Software Engineer II

Date:  Nov 24, 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.



As a Software Engineer II, you will work on an engineering-focused Agile development team developing cutting-edge cloud-based DevOps solutions.

As a member of an Agile development team, you will design, develop and demonstrate software in 2 week iterations as part of an Agile Release Train developing in a SAFe Program Increment. You will make realistic commitments to the business and meet those commitments as a team. You will strive for continuous improvements in knowledge, productivity and display a pattern of continual learning and a desire to broaden your software development and design skills. You will have access to many highly experienced engineering mentors who will help you hone your skills and improve your craft.

What you’ll do

  • Provide expertise on system design, implementation, testing and delivery of a Kubernetes-based cluster DevOps system to support premium EBSCO products in the cloud. 
  • Work directly with product management and your team while analyzing and decomposing complex software requirements into simple user stories for planning and execution. 
  • Collaborate with your team to estimate the size and complexity of the features.
  • Perform the technical design, implementation, and testing of features and commit to stories to be accomplished in an iteration.
  • Be a strong contributor to product features, helping ensure that development activities are coordinated throughout the development cycle achieving scalable, automated solutions for our customer base.
  • Mentor more junior engineers on the team in areas of specific expertise.
  • Assist other teams or ARTs on tasks in areas where your specific expertise is needed.
  • Own system and feature quality throughout the development, testing and deployment phases to ensure quality delivery expectations are met.
  • Drive value and build to continuously improve the quality of the team’s deliverables, authoring well engineered solutions using test-first/test-driven methodologies.
  • Conduct new technology research, proof of concept, and design work that will provide direction for the enhancement of the overall system and products.
  • Provide ongoing maintenance, support and enhancements in existing systems and platforms.
  • Model and contribute to the continuous improvement of your team.
  • 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.
  • Exemplify the principles behind the Agile Manifesto and SAFe framework in all interactions.


Skills or experience you need

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, MIS, Computer Engineering or other Technical related
  • degree or equivalent experience.
  • 1-2+ years of AWS experience.
  • 1-2+ years of Python experience.
  • 1-2+ years of experience in large systems software design and development with hands on
  • experience in RESTful Web Services, HTML, XML/JSON, HTTP, SSL.
  • Proficiency with source code management tools such as git.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Skills or experience that sets you apart

  • Experience with Jenkins
  • Experience working with Istio.
  • Experience working with Terraform.
  • Experience with DevOps or automated software deployment.
  • 3+ years of experience with one or more high-level languages (Python, C#, Java, etc.)
  • 2+ years experience with microservices and microservice design patterns.
  • 1-2+ years of experience with managing and operating a Kubernetes cluster.
  • Experience with working on an Agile team.


Target Annual Salary Range: $82,700 - $118,145. 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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