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Sr Open Source Java Engineer

Date:  Mar 6, 2023

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.

This position calls for experience with developing and supporting large scale applications with high volume utilization. This Senior Software Engineer should be a self-starter that can handle multiple priorities simultaneously, be the technical leader for product features and non-functional requirements, ensure that development activities are coordinated throughout the development cycle, including maintenance and ongoing development of CI/CD infrastructure.  The candidate should display a proven background in software development, agile practices, software testing, devops and a desire to broaden their software development skills. 


Primary Responsibilities:


·         Perform the technical design, implementation, testing, and production 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.

·         Conduct 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.

·         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. Masters preferred.

·         6+ years of experience in Java

·         3+ years of experience in designing relational database schema and writing complex SQL queries; experience with PostgreSQL specifically is a plus

·         2+ years of experience with AWS Cloud services

·         Linux – general knowledge, shell scripting – RedHat/Amazon Linux specifically is a plus

·         3+ yrs experience using Agile and/or SAFe

·         3+ years of experience in implementation of production RESTful interfaces in a microservices model

·         Demonstrated ability to lead or drive a project with sound technical and design skills

·         An advocate for unit testing, automation, and test-driven development.


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


Target Annual Salary Range: $127,020 - $181,460. 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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