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Sr Software Engineer - Data Platform (remote)

Date:  Sep 22, 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 Senior Software Engineer, you will work on an Agile development team within Data Platform Domain, responsible for streaming hundreds of millions of transactions daily across all product offerings for report consumption. The team works with microservices and AWS resources that automatically scale per traffic demands. Reporting is a critical component to renewals and profit to the company. Daily, you will design, develop, test, and deploy software into AWS using state-of-the-art technologies.

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. You will make commitments to the business and meet those commitments as a team. You will strive for continuous improvement in knowledge and productivity while displaying a pattern of continual learning as you broaden your software development and design skills.


Primary Responsibilities 

  • Development of Data Pipelines that adhere to technical and quality departmental standards 
  • 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 features.  Perform the technical design, implementation, and testing of features and commit to stories to be accomplished in an iteration
  • Provide expertise on system architecture, design, implementation, testing, delivery, and operation of premium EBSCO products
  • Be a technical leader in some cases for product features, helping ensure that development activities are coordinated throughout the development cycle achieving scalable, automated solutions for our customer base
  • Mentor other engineers on the team in areas of specific expertise
  • 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
  • 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


Role-Based Competencies

  • Problem Solver: Applies critical thinking and structured problem solving to address root causes
  • Collaboration: Works effectively with team members and cross functional teams to accomplish individual, team and organization goals
  • Analytical Skills: Able to draw insightful conclusions from complex data. Exhibits probing mind
  • Technically Savvy: Highly knowledgeable on current and proven technologies and proactively seeks to gain knowledge and understanding of evolving solutions that could have positive impact on current systems, software and tools
  • Results Driven: Focuses on desired results. Sets and achieves challenging goals
  • Practitioner: Expertly applies skills and knowledge to daily tasks in order to achieve desired outcomes
  • Detail Oriented: Pays attention to little details. Has patience and perseverance for pursuing a problem until the reason has been exposed and is well understood. Proactive to initiate plans for corrective actions
  • Flexibility/Adaptability: Adjusts quickly to changing priorities and conditions. Copes effectively with complexity and change


EIS Cultural Competencies

Drive; Positive Attitude; Eagerness to Understand; Sound Judgement; Collaboration; Open Communication; Accountability; Trust & Respect


Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, MIS, Computer Engineering or other Technical related degree or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of Java Spring Boot development
  • 5+ years of experience in large systems software design and development with hands on experience in RESTful Web Services, HTML, XML/JSON, HTTP, SSL.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 


Preferred Skills

  • 3+ years (AWS) Amazon Web Services Solutions experience (preferred experience using EC2, ECS, DynamoDB, Lambda, SQS, CloudFormation, S3, RDS, Redshift)
  • 2+ years working with streaming data technologies.  Kinesis, Kafka, Streamsets, Hadoop, Hive, Spark, etc
  • 1+ year experience with Python (preferably, or NodeJS)
  • 1+ years database experience with Postgres/SQL
  • 1+ year writing unit tests with Junit and mocking libraries
  • 1+ years CI/CD (Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment).  Preferably with Jenkins
  • 1+ years performance testing strategies and techniques
  • Microservices and microservice design patterns
  • Advocate of unit testing, and automation
  • Detailed understanding of Agile software engineering principles and methodologies


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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