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Sr Software Engineer - Data Platform (Remote)

Date:  Sep 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.


A Senior Software Engineer position is available within the Data Platform ART. The position requires a highly motivated and experienced technician that will participate and contribute in all areas of Business Intelligence Engineering. You will be working in the latest AWS technologies as EBSCO works to migrate our data warehouses into a modern, real-time data analytics platform.


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.


Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, MIS, Computer Engineering or other Technical related degree or equivalent experience.
  • Deep understanding of data ingestion and delivery pipelines
  • 5+ years of experience building data pipelines and processing large amount of data using AWS Services
  • 5+ years advanced SQL programming
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 


Preferred Skills

  • 3+ years working with streaming data technologies. Kinesis, Kafka, Streamsets, Hadoop, Hive, Spark, etc.
  • 3+ years (AWS) Amazon Web Services Solutions experience.
  • 3+ years Redshift or comparable columnar database.
  • 1+ year experience with Python (preferably, or NodeJS)
  • 1+ years CI/CD (Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment). Preferably with Jenkins
  • 1+ years performance testing strategies and techniques
  • 1+ years working with large (>1TB) databases
  • 1+ years designing BI solutions and databases
  • 1+ years Linux experience
  • Demonstrated ability to lead or drive a project with sound technical and design skills.
  • Excellent mentoring skills and the desire to contribute to efforts beyond the scope of the day-to-day project work.
  • Advocate of unit testing, automation and test-driven development.
  • Detailed understanding of Agile software engineering principles and methodologies.



Target Annual Salary Range: $127,020 - $181,460  This Pay Target range includes a bonus target of 5% of base salary

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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