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Sr Software Engineer I

Date:  Jun 17, 2022

Remote, MA, US, Remote

Onsite or Remote:  Remote
Company Name:  EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO Industries, Inc. (EBSCO), headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, is one of the largest privately held and family-owned companies in the United States. EBSCO was founded in 1944 by an entrepreneur who was passionate about honoring our commitments to our customers, rejecting the status quo, and seeking to continuously improve our team. We continue to operate that way today, with a passion for our people and our businesses succeeding together. EBSCO has grown and evolved over time into a holding company with a global portfolio comprised of dozens of entities in over 15 separate industries/markets, including Information services, outdoor products, real estate, manufacturing and distribution, and insurance services. We provide valuable support services to our subsidiaries to support their growth. We hire passionate people, driven to grow, because we know the success of EBSCO depends on the long-term success of our businesses and our teams.

Senior Software Engineer I


As a Senior Software Engineer, you will work on an Agile development team building, testing and deploying great products and services for our customers. You will create information products and services that inform the world, advancing research in traditional and emerging fields and transforming learning and education.

As a member of an Agile development team, you will design, develop, and demonstrate software in 2-week iterations developing to a SAFe Program Increment. You will make commitments to the business and meet those commitments as a team. You will strive for continuous improvement in knowledge and productivity and also display a pattern of continual learning and a desire to broaden your software development and design skills.


What you’ll do

• Provide expertise on system architecture, design, implementation, testing, delivery, and operation of premium EBSCO products.

• Provide operational support to components that your team owns, including 24/7 availability as needed.

• 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.

• Own system and feature quality throughout the development, testing and deployment phases to ensure quality delivery expectations are met.

• Mentor other engineers on the team in areas of specific expertise.

• 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 deliver 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 certification or equivalent experience.

• 4+ years of .NET, Node, Java, or JavaScript development

• 4+ 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

• 3- 4+ years of experience in multiple of the following areas:

  • Adept with complex SQL syntax
  • Experience implementing solutions with OAuth, OpenID Connect (OIDC), and SAML
  • Familiarity with Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) standard
  • Experience with the AWS console or AWS services
  • One or more JavaScript frameworks (React, AngularJS, Node.js) and JavaScript libraries.
  • Test Driven Development (TDD) and Automated Testing with JUnit, LoadRunner, JMeter, etc.
  • DevOps or automated software deployment.
  • Working on an Agile team.
  • Web Services lifecycle (design, build, test, deploy), API versioning and design approaches, tools, inter-operability, and SOA concepts.
  • Microservices and microservice design patterns.
  • Developing automated integration, acceptance, and/or contract driven tests scenarios.
  • Performance testing strategies and techniques.


Role-Based Competencies:

• Technical Mastery: Domain Proficiency, Implementation, Design, Continuous Operations

• Product Development: Accountability/Ownership, Innovation, Adaptability to Technologies, Continuous Improvement

• Lean/Agile Mastery: Know Role, Know Practices, Committed to Change, Story Writing, Ceremonies

• Solution Focus: MVP, Resource Optimization, Customer-Focused, Cross Team Influence

• Team over Self: Teamwork, Execution, Communication, Make Others Great, Emotional Intelligence


EBSCO Leadership Competencies:

• Personal: Drive, Positive Attitude, Trust & Respect

• People: Open Communication, Collaboration, Talent Development

• Thought: Strategic Thinking, Critical Thinking, Customer-Focused

• Results: Change Leadership, Continuous Improvement, Execution



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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