Sr Software Dev Eng I

EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO Information Services

Ipswich, MA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 14, 2024

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.

Your Opportunity:

EBSCO has an exciting new Software Engineering position focused on the development of multiple consumer-facing products. You will join an agile team of skilled engineers specializing in development of search intelligence back-end tools and systems that support our search engine. 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.

What You’ll Do:

· 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.

· 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.

· 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.

Your Team:

The Cortex team builds search intelligence tools for Ebsco’s search engine that provide capabilities such as full text retrieval, data harvesting, and engines that provides usage informed suggestions to users as they type search queries. Additionally, this team works on Machine Learning solutions as well, which means successful candidates who master supporting the core Java/Python tools the team stewards will have an opportunity to expand and work on ML solutions as well.

About You:

· Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, MIS, Computer Engineering or other Technical related degree or equivalent experience.

· 5+ years of Java development experience

· 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.

What sets you apart:

· Hands on experience with cloud services, preferably AWS and lambda-based/serverless technology patterns.

· Working knowledge of microservices and microservice design patterns.

· Experience developing complex solutions (not just scripts) using Python

· Demonstrated leadership and communication skills, including an ability to look forward and anticipate problems and assess risk.

· Excellent mentoring skills and the desire to contribute to efforts beyond the scope of the day-to-day project work.

Our Offer to You:

Target Annual Compensation Range: $117,250 - $167,500

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 and Flexible spending accounts
  • Retirement Savings Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Holidays and Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Mentoring program
  • And much more! Check it out here:

We work hard to embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion and encourage everyone at EBSCO to bring their authentic selves to work every day. We have a wide representation of employee resource groups. To learn more, visit


At EBSCO, our culture is defined by ten guiding principles. We put our customers first, and we're always looking for ways to innovate and improve. We make decisions based on facts, communicate openly, and hold ourselves accountable for results. Trust, respect, and care for each other are essential to how we work. Every day, our actions and teamwork shape who we are as a company. To learn more about our culture, visit

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