Software Engineer - EAD
EBSCO Publishing - Ipswich, MA

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Software Engineer – EAD

The Software Engineer in the EBSCOhost Application Development (EAD) group is responsible for taking ownership of development tasks that contribute to the implementation of features on the EBSCOhost web application. Completing these tasks requires the ability to read, interpret, and discuss business requirements and translate the requirements to code that meets departmental standards.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Utilize the .NET framework and the appropriate client side frameworks to develop multi-tiered web applications consisting of reusable components and services

  • Document and diagram the design of solution interfaces, implementations, and dependencies

  • Provide detailed task definitions and time estimates for project deliverables

  • Create unit tests to ensure functional integrity of solutions

  • Troubleshoot application issues down to the network protocol level

  • Collaborate with development team members to create a consistent approach across feature implementations

  • Participate in code reviews and play an active role in ensuring best practices are enforced in all team development work

  • Communicate effectively with requirements and QA groups


  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science/Information Technology or 4 years equivalent experience

  • 2+ years web application development

  • 2+ years object-oriented programming principles and techniques

  • 2+ years ASP.NET or Java EE development

  • 2+ years relational database design

  • 2+ years JavaScript framework (jQuery, Prototype, Dojo, etc.)

  • Languages Required:

    • SQL: 1+ to 2 years required

    • XML: 1+ to 2 years required

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Test-driven development experience

  • Rich Internet Application development using AJAX and jQuery

  • Experience with an MVC framework

  • Core JavaScript

  • Excellent verbal and written communication

  • Positive attitude and team player

  • Strong analytical abilities

About EBSCO Publishing: What We Offer

EBSCO Publishing is a leading provider of research databases for public libraries, colleges, universities, schools, hospitals, medical institutions, corporations and government institutions worldwide. The EBSCO Publishing Campus is located in Ipswich, Massachusetts along the banks of the Ipswich River. We are just minutes from the MBTA train stop and we provide 75% commuter rail reimbursement. EBSCO Publishing offers a competitive employee benefits package including Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance, dental insurance, vision, short and long term disability, life insurance, and a retirement savings & profit sharing plan. Considered one of the top places to work in Massachusetts, EBSCO Publishing also offers a subsidized cafeteria, free coffee, an on-site fitness center with classes, and tuition reimbursement.

About the Information and Technology Department

When you join EBSCO Publishing as a Software Engineer - EAD, you will contribute your skills to the Information Technology Department in Ipswich, MA. This department consists of the following teams: database design, development & production, product management, services engineering, enterprise architecture, enterprise business intelligence, enterprise systems development, systems & networking, and application engineering. There are many diverse IT job positions within these teams.