Application Architect

EBSCO Industries, Inc.   Birmingham, AL   Full-time
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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 4,000 people worldwide. We are the leader in our field due to our cutting-edge technology, forward-thinking philosophy, and top-notch workforce. EIS, a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., based in Birmingham, AL, is ranked in the top 200 of the nation’s largest, privately held corporations according to Forbes magazine. EBSCO is a company that will motivate you, inspire you, and allow you to grow. We are looking for the best. If you are too, we encourage you to explore our unique opportunities.



The Application Architect at EBSCO is a technical leader who has significant responsibility for the architecture and engineering of our Research and Discovery products.

The Architect engages with business stakeholders and multiple software development teams to define the functional requirements, analyze technical trade-offs, determine the major components, and specify the APIs between the services. They validate technology assumptions and evaluate alternatives. The Architect serves as the primary architectural coach for each development team ensuring that team-led designs run in sync with the product/solution architecture and underlying platform architecture.

Our Technology:

Each day millions of researchers use our modern user interfaces and sophisticated search engine to search and discover full-text content quickly and easily.

These highly scalable applications are built with React, Node.js, and APIs leveraging Spring Framework technologies. The AWS workloads include EC2, S3, Lambda, Cloudfront, DynamoDB, ElastiCache, ECS/EKS, and others. Everything is managed with infrastructure as code to ensure a consistent, scalable, and reliable platform.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Define, design, prototype, and plan current and future cloud-based applications
  • Provide technical leadership to the agile software engineering teams
  • Own, develop, review, and enhance design artifacts
  • Develop architecture in support of upcoming business features and capabilities
  • Establish critical nonfunctional requirements at the solution and team level
  • Interact regularly with business stakeholders, program, and engineering teams about features under development

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, or related field
  • 2+ years as an architect focused on web-based application design and development
  • Deep knowledge of the client-side development ecosystem: React, Redux, Webpack, Node.js
  • Deep understanding of SOA/REST/Microservices concepts
  • Experience and working knowledge of cloud-based architecture and solutions (AWS certifications are a plus)
  • Experience partnering with multiple business and engineering teams to architect and strategize technology roadmaps
  • Experience with CI/CD pipelines, automated testing solutions, and monitoring tools

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with mobile applications design principals and their use of APIs
  • Knowledge and experience applying enterprise patterns to solve business problems
  • Experience running Agile and applying Agile to application development


EBSCO Industries, an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws.  EBSCO strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), 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.

EBSCO complies 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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EBSCO Industries, Inc.

Birmingham, AL