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Employment Type:
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Job Category:
Software Development
Software Development & Design
Software Engineer II
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proquest | Palo Alto, CA
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Job Description

ebrary seeks an Software Engineer II

Palo Alto, the home of ebrary, Facebook and Stanford University, is situated in the heart of Silicon Valley directly between San Francisco and San Jose. ebrary, a ProQuest company is proud to be part of a city and a region known around the world for its Software Engineering and Technical innovation.

Large-scale environment, Multi-tiered and Distributed

Advanced Cloud-based infrastructure

Automation, scaling and performance minded

Ruby and Java-based deployment tools

Complex multi-cluster management

ebooks leader in a major market!

The person who fills this role will be a skilled software engineer to join us in the evolution of our platform as we scale through highly automated methods. This is a fairly junior position, but in all other respects requires a great deal of maturity and attention to detail. The Infrastructure Software Engineer will work directly with our senior members of our team to comprehend our software management methods and objectives, and complete implementation assignments that extend our capabilities and support our agile processes.

Our products support complex content aggregation, sophisticated business models, streaming and downloaded document delivery, and unique user interaction. They are delivered as fully virtualized and cloud-based services with particular emphasis on automated deployment and management techniques, rooted in our core development processes.

What you'll be doing:

Take responsibility for our infrastructure tools. This includes:

Improve on existing tools

Build new test harnesses for the tools

Write new tools as needed

Help manage our infrastructure. This includes:

Make sure the core infrastructure is functioning (build and deployment servers, monitoring, etc.)

Managing IAM accounts and other authentication needs

System Administration of Engineering, QA and Production systems in various facilities - AWS, in-house, and co-lo

Build, Packaging and deployment scripts development, and their execution

On call 24x7 operations support during one week every month

Manage and support the build, continuous integration, QA automation and performance testing environments

What you need to be successful:

BS or MS in computer science or any equivalent degree

2+ years software development experience

Familiarity with Linux and Windows operating environments

Java skills sufficient for systems level programming

Experience working effectively in a team environment as a strong collaborative player

Excellent oral and written communication skills, including production of system documentation

Able to listen, evaluate assignments, and hold up your end of the mentorship equation

The Company:

ebooks are hot! Giant, scalable collections of ebooks are our business. Integration with all the players is our game.

ebrary is a very successful content distribution and technology company with significant market presence worldwide. With our technology, educational institutions all over the world are providing student access to an ever-growing distributed library of content, at fraction of the cost of acquiring and maintaining physical documents. We are growing, and expanding into new markets rapidly. None the less, innovation is our passion, and we keep it focused.

We're over 12 years old, and privately held as a subsidiary of ProQuest , a premier content and services company with "central to research" delivery through academic and corporate libraries throughout the world. You can learn more about us at http://www.ebrary.com and http://www.proquest.com

About proquest

ProQuest Company is a publisher of information solutions for the education, automotive and power equipment markets. The Company provides products and services to its customers through two business segments: ProQuest Information and Learning (PQIL) and ProQuest Business Solutions (PQBS). PQIL is a provider of content to schools, academic institutions and public libraries. PQIL converts information to microfilm and electronic form and adds value to this information through its professionally prepared abstracts and indices. PQBS develops and deploys parts and service information products, and dealer performance applications for the automotive market. The automotive parts and services products provide a flexible technical reference system using compact disc-read only memory (CD-ROM) and Web-based technology. In February 2007, the Company closed on its transaction with Cambridge Information Group (CIG), under which CIG has acquired its ProQuest Information and Learning segment.