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Senior Data Engineer

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Sheridan Journal Services Boston , MA 02114

Posted 4 months ago

About this job:

The Software Engineer, Data Specialist designs, develops, and installs high-quality, innovative and fully performing software to support and enhance our mixed content online publishing platform. This position is focused on managing customer content and developing the PubFactory tools for ingesting and publishing this content.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual who is looking to grow their career in a fast paced environment.

Here’s what you’re going to be doing here:

  • Assume technical ownership and leadership for PubFactory XML data schemas, content ingestion, and XML data transformation. The Software Engineer, Data Specialist will work with application developers to determine the proper responsibilities between data management and application features
  • Implement content work flows, ingestion and other business functions in Java
  • Work with Project Managers on clarifying requirements for complex features
  • Contribute to sophisticated systems that interface with multiple systems or teams
  • Write reliable, well-documented, well-tested code consistently and predictably, and complete development tickets with high velocity
  • Integrate software components into a fully functional software system
  • Document and maintain software functionality
  • Troubleshoot, debug and upgrade existing systems
  • Work with QA and Project Managers to explain technical issues in relevant detail
  • Provide consistent and reliable estimates of duration and difficulty
  • Demonstrate quality coding practices and style through example
  • Participate in frequent code reviews
  • Attend relevant technical conferences and stay current with best practices and industry trends

What you need:

A Software Engineer, Data Specialist is expected to have more than 5 years of solid, active commercial software development work, including significant personal ownership of projects or initiatives.


  • Four-year college degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or equivalent education and experience in relevant field
  • 5+ years’ experience developing software
  • 3+ years in a lead development role
  • Ability to speak, read, and write in English
  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills
  • XML and XSL
  • XQuery
  • XML Schemas including relax NG, DTDs and XML Schema
  • NoSQL databases, specifically SOLR; MarkLogic is a plus
  • Java programming
  • Web Application Development

The ideal applicant will have a strong working knowledge of many of the following:

  • Familiarity with Databases such as MySQL and RedShift
  • Linux / Bash scripting
  • Agile Development
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills
  • Collaborative, teamwork-based approach to solving problems
  • Ability to travel on occasion

Why you are going to enjoy the job…

  • The ability to learn and grow in your career
  • Values based company that prioritizes trust and respect
  • Collaborate on cutting edge projects with the best teams in the industry
  • Contribute to disseminating important new knowledge to improve the world
  • Make a difference in the continual developing of online content hosting platforms
  • Modern, open office in ideal downtown Boston location

And of course we offer:

  • Commuting reimbursement
  • Career development, including tuition reimbursement
  • Flexible schedules, including occasional telecommuting
  • Employee and family medical, dental and vision plans
  • Company paid Life, AD&D, Short and Long Term Disability
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with company match
  • Paid Time Off: Vacation, Holidays and Sick Time
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical and Dependent Care
  • And more…..
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