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Data Integration Director

EBSCO Information Services
Ipswich, Massachusetts, United States
January 16, 2019



The Database Integration Director position is responsible for EIS research database pipeline, which is used to build new research database products and maintain our existing product portfolio. We run a large ETL operation, ingesting a variety of structured and unstructured data for eBooks, journals, newspapers, databases, (you name it), provided to us by our content provider partners. This content is used to create research databases used by a wide range of customers including academic libraries, schools, corporations, public libraries and healthcare facilities.

The team is looking for a Director who will embrace EIS’ strategy and customer needs, and work to develop our team, processes, and tools to achieve company goals and exceed customer expectations. The Director will need to balance maintaining and improving our products with our existing systems, while at the same time collaborating with our Technology team to migrate our pipeline into a new AWS- based architecture.

This opportunity for the right individual to have an impact is high. If you are excited by process and technology, working in a fast paced and demanding environment, and a healthy combination of tactical and strategic thinking, we would love to have you as part of our team.

Primary Responsibilities Include

- Oversee the research database product pipeline. Support a team of roughly 25 team members, including publisher content management, database product content designers, and data integration engineers. Responsibilities include data acquisition, 3rd party partner relationships, data mapping/transformation, data governance, and product delivery to our customers.

- Protect EIS products and enhance customer experience by proactively measuring and managing our research database product ETL operation. Resolve difficult customer, technical, and process issues in a fast and professional manner. Proactively work with Product Managers to communicate and resolve issues impacting product health.

- Collaborate with Product Management, Technology and other stakeholders to provide thought leadership and execution as we migrate our tools to new AWS-based ETL processes and tools.

- Keep abreast of market and technology developments and provide thought leadership to continually identify process and architectural improvements. Advocate for and drive these strategies.

- Provide coaching and leadership to the team, promoting desired behaviors, resulting in improved results for EIS customers. Support employee development and career advancement.

- Promote and empower Lean thinking, principles, and problem solving via training, rollout, and coaching.

Required Qualifications

• BA or MA degree in data science, information science, library science, computer science or a related discipline.

• 6+ years' experience in a data integration role

• 3+ years’ hands-on experience using data integration tools for ingesting, processing (cleaning, enriching, etc.), and loading high-volume data

• 3+ years’ of leadership/team management experience

• Practical knowledge of data integration principles, formats, and best practices/standards, and industry trends

• Familiarity working with multiple standard document formats including XML, HTML, and PDF

• Familiarity operating within a Unix/Linux and/or Windows environment, operating or administering software (scheduling and monitoring applications), scripting languages (e.g. Python), T-SQL, and relational databases

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience with AWS-based data integration tools

• Knowledge and experience in the information services industry.

• Knowledge of academic publishing and/or library markets

Role-based Competencies

Subject Knowledge: Knowledge of best practices in cloud-based ETL/data integration and MDM, along with hands on experience in a velocity-driven culture; Experience with SnapLogic, Informatica or similar solutions strongly preferred

Technical prowess: Able to quickly get to know our products, processes and business needs to a sufficient level to drive projects, improvements and product enhancements

Strategic Thinking/Vision: Able to see and communicate the big picture in an inspiring way. Determines opportunity and risks through comprehensive analysis of current and future trends.

Moves others to Action: Translates the vision into day-to-day activities and behaviors; guides and motivates others to take actions that support the vision.

Communication & Presentation: Communicates and presents ideas clearly and with confidence. Delivers presentations and status updates suited to the characteristics and needs of the audience.

Team Player: Fosters a team based culture within the CAD team and across departments. Develops a supportive and helpful culture for assistance in projects and daily support interactions.

Continuous Improvement: Continually focused on improving the responsiveness and quality of the solutions delivered.

Enthusiasm: Exhibits high energy, passion and intensity in completing work objectives.

Cultural Competencies

- Operate with a bias for action

- Insist on quality

- Understand that change is necessary

- Professionalism

- Foster Creativity and Continuous Improvement

If you are interested in hearing more about this opportunity, please send your resume to Thanks for your interest!

Here at EBSCO we will provide relocation assistance to the best and brightest people. We are 45 minutes outside of Boston just minutes from the beach in Ipswich, MA. Ipswich is a part of the North Shore and contains a wide variety of locally owned shops, restaurants, and farms. It is not only a great area to work but to raise a family.

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