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Simply a great place to work!

Why Work at Aries?

Aries is one of the most well known and highly respected software companies in the STM field - but above all, Aries is simply a great place to work! We are an established, nimble, self-financed and profitable company committed to maintaining a cutting edge internal development environment, and you won’t believe how much there is to learn here. We have huge market share, a recession resistant clientele, rock solid stability that is virtually unheard of in the software industry - and we have never had a layoff - EVER. Explore this section to find out more about our culture, location, benefits, and what it is like to be part of our team.

For more information about career opportunities within Aries or to apply for any open position, please contact Jack Howell, Human Resources Manager (jhowell@ariessys.com) or call direct at 978-291-1947. United States Citizenship or Permanent Residency (Green Card) is required for consideration. Aries Systems is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity.

Culture

At Aries, we take great pride in our work because we believe that what we build here matters. Thousands of customers and literally millions of global users rely on our Web based SaaS products to provide a complete workflow solution for their submission, editorial management, peer review, production tracking and publishing channel distribution needs. From the leading edge of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s research to deep sea and space exploration, our software plays a quiet yet essential role in bringing knowledge to the world.

Unlike many software companies, we don’t subscribe to the notion that a 60 hour work week equates to a better product, user experience or service. At Aries we actively encourage our employees to develop a family friendly work/life balance without laboring under the yoke of constant overtime. We complement this philosophy with an approachable leadership team, unparalleled stability, a casual low stress environment and an ongoing commitment to employee development. This formula enables a culture where talented people thrive.

If you would like to be part of a dedicated team of intelligent professionals working in a collegial atmosphere – Aries has something to offer. If you have been looking for a state-of-the-art home where collaborative thinking and creativity are truly valued, appreciated and encouraged, then end your job search here with us. Aries is where you belong.

Location

Our US offices are spread between three buildings conveniently located a short distance from the shops and restaurants of downtown North Andover. Once described by Money Magazine as the “Fifth Best Community to live in on the East Coast”, North Andover is bordered by the towns of Andover, North Reading, Boxford, and Middleton. We are only 30 minutes from the ocean and less than 2 hours from the White Mountains of NH. Local schools include Merrimack College, Brooks School, and Phillips Academy. We are close to Interstate 495, have plenty of free parking and offer a welcome escape from the grind of Boston commuting.

Benefits

To attract and retain the best talent, we offer a stimulating workplace characterized by stability, open collaboration, personal development, fair compensation and a full range of benefits including (but not limited to) the following: 

  • 4 Weeks PTO
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Section 125 Plan
  • Direct Deposit
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • ST/LT Disability Insurance
  • Tuition Assistance Plan

More details on the above are available from our Human Resources Department.

Current Career Opportunities

Product Management

Business Systems Analyst

Our Product Management group has an exciting career opportunity available for a skilled Business Systems Analystwith at least 3 years experience writing highly detailed functional specifications in large-scale web application design environments.  You will be responsible for translating Marketing's vision of our Editorial Manager and ProduXion Manager products into detailed functional specifications that can be handed to Engineering for development.  Other responsibilities include trouble-shooting software bugs, technical writing, and providing recommendations to management.

Requirements:

  • 3+ years work related experience is required, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated excellence in writing functional specifications, technical specifications, and/or other documentation (e.g. User Manuals, Training Documentation, etc.).
  • Strong personal project management skills coupled with the ability to work on multiple initiatives concurrently.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word; experience with Dreamweaver or other web authoring tools extremely useful.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Basic understanding of SQL database architecture and concepts, HTML, JavaScript, .NET, software lifecycle methodology and information systems development.
  • Basic understanding of XML construction.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and communicate effectively.
  • Critical thinker who easily 'changes hats' between what Marketing wants and what Engineering needs to successfully implement solutions.
  • Must be a results-oriented, self-starter, with strong organizational skills and the flexibility to manage changing business priorities.
  • Experience in the scholarly publishing arena, technical writing, web-design and web-based reporting is extremely beneficial, but not required.
  • Bachelor's degree in related discipline.

To apply, please contact Jack Howell, Human Resources Manager, at jhowell@ariessys.com.

Software Engineering

Software QA Engineer

Our Quality Assurance department has a position available for a Software QA Engineer looking for an opportunity to grow and flourish. The ideal candidate will have between 3 and 5 years experience testing web-based applications in a SaaS environment.  Experience in the Scholarly Publishing industry is extremely beneficial, but not required.  This key position will report to the QA Manager and will be part of a professional team responsible for the development, maintenance and execution of our test plans and scripts, as well as performing manual regression tests.  This person will also interface directly with our engineering team for the purposes of supporting the bug verification and fix process, as well as verifying and understanding product enhancements. 

Requirements:

  • Work under the general direction of the QA Manager to maintain and execute test plans and scripts for functional and usability testing.
  • Run manual regression test plans to identify bugs and defects.
  • Ability to work independently with engineering and product management as required to follow up on any issues identified.
  • Record and maintain the details of any bugs assigned or found in our Test Track bug tracking system.
  • Understand bug severity and be able to prioritize and escalate issues.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Between 3 and 5 years QA experience, ideally in a medium to large SaaS company or in the Scholarly Publishing field.
  • An understanding of the software development cycle and testing of web-based applications.
  • Good time management, communication and written skills.
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Able to work under pressure and time constraints.
  • Experience with bug tracking systems (Test Track, Bugzilla etc).
  • Good working knowledge of documentation tools such as MS Word, Excel.
  • Working knowledge of HTML.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.

To apply, please contact Jack Howell, Human Resources Manager, at jhowell@ariessys.com.

Software Engineer (Mid Level)

We have exciting career opportunities available for Mid Level Software Engineers with between 3 and 5 years experience working in large-scale web application development environments using Visual Studio, C#, ASP.NET (and Classic ASP), SQL Server, and JavaScript.  You will be responsible for coding product specifications, code maintenance, unit testing, participating in code reviews, and collaborating with other team members and business analysts to solve difficult problems.

Requirements:

  • Proficiency with SQL and relational database design (SQL Server 2008 preferred), ASP.NET (as well as Classic ASP), C# (3.5/4.0), Web Forms, JavaScript, CSS, XML, and general OOP concepts.
  • Experience with C++, Linux, AJAX, design patterns, LaTeX, web services, test-driven development and source control systems (AccuRev preferred) are a plus.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, decision-making, bug fixing and troubleshooting skills.
  • Logical self starter with a positive, can-do attitude and a desire to work with others to successfully tackle technical and business problems.
  • Above-average writing and communication skills.

Bachelor's degree in software engineering, computer science, business information systems, or mathematics.

To apply, please contact Jack Howell, Human Resources Manager, at jhowell@ariessys.com.

Client Services

UK Based Account Coordinator

Due to continue business growth, our Client Services department is expanding once again and has an exciting independent contracting opportunity available for a UK Based Account Coordinator.  The Account Coordinator (AC) will guide customers through the implementation of our Editorial Manager (EM) and ProduXion Manager (PM) software, as well as provide ongoing support.  The AC is responsible for assisting our customers in configuring and using EM and PM to work with their editorial and publishing workflow.  ACs troubleshoot and track customer questions and suggestions related to the set up and subsequent use of the EM and PM software.  We are looking for an individual capable of managing large publisher accounts, as well as someone with a strong interest in exploring new developments in the STM publishing community.   The ideal candidate will have 2-3 years experience working in a customer service-related field or in an editorial office. Experience in the scholarly publishing industry is extremely beneficial, but not required.  This is a “work from home” position, but candidates must reside in the UK.

Requirements:

  • Maintain direct contact with customers and troubleshoot software-related issues that they and their end-users may experience.
  • Coordinate implementation of customer data.
  • Scheduling and implementation of system training.
  • Perform EM and PM software testing, and recreate system problems the customer may experience.
  • Act as intermediary between customers, Product Management, and the Engineering staff.
  • Manage all projects for assigned customers, such as feature requests, custom reports, ongoing training needs, custom tutorials, etc.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Basic understanding of web environment and computer skills a must.
  • Knowledge of multiple computer platforms and internet browsers a plus.
  • Demonstrated excellence in written and verbal communication.
  • Detail oriented, with strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to manage through competing priorities.
  • Highly flexible and diplomatic.
  • Ability to work remotely as part of a collaborative team.
  • Above-average writing and communication skills.
  • Occasional travel required.

To apply, please contact Jack Howell, Human Resources Manager, at jhowell@ariessys.com.

IT & Database Administration

Senior Systems Administrator

This position reports to the Director of Operations and will be part of the group responsible for the day to day administration of all production and end user systems.  The Senior Systems Administrator will make a key contribution to the continued success of our growing infrastructure support team.

Requirements:

  • Server acquisition, installation, provisioning and maintenance (O/S, DB and application level).
  • Backup and restore operations.
  • Publishing new code/changes into production.
  • Planning, implementation and maintenance of all core networking infrastructure (load balancers, routers, VPNs, switches, etc).
  • Maintenance of corporate email environment (Microsoft Exchange).
  • Planning, implementation and maintenance of production SAN and NAS environments.
  • Working with end users to resolve system problems.
  • Tracking inventory and license compliance.
  • Participate in 24x7 on-call rotation.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 6 to 8 years’ experience in a medium to large SaaS environment.
  • Mission critical mindset, with the word “impossible” absent from your vocabulary.
  • Excellent time management, communication, written and customer service skills.
  • Excellent analytical, troubleshooting and decision making skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of operating systems (Windows 2008/12 and Linux) and virtualization (VMware).
  • Good experience with Windows Active Directory administration (group policy and account management).
  • Good experience with server and networking monitoring applications such as FrameFlow.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server 2008/12/14, IIS7.5+, Apache, SSL and SonicOS.
  • Expert knowledge of high availability environments, clustering, load balancing etc.
  • Good experience with high availability mirrored SAN and NAS implementations (eg, Lefthand SAN, EMC VNX series, etc) including LUN planning and provisioning.
  • Advanced experience with networking and communications (Juniper SRX series routers/firewalls and HP ProCurve switches in particular).
  • Working knowledge with, and ability to develop scripts for a configuration management system such as Puppet.
  • Working knowledge of HTML.
  • Advanced experience with enterprise level backup/restore technologies, ideally with EMC Networker and Data Domain.
  • Strong familiarity with DNS, fiber networking, security, firewalls, VPN, VoIP telephone systems, and the general processes centered around a datacenter environment.

To apply, please contact Jack Howell, Human Resources Manager, at jhowell@ariessys.com.

Quality Assurance & Technical Support

No positions are available at this time.

Sales & Marketing

Marketing Specialist

Our Marketing department has an immediate need for an experienced Marketing Specialist.  The ideal candidate will have experience in a similar role within scholarly journals publishing.  The position reports to the Marketing Manager who reports to the VP of Sales and Marketing.   The successful candidate will have responsibility for the operational aspects of the company’s marketing initiatives.  This is an important position, crucial to the continued growth and vitality of the company.

Requirements:

  • Acquire detailed product knowledge so as to be totally fluent in all the features and benefits offered by the Aries solution.
  • Work with the Marketing Assistant to implement marketing initiatives including conference exhibits, marketing pieces, newsletters, User Group meetings, Social Media pages, Web site etc.
  • Produce clear and compelling marketing materials and copy.
  • Manage vendor relationships.
  • Produce instructional videos.
  • Administer marketing activities using SalesForce, Constant Contact, Cvent and other online tools.
  • Make web site content edits.

Education, Experience, Skills:

  • Appropriate professional experience, ideally within scholarly journals publishing.
  • Exceptional writing skill, marketing copy in particular, is essential.
  • Ability to rapidly develop a good understanding of Aries’ market position and product offerings.
  • Excellent organization, prioritization, and time management skills.
  • Critical thinking.
  • Thorough with a great attention to detail.
  • We use graphical editing tools such as InDesign, Photoshop and Camtasia, so relevant experience is desirable.
  • Experience with applications such as Constant Contact, Salesforce and Cvent, desirable.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, DreamWeaver and HTML, desirable.
  • Bachelors degree.

To apply, please contact Jack Howell, Human Resources Manager, at jhowell@ariessys.com.

 

 

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