Software Developer - Content Delivery Platform
Springer Nature
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Software Developer - Content Delivery Platform

We’re looking for a software developer with several years of experience who can help us maintain and develop our platform for journal articles, books, journalism and multimedia published by Springer Nature imprints.

About Us

SN Digital (SND) is a technology division of Springer Nature. We are responsible for maintaining and delivering millions of articles used by researchers, scientists and students around the globe.

There are about 230 of us in London, Berlin, Lisbon, Pune, New York, Madrid, Dordrecht, and Heidelberg. We work in collaborative, multi-disciplinary delivery teams, developing digital products and services that answer user problems and support business goals.

Having a good command of English is important; collaboration is important in our day to day work, so being able to communicate your ideas and understand others’ is key.

  • We are intentionally looking to create teams that are diverse and inclusive. Diversity is the mix of culture, background, experience and personality that we all bring;
  • inclusion is getting the mix to work better together. We want every member of our teams to contribute to our common goals while respecting each other's skills, knowledge and needs.

    Visit to learn more about who we are and what we do.

    About The Job

    We are looking for a skilled and passionate Software Developer to help us build the best products that enable the research community to advance the progress and understanding of science.

    Our customer-centric approach is fundamental to the way we work.

    We are currently hiring for our Content Delivery Platform team. This team is responsible for a platform that publishes research content to the academic community and the general public.

    The platform, used by our publishing imprints Nature, Springer Link and BMC, reaches over four million users a day.

    Most of our web applications are built in Kotlin using http4k. We also have some applications written in Java and Scala.

    Our applications are deployed as micro-services to Cloud Foundry using Concourse CI / CD. Our overall architecture is well established, but the products you’ll be working on are still being planned and you can help influence their development.

    About You

  • You have experience developing software in Java, Kotlin, or Scala.
  • You like working in a collaborative team, where there is collective ownership of the product.
  • You like getting involved with every stage of the software development lifecycle.
  • You would enjoy working in a Test Driven environment and understand the benefits.
  • You would enjoy pair programming and working in a trunk-based development environment; practicing Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery.
  • You see the value in developers owning production software and view failure as a chance to learn.
  • What you will be doing

    Within 3 Months you will :

  • Get familiar with our technology stack. All our new applications are built in Kotlin using http4k. Our applications are deployed to CloudFoundry using Concourse.
  • We also have some older code written in Java and Scala.

  • Take part in developing new features as a member of the tech team.
  • Get familiar with, and take part in, the team’s agile processes and ceremonies.
  • By 3-6 months you will :

  • Be a supportive member of the tech team, developing the platform by using the appropriate technology solutions to solve the problem at hand.
  • Have an understanding of the team’s context within the publishing business they are working in.
  • Triage support queries and diagnose issues in the live applications.
  • Participate in technical discussions with the team in order to improve the product architecture and code quality.
  • By 6-12 months you will :

  • Understand our customers’ needs, both internal and external, and how your work affects their experience.
  • Implement non-functional requirements agreed by the team.
  • Contribute to blameless post-mortems.
  • Give and receive constructive feedback within your team.
  • Take part in the recruiting process, helping to assess applicants.
  • Help out during the onboarding of new team members.
  • Day to day responsibilities

    As part of an Agile product team, day-to-day you will :

  • Take part in our Slack daily stand-ups.
  • Contribute to ceremonies like planning, story writing, collaborative design and retrospectives.
  • Develop new features and improve code quality by pair programming with other team members.
  • Take part in support and monitoring of our websites.
  • To apply please upload a copy of your CV and cover letter, stating your salary expectations.


    Springer Nature employs more than 10,000 people in over 50 markets, and is home to some of the best-known names in research, educational and professional publishing.

    We value and celebrate the diversity of our people. We recognise the many benefits of a diverse workforce and strive for an inclusive workplace that empowers all our colleagues to thrive.

    Our search for the best talent fully encompasses and embraces these values and principles.

    Working at the heart of a changing industry, we are always looking for great people who care about delivering quality to our customers and the communities we work alongside.

    In return, we provide opportunities to learn from some of the best in the business, with a culture that encourages curiosity and empowers people to find solutions and act on their instincts.

    In addition, we offer :

  • Food allowance, € 7,63 EUR per working day via meal card
  • 10% time, or hack day’
  • Access to LinkedIn Learning via our internal learning and development platform
  • Free access to all SN Publications
  • Private health insurance for you and your partner and children if applicable Medis TOP + serious illnesses
  • Personal accidents insurance for you
  • Possibility of 1 day per week working from home
  • Mobile device
  • Travel costs for commute card up to max. € 40 per month
  • To protect our candidates’ and interviewers’ health and wellbeing, all interviews will be on the phone and / or via video conferencing applications.

    If you are chosen to be interviewed, we’ll get in touch with the details.

    If you are successful and are offered a position, we understand that you may wish to delay your start date; we are happy to be flexible and work with you on what suits you best.

    For now, all roles will be remote, but will move onsite when restrictions are lifted.

    We have put in place a remote onboarding process to ensure new starters have all the equipment, knowledge and contacts they need to be able to start their new career.

    You will have a dedicated contact during the recruitment process whom you can contact with any questions on this.

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