Senior Backend Engineer – PHP / Node.js (m/f) // SPRING

March 22, 2018

We are SPRING – the digital publisher of Axel Springer.

SPRING is responsible for over 60 products from more than 25 Brands and some of Europe’s biggest news sites including and Over 350 people at SPRING are working on an innovative media platform to make quality journalism accessible for everyone. We are providing a great user experience on both sides – for readers and journalists, connecting them with the newest technologies.

We are innovators and it is essential for us to stay open minded and try new things every day. You are creative and passionate about your work? You want to be part of a team with a high social responsibility and where your work can make a difference? Then join us and shape the way how the world consumes media in the future!

The position

You will join a passionate team of Full-stack Software Engineers who are developing an innovative Headless CMS based on WordPress which is used by various brands of Axel Springer. We are using cutting-edged technologies, employ modern-day concepts to enrich the product and also build new ones. You will work closely together with Product Managers from several wide-ranging brands of Axel Springer to ensure a fast and responsive frontend for their high frequently visited websites. You will design concepts of how to integrate cloud-based platform services into customer specific backend applications and are responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance. We work as DevOps and love Open Source.

Your experience

  • We’re looking for talented software engineers with proven experiences in backend engineering with PHP and Golang
  • You have experience with AWS, Docker, Software Design Patterns, SQL, NoSQL, Terraform and REST APIs
  • Good knowledge of test automation
  • You are focused and have a hands-on attitude, you love to code, try out new things and be part of a solution oriented and cooperative team

What we offer at SPRING

You will be given the opportunity to deploy your current strengths and gain additional ones. In an agile and highly qualified team, you will work on the newest media technologies in a modern office in the heart of Berlin. A variety of seminars and workshops give you the opportunity to develop your specialized skill-set and your knowledge of comprehensive issues. Besides that, various conferences and TechTalks as well as our regular exchange with subsidiaries of Axel Springer (e.g. Awin, idealo, KaufDa and Immonet) provide an opportunity to build a valuable network.

Moreover: You will have flexible working hours, above average number of vacation days and a daily free lunch at our on-site restaurant. Furthermore, a MacBook Pro, which can also be used privately, will be placed at your disposal.

We’re looking forward to your application!


Questions regarding this position (reference number 044400017) will be answered gladly by: Julia Lange;

To all recruitment agencies:

We, and our employees, do not accept unsolicited agency candidate profiles for this position. We will not be responsible for any applications related to unsolicited candidate profiles.

SPRING Axel Springer Digital News Media GmbH & Co. KG emphasizes equal opportunities. We welcome the applications of people with disabilities, whose integration is an important matter to us.

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