Senior Java Developer // Springer Nature

November 8, 2016

The way we do business

We build our software incrementally, iteratively, and continuously, so you’ll be able to see new work go live to over four million visitors around the globe every week. Our flavour of agile has been heavily influenced by XP and Kanban, and if something isn’t working, we change it.

Our work delivers value to both the business and our customers, our teams are cross-discipline: business analysts and the user experience team work with stakeholders to coordinate research and understand requirements, whilst our frontend developers and software engineers pair with quality analysts to develop the most robust solutions, and our platform engineers work across the organisation to ensure our infrastructure never lets us down.

We generally follow a mix of agile and lean practices with an overall philosophy towards continuous delivery. We’ll rely on each and everyone´s expertise to adapt and improve these processes to serve the team, project and company as best fits their current contexts.

Although we don’t face the same level of stress you’d find in most projects around scope, schedule and cost, keeping the project on track is still important to us and wherever possible we’ll keep projects small, fast and healthy.

In this role you would:

  • Create complex, enterprise-class web applications
  • Use the latest tools and technologies
  • Influence every step of the delivery process, for what you build
  • Make a hands-on contribution to project and help teams prioritise and find innovative ways to meet objectives
  • Collaborate and work closely with analysts, designers, testers, operations, and product owners

Your Profile:

  • Fluent English
  • Experience in writing maintainable code in at least one of Scala, Java or Ruby
  • Embrace Agile, XP, TDD/BDD and Continuous Delivery
  • Worked in *nix environments (Linux, Mac, Bash)
  • Design and implement scalable applications exposed via RESTful APIs
  • Proficiency in more than one language with the confidence to pick the right tool for the job
  • Life-long learner who is passionate for your work, and you love to share your ideas with your team
  • Able to constructively challenge and influence decisions
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written)

With demonstrable experienced in writing high quality code that is well structured, readable and maintainable in at least one popular OO language, e.g. Scala, Java, Ruby or C# and fluency in English we might be the perfect fit!


Permanent Position
Working Hours: Full-time
Company and Location: Springer Science + Business Media Deutschland GmbH, Berlin

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Varied and interesting tasks
  • An excellent working environment with flat hierarchies
  • A good work life balance with fair working hours + a generous and flexible vacation package
  • Discounted public transport
  • Discounted book prices
  • An excellent on-site cafeteria

Excited by the prospect of joining us? We are looking forward to your online application. Please upload a CV and cover letter, including your salary expectations and current notice period.

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