Senior Backend Engineer (m/f/d)

Axel Springer SE
We empower free decisions

Job details

  • Full-time
  • map markerBerlin, DE
  • globeRelocation paid
  • cardRequires Work Permit
    Requires that you're a citizen or have a valid work permit / visa sponsorship to work in the country in which this position is based.
  • routeSenior
  • routeRequired language: English
  • Back-end Developer
  • tagMust Have: Amazon Web Services, Backend DevelopmentOther Required: Docker, Java, Play Framework, Scala, SpringNice to Have: Go, Python

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SPRING is responsible for over 60 products from more than 25 Brands and some of Europe's biggest news sites including and Over 400 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. Our goal is to enable more people than ever to make well-informed decisions as independent citizens.

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!

Your challenge

You’ll be a member of a cross-functional team working on new features to increase reach and monetarization of our editorial content. You’ll also help to take care of housekeeping practices like adding tests, refactoring modules or improving automation to keep our operational costs low and the development speed high as we scale up our traffic.

We love clean code, fast rendering web-sites and smooth operations!

Our Philosophy

  • We mostly program in Java using Spring Boot and Scala with Play2 framework, but using the best tool that solves the problem is what counts.
  • We live continuous deployment and are responsible for running our software on AWS making sure is available 24/7. Thus, we prefer using managed services whenever possible.
  • We believe in the benefits of a service-oriented architecture and full automation of our infrastructure.
  • We give our teams as much autonomy and trust as possible to achieve their business goals.
  • While our official company language is German, we do have people on the teams from various countries switching back and forth between German and English and we also support with German classes

Your Profile

We’re looking for pragmatic developers who are comfortable writing new code and tests for our existing microservice infrastructure of You understand the importance of automation and you like to take responsibility for what you build all the way from localhost through monitoring and supporting the systems in production. We want to work with people creating positive, constructive conversations using objective statements and data, and who like to share knowledge and learn from their teammates. If this sounds like you, we welcome you to apply!

Main requirements

  • Familiarity with JVM based languages like Java or Scala and supporting frameworks like Spring and Play
  • Writing well tested and reusable code
  • Distributed systems infrastructure and it’s automation as well as monitoring and logging
  • Building and running containerized software
  • Familiarity with different database systems (SQL or NoSQL) and messaging systems

Nice to have

  • Familiarity with other programming languages like Golang or Python
  • Experience with AWS services for compute and storage
  • Operating microservice infrastructure in production


What we offer at SPRING

  • Your work will have a great impact and will be seen by millions of users every day
  • You will be part of the product development process (your ideas are valuable and will be heard)
  • The chance of boosting your personal development with seminars, workshops, various conferences and tech talks – like our biweekly occurring tech-breakfast
  • Regular exchange and networking with subsidiaries of the Axel Springer Group (eg. Awin, idealo, Bonial, Stepstone, Immonet and many more)
  • Flexible working hours
  • An above average number of vacation days
  • A free lunch in our on-site restaurant every day
  • A MacBook, which can also be used privately
  • A permanent position in a modern office in the heart of Berlin

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