Software Engineer, Backend (m/f) at SPRING | Axel Springer (Berlin, Deutschland)

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SPRING is the digital publishing arm of Axel Springer’s German news offerings (e.g. WELT, BILD). Together with our editorial teams, we aim to make journalism accessible to as many people as possible, enabled through technology. It is our goal to create the best user experience for any given situation, and any given device. This includes the right blend of content, user interface, functionality, and advertising. We are enablers of new technical and editorial possibilities and put innovation at the center of our work. It is an essential part of our culture to talk about opportunities and question the proven.

With you, we want to shape the way we consume media in the future!


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!

Helpful skills

The following traits are welcome:

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

As a plus, but not required:

Familiarity with other programming languages like Golang or Python

Experience with AWS services for compute and storage

Operating microservice infrastructure in production

What it’s like to work here

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!

Here are some facts about our team and 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

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 free lunch in our on-site restaurant every day. Furthermore, a MacBook Pro with Apple Cinema Display, which can also be used privately, will be placed at your disposal.

We're looking forward to your application! — ein Projekt von DIPLANET Digital Solutions Impressum