Senior Data Engineer

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Date: May 22, 2024

Location: Pune, IN

Company: Springer Nature Group


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Job Title : Senior Data Engineer

Location(S) : Pune


About Us


We’re looking for a Data Engineer to join Content Acquisition within Springer Nature Technology. Springer Nature is a leading publisher of scientific books, journals and magazines with over 3000 journal titles and one of the world’s largest corpora of peer-reviewed scientific text data. You would be joining the team responsible for evolving a cross-platform view (Data-as-a-Product) of our submission data. This is driving workflow management, customer experience and business reporting in up to 30 teams.


We are committed to growing and nurturing our people for the long-term. We spend 10% of our time working on our own projects to promote learning and innovation; as well as regular lunch n’ learn sessions to share knowledge.


We offer a mixed remote/office working with up to two/three days per week working from home. You'll be part of our bigger community of developers located in India, Portugal, Germany and UK.


You will be joining a cross functional team with different nationalities, backgrounds and experience levels. All team members collaborate to deliver solutions that best satisfy the needs of researchers and other readers.



Years of Experience: 5 to 8 years


Educational Qualification: B.Sc., BCA, BCS, B.E., B.Tech, M.Tech, MCA and M.Sc or a technology-related field or relevant experience.



About the Role:


Role Responsibilities : 


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


  • Take part in our daily stand-ups.
  • Contribute to ceremonies like steering, story writing, collaborative design and retrospectives.
  • Develop new features and improve code quality by pair programming with other team members.
  • Take part in the support and monitoring of our services.


What you will be doing


Within 3 Months you will:


  • Get familiar with our emerging technology stack and data landscape. 
  • Align yourself with the work of the data platform team and understand the data requirements and issues facing our users.
  • Collaborate effectively with each discipline on the team.
  • Actively participate in technical discussions and share ideas.
  • Work with architects and other data engineers in the organisation to align the data processing architecture 


By 3-6 months you will:


  • Have an understanding of the team’s context within the wider organisation.
  • Be a supportive member of the team, developing the platform by using the appropriate technology solutions to solve the problem at hand.
  • Triage support queries and diagnose issues in our live applications.
  • Identify new sources of data across the organisation and build relationships with data providers to gain access.
  • Understand the processes by which data is acquired and any resulting limitations or bias and communicate this to the team.
  • Develop and maintain data pipelines to load data into systems like BigQuery, to analyse, clean and join datasets, in an automated, repeatable way.
  • Ensure that data is stored securely and in compliance with GDPR.
  • Work with data owners to understand how we can allow them to self-serve their data using tools we develop.


By 6-12 months you will:


  • Develop processes and tools to monitor feeds and test data integrity and completeness and to alert users when a problem occurs.
  • Understand our customers’ needs, both internal and external, and how your work affects their experience.
  • Able to gauge the complexity or scope of a piece of work, breaking it into smaller pieces when appropriate.
  • Give and receive constructive feedback within your team.
  • Mentor other members of the team in the principles of data engineering and promote best practice.
  • Promote and advocate the use of data across Springer Nature.
  • If you have an interest in data science there may be opportunities to apply machine learning techniques to these datasets to assist in the work of domain teams.


About You


  • You have several years of experience in Data/Software Engineering on a cloud platform.
  • You like working in a collaborative team where there is collective ownership.
  • You enjoy getting involved with every stage of the engineering lifecycle.
  • Have an understanding of data and distributed systems concepts, a familiarity with the Data Mesh Architecture would be beneficial.
  • You understand the benefits agile software engineering practices can bring to data engineering. 
  • You understand the benefits of Test Driven Development and automation.
  • You are comfortable pair programming and practising continuous integration and continuous delivery.
  • You see the value in developers owning production software and view failure as a chance to learn.



At Springer Nature, 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.



At Springer Nature, we value the diversity of our teams and work to build an inclusive culture, where people are treated fairly and can bring their differences to work and thrive. We empower our colleagues and value their diverse perspectives as we strive to attract, nurture and develop the very best talent. Springer Nature was awarded Diversity Team of the Year at the 2022 British Diversity Awards. Find out more about our DEI work here

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