Development Consultant - Data Engineer I/II

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Date: Jul 27, 2022

Location: Pune, IN

Company: Springer Nature Group

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Springer Nature Technology and Publishing Solutions, is the technology and publishing solutions arm of the Springer Nature Group. We leverage our insight in the publishing domain and acquire, produce and deliver content across media and markets using our Technology and Publishing Solutions. With a focus on technology driven solutions and deep insight in the publishing domain, Springer Nature Technology and Publishing Solutions offers a range of services that help our Group brand acquire, produce and deliver content in the most efficient ways possible. We are ISO 9001 certified, driven by over 1000 professionals in Technology, Research & Analysis and Marketing shared services.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment on the basis of merit alone, without attention to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status


About the Business Unit:


SAP stands for Systems, Applications and Products in Data Processing. SAP is widely acclaimed ERP package used in large or medium size enterprises to integrate the processes across various functions such as Sales, Purchase, Finance and HR etc. It is a business software package designed to integrate all areas of a business and provide an end to end solutions for financials, manufacturing, logistics and distribution etc.
When it comes to IT, the backbone for our company is an SAP enterprise resource planning system that incorporates the key business functions of the whole organization.

The key business functions includes: All customer orders created for books, journals, digital content and open access to customer payments (receivables), other purchases and payments (payables) and all other financial transactions are carried out by users across the globe in SAP. In a nutshell, SAP system in Springer Nature is a central system which is connected to other springer applications and all direct and indirect transactions are being handled in SAP. For ex. Books purchases by customers on and have a customer order created in SAP.

SAP CRM Delivery & SalesForce CRM includes seamless and personalized customer experiences across all channels like Sales, Marketing, Service and e-commerce department of Springer Nature to increase the revenue and to help in better customer service, SAP BI provides self-service data visualization and predictive analytics for large volumes of data available in SAP central component(SAP ECC) and SAP PI (Process Integration) is an integration platform which provides seamless integration between SAP, non-SAP systems and even to 3rd party systems.

Here at Springer Nature Technology and Publishing Solutions, a team of 70 people are providing services to Springer Nature business in different areas of SAP namely:


  1. SAP Technical - ABAP/4 Development
  2. SAP BI (Business Intelligence)
  3. Salesforce CRM & SAP CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
  4. SAP PI (Process Integration)
  5. SAP SD (Sales and Distribution)
  6. SAP FI/CO (Finance and Controlling)
  7. SAP BASIS - System Administration

USP of SAP team: We deliver global solutions using cutting edge technology from SAP and offer innovative solutions to Springer Nature business across geographies. Handle small and medium large projects in with Agile methodology to cater to business needs and requirement of Springer Nature business and processes in SAP ECC, PI, CRM, BI, SD, FICO and BASIS areas.


Job Title:                             Development Consultant – Data Engineer I/II

Years of experience:          4+ years

Job Location:                     Tower 9, Magarpatta City, Pune (Working in Hybrid Model)

Education Qualification:   University degree with a strong analytical/quantitative background or equivalent experience (e.g. Data Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Econometrics, Physics, Computer Science etc.)


Job Description

Purpose of the role:


We are looking for a savvy Data Engineer to join our growing team of analytics experts. The hire will be responsible for expanding and optimizing our data and data pipeline architecture, as well as optimizing data flow and collection for cross functional teams. The ideal candidate is an experienced data pipeline builder and data wrangler who enjoys optimizing data systems and building them from the ground up. The Data Engineer will support our software developers, database architects, data analysts and data scientists on data initiatives and will ensure optimal data delivery architecture is consistent throughout ongoing projects. They must be self-directed and comfortable supporting the data needs of multiple teams, systems and products. The right candidate will be excited by the prospect of optimizing or even re-designing our company’s data architecture to support our next generation of products and data initiatives.


Key tasks:


  • Develop, document and maintain robust processes that transform and clean data for input into a variety of live systems and analytical workflows
  • Maintain process quality and robustness through coding best practice, including version control, documentation and peer review
  • Partner with Product Owners to establish and maintain the data pipelines (ETL/Batch/Streaming) from different source data platforms to a central platform.
  • Own the analytics layer, developing transformations from source data systems, enriching data and providing the views and variables needed for the wider business to gain the most value from the data.
  • Own the predictive modelling pipeline from production to analytics to data science and back into production
  • Create and maintain optimal data pipeline architecture,
  • Identify, design, and implement internal process improvements: automating manual processes, optimizing data delivery, re-designing infrastructure for greater scalability, etc.
  • Build the infrastructure required for optimal extraction, transformation, and loading of data from a wide variety of data sources
  • Build analytics tools that utilize the data pipeline to provide actionable insights into customer acquisition, operational efficiency and other key business performance metrics





Key Skills:


  • Excellent working knowledge of SQL, Python, cloud data engineering platforms and database engineering principles
  • Experience with Google Cloud Platform preferred:  Bigquery, Dataflow, Cloud Composer etc.
  • Demonstrable experience of using data engineering in achieving the wider goals and strategy of the business
  • Well organized with strong written, oral communication, interpersonal and presentation skills and accurate with good time management
  • Comfortable with data retrieval and processing with SQL and NoSQL
  • Solid understanding of relational and non-relational database technology, cloud based data lake, ETL, data pipeline
  • Ability to design and create analytics dashboards using a variety of tools like Data Studio, Looker etc.




  • Minimum 4+ years’ experience
  • Excellent working knowledge of SQL, Python, cloud data engineering platforms and database engineering principles
  • Experience with Google Cloud Platform preferred:  Bigquery, Dataflow, Cloud Composer etc.
  • Demonstrable experience of using data engineering in achieving the wider goals and strategy of the business




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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