Software Engineer in Madrid or Remote


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Job Description

Frontiers is an award-winning open science platform and leading open access scholarly publisher.

We are one of the largest and most cited publishers globally. To date, our 200,000 freely available research articles have received more than 1 billion views and downloads and 2 million citations. Our journals span science, health, humanities and social sciences, engineering, and sustainability. And we continue to expand into new academic disciplines so more researchers can publish open access.

Be part of the publishing revolution and help us transform the way research is published, evaluated, and communicated to the world.

The Role:

We are looking for a Software Engineer to work in an innovative team that is dedicated to our “Accounting and Publishing Partnerships” vertical.

The ideal Software Engineer with have a solid development background in engineering with an inclination towards good development practices complemented with knowledge of Object-Oriented Programming.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the development of software solutions for supporting our “Accounting and Publishing Partnerships” department

  • Conduct peer code reviews to maintain code quality

  • Explore innovative technologies, tools/patterns

  • Work with Project Managers and Tech Leads to ensure functional requirements are fully understood and implemented

  • Actively use the provided issue & project-tracking software

Key Requirements:

  • Solid experience of working in a similar role with .NET

  • Knowledge of the latest front-end web technologies such as JavaScript or TypeScript, HTML5, CSS, Angular or VueJs

  • Knowledge of “clean-code” best practices, SOLID principles, and software design patterns

  • Experience with any relational (MS SQL Server, PostgreSQL) and non-relational (MongoDB, CosmosDB, Elastic Search) database engines

  • Familiarity with Azure or equivalent (AWS, GCP)

  • Basic knowledge of Docker and Kubernetes

  • Experience in working using agile methodologies (Scrum/Kanban)

Nice to have:

  • Experience with Kafka/Kafka Connect/ksqlDB

  • Experience with building distributed systems and working with message queuing systems (RabbitMQ or similar)

  • Experience in Event-Driven Architecture


With more than 50 nationalities represented in our global team, you will work regularly with teammates in other countries, and with our community of researchers, editors, and authors from around the globe.

Our mission to create solutions for healthy lives also extends to the working environment we provide for our employees.

This includes:

100% remote working

Employees now have the flexibility to choose where they want to work, with remote working available on a part- or full-time basis (not applicable to some Workplace/IT jobs due to nature of role requiring presence onsite, in the office).

Learning and development

All employees have access to LinkedIn Learning (and Pluralsight for our technology team), an annual personal learning budget, and dedicated L&D time.


We offer free online yoga classes, an employee assistance plan, access to the Headspace app, and four wellbeing days on top of your annual leave allowance.

Volunteering opportunities

Employees can dedicate three days each year to volunteer for a personal cause or through our volunteering partner platform, Alaya.

Frontiers actively embraces diversity and is a safe and welcoming workplace. Recruitment is free from discrimination – including based on race, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or sexual orientation. With over 600 employees from more than 50 different nations, our diversity creates vibrant teams and constantly challenges us to appreciate multiple perspectives.


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