Java Developer, Penguin Random House



We are looking for a Java Developer to join our team.

This role will focus on modernizing, enhancing, and evolving our data collection technologies which support our ability to understand our readers and how we can best serve them.

We are looking for someone who loves working with first-party data applications. They have a passion and knack for optimizing, refactoring and modernizing, automating testing, and driving performance. While grounded in Java and Oracle, the role will frequently branch into a variety of languages and technologies as part of the effort to engage and modernize an ecosystem of applications and services.

In addition, there will also be plenty of opportunity to expand into and/or gain experience in a variety of disciplines from data security and big data management and data science to user experience and system design. The ideal candidate is constantly seeking to expand their knowledge and skills, and also enjoys cultivating knowledge and skills in others through mentoring, teamwork, and peer reviews.

Those who thrive in our team are passionate about both the technology and the community that uses it. They are comfortable in fast-paced, autonomous, agile teams that are not afraid to take risks to push the boundaries of what’s possible in publishing and reader engagement. They are flexible to accommodate changing priorities in a world that is in constant flux. They speak up, share ideas, provide feedback, and enjoy working within a collaborative, highly communicative environment.


  • Write high quality production code as part of a small, cross-functional, agile team
  • Collaborate and communicate with team members across roles and departments
  • Create, improve and extend production APIs
  • Improve and extend automated customer messaging systems
  • Implement first-party data capture and instrumentation technology to support our data operations
  • Continuously reduce or eliminate technical debt
  • Maintain automated test suites to support CI/CD processes
  • Design and implement components, features, and bug fixes on a variety of systems
  • Integrate software components with internal and external APIs
  • Participate in and positively influence a collaborative, respectful, self-reflective team process
  • Participate in peer code reviews (as a reviewer and reviewee)


Our mission is to foster a universal passion for reading by partnering with authors to create stories that inform, entertain, and inspire, and to connect them with readers everywhere. Our obsession for storytelling and engaging authors and readers alike permeates everything we do. You will join the team focused on the latter part of this mission, using the latest technology to engage readers and connect them with the right book at the right time.

At Penguin Random House (PRH) we are passionate about our people. We value the balance of work and life, celebrate everyone’s unique interests and perspectives, and continuously strive to be a great place to work. We offer a variety of benefits and perks from free and discounted books, to engaging speaker series, to competitive employee-centric benefits.

Join the PRH family and be part of the team building the future of reader engagement.


  • The ideal candidate would have around 3 years professional software development experience.
  • Technical skills including:
    • Java (primary language, Java 8 or greater, Spring framework, Junit, Hibernate, etc.)
    • Oracle (11g or greater, complex queries, PL/SQL, stored procedures, etc.) 
    • REST web services development  (JBoss, Resteasy experience a plus)
    • Git for versioning and team collaboration
    • Automated test suites to enable CI/CD processes
  • Additional experience with any of the following would be helpful:
    • Python
    • React
    • Containers (Docker, Kubernetes)
    • Cloud-native application design
    • Process automation
    • Handling first-party customer data collection safely 
    • Working with enterprise ETL processes and data feeds
    • Data pipelines to support dev/test/production data models
    • Working in Kanban, Scrum, or similar methodologies




Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world.  In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution.  Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 250 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children’s Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others.  More information can be found at


Penguin Random House values the array of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.



Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Country: United States of America 

State/Region: New York 

City: New York 

Postal Code: 10019 

Job ID: 109004

109004Penguin Random House LLC 

Date:  Jan 7, 2021

New York, NY, US, 10019

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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