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Ebook Application Developer / Senior Developer (Open to Remote)

We are seeking a detail-oriented Developer / Senior Developer to work with our PRH Digital Product Development and Operation technical team to help in the creation and maintenance of tools and processes used to create ebooks. This candidate will be responsible for requirements gathering, tool development, support and process improvement for our ebook production and other projects. Our group is responsible for all of the ebooks that PRH publishes in the US and ensuring that our ebooks are rendering well in market and with the best experience we can provide for our authors. This is a great opportunity to engage in building the future of digital reading and help contribute with our team oriented approach to managing our ebook application development. These tools allow us to ensure that our ebooks are rendered well across the widest range of reading systems in the rapidly changing digital environments where that content would be consumed. 


This role will develop applications that aid our production teams in the creation, validation and quality assurance of individual ebooks. They will create software tools with an eye towards streamlining processes, removing redundancies, and automating as much as possible in the production process and our work to update our catalog. This role will work closely with the VP, Ebook Technologies, the SVP, and all areas of Digital Product Development and Operations, especially the Digital Product Development and Operations technical team and the Ebook production teams. This position may represent Penguin Random House in various industry communities as we work to help build standards and improve the digital reading experience. They will test and implement best practices and share ideas as technology improvements are made across our production tools and digital products. We are looking for a detail-oriented, meticulous self-starter who is accountable, passionate, assertive, proactive, adaptable, and results oriented.



  • Create and maintain tools to help automate ebook conversion process
  • Provides support to conversion teams when technical issues arise
  • Works with both internal and external stakeholders to set up processes, specifications, and workflows
  • Help to rectify customer support issues with rendering of our products in market
  • Supports the launch of new formats and format updates as needed
  • May attend industry conferences and committees


Requirements - Senior Developer: 


Preferred Qualifications:


Requirements - Developer:

  • 2-3 years of experience with Python
  • Knowledge of other scripting languages such as Python, AppleScript, PERL, GREP, ExtendScript, and JavaScript
  • Advanced knowledge of HTML, XHTML, and CSS
  • Operating proficiency in Microsoft Word
  • Operating proficiency in Adobe Illustrator
  • Operating proficiency in Adobe Photoshop
  • Knowledge of Adobe InDesign
  • Knowledge of ebook reading systems including Kindle, Apple Books, Google Play, Kobo, Libby, and Nook
  • Knowledge of Apple application development using Xcode 
  • Knowledge of Git
  • Knowledge of Jira
  • Operating proficiency with Mac and PC platforms
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Proven ability to work independently in a high paced, rapidly evolving environment.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to explain technical issues to a non-technical audience


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced knowledge of Python preferred
  • Adobe Certified Expert Certification preferred


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The salary range for the developer-level is $80,000-$94,000. The salary range for the senior developer-level is $95,000-$120,000. All positions are currently eligible for annual profit award or bonus, subject to Company results.

Penguin Random House job postings include a good faith compensation range for each open position. The salary range listed is specific to each particular open position and takes into account various factors including the specifics of the individual role, and candidate's relevant experience and qualifications.

Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. Our range of benefits include, but are not limited to, Medical/Prescription drug insurance, Dental, Vision, Health Care/Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, Health Savings Account, Pre-Tax and Roth 401(k), Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance, Life/AD&D Insurance, Commuter Benefits, Student Loan Repayment Program, Educational Assistance & generous paid time off.

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 300 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: 269068

Date:  May 12, 2024

New York, NY, US, 10019

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

Job Segment: Application Developer, Book Publishing, Developer, Web Design, Technology, Publishing, Creative, Customer Service

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