Karnov Group offers a key role in developing and building our content products effectively and with confidence. This is an ideal opportunity for one who is motivated by developing applications and thrives in an environment advocating innovation, communication and collaboration.   


This is who we are

As our new backend developer, you will belong to our Development division, consisting of four dedicated agile development teams. Our applications are mainly written by using Ruby backend with a React frontend, most are hosted using Docker on the Google Cloud platform. Projects are undertaken by small agile teams in collaboration with the Authors and Products Division securing that our customers have relevant and updated content at hand 24/7. There’s a healthy mix of new greenfield work, as well as improvement of our legacy applications.


The role

You will be joining our Content Development team responsible for developing and maintaining our back end systems and processes such as cms systems, content harvesting-, processing- and enrichment systems collaborating with your peers performing code reviews and pair programming. Writing high quality code with good test coverage. Implementation across portfolio as well as being a team player with an agile mind-set defines you in your daily work. You are passionate about software development, content structure and metadata and strive for the best way forward to optimize and refine processes and methodologies.


Your skills

We expect you are proficient in Ruby or Python or similar, JavaScript, xslt, xml and that you write tidy and solid code. Testing is built in the work you do. We ensure code readability among projects through linting and using Prettier. Experience of working with content aimed for legal professional use is considered as a merit.


This is what you bring

To be successful in the role, you will bring an engineer’s approach to problem- and solution solving methodologies. Experience in processing media neutral content for professionals to be published through various end points is perceived as an advantage. It is a prerequisite that you are a solid practitioner of Test-Driven-Development, as well as you are a proficient and thoughtful programmer with excellent skills. Lastly, great skills within communication and collaboration is an advantage as Karnov Group advocates such culture.


This is what we offer

Karnov Group takes pride in our friendly, inclusive and supportive environment where we inspire one another to be as good as possible. We consider ourselves to be open and direct. Knowledge sharing and discussion is highly valued and encouraged. We value diversity; currently we are more than 14 nationalities in our team, and we would be happy to have even more countries represented.

We offer a position in an ambitious company with great opportunities for professional and personal development with competitive salary and bonus, pension and health insurance and also opportunities for further education and courses. You will have very high skilled colleagues working in a dynamic environment. We believe in close collaboration across the entire business to serve our customers every day. We value diversity and we take pride in acting as role models to always walk the talk and getting things done.

The position can be located in either Copenhagen or Stockholm, depending on your preferences.

If you want to know more about the role or who we are, you are welcome to contact Head of content Development Thomas Amble, +46 70 665 94 15.

We aim to fill the position as soon as possible and will evaluate applications as they arrive. 


Backend Software Engineer