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Software Engineer - Publishing (Remote, USA)

Research Square Company is looking for a mid- to senior-level Software Engineer to join our preprint platform engineering team. Launched in 2018, our preprint platform is already the fastest growing preprint server in the world. Our ideal candidate exhibits personal humility and strives to enable the success of their team in our collaborative work environment.

As a Software Engineer, you will:

  • Have ownership of our projects end-to-end, including but not limited to technical design, writing code, participating in code review, shipping your code, and post-release monitoring and analytics.
  • Contribute both front-end and back-end code for our preprint platform, our operations back-end to build workflows and efficiencies for our services that power the platform, as well as for other new product development. We deploy code frequently and often, and your work will never sit around and become stagnant.
  • Collaborate with our team of engineers, product owners, and department heads in an autonomous and supportive environment.

The work will be varied and will evolve over time. This position will require an inventive, ambitious, and highly flexible mindset. We use the Kanban system to dictate priorities for the team within a defined system of project and resource prioritization, and the priorities may change based on operational necessities, user feedback, new product development, or management priorities. Additionally, you will have two days every two weeks to explore new ideas and address technical debt.


  • Experience developing and maintaining scalable web applications
  • Experience writing both server-side and client-side code
  • Experience with Git and GitHub

We are looking to fill this position immediately. As a result, we will only be able to consider candidates who are currently authorized to work in the US for any employer at this time.

Relocation is not required.

Our Current Toolbox

React, Next.js, Node, PHP, Docker, MySQL, Git, AWS

We are especially interested in candidates with any of the following qualifications

  • Experience with academic publishing (or academia more generally)
  • Experience developing eCommerce solutions
  • Experience making data-driven decisions
  • Understanding of data design and modeling
  • Experience with external API integration
  • Experience applying Domain-Driven Design

Ready to apply?

We'd love to hear from you even if you don't satisfy every single one of our requirements.

Who We Are

Research Square Company exists to make research communication faster, fairer, and more useful. We are a growing team of scientists, researchers, language experts, software engineers, and publishing industry veterans working together to find new ways to help researchers succeed.

Headquartered in Durham, North Carolina, Research Square Company consists of two main divisions, American Journal Experts (AJE) and Research Square. Since 2004, AJE has provided manuscript preparation services to hundreds of thousands of researchers helping them to get their work published. Launched in 2018, our platform, Research Square, is the largest multidisciplinary preprint server in the world. By helping researchers communicate their work more effectively, we accelerate the pace of global discovery and advancement.

Our team embraces and fuels change, fights for simplicity, invests in customers’ success, and applies a data-driven approach to continuously improve and magnify our impact. We have developed tools and services that have been adopted by major international publishers to improve the publishing experience for their authors.

We are a high-growth, family-friendly, and mission-driven company that regularly wins awards for our workplace culture, pace of growth, and innovations. Our organization is casual and flexible while also being stimulating and dynamic. We have a results-focused work environment. Employees work remotely from anywhere in the US.


Workplace Recognition

  • Sloan Award for Workplace Flexibility (2011, 2012)
  • When Work Works Award (2014, 2016, 2017)
  • NC Parenting Magazine’s Family Friendly 50 (2013, 2014)
  • Triangle Business Journal's Best Places to Work (2017, 2019, 2020)
  • NCBC Breastfeeding-Friendly Employer Award (2017)
  • Family Forward NC Featured Business (2019)
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