We’re hiring

Semantico is an award-winning digital publishing solutions company with offices in the UK and USA. We deliver innovative e-publishing solutions for leading publishers, institutions and scholarly societies, such as Oxford University Press, Nature Publishing Group and McGraw-Hill Professional.

We’re looking to recruit passionate individuals who are committed to delivering high quality, innovative work. In return, we offer a friendly, fair and supportive environment where we aim to help develop each employee to their full potential. A competitive salary and bonus scheme are available for the right candidate, as well as a pension scheme, flexible working and 31 days’ leave (including bank holidays) rising to a further five days with accrued service.

If you would like to join the team, please contact us, stating your skills and experience, at HR@semantico.com.

We will endeavour to reply to all applicants to advise whether or not they have been invited to interview.

Business Analyst

Business Analyst Advert – Semantico website

We are seeking a Business Analyst to work with stakeholders to elicit, capture and analyse business and user needs maintaining a high level of engagement throughout the project lifecycle. Communicating effectively with technical and non technical stakeholders the successful candidate will work with the UX team to ensure that user needs are central to product definition and design; collate information and produce appropriate documentation across the development lifecycle; create and maintain robust, unambiguous specifications for digital products. The role is a new position due to growth, and the BA will join an existing Analyst within the Design and UX team.

You must have demonstrable experience in a customer focused digital agency, have contributed to the specification of complex digital projects in high pressure environments, delivered multiple concurrent work streams to schedule and have knowledge of XML and related technologies. You should be logical and objective, able to communicate the results of data analysis to a varied audience, have a good understanding of software analysis and design principles and have a strong commercial acumen.

In return, you will join an ambitious and expanding company whose aim is to build strong teams with an emphasis on training, innovation and skill sharing. As we continue to grow we want to nurture from within, building an organisation made up of committed and innovative staff who are at the core of our projects and deliver commercial value to our business and our clients’ businesses.

We offer benefits including an individual personal training budget, contributory pension plan, 31 days’ holiday inclusive of public holidays increasing with service, Cycle to Work scheme, childcare vouchers, various fresh coffees, fruit delivered to the office and internal and external training programmes. Our office hours are 9.30 to 5.30pm.

To apply for this position, please read the attached job description before sending in your CV and a cover letter that includes your salary expectations and why you feel you are suitable for the role to HR@semantico.com

Job description here:  Business Analyst

The closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday 14 October 2015.


We will endeavour to reply to all applicants to advise whether or not they have been invited to interview.


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Senior Front End Developer

We have a great opportunity for an experienced Senior Front End Developer to join our highly collaborative, cross functional Design/Production team.

Working with the Head of Design, our User Experience Architect and Business Analysts, you will help create a culture of quality, innovation and excellence. This is an important role within Semantico as you will be responsible for the direction and integration of our front end technologies, and influential in the growth of our front end team.

Your role will involve interaction with developers, UX practitioners and visual designers to produce effective user interfaces, taking part in multiple projects and sharing a team ethos. We build both customised and ‘out of the box’ solutions, building platforms that enable publishers to distribute their content online: our designs are original and innovative and offer the chance for you to develop your skills in a highly specialised environment. Read more

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Senior Developer – Java

Semantico is an award winning digital publishing solutions company with offices in central Brighton and the USA. We deliver innovative solutions and consultancy to a global client base of publishers and scholarly institutions.

We’re proud of the fact that every aspect of our work is in-house, from initial requirements gathering through UX design and build, all the way to aftercare for the products we deliver. Our clients value Semantico’s partnership approach: we don’t just build products, we build relationships that allow us to understand and deliver on our clients’ long-term needs.

We are looking for a talented Senior Java Developer to join our fast-paced and innovative solutions team. Team members are expected to be able to work across projects of all scales, from large internal investment programmes run with agile methodologies, to small features for client sites which are well-defined prior to sale and run to strict timeframes.

As a growing company, every member of our team is valued and invited to have a say in the future of the Semantico technical strategy. We also believe in training – each staff member has their own training budget – and promoting from within, so this is an ideal environment if you are always looking to learn something new and want to build on your career.

To join our development team as a Senior Java Developer you will need the following skills and experience:

  • Experience of working in a fast-paced, multi-project environment, collaborating with other Developers, Account Managers, Scrum Masters, Product Owners and clients to deliver top-quality software
  • Familiarity with Object Oriented and Domain Driven Design
  • In-depth knowledge of Java and Servlet APIs, as well as experience of using Java for writing web-based applications
  • A working knowledge of the Spring Framework
  • Understanding of IoC and DI
  • Familiarity with Java Persistence API (JPA)
  • Unit and Integration testing using JUnit or TestNG
  • Knowledge of SQL database systems such as PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server or SQLite
  • Experience of the Linux/Unix environment
  • Knowledge of web development technologies such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Experience with version control systems such as Git or Subversion
  • Knowledge of web servers and application servers such as Apache Tomcat or Jetty

These skills are desirable, but are not essential:

  • Experience with other languages such as Javascript, Perl, etc.
  • Experience with cloud hosting providers
  • Familiarity with XML database systems and technologies
  • Knowledge of search engines such as Solr, Elasticsearch and Lucene

A degree or equivalent in a relevant subject is preferred but not vital.

To find out more, please see job description: FINAL Senior Java Developer jd.270815

To apply for this position, please read the job description before sending in your CV and a cover letter that includes your salary expectations and why you feel you are suitable for the role to HR@semantico.com

We will endeavour to reply to all applicants to advise whether or not they have been invited to interview.

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Account Managers x 2

Due to our expanding business we have an opportunity for two Account Managers to join our Sales and Marketing team, working with the Senior Account Manager and Senior Vice President to maintain and develop relationships with our existing clients and create new revenue opportunities in the UK and Europe. With a focus on understanding the present and future business needs of our customers, we are seeking committed and motivated people with previous experience in the STM academic publishing sector to join our team. Candidates should demonstrate an authoritative and credible image and a familiarity with managing and delivering digital solutions. The ability to anticipate the changing needs of clients as well as a demonstrable track record of achievement in developing pipeline and revenue is essential. Read more

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Senior XML Data Analyst

This is a newly created role for an analyst with significant experience of XML, including schema design, data manipulation, data migration, and in depth knowledge of XML standards and tools. A key part of your role will be to impart your knowledge, coaching team members and developing the XML competency throughout the business. A strong communicator with confidence in your abilities, experience in the development of complex digital projects and an understanding of the scholarly publishing sector is vital. Read more