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Software Developer - Lisbon - Content Acquisition - Payment and Rights
We’re looking for Software Developers who can help us build a top-quality workflow system for researchers, editors, reviewers and internal editorial teams for high volume, open-access content consumption.
This role is well suited to those who prefer back-end work.
SN Digital (SND) is a technology division of Springer Nature. We are responsible for maintaining and delivering millions of articles used by researchers, scientists and students around the globe.
There are about 230 of us in London, Berlin, Pune, New York, Madrid, Dordrecht, Heidelberg and - coming soon - Lisbon. We work in collaborative, multi-disciplinary delivery teams, developing digital products and services that answer user problems and support business goals.
We are opening a new office in Lisbon , and we’re looking for people who want to become part of a global team aiming to put Springer Nature at the forefront of digital publishing.
The work is interesting and meaningful.
Our culture is collaborative and friendly.
We encourage and support growth, both personal and professional.
Having a good command of English is important; collaboration is important in our day to day work, so being able to communicate your ideas and understand others’ is key.
This is a terrific opportunity for friendly, inquisitive people who want to get involved in our work, who love to learn, who will embrace and develop our culture, and help make SND Lisbon a place where people and ideas can thrive.
inclusion is getting the mix to work better together. We want every member of our teams to contribute to our common goals while respecting each other's skills, knowledge and needs.
Visit sndigital.springernature.com to learn more about who we are and what we do.
About the Job
We are looking for skilled and passionate back-end Software Developers to help us build the best products that enable the research community to advance the progress and understanding of science.
Our customer-centric approach is fundamental to the way we work.
Springer Nature has a portfolio of over 3,000 peer-reviewed journals and books across all areas of science. The Content Acquisition (CA) programme you’ll be joining is looking at the systems and processes across our imprints, and is working to create a world-class submissions experience for our global audience of academic researchers and editorial staff.
Most of our web applications are built in Kotlin using http4k. We also have some applications in NodeJS. Our applications are deployed as micro-services to Cloud Foundry using Concourse CI / CD.
Our overall architecture is well established, but the products you’ll be working on are still being planned and you can help influence their development.
We are currently hiring for three streams of work :
1 - Submissions : this is the process of getting a manuscript from its authors to our editorial staff. It is the connection between researchers and us as they begin their journey as an author.
Working across the Springer Nature imprints, you will work closely with editorial and operational staff and the wider CA product, design and development team.
2 - Payment and Rights : this team will focus on providing seamless and clear processes for collecting the payment and content-rights for leading scientific publications.
This will help us to build a top-quality payment and content-rights workflow for science publishing as part of a move to high volume, open-access content consumption.
3 - Data : the data team is focused on working to identify opportunities to assist the submission and editorial review processes.
Our team works to identify opportunities and problems, looking to find patterns, build models, and test and improve algorithms that help our understanding of customer trends and ultimately, improve our products.
You will be joining a cross functional delivery team with different nationalities, backgrounds and experience levels. All team members collaborate to deliver solutions that best satisfy the needs of our business and we are working to create a culture that encourages new ideas and innovation but within the boundaries of the technologies that best suit the vision that Springer Nature has defined.
What you will be doing
Within 3 Months you will :
Our applications are deployed to CloudFoundry using Concourse CI / CD.
By 3-6 months you will :
By 6-12 months you will :
Day to day responsibilities
As part of an Agile product team, day-to-day you will :