Software Developer (m/f/d) - Lisbon - Content Acquisition - Payments and Rights
Springer Nature
Lisbon, Portugal
há 3 dias

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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.

    About Us

    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.

  • We are intentionally looking to create teams that are diverse and inclusive. Diversity is the mix of culture, background, experience and personality that we all bring;
  • 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.

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    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.

    About You

  • You have strong experience developing software in JVM languages. Exposure to Functional Programming will be helpful.
  • You enjoy mentoring and supporting other developers.
  • You like working in a collaborative team, where there is collective ownership of the product.
  • You enjoy getting involved with every stage of the software development lifecycle.
  • You have previous experience working in a Test Driven environment and understand the benefits.
  • You are comfortable pair programming and working in a trunk-based development environment; practicing Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery.
  • You see the value in developers owning production software and view failure as a chance to learn.
  • What you will be doing

    Within 3 Months you will :

  • Get familiar with our technology stack. Most of our web applications are built in Kotlin using http4k. We also have some applications in NodeJS.
  • Our applications are deployed to CloudFoundry using Concourse CI / CD.

  • Take part in developing new features as a member of the tech team.
  • Get familiar with, and take part in, the team’s agile processes and ceremonies.
  • Participate in user research to better understand our customers’ needs.
  • By 3-6 months you will :

  • Be a supportive member of the tech team, developing the platform by using the appropriate technology solutions to solve the problem at hand.
  • Mentor team members
  • Have an understanding of the team’s context within the publishing business they are working in.
  • Be able to understand and discuss business requirements with stakeholders and Product Owners.
  • Take part in the recruiting process, helping to assess applicants.
  • Hold technical discussions with the team in order to improve the product architecture and code quality.
  • By 6-12 months you will :

  • Onboard new members to the team or help other teams in the onboarding process.
  • Transform high level requirements into actionable work.
  • Proactively provide useful and actionable feedback to team members.
  • Become an advocate for defining and implementing non-functional requirements.
  • Influence the design of the system architecture.
  • Be able to explain and visualize the benefits and trade-offs of proposed solutions.
  • Triage support queries and diagnose issues in the live applications.
  • Contribute to blameless post-mortems.
  • Understand our customers’ needs, both internal and external, and how your work affects their experience.
  • Day to day responsibilities

    As part of an Agile product team, day-to-day you will :

  • Take part in our daily stand-ups.
  • Contribute to ceremonies like planning, story writing, collaborative design and retrospectives.
  • Develop new features and improve code quality by pair programming with other team members.
  • Take part in support and monitoring of our websites.
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