Senior Front End Developer
Springer Nature
Lisbon, Portugal
há 4 dias

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    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 around 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.

    Who we are looking for

    We are opening a new office in Lisbon, and we’re looking for people who want to become part of a global team that aims 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.

    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.

    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.

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    The role

    We’re looking for a Senior Front-End Developer.

    The job is based in Lisbon and you will work remotely at times with colleagues in London (UK), Pune (India), Dordrecht (The Netherlands) and Berlin (Germany).

    Occasional travel will be required.

    Please visit the home page of Springer Nature’s Digital team to learn more about who we are and what we do. To also gain an understanding of Front-End Development at Springer Nature, please browse our Frontend Playbook.

    The product

    Springer Nature has a portfolio of over 3,000 peer-reviewed journals and books across all areas of science. The Content Acquisition (CA) Domain you’ll be joining is working on replacing legacy systems and processes across our imprints and working on creating a world-class submissions and peer review experience for our global audience of academic researchers and editorial staff.

    Within the CA Domain sits the Submissions stream. Submissions represent 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.

    Within the CA domain also sits the Oasis programme. The goal of the Oasis programme is to build a new solution for payment and licence agreements, supporting deals agreed between Springer Nature and research institutions.

    As such it is a cornerstone of the CA domain, and encompases several products that serve a variety of users, including :

    researchers submitting articles for publication.

    administrators in institutions that pay for the publication of open-access research.

    customer support staff.

    commercial directors.

    sales staff.

    Your work will involve creating front ends for the Oasis systems that seamlessly integrate into these different user journeys.

    The team

    The team is multidisciplinary and includes product directors, front- and back-end developers, user experience researchers & designers, quality assurance, and business analysts.

    Working across the Springer Nature imprints, you will work closely with editorial and operational staff and the wider CA product, design and development team.

    The team is responsible for tactical work to keep our existing payment and rights systems up-to-date whilst also building new, replacement solutions.

    What you’ll be doing

    Day-to-day, we aim to keep the development as lean as possible - working towards delivering through incremental experimentation and learning.

    Within 3 months

    You will be contributing front-end development and expertise to the Oasis programme.

    You will :

    Start familiarising yourself with the constraints, goals, and strategy of the FED discipline across Springer Nature Digital.

    Understand the users that we serve.

    Understand where the CA Domain fits within Springer Nature.

    Understand the development and deployment process of CA products.

    Work with the team to identify and complete tasks related to your key area(s) of expertise.

    Work with Product, BA and UX, adding analytics which support the analysis of user behaviour.

    Advocate for accessibility and use practices outlined in the FED playbook.

    Start receiving training where necessary. This may be informal (e.g. by pairing with subject matter experts on the team), or more formal training, if desired.

    This may cover areas such as web performance, web accessibility, web security & GDPR compliance as well as JavaScript and general programming skills where beneficial.

    Within 6 months

    You will continue contributing front-end development expertise to the CA Domain.

    You will be working with people in other parts of the business to ensure that user journeys are consistent across our sites.

    You will :

    Have a high-level understanding of CA systems architecture : components, databases, communication protocols, dependencies, & deployed environments.

    Provide input to architecture, test strategy, product management and UX on areas of expertise.

    Start familiarising yourself with the design system architecture the FED discipline is currently developing.

    Work with product managers, technical leadership and FEDs in other teams in CA to ensure front-ends are consistent between applications used by the same user groups.

    With support from technical leadership, monitor web performance and web accessibility of Oasis products and develop with these factors in mind.

    With support from technical leadership, monitor the web security of the Submissions stream, implement frontend-related security patches and develop with web security in mind.

    Within 12 months

    You will collaborate more frequently with people from across the organisation. You will share insights from within CA, and gain benefit from work done in the rest of the organisation.

    Work with technical leadership and FEDs in other teams to integrate our design system components into Oasis front ends.

    Contribute back to the FED playbook and our design system components.

    Be recognised as a go-to person in your key area (e.g. by answering questions, assisting programme management in planning, guiding other developers), and doing so without supervision.

    Contribute to supporting the system in production, where that does not require specialist knowledge of back-end and / or infrastructure technologies.

    Daily Responsibilities

    In addition to the above, daily responsibilities include :

    Participating in team standups.

    Participating in team and discipline slack channels.

    Participating in other channels related to your key area(s) of expertise.

    Participating in retrospectives (and post-incident review meetings, if they occur).

    Assisting management and UX in research and programme planning as required.

    Benefits for our Lisbon team

    14 monthly equal salary payments.

    22 day holiday allowance.

    Daily food compensation Eur 7,63 for every working day.

    10% time.

    1 day work from home per week.

    Compensation for private health insurance for employees, spouse and children.

    Mobile phone with data plan.

    Mac or Windows Laptop.

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