Software Developer Java/Scala - Researcher & Professional Services

Datum: 16.11.2022

Standort: Lisbon, PT

Unternehmen: Springer Nature Group

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We’re looking for a software developer with several years of experience who can help us build new tools and services. 


The job is based in Lisbon where you will join more than 60 other Software Developers as part of SpringerNature's digital product development team. You'll be part of our big community of developers located in Portugal, Germany, UK and India, to name a few. 


About Us

  • We are looking for skilled and passionate software developers to help us build a toolkit that supports daily practice and lifelong learning for professionals and researchers who want to stay-up-date, stay qualified and/or solve a specific problem. We do this by providing personalized reliable and targeted information, high-quality interactive content and tools, and continued education, anytime anywhere. 
  • As a software developer on our team, you are responsible for providing the platform, services and know-how that support our various stakeholders in creating flexible and custom branded products.
  • We strive to continually improve products to best satisfy our stakeholders as well as our user’s needs. Our customer-centric and agile approach is fundamental to the way we work. 
  • We also work closely with partners across the organisation to evolve our content and business models; keeping us competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape.
  • You will be joining a cross functional team with different nationalities, backgrounds and experience levels. All team members collaborate to deliver solutions that best satisfy the needs of researchers and other readers.


About You

  • You have experience developing software in Java or Scala.
  • You have experience working with cloud platforms. 
  • You are interested in data-centered applications.
  • You like working in a collaborative team, where there is collective ownership of the product.
  • You like getting involved with every stage of the software development lifecycle.
  • You would enjoy working in a Test Driven environment and understand the benefits.
  • You would enjoy 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.

Within 3 Months you will:

  • Get familiar with our technology stack. Our applications are deployed to CloudFoundry using Concourse. 
  • 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.


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.
  • Have an understanding of the team’s context within the publishing business they are working in.
  • Investigate support queries and diagnose issues in the live applications.
  • 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 on the onboarding process.
  • Define and implement non-functional requirements.
  • Contribute to the design of the system architecture.
  • Contribute to blameless post-mortems.
  • Understand our customers’ needs, both internal and external, and how your work affects their experience.
  • Give and receive constructive feedback within your team.


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, as well as working independently.
  • Take part in support and monitoring of our websites.


To apply please upload a copy of your CV and cover letter, stating your salary expectations.


At Springer Nature we value and celebrate the diversity of our people. We recognise the many benefits of a diverse workforce and strive for an inclusive workplace that empowers all our colleagues to thrive. Our search for the best talent fully encompasses and embraces these values and principles.

At Springer Nature we value the diversity of our teams. We recognize the many benefits of a diverse workforce with equitable opportunities for everyone. We strive for an inclusive workplace that empowers all our colleagues to thrive. Our search for the best talent fully encompasses and embraces these values and principles.

Visit the Springer Nature Editorial and Publishing website at for more information about our Research E&P career opportunities.