Software Developer Kotlin/Java - eCommerce/Integration Layer

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Date: Nov 16, 2022

Location: Lisbon, PT

Company: Springer Nature Group

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We’re looking for a Software Developer (m/f/d) who can help us build new tools and services. 


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About Us                       

We need a software developer to join the team responsible for building services and integrations around our enterprise solutions. We are providing end-to-end service to our internal customers with the goal to help the business improve their processes and reduce their costs. Our services enable them to build improved experiences on Springer Nature’s user-facing platforms.  

To achieve this we work closely with our partners across the organisation to evolve 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 our internal and external customers.

About You       

  • You have experience in Software Development.

  • You have knowledge in Kotlin, Node.JS, JavaScript or Java.

  • You have experience working with cloud platforms. 

  • You are interested in data-centred 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; practising 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. 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 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 and work to build an inclusive culture, where people are treated fairly and can bring their differences to work and thrive. We empower our colleagues and value their diverse perspectives as we strive to attract, nurture and develop the very best talent.

Springer Nature was awarded Diversity Team of the Year at the 2022 British Diversity Awards. Find out more about our DEI work here.


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