Agile Project Manager (m/f/d)

Publicado 25 Março 2020

Springer Nature

Lisboa (Publicidade / Marketing)


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We are currently looking for an Agile Project Manager (m/f/d) to join our Springer Nature Digital team in Lisbon.

At Springer Nature, it?s the PM who makes it all hang together. Building top-notch, ingeniously simple products is difficult and our PMs are the ones who know how to harness the talents of the amazing people in their team to make that happen.

The way we do business

We build our software incrementally, iteratively, and continuously, so you?ll be able to see new work go live to over four million visitors around the globe every week. Our flavour of agile has been heavily influenced by Scrum, XP and Kanban, and if something isn?t working, we change it.

Our work delivers value to both the business and our customers, our teams are cross-discipline: business analysts and the user experience specialists work with partners to coordinate research and understand requirements, whilst our frontend developers and software engineers pair with quality analysts to develop the most robust solutions, and our platform engineers work across the organisation to ensure our infrastructure never lets us down.

We generally follow a mix of agile and lean practices with an overall philosophy towards continuous delivery. We?ll rely on each and everyone´s expertise to adapt and improve these processes to serve the team, project and company as best fit their current contexts.

What you will be doing

  • Collaborating with the Product Owner, UX, BA and Tech Lead to create clear user-focused goals and aligning the team around them
  • Acting as the facilitator to the team, scheduling and supporting stand-ups, iteration reviews, retrospectives and planning activities.
  • Fostering team spirit and collaboration and developing a high performing, empowered team with a clear purpose
  • Providing support and input to all aspects of the product lifecycle ? from product definition, technical decisions and user experience through to marketing and sales
  • Mentoring the team on agile and lean principles if needed. Help us all learn, share and improve how to run our projects better every single day.
  • Leading one of our co-located cross-functional teams to continuously deliver for our portfolio of projects and products.
  • You?ll sustain our culture of continuous improvement both from a process and technical perspective ensuring that working software is delivered frequently, engineering quality is upheld, customer issues are addressed quickly and that the communication and collaboration is effective.

Your Profile

  • You have significant industry experience in a leadership role on a variety of software projects.
  • You have prior experience working on agile projects, or a very strong demonstrable understanding of Agile Software Development process.
  • Even if you?ve not worked in a hands-on technical role in a previous life you can hold your own in technical discussions with a team and clearly communicate the situation.
  • You?ve run at least 3 projects or release cycles as a Project Manager/Scrum Master, preferably with a small co-located team.
  • You?ve got a track-record of successful projects (and a corresponding collection of lessons learned from them).
  • You can give us a long list of improvements that you?ve been responsible for in the way your current team works.

Benefits for our Lisbon team:

  • 14 monthly equal salary payments
  • 22 holiday allowance
  • Daily food compensation Eur 7,63 for every working day
  • 10% time
  • 1 day work from home
  • Compensation for private health insurance for employee, spouse and kids
  • Mobile phone
  • Laptop

Which steps can you expect from our application process?

  • If your CV looks promising, we?ll contact you for an initial phone interview ? that will give you a chance to know some of our team, align expectations and understand your motivation.
  • In-person interview ? an assessment will take place, you will get to know your future colleagues, the working environment and Springer Nature?s projects*

*INTERVIEW/HIRING PROCESS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

To protect our candidates? and interviewers? health and wellbeing, all interviews will be on the phone and/or via video conferencing applications. If you are chosen to be interviewed, we?ll get in touch with the details.

If you are successful and are offered a position, we understand that you may wish to delay your start date; we are happy to be flexible and work with you on what suits you best. For now, all roles will be remote, but will move onsite when restrictions are lifted.

We have put in place a remote onboarding process to ensure new starters have all the equipment, knowledge and contacts they need to be able to start their new career.

You will have a dedicated contact during the recruitment process whom you can contact with any questions on this.

To apply please upload a copy of your CV and covering 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.