Java Technical Lead

  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time
  • Career Site Team: Technology and Engineering

Company Description


The NielsenIQ BASES' mission is to help companies successfully innovate in a competitive market context. We use market data, predictive models, and market research services to provide our client organizations with valuable advice on how to innovate. In order to provide an insightful service, we use a vast range of technology and software that are mostly developed internally, together with some of our partners. This is a key asset for our business. In order to keep innovating in the technology area, we are now establishing three Global Technology Centres: US, India, and Portugal. The new European Technology Centre in Portugal has a mission to be part of the global team that develops our core technology solutions, but it is also in a great location to support our NielsenIQ European business.

Our Team

The new team in Portugal will grow to have all the necessary sub-teams to fully work on product development, which includes: three different software engineering teams, one quality assurance automation team, and 1 DevOps team. This is where we need your help. We are looking for talented individuals who would like to help us build and be part of this engineering team in Portugal.

Job Description


  • Design and architect new single-page web applications and develop key system features. 
  • Explore and evaluate new technologies to advance our SaaS platform and grow our business
  • Lead a team that will execute projects from beginning to end, including working with product management, gathering requirements, brainstorming solutions, building final applications and testing.
  • Delegate tasks to team members matching their individual experience to the task to promote engagement, learning and probability of success.
  • Provide practical technical guidance to your product manager partner to increase the odds of overall project success.
  • Troubleshoot technical issues as they emerge
  • Escalate technical issues impacting activities outside of your team.
  • Enforce community best practices and team SDLC guidelines
  • Work with your QA lead partner to ensure the overall quality of project deliverables.
  • Mentor more junior developers and encourage senior developers to mentor as well.
  • Work closely with architects, and other teams to design and implementation cross functional requirements
  • Lead design and code reviews encouraging participation of your team members

Expected competencies

  • Architectural design
  • Intra and inter team communication
  • Mentoring
  • Cross team influencing
  • Team leadership
  • Channels initiative effectively

Growth areas

  • Cross team leadership
  • Time and financial costing
  • Cross team mentoring programs
  • Managing expectations external to the team
  • Architectural design programs


Minimum of 6 years of software development / engineering experience


  • Java
  • Spring Boot
  • Database / SQL (e.g. SQL Server)


  • Angular (or frontend experience on modern UI frameworks)
  • MongoDB (or other OO databases)  
  • Agile Methodologies (i.e. Scrum)

We will also value:

  • Groovy                   
  • Grails framework  
  • Javascript
  • Node.JS
  • Experience working on cloud & DevOps environments (e.g. Azure, Docker, Kubernetes, etc)
  • Experience implementing micro-services or services oriented architectures

Additional Information

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Our Benefits

  • Flexible working environment
  • Health insurance
  • Parental leave
  • Life assurance

About NielsenIQ

NielsenIQ is a global measurement and data analytics company providing the most complete and trusted view of consumers and markets in 90 countries covering 90% of the world’s population. Focusing on consumer-packaged goods manufacturers and FMCG and retailers, we enable customers to defy what’s possible. How? We combine unparalleled datasets, pioneering technology, and the industry’s top talent to create insights that unlock innovation. Join us and change the landscape.

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