Spring Boot Starter

JobRunr has excellent Spring support thanks to the jobrunr-spring-boot-starter

Integration with Spring cannot be easier using the jobrunr-spring-boot-starter! There is even a complete example project available at https://github.com/jobrunr/example-spring.

To add JobRunr to your Spring project, these are the steps you need to take:

  1. Depending on your version of Spring Boot, add the jobrunr-spring-boot-2-starter or jobrunr-spring-boot-3-starter dependency to your project
  2. Configure JobRunr via the Spring application.properties file
  3. Inject the JobScheduler or JobRequestScheduler bean and use it to create background jobs!

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Add the dependency to the starter

As the jobrunr-spring-boot-2-starter and jobrunr-spring-boot-3-starter are available in Maven Central, all you need to do is add this dependency:


    <artifactId>jobrunr-spring-boot-x-starter</artifactId> <!-- replace x with your Spring Boot version -->


implementation 'org.jobrunr:jobrunr-spring-boot-x-starter:${jobrunr.version}' // replace x with your Spring Boot version

Do note that if you are not working in a web environment, you also need to add either Jackson, Gson or Yasson for Json serialization. See the installation page for more info.

Configure JobRunr

JobRunr can be configured easily in your application.properties. If you only want to schedule jobs, you don’t need to do anything. If you want to have a BackgroundJobServer to process background jobs or the dashboard enabled, just add the following properties to the application.properties:


These are disabled by default so that your web application does not start processing jobs by accident.

The jobrunr-spring-boot-starter will try to either use an existing DataSource bean for relational databases or it will use one of the provided NoSQL client beans (like MongoClient for MongoDB, RestHighLevelClient for ElasticSearch and JedisPool or RedisClient for Redis).
If no such bean is defined, you will either need to define it or create a StorageProvider bean yourself.


The jobrunr-spring-boot-2-starter and jobrunr-spring-boot-3-starter not only add distributed background Job Processing to your application but also add health actuators and micrometer performance counters.

Advanced Configuration

Every aspect of JobRunr can be configured via the application.properties. Below you will find all settings including their default value.

org.jobrunr.database.table-prefix= # allows to set a table prefix (e.g. schema  or schema and tableprefix for all tables. e.g. MYSCHEMA._jobrunr)
org.jobrunr.database.database-name=jobrunr # Override the default database name to use (e.g. use main application database)
org.jobrunr.database.datasource= # allows to specify a DataSource specifically for JobRunr
org.jobrunr.database.type= # if you have multiple supported storage providers available in your application (e.g. an SQL DataSource and Elasticsearch), it allows to specify which database to choose. Valid values are 'sql', 'mongodb', 'redis-lettuce', 'redis-jedis' and 'elasticsearch'.
org.jobrunr.jobs.default-number-of-retries=10 #the default number of retries for a failing job
org.jobrunr.jobs.retry-back-off-time-seed=3 #the default time seed for the exponential back-off policy.
org.jobrunr.jobs.metrics.enabled=false #Micrometer integration - this was true in v5.
org.jobrunr.background-job-server.worker-count= #this value normally is defined by the amount of CPU's that are available
org.jobrunr.background-job-server.poll-interval-in-seconds=15 #check for new work every 15 seconds
org.jobrunr.background-job-server.delete-succeeded-jobs-after=36 #succeeded jobs will go to the deleted state after 36 hours
org.jobrunr.background-job-server.permanently-delete-deleted-jobs-after=72 #deleted jobs will be deleted permanently after 72 hours
org.jobrunr.background-job-server.metrics.enabled=false #Micrometer integration - this was true in v5.
org.jobrunr.dashboard.port=8000 #the port on which to start the dashboard
org.jobrunr.miscellaneous.allow-anonymous-data-usage=true #this sends the amount of succeeded jobs for marketing purposes