Technical Release Engineer

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SNOMED International is hiring a remote technical release engineer, to help evolve and deliver the product releases for the world's most comprehensive clinical terminology standard.


Our challenge is to accurately represent the nuances, advancements, and relationships between clinical terms, methods, and treatments across the constantly evolving field of medicine on a global scale.


We're the global industry leader and a non-profit organisation. Our open source software benefits tens of millions of public and private healthcare users globally. We release the data standard that allows 46 member countries to base their nation's health and clinical data ecosystems upon an accurate, standardised, clinical terminology - SNOMED CT.


Our Java and web-based products are delivered through mature processes and we will need your skills to help us increase the frequency of our releases without compromising on the level of quality. 


To build your domain knowledge, you will program builds, carry out validation, apply fixes and perform static code analysis to ensure the quality and reliability of our products.


Collaborating with our release manager, this role will then grow into the clinical terminology release management and processes; overseeing and ensuring timely product releases for our members, international community and managed service clients and managing the implementation process - from development through to execution.

You'll be joining us during a period of finding improvements and making enhancements, with ample scope to explore better ways of delivering what our communities need. We are currently working through our five year strategy of delivering SNOMED CT 'as a service', and your contribution will be essential in ensuring the successful implementation and expansion of this initiative.


A flavour of the work

  • Assessing release readiness of SNOMED products using both manual and automated validation methods
  • Identifying and correcting issues with our product development process by evaluating process execution logs and quality validation results
  • Collaborating with product development teams to ensure requirements are implemented correctly
  • Maintaining, analysing and extending our release validation framework
  • Adapting our global product delivery method to a SaaS-like model


We're looking for

  • Someone who is committed to maintaining consistent quality standards
  • A good understanding of release principles, best practices and methods
  • Comfortable with autonomy and taking a self-starting approach to closing gaps in our systems, validation and release processes
  • A product-success based emphasis on release management, across a suite of mature and new products
  • Proficiency with Java and SQL
  • Experience with SDLC
  • Adaptability, openness to change and pragmatism
  • Fluent written and spoken English, to support multi-national stakeholders
  • Formal study in computing, to degree or masters level - or equivalent accrued knowledge
  • Knowledge of or experience with SNOMED CT is not necessary, but it would be an advantage


Our current ecosystem - we'll welcome your input

Java 11+, Spring Boot | Agile, TDD | Ansible | Docker | Jenkins | Terraform | AWS | Git | MySQL | Atlassian suite | AWS technologies | Elasticsearch | Angular


Salary and benefits

  • c.£60,000 – £75,000 or its currency equivalent
  • 25 days paid holiday + bank holidays | any statutory or mandatory pension obligations
  • Discretionary home office setup assistance | laptop | expenses e.g. broadband
  • Personal development plan, with budget | time out for conferences and workshops 
  • Technology certification | SNOMED courses and certifications


About us

SNOMED International is a non-profit clinical terminology standards organisation with 46 member countries worldwide and growing. Founded in 2007, we've always been a distributed remote-first organisation with colleagues around the world. We author a mature open source product and integrated web-based tools for a progressive and active community of health information users, OSS developers and partners. Our technical team includes colleagues in architecture, front-end, back-end, DevOps and QA. We can offer you the level of autonomy, challenge and support that you seek, with the ability to shape and influence your role as a valued team member. 


Location: fully remote - within the UK, Denmark or Germany - with regular expensed trips for team meetings


SNOMED International has selected techfolk as our exclusive recruitment partner for this position and cold calling and speculative approaches are not welcomed:


+44(0)117 318 2447 | 


PLEASE NOTE: we are unable to consider applicants that don't already hold the necessary work permit for employment in the UK, Denmark or Germany.