SNOMED International is hiring a remote QA engineer, to help improve the quality of the world's most comprehensive clinical terminology standard through the software needed to maintain it.
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.
This is a technically challenging role, one that is integral to our Agile approach; you will help us establish a robust and efficient testing process for all software products that underpin SNOMED CT; https://github.com/IHTSDO
Testing across multiple code bases comprising different technologies and frameworks, our developers and domain experts will help inform and support your work which will extend beyond our own products, also incorporating the output from external suppliers and that of the international support implementation team.
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.
What you'll be working on
Helping us define and implement a suitable test methodology that aligns with our agile principles and supports our continuous delivery goals
Investigating software quality issues, suggesting solutions, tracking quality metrics and documenting defects
Collaborating with product development teams to review code, providing feedback and ensuring consistent project execution
Improving our automated testing capabilities by creating test suites that can run as part of our CI processes
Representing QA and testing at our agile ceremonies
We're looking for
Someone who is committed to maintaining consistent quality standards through dedicated and thorough testing
Skilled in end-to-end, functional, non-functional and regression testing
Good familiarity with TDD principles and methods, and a pragmatic approach
Comfortable with autonomy and taking a self-starting approach to closing gaps in our systems, QA processes and documentation
Experience with config management tools (such as Jenkins or Maven), source code control tools (such as Git) and release management tools (such as Jira or Trello)
Adaptability, openness to change and pragmatism
Formal study in computing, to degree or masters level - or equivalent accrued knowledge
You may also bring - or like to gain - skills or knowledge such as
Establishing test strategies for end-to-end and automated testing
Automated testing systems such as Serenity BDD, Selenium or TestNG
SNOMED CT, or other ontology, terminology or linked data ecosystems
Our current ecosystem - we'll welcome your input
Java 11+, Spring Boot | Angular UI | Agile, TDD | Ansible | Docker | Jenkins | Maven | Terraform | AWS | Git | MySQL | Atlassian suite | AWS technologies |
Salary and benefits
c.£55,000 – £65,000 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
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 release. 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. www.snomed.org
Location: fully remote - within the UK, Denmark or Germany (only) - 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 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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.