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SNOMED International is hiring a back end Java Developer, joining the all-remote team developing open source products that provide the universal language of healthcare globally.
We offer a significant intellectual challenge and substantial learning opportunity, honing transferable Java skills applied at the forefront of knowledge representation, description logic, linked data and the semantic web - all of which you may learn with us.
We're building open source software and web applications that ultimately benefit quality of life for the millions of people whose healthcare service provision relies upon the accurate, standardised, medical vocabulary of SNOMED CT and its ecosystem of tools; https://github.com/IHTSDO. SNOMED CT is underpinning COVID-19 research within the UK's NHS, and for institutes and providers around the world.
We'll help you to understand our domain, products, roadmap and ecosystem - with ample mentoring, training and certifications along the way. You'll find us to be a welcoming, multicultural and highly supportive team, which understands remote working.
We take daily standups and you will be exposed to all aspects of our stack. Once up to speed, you can soon contribute fresh ideas and substantial new code around any of; distributed applications, ontology management tools, data visualisation, scalable microservices and web solutions that serve a global community.
Java is our main language to do this; we're language-agnostic, developing an evolving technology stack and you may join projects that build upon your strengths.
Upcoming projects in the team
Advancing the software that implements the far reaches of mathematics and computer science to produce the terminology which is the most comprehensive machinable representation of healthcare knowledge
Analytics, applying Elasticsearch to demonstrate healthcare outcomes
New web and data tools to aid implementation with adjacent healthcare ecosystems
New software tools for community collaboration and open access to authoring
Moving to continual releases across our integrated family of products
We're looking for
Someone who is a self-starter, and who relishes structured autonomy
Adaptability, openness to change, and pragmatism
Adept with Java - accrued in a modern web application development context
A grounding in - or ready to learn - developing any of: REST APIs, data-informed back ends, microservices, or designing for deployment into AWS/cloud
1st or 2.1 Computer Science-related degree, or equivalent foundational knowledge
Appreciation for open source, clean code, testing, good documentation and knowledge sharing
Someone seeking junior or mid level remote Java jobs such as: Java Software Engineer | Java Developer | Back End Software Engineer | Back End Engineer | Open Source Developer etc.
Our current ecosystem - we'll help you get up to speed
Java, Spring Boot | Angular | Agile, TDD | Ansible | Jenkins | AWS | Git | MySQL | Atlassian suite | AWS RDS Aurora | Elasticsearch | ontologies and description logic | AI and real world data
Salary and benefits
£50,000 – £55,000 or equivalent (initially, due to funding structure, a two year contract)
25 days paid holiday + bank holidays | discretionary home office setup assistance | laptop | expenses
Personal development plan, with budget | time out for conferences and workshops
Technology certification | SNOMED courses and certifications