Careers

We’re looking for great people who want to develop their careers with us and help us to become the most user-centred IT and digital team in the country.

Latest jobs 

Developer

Salary:  GBP£39,543 to £41,46639543 (P03)

Contract Type : Permanent – Full Time

Closing date : 18/11/2019

 

We are platform and technology agnostic so are looking for two Developers who are curious, motivated, open and self-aware. You will be expected to learn new skills and code in other languages we may use. You will get to build REST APIs, use of .net(C#,.net core,.net framework),Ruby on Rails and Angular as we develop apps. We expect you to undertake Test Driven Development, to pair programme and review peer review commits on GitHub – https://github.com/LBHackney-IT

You’ll be working across multiple exciting application projects, and have the opportunity to partner with best-in-class digital agencies to enhance your skills.

This role is brilliantly suited to candidates who are looking for an opportunity where they can really utilise their knowledge, whilst getting exposure to new technologies that will inevitably broaden and diversify your skill set.

We also use containerisation mechanism for building our apps using Docker, logging mechanism using Sentry,Papertrail and NewRelic.We have also embraced infrastructure as code via Terraform to spin up our services on cloud. Our standards are well defined and you can go through them via the links below:

API Playbook || Hackney Development Standards

Hackney ICT is a great place to work! Our team support vital public services across the borough and are working every day to make things better for our residents and businesses.

As well as this, Hackney also offers great benefits for our people, including a range of flexible working options, discounts and other schemes to help you save money and the opportunity to plan for your future by joining the local government pension scheme (more details are available online here).

We are determined to help the ICT and digital profession become more diverse, and we encourage women and other people who are under-represented in technology professions to apply to join our team. You can find out more about how Hackney promotes equalities and diversity here and read about our commitment to being a Timewise employer here.

You can find out more about our team, how we work and the work we do on our HackIT website: http://hackit.org.uk/

Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.

When applying, it is essential that you include a supporting statement (no more than two sides of A4), addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience meet all aspects of the post, as indicated in the job description and person specification.

Closing date for applications: 18 November 2019

Interviews: 03 December 2019

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.

Please apply at below link:

https://recruitment.hackney.gov.uk/vacancy/developer-x2/

Front End Developer

Fixed Term/Secondment Contract (24 months)

£48,309 – £52,192 per annum (PO9) inc. Market Supplement of £57

Closing date: 10 November 2019

HackIT is looking for a Front End Developer. The role will enable us to increase our capacity to develop prototypes and continuously improve our services better to meet user need. 

Hackney is building a pattern library so that our team, suppliers and partners can develop consistent user experiences that are intuitive, mobile-first and work for all our users. We have also developed Hackney.gov.uk as a headless CMS on WordPress with a React front-end and this role will be crucial to ensuring that we use this to build content products that meet user needs. 

You’ll be part of the leadership of the digital design team, together with our Lead User Researcher and Lead Service Designer, participating in multi-disciplinary teams through Discovery and Prototyping development phases. You’ll also be part of our development team as we move to an API-first approach and support our data and insight team as they build interactive tools for residents and colleagues. 

Essential Requirements:

– 5+ years’ experience as a frontend developer
– Fundamentals including semantic HTML, CSS and vanilla JavaScript
– Passion for CSS and knowledge of Flexbox and Grid
– Comfortable with Sass and PostCSS
– JS-based build tools – Grunt, Gulp, Webpack
– Experience with NPM and GitHub
– Care about accessibility and performance
– An eye for UI and UX
– Desire to work on open source projects
– Be able to work quickly in an agile environment
– Good collaboration skills with designers and other developers

More details and to apply.

Other roles

Please feel free to forward your CV to HackITjobs@hackney.gov.uk if you are looking for contract or permanent positions at HackIT. We are regularly seeking developers, designers, UX, support analysts, data analysts, delivery managers, infrastructure specialists and others.

The email box is checked regularly, however, we will only contact candidates where we have a suitable opening.

The Team

HackIT is a great place to work! Our team supports vital public services across the borough and is working every day to make things better for our residents and businesses.

HackIT is also a great place to develop your career. We offer a wide range of opportunities to learn new skills through training, mentoring and by working alongside some of the best digital agencies in the country. We are developing a new Digital Leadership Academy and launched an exciting apprenticeship programme in spring 2018, with 18 apprentice roles across our service.

As well as this, Hackney also offers great benefits for our people, including a range of flexible working options, discounts and other schemes to help you save money and the opportunity to plan for your future by joining the generous local government pension scheme (more details are available on our website).

We are determined to help the ICT and digital profession become more diverse, and we encourage women and other people who are under-represented in technology professions to apply to join our team. You can find out more about how Hackney promotes equalities and diversity and read about our commitment to being a Timewise employer.

Find yourself in Hackney

Our borough

Hackney is London’s most diverse and dynamic borough. Reaching from the Square Mile to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, this is an area of rapid economic growth, particularly in technology, media, fashion and other creative industries. Hackney has more green spaces than any other inner London borough; some of the capital’s finest schools; first class transport connections; excellent public services; and thriving arts, cultural and retail sectors. We seek people with ambition, creativity and commitment to ensure our economic growth provides benefits for everyone and creates opportunities to transform the lives of residents.