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.

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.

The Team

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.

Hackney Council 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 will be launching 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 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.

Latest opportunities

Service Designer, £45,883 – £50,629 inc market supplement

As well as working with some of the UK’s foremost digital agencies, Hackney is committed to investing in developing in-­house digital design teams so that we grow our capacity to design and deliver excellent digital services and to complement expertise that we buy in. The Digital Design team provides the key skills and expertise required to deliver agile, user centred change across the whole range of the Council’s services.

As a service designer you will:

  • Analyse failure within services and identify root causes for that failure
  • Identify opportunities for cost reduction and improvement within an existing service
  • Understand user needs and identify where separate interactions should act as one service that meet that need
  • Arrange these separate interactions into rational user journeys within that service
  • Understand the existing supporting system of a service and design improvements to accommodate the new service
  • Create and rapidly iterate service prototypes
  • Identify and design new cross government service patterns and standards

You can apply online.

Lead Developer – £55,341 – £56,364 inc market supplement

Developer – £39,484 to £41,371 inc market supplement

Junior Developer – £32,743 – £34,495 inc market supplement 

At Hackney, we are passionate about using technology to help residents by providing services so good, people prefer to use them.

We are platform and technology agnostic so are looking for people 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 .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.

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 utilize their knowledge, whilst getting exposure to new technologies that will inevitably broaden and diversify your skill set.

Click here to apply for these roles.

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