LONDON BOROUGH OF HACKNEY
Fixed Term/Secondment Contract (24 months)
A Market Supplement of £3,252 per annum will be added
We are looking for a Lead Developer who is curious about technology and wants to learn, mentor others, and work to open-up data. Your work will be innovative and challenging and you’ll be able to see the problems you’re helping to solve around you.
“Join our diverse team using modern cloud tooling to re-architect legacy systems to move to services so good, people prefer to use them”
We are platform and technology agnostic so are looking for somebody who is 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 support React ,node.js and Angular apps. You will take a Test Driven Development approach, pair programme and peer review commits on GitHub.
We use containerisation mechanisms for building our apps using Docker, logging mechanism using Sentry, Papertrail, and are currently moving towards AWS Cloudwatch for monitoring and alerts. We are building our APIs as microservices using Lambda and API gateway along with RDS instances setup using PostgreSQL to make our APIs highly available, scalable, durable, secured, and reliable. We are not limiting ourselves to only a few AWS services as we use other AWS SDKs to interact with AWS services from our applications.
We have also embraced infrastructure as code via Terraform and Cloudformation to spin up our infrastructure in the cloud within minutes. We encourage our team members to get training and relevant certifications to make sure their knowledge is not limited to one area. We believe in learning and growing thereby helping developers in their career progression. We believe in the “Fail Fast” approach which means we learn via experimenting/prototyping with an open approach. We also ensure that we are committed to supporting our legacy applications. And most importantly we work with many digital agencies that allow us to stay abreast of modern technologies and coding practices. We validate our process regularly with industry standards to ensure we follow best practice.
If you are interested to know/learn about cloud computing and architecting highly available, durable, and large-scale services used by residents to provide seamless user experience, then join us in our journey. We can assure you that projects in our friendly and diverse team are innovative, interesting, and challenging! For more information, please see our standards which are well defined along with being iterative processes and you can go through them via the links below.
Hackney Development Standards:
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.
Hackney ICT 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. 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 our team, how we work and the work we do on our HackIT website .
You can find out more about how Hackney promotes equality and diversity , read about our commitment to being a flexible Timewise employer and read about the fantastic benefits on offer which includes flexible working options, a Local Government Pension Scheme, wide range of training opportunities, working alongside some of the best digital agencies in the country and an employee year-long high street retail discount scheme.
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.
If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please click on the apply button below.
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: 08 July 2020
Interviews: 22 July 2020
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.