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Hack Partners

Technology Lead/Technical Lead at Hack Partners

London · Full Time
Hack Partners is the UK’s fastest growing consultancy in rail. We deliver breakthrough level innovation to the rail industry via hackathons and accelerator programmes. Our goal is to facilitate the introduction of new technologies that drastically improve customer experience and operational efficiency in rail. Once we perfect our processes for innovation we will expand to other industries. Read More
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Job Description

Hack Partners are leading technology driven improvements in the UK, starting with the transport industry. We deliver breakthrough level innovation to transport operators, infrastructure owners, and government via hackathons, consulting and technology solutions.

We’re leading this effort through our flagship movement, the HackTrain by running fast paced technology trials, providing management consultancy services and delivering hackathons. The HackTrain has become well recognised for being an incredibly powerful medium for solving the industry's biggest challenges improving operational efficiency and customer experience. The movement is supported by the Department for Transport, government ministers and the UK’s biggest train operating companies. Once we perfect our processes for innovation we will expand to other industries.

We are increasingly becoming the top choice within the transport industry for breakthrough level innovation. In order to scale and make an impact we need a world-class team to help us make a difference in this fast-growing but slow moving industry.

We have an established client base including: 8 out of the 9 biggest transport operators in the UK, the Department for Transport, Trainline and several other leading industry players.

Together we can drive massive change within the transport industry that will see it becoming more efficient and pleasant to use for everyone. Your role will be to build on business opportunities that you and the rest of the Hack Partners’ team find. Opportunities include some of the following:

Build strong and effective relationships with technology and transport companies;
Be at the forefront of a transport revolution which you lead through technology implementation;
Impacting an entire industry through innovation based on the relationships and partnerships you build;

Are you the one who can forever change the transport industry?
You will be at the heart of a truly unique movement that will have a massive impact within the UK economy. Here are some examples of what you will be doing:
Developing new solutions (web/mobile) in collaboration with our clients and technology partners;
Creating technical specifications for new potential prototypes that our clients may wish to have built;
Setting up and leading small groups of engineering teams (both full-time staff and contractors) to rapidly build and test prototypes with our clients;
Helping the Operations Team recruit and interview potential new technical staff/contractors;
Providing technical insight and recommendations to our clients;

Skills and experience desired:
You have the ability to work autonomously in a rapidly changing environment;
You solve problems intuitively, without the need for much guidance. You are a proactive individual with leadership experience;
You have a good ability to build and maintain relationships with clients;
You are able to manage multiple projects concurrently;
Some experience with a front-end framework such as Angular, Backbone, Knockout, etc;
Basic knowledge of backend development skills (Python, Java, .Net);
Have experience either setting up or managing engineering teams;

Bachelor’s degree or higher;
3+ years work experience;
Tangible projects they can show, that display their UX and technical ability;
Experience building a project throughout planning, design, launch and maintenance;
Experience in a startup, consultancy or technology context;
Good attention to detail; we want someone who enjoys making things great!
Experience analysing large quantities of data (using R, MATLAB, etc);

What do you get?
The opportunity to fundamentally change and improve the transport industry;
The opportunity to engage with and work alongside our young innovators, key stakeholders in the transport industry and railtech startups;
Quarterly bonuses based on results and overall company performance;
Beers after 4:30pm at our beautiful WeWork office!
Access to all talks and events arranged by WeWork;
Weekly Friday surprise;

About Hack Partners Culture
Passion & Flexibility
We match personal and professional aspirations where possible in a flexible structure for optimal growth
Energy & Expectations
We exceed expectations by inspiring, entertaining and being brave; breaking the glass ceiling with never-ending amounts of energy and courage.
Team, Mindfulness & Family
We are efficient and resourceful while mindful and caring of each other and everyone around us. We also take pride in our achievements.
Honesty, Transparency & Trust
We strive for transparency where possible in every aspect of the business.

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