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Hack Partners

Software Engineer (contractor) at Hack Partners

London · Contract
Hack Partners is the UK’s fastest growing consultancy in transport. We deliver breakthrough level innovation to the transport industry via hackathons, consulting and tech products. 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

Length of Contract: 4-6 months

Hack Partners are looking for a software engineer who wants to get involved in transport technology. The successful candidate will be involved in several projects with a client we are currently working with who have decided to engage us to show the value of a Technology Team within their business. This will be for an initial 4-6 month period. It involves developing proof of concepts and solutions for challenges their business is facing. These will be aimed at helping them to make small efficiency and customer experience improvements across the organisation. The engagement would also include getting involved in evaluating new technology for future operations. 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 can expect to do as part of a Technology Team engagement:

-Collaborate with the client and the rest of the Technology Team to interpret the required functional specifications and technical designs. This team will be part of the Hack Partners team which will sit on site at our client.
-Design and build elegant, maintainable, well performing and scalable software solutions.
-Freedom to use and experiment with your choice of technology.
-Integration of third party APIs with new solutions.
-Optimisation of any applications you create for maximum speed and scalability
Building UIs

Skills and experience desired:

Essential knowledge, understanding and experience in the following:

-We are looking for a polyglot developer who is happy to experiment with new languages.
-Good understanding of database technologies like MySQL, PostgreSQL, and MongoDB.
-Experience working with cloud platforms is desirable.
-Good understanding of web fundamentals like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS
-Understanding of fundamental design principles behind a scalable application
-Happy to work with front-end frameworks e.g. react
-Knowledge of a back-end programming language
-Able to build a secure system

Desirable skills/personal attributes:

-A passion for problem solving.
-Experience writing code for hardware - i.e. Raspberry Pis, arduinos, thomas edison boards etc.
-An interest or knowledge of the Rail/Transport industry.
-Dynamic self-starter
-Passionate about technology
-Able to fit into an energetic and enthusiastic part of a very slow industry.
-Happy to give advice on technologies to non-technical people.

A bit about Hack Partners:

Hack Partners are leading technology driven improvements in the UK, starting with the transport industry. We’re doing this 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.
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.
Together we can drive massive change within the transport industry that will see it becoming more efficient and pleasant to use for everyone.

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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