Location
Various Locations
Advertising Salary
£53,000 - £75,000 (London up to £84,000) + benefits
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Development
Level:
Senior Consultant

About The Role

Hippo is recruiting for Senior Full Stack Developers to develop user focused, national scale services that are critical and have a high-impact on people’s lives. We apply an agile, service design approach to solving our clients’ problems, using technology to enable change. As a Senior Consultant operating as a Full stack Developer in our cutting edge technical team, you will be key to making that happen

Your role in a nutshell:

  • Produce quality software for a wide range of public and private sector clients
  • Create secure, accessible services in a variety frameworks and languages adhering to best practices and open standards.
  • Build to best practices using techniques such as CI/CD and infrastructure as code.
  • Provide input to guide user experience design and development
  • Build reusable code for future use
  • Optimise end-to-end services for maximum speed, scalability and security
  • Work in an agile, collaborative, multidisciplinary team
  • Build great relationships with your team and stakeholders
  • Work with the hippo community to share best practice to ensure high standards
  • Line management of colleagues within your profession

Skills and experience that you need

To be successful you will understand key design principles and be proficient with HTML, CSS, JavaScript frameworks such as React, Vue and Angular as well as platforms such as .NET/Java and Python. You will have experience of leading the development of services with a team of other developers and a good understanding of web performance, accessibility and web security best practices.

You will also;

  • have experience of delivering public facing digital services for a wide range of end users
  • be able to articulate complex technical problems and approaches to a wider audience
  • understand user centred design principles and practices
  • enjoy working collaboratively with your team and experts
  • be comfortable working in rapid sprint cycles
  • have a positive “can do” attitude
  • have great consultancy skills, caring about your client’s needs and motivations
  • enjoy sharing your skills and experience with your client to enable them to continue to iterate and improve their product or service after you leave
  • embrace line management responsibilities (experience preferred but not essential) and supporting colleagues

It would be great if you also have;

  • public sector experience, preferably working to the Government Service Standard
  • experience with a user centred design approach.
  • experience developing services for mobile and offline users
  • an aspiration to share knowledge with junior developers and the wider consultancy.
  • an eye for detail and opportunities to apply new technologies where applicable.

What makes us great

In addition to your salary you will receive:
  • Contributory pension scheme (Hippo 6% with employee contributions of 2%)
  • 25 days holiday plus UK public holidays
  • Perkbox access for a wide range of perks and discounts
  • Life assurance and death in service cover
  • Flexible benefits scheme with options of:
    • private health cover
    • private dental cover
    • additional company pension contributions
    • additional holidays (up to an extra 2 days)
    • wellbeing contribution
    • charity contributions

Hi, we’re Hippo.

We’re a digital service design consultancy that works closely with our clients to create digital products and services that work for everyone. Since our inception, we have quickly established ourselves as a leading supplier of digital leaders, service design teams and delivery expertise. We support large-scale digital transformation programmes to public and private sector organisations looking to truly embrace digital services to innovate and evolve. We aspire to add value and leave a lasting benefit within those institutes. Our philosophy is to ensure the user is at the core of everything we do, research, design and deliver. Collaborating with us means embracing a digital-first strategy with people first design, which will genuinely create lasting change and positive impact.

Our Hippo offices are in Leeds, London, Bristol, Coventry and Manchester. However, we invite candidates to apply from anywhere in the UK who can be flexible regarding location. We offer a relocation support package of up to £8k to help cover the cost of moving somewhere within commuting distance of one of our locations. Please note that due to the nature of the business, we may also request that you work from client locations or work from home.

How Hippo Digital Embraces Diversity & Equal Opportunity

Hippo Digital is committed to diversity, equality and inclusion. For us, diversity and inclusion are not just tick-boxing activities but a chance to make meaningful long-term change. A diverse workforce means that we can unlock our ability to innovate, be creative, be better problem solvers and provide an inclusive environment for everyone. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

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