Job details

Salary - Grade
GBP £54,597 to £55,665 54597 - PO8
Market supplement
Contract Type
Fixed Term / Secondment
Contract Length
24 months
Contracted Hours
Full Time - 36 hours per week
DBS Required
Finance & Corporate Resources
Closing date

Fixed Term/Secondment Contract (24 months)

A Market Supplement of £10,000 per annum will be added


We’re looking for a Senior Cloud DevOps Engineer to join our team. At Hackney, we’re very proud of our achievements in tech — we built a large, multi-account, multi-OU AWS platform in less than a year — but we want to achieve a lot more.

You’ll help us build out the AWS platform to assist recovery after the cyber-attack of 2020. There’s a considerable range of work on offer including a whole new hub-and-spoke network architecture, new accounts, automation and backups and standards. You’ll also assist other teams with application recovery and build new applications in house, such as the data platform and Modern Tools for Housing.

Now’s a particularly exciting time to join us as we begin work on significant areas such as alerts and resolution, disaster recovery and iterating shared services. We work on an evolving platform-as-a-service as opposed to projects and our team has a wide range of skills and experience, from senior engineers with more than 10 years’ experience through to apprentices.

There’s a big emphasis on learning here — we set aside 10% of our time for non-core work and education. As a public-sector organisation we can also offer a considerable range of free courses and sponsorship for your certifications, such as AWS Solution Architect.


In terms of experience, you’ll be an expert in managing continuous delivery systems on AWS as well as implementing security controls, governance processes and compliance validation. You’ll be able to implement highly available, scalable and self-healing systems on the AWS platform and you’ll be familiar with relevant professional standards and policies. A good knowledge of cloud networking and Palo Alto Networks would be desirable.

We’re also looking for candidates who can work across a broad range of complex activities while acting as a reliable, proactive leader in the team. You’ll have good communication skills and be able to collaborate with a wide range of people.

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

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 an unrivalled Local Government Pension Scheme, a wide range of training opportunities, family friendly policies, subsidised gym membership and the opportunity to work alongside some of the best digital agencies in the country.

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.

The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.

When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience.

This application process replaces a supporting statement.

Closing date for applications: 27 January 22

Interviews: 7 February 22

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.

The Council has a dedicated employment support service (Hackney Works), which offers Hackney residents guidance in relation to applying for jobs. If you are thinking about applying for a job, please contact the Hackney Works team to find out what support is available: