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Systems Engineer

Leeds, West Yorkshire
Job Type

About Hippo Digital

We are a new tech start-up in Leeds. Our passion is building high quality products through a focus on user centred design and user experience. We are very active in the healthcare open source community and are involved in a number of high profile projects that have the potential to transform the NHS.

We require a talented individual to grow our team and to work with one or more of our clients to develop high quality user centred software solutions.

Job Spec

Well rounded individual with experience working in a number of technology disciplines.

Experienced in the design, build and support of systems, including a mix of off the shelf products and development projects.

Has a strong development background with experience working in development projects as part of a team.

Well versed in Agile, Lean and DevOps principles, with an appreciation of how engineering enables success in these areas.

Proven ability to learn new technology stacks quickly and proficiently.

Full stack background, including some or all of:

  • Networks
  • Cloud, IaaS, PaaS
  • Hardware
  • Operating Systems (Linux and pref. Windows)
  • Development, multiple languages (pref. Python, C#, C/C++)
  • Automated test
  • Monitoring and alerting
  • Configuration management

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Technology industry: 3 years

Applicants are required to complete a short technical test

Planning Applications

Using the Leeds Planning Applications dataset on data.gov.uk, build a service that provides the following functions:

  • Search for applications by postcode, returning the case reference and case URL for each application
  • Search for applications made in a given month and year, returning the case reference and case URL for each application
  • Provide a statistics report showing total number of applications, total number per year, and total number of each classification (see classificationLabel column)

The data set can be found here: https://data.gov.uk/dataset/planning-applications-datamill

  • Provide a readme file in plain text or markdown with clear instructions for running the solution and the unit tests
  • The front-end should be very basic, and will ideally be console driven either directly or via curl
  • Demonstrate that the solution is proven to work through unit tests
  • The solution should work on Windows and Ubuntu
  • The solution should be as lightweight as possible
  • Do not upload your solution to GitHub

On completion, email the following to techtest @ hippodigital.co.uk:

  • Your CV
  • A zipped file containing your solution and named hippotechtest.your.name.zip


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