Tech specialists wanted to join DWP Digital’s engineering hackathon

DWP Digital are partnering with the technical job marketplace hackajob, to deliver a day long hackathon. You can register to take part now:

If you’re a software engineer or developer with 2+ years’ experience, looking for a tech job with real social impact, this mini hackathon is the place to be.

The online event, hosted via Zoom, will bring together technical engineers to solve one of the most pressing problems facing communities today. And there will be a prize for people on the winning team!

Working as part of a multidisciplinary team, participants will look for solutions focused on helping people getting back into employment following the pandemic. The UK jobs market is still recovering from the devastating impact of COVID-19, with millions of people still struggling to find work to support themselves and their families. At DWP Digital, engineers use their skills daily to tackle issues that affect us all at some point in our lives, from claiming welfare benefits to the State Pension.

Participants will have the opportunity to work alongside DWP Digital specialists, using publicly accessible data through APIs to co-create innovative solutions to enable jobseekers to find the right opportunities for them.

Hack teams won't need to come up with a fully finished solution. DWP Digital are interested in understanding participants’ ideas and learning what they would do if they had more time. At the end of the session, teams will present their ideas back to the wider group, before the winner is announced.

DWP Digital design and develop digital services for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) the biggest government department. They need top digital talent to help transform critical services that millions of people across the UK rely on. For digital, tech and IT career opportunities in Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, Sheffield, Blackpool and London, check out their current vacancies

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