Pete Hills
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Pete Hills

Principal ConsultantSpecialising in User-Centred Design

​Pete is highly experienced at scaling agile tech teams to deliver digital and technology transformation across the public sector. Pete specialises in User-Centred Design: Service Design, User Research, Content Design, Interactive Design and UX / UI Design.

Hanover are proud to support a range of UK Government Departments in their mission to deliver digitised, optimised, public services for the benefit of UK Citizens through consulting and team building.

Our services are available through the following frameworks:

  • G-Cloud

  • DOS

  • Bloom/NEPRO 3

  • PSR

  • "I worked as a Hanover associate on a complex central government technology project. The working relationship with them was over a sustained period of time and I always found them to be supportive and knowledgeable, both on the associate and project side. They understood the complexity of the technical project I was landing into and it was a great fit for my skills, resulting in the right outcome for the client."


    Software Engineer

  • ​"Unlike other recruiters, Hanover treats contractors like human beings, rather than revenue-generating commodities! I would not hesitate to recommend their consultants"


    Project Manager

  • ​"Hanover were clear, friendly and straightforward. Their intuition about roles suited to me was excellent and now I love my job!"


    SEO Analyst

  • ​"My biggest appreciation of Hanover is that they helped me believe in my own work. It completely paid off and I got the job!"


    Digital Designer

  • "What especially impressed me was that Hanover truly listened to what I was looking for and what my expectations for career progression were."


    UX Designer

  • ​"Not only were Hanover great to deal with but they also followed up with me when I started in my new job to see how I was settling in." 


    System Admin

  • Software Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • SEO Analyst
  • Digital Designer
  • UX Designer
  • System Admin
  • AWS Platform / Security Engineer

    We're looking for an AWS Security / Platform Engineer to contribute to the standardisation of security best practices through Automation and Configuration as Code.     Key Skills/Knowledge:     Experience in Terraform & Ansible Advanced Linux skills, RedHat Administrator/Engineer level  Container technologies, mostly Docker git and pipelines experience Advanced Network skills - in AWS and on-premises Advanced AWS Security  AWS DevOps Pro Experience of automation deployments Python/Bash automation skills Analytical and critical skills while setting up and using BI tools 3rd Party Security Software  Experience with CI / CD – ideally GitLab CI Previous experience working in a DevOps / Squad Culture Good Scripting skills

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  • Full Stack Developer

    We are seeking a Senior Developer with a strong React-Node primary skillset, complemented by Java-SpringBoot experience. In this role, you will primarily work with Node and React, alongside PostgreSQL and Selenium, within a bespoke Node/React framework. Additionally, you will support and maintain systems such as Digital External Correspondence System (DECS), which utilizes a different technical stack including React, Spring Boot, PostgreSQL, and Camunda. Key Responsibilities: Utilize expertise in React and Node.js to contribute to the development and maintenance of our bespoke framework. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to drive the enhancement and optimization of existing systems. Provide support and maintenance for the Digital External Correspondence System and other related projects. Contribute to architectural discussions and provide innovative solutions to technical challenges. Actively participate in code reviews, ensuring high-quality code standards are maintained. Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field. Extensive experience with React and Node.js, with a strong understanding of Redux. Proficiency in Java and Spring Boot for support and maintenance tasks. Experience with PostgreSQL and Selenium. Familiarity with Docker, Kubernetes, and other containerization technologies. Strong problem-solving skills and ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Excellent communication and teamwork abilities. Prior experience in driving technical initiatives and mentoring junior team members is a plus.

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  • DevOps Engineer

    We are looking for an experienced Dev Ops Engineer who can contribute to Government services for the UK. You will be working with microservices across multiple delivery teams. Day-to-day you will be using your experience and technical skills to support the programme to design, implement, operate and evolve new and existing services and infrastructure. Range of desired skills: Experience in DevOps using open-source technologies and cloud platforms Recent experience in designing and building CI/CD solutions using both open-source tools (e.g. GitLab/GitHub, Jenkins, Drone and Nexus) and native capability (e.g. Commit, Code Pipeline, Code Deploy and Code Build).  Experience of working with Cloud technologies, (AWS, Azure, Private Cloud). Experience with Kong API gateway and service mesh Scripting abilities (Python, PowerShell, Bash) and proven ability to use APIs to automate tooling, delivery pipelines and operational support. Experience with Automation and associated tooling. Experience of implementing, supporting and using configuration management tools such as Ansible, Puppet, Chef. Experience in test automation, frameworks and tooling, (Junit, Cucumber, Selenium, JMeter, Maven). Experience in using SQL and NOSQL databases. Experience with templating tools (Terraform, Helm, CloudFormation) to deploy infrastructure and images. Experience of service monitoring tools including Splunk, Elastic Stack (ELK – Elastic Search, Logstash, Kibana), Dynatrace, AppDynamics, Grafana and Prometheus. Deployment of Docker containers (micro services) with Helm and Kubernetes (or Red Hat OpenShift). Experience with Infrastructure as Code and tooling (e.g. Terraform, CloudFormation, ARM). Experience working in complex, Agile delivery environments. 

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  • Lead Technical Architect

    Are you a skilled Lead Technical Architect with experience of working in a large and complex IT environment? Join an exciting project with a large Central Government department transforming public services.  Skills and Experience Needed: Cloud Architect experience Experience of MDM (Mobile device Management IOS and Android Previous experience in a Lead Technical Architect role in a large and complex  Experience in infrastructure architect with good knowledge of windows server, networking, firewalls, VPN and load balancers Experience as application architecture including API driven architecture, NodeJS and CI/CD deployment strategy Experience with security architecture including Zero trust architecture, data ingress and egress controls, utilising risk management, cyber resiliency and threat intelligence Architecture design and modelling techniques, patterns, tools and standards. Public cloud technologies, cloud hosting, container, and networking design patterns, tools and best practice 4Microservice and API-led architecture and integration design tools, techniques and best practice. Agile / DevOps delivery methodologies and best practice. Technical authoring skills, particularly for the production of technical design and specification documents

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  • Product & Delivery
    MS Dynamics 365 Business Analyst

    We are looking for a Business Analyst with extensive MS Dynamics 365 experience to work with on a service at a Central Government agency. This role includes supporting D365 CRM, specification, User Acceptance Testing (UAT), change requests, and driving platform adoption. You will collaborate with internal teams to gather clear requirements, develop prototypes, and propose operational solutions. This role demands adaptability to evolving priorities and close collaboration with internal teams.

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