About Technology Services at Hastings Direct

We’re a proactive, fast-paced team that strives to add strategic value by using innovative technology that enhances the quality of service our customers receive. It’s an exciting time to join our ever-growing team of over 200 colleagues as we aim to become the best and biggest digital insurance provider, with a focus on cloud computing and agile processes.

Our team are creating a world-class digital solution for our colleagues and customers, and thanks to the adoption of cloud, our Microsoft partnership and automation such as chatbots, we have a range of career opportunities available to support our innovative projects.

If you’re looking for a technically challenging role, we’re looking for strong communicators and team players who can work collaboratively and aren’t afraid to get stuck in! These attributes, coupled with the internal and external training we offer help you build on your skills and knowledge, mean you’ll go far here at Hastings.

Every candidate has the opportunity to succeed here – as least half of our executive team have been promoted internally showing there is much room for progression. No matter what your role is, you’ll be making a valuable difference and that’s why no two days will ever look the same for you.

Our tech stack

The tech stack we use aims to modernise and future-proof our business for decades to come. It consists of:











How we work

At Hastings Direct, you can shape the way you work best and we thrive in a diverse working environment. We recognise that some people have unique circumstances, and depending on how your team operates, we’ll look to offer a blend of working at home and one of our Bexhill-on-Sea, Leicester or London offices.

As a team, we believe that a flexible, team-spirited environment where individuals pull together makes a great working environment, even in times of pressure. We love to watch people grow and reach their full potential.

We offer Microsoft ESI learning pathways for colleagues who wish to expand their knowledge in cloud capabilities. This is designed to help you upskill independently and taken on new challenges you haven’t before. Colleagues also have access to a variety of development platforms and training such as Pluralsight, ServiceNow Learning and Guidewire Learning.

For new colleagues just starting out in their careers, we invest in our graduates by offering a two year rotational programme in all areas of tech such as cloud engineering, platform maintenance and architecture. This means our younger talent receive an extensive amount of experience so that they can go on to become engineers, developers, project managers and more.

We also offer a summer internship – by creating a relationship with students to kickstart their career, we provide an insight to working environments within technology and the opportunity to work on real life tasks, with the potential to extend their internship to a place on the graduate scheme the following year.

Meet some of the team

Matt, Solution Architect

I'm a Solution Architect at Hastings Direct, working as part of a team who’re designing and building cloud-based platforms and services. The work is incredibly varied and we're using the latest technologies to deliver modern solutions for our colleagues and customers. It’s a very busy environment, with great collaboration between all of our teams. The rate of change is rapid which makes it a vibrant and exciting place to work. Hastings has a fantastic approach to continuous personal development and time is allocated to learn new skills, along with access to exclusive training materials and free-to-take cloud certifications.

Phil, Lead Power Platform Developer

I am Lead Power Platform Developer for Hastings and have been in this role for almost a year – this is my first technology role and I’m loving it. My background is in Risk and Compliance, but I fancied a change after ten years in that field. So, I moved across to Cloud Engineering and haven’t looked back. I like working at HD because of the flexibility and autonomy; I can really push myself to achieve more each day utilising the latest technology to solve business challenges and see my work in action.

Ella, IT Change Analyst

I love working at Hastings as a Change Analyst – with no background in technology, I was given the opportunity to learn new skills and join an evolving department. The nature of my work is fast-paced and ever changing, especially with the move to cloud, which is giving me the ability to work with a range of different teams and gain new insights to help build my career. Every colleague I work with is friendly and approachable which is a great working environment. Hastings is great for recognising and rewarding hard work, making you feel valued within the company.

Where our teams are based

Not all of our teams operate from all of our offices. Below you can see the offices in which these teams are based.