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Hey, we’re The Very Group. Home of,, and a team of 4,500 super-talented people.

We’ve been reinventing shopping experiences for over a century. Technology has played a huge part in that, helping us transition from catalogues’ to pureplay online retail, but we’re not the finished article.

As the UK's largest integrated retail and financial services provider, we have a pretty unique position across three huge industries (retail, technology and credit) and our ambition is bold, to build the number one shopping destination for shoppers who value credit anywhere online. But we believe with our passion and track record for reinvention, we can improve how the world pays and shops for the things they love. Think you can help us? Read on...

We’re always looking for talented people to join us on this journey, to work within a new Cloud engineering team as part of our wider 200+ tech team . Our Cloud community have a passion for tech, our customers and ensuring our solutions are the best they can be.

We have a number of roles at varying levels that reflect experience and career path aspiration, so whether you have deep experience in what you do and are looking for your next challenge, or perhaps you’re early on in your Cloud career and want to learn and develop in a role that values curiosity and ambition... we’d love to talk to you about our journey, culture, and the potential for you to play a part in that

What do we value?

We are focused on using innovation and technology to constantly improve our customer experience and build the number one shopping destination in the UK. We are always looking for talented Cloud Engineers with a desire to build digital/e-commerce and FS/fintech solutions to come and join us on our journey and contribute to our community.

We want people who have a passion for tech, a passion for our customers and a passion for ensuring that our solutions are the best they can be.

We value pioneers who will influence us and add to our community. It may be that you have deep experience in what you do and want to put it to the best use possible to help shape our Cloud future. Or it may be that you are early in your career journey and want to learn, develop and contribute. We have several roles at varying levels that reflect peoples experience and career path aspiration. We would love to talk to you about our journey, our culture, and the potential for you to play a part in our journey

Opportunities in our Cloud community :

Our cloud engineers design and deliver our cloud infrastructure. With a desire to automate everything they will drive integration between our Cloud infrastructure, our on-site applications and our 3rd party partners.

Using always on monitoring and constant testing platform they will put performance, security and availability at the heart of their thinking, enabling The Very Group to realise its Cloud First vision which is cloud-agnostic, using tech such as:

AWS, Java Spring Boot, Node.js, microservices, Groovy, Gradle, Jenkins, Docker, AppDynamics, Kibana, Elastic Search, plus much more!

We look for people who have an Agile mindset. People who can help us by working within cross functional teams to constantly review business requests and help define the most efficient way to get quality in front of our customer as quickly as possible.

In order to do this at pace and scale we fully understand that ‘failing fast’ is better than never succeeding.

For us automation is the key to easy, consistent repetition and keep this at the front of your mind with all design decisions.

We always look for talented people that not only invest time in themselves but also the team so that can continue to build a set of skills that will enhance our delivery capability and ensure we excel in delighting our customer. We want to help you to be a master of your craft.

Here you can share your learning with our Cloud community. Reach out to the wider community to understand, and contribute to, the evolution of Cloud Engineering.


We value people who can demonstrate a passion and curiosity around technology allied to a good understanding of Cloud Engineering, architecture and design.

We look for people who have great interpersonal skills, love working collaboratively, take ownership of the conversation and are fearless in their approach to work.

Our teams work in an Agile development environment and we see Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment as critical in supporting our strategic ambition of being the best for our customers

Self-development is important for us. We see both learning together as a team through the process of delivery and individual learning to build specific skills to able to contribute more to the team, as important. We will give you the time and tools to do this.


  • Generous and competitive starting salary
  • Regular salary reviews and career progression
  • a Flexible benefits allowance (can take a part as salary uplift)
  • Bonus
  • Matched pension at 6%
  • 1x Life Assurance / Private Medical* subject to role grade
  • Brand discount up to 25%
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • 27-30 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Free on-site parking *subject to post code
  • Free on-site gym
  • Discounted coffee houses and food outlets
  • Flexible working

How to apply.

If you're interested to find out more please contact Steven Williams in the talent acquisition team at The Very Group or apply online.

If you are an internal candidate looking to refer someone in please follow the referrals process and guidelines

Please note that the talent acquisition team are managing this vacancy directly, and if successful in securing this position, you may be required to undertake a credit, CIFAS and CRB check.

We're an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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