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Hey, we’re The Very Group. Home of,, and a team of 3,500 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...

The Very Group have embarked on an ambitious journey, to modernise our Data domain working with new cutting edge technology working within the Data Science and Engineering team.

Our Data Engineers work within squads working towards a backlog of work to grow and develop our Data Lake and Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) in the cloud. We’re also looking for someone to help automate processes and embed re-useable patterns removing the need to manually maintain solutions.

Today we are redesigning our data lake in AWS to allow our Data Science & Analytical teams access to explore and uncover new opportunities for our customers. In addition, we are building a new Data Warehouse capability in the cloud that will extract data from the data lake and can be used both internally for reporting and analysis but will also feed our website to enhance and inspire our customers to engage with us more often.

About the role

As a Data Engineer you’ll be used to working with one or more programming languages such as Java, Python, SQL or Scala.

As we are becoming more cloud focused, experience with either AWS, Azure or Google Cloud would be beneficial.

Our wider toolkit here includes:

Hadoop, RDS, S3, auto-scaling and lambda, Redshift, Teradata PostgreSQL related data warehouse technologies using large sets of data.

Working collaboratively will also be vital in this role, you will need to build relationships with Data Science, Data Analytics & Data Architecture. Furthermore, you will work across IT and business functions at all levels, therefore you must possess the ability to articulate developments and challenges in both a technical and non-technical manner.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to coach and mentor more junior members of the team and take up an advisory role for problem solving.


We really need someone who is confident in articulating the process from Data Ingestion, EDW, BI and analytical software.

It would be beneficial if you are used to working within a Dev Ops function that can balance development and provide 24x7 support.

A real interest in Cloud and maybe some experience in migrating from on-premise to cloud based technology. Then with that Cloud interest, someone who wants to learn more on cloud based principles such as cost and security.

Are you able to help us?

  • Apply auto-scaling and automation of instances?
  • Improve software deliverables utilising engineering best practices such as, reusability & continuous integration?

You will be an individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment where priorities can change depending on business strategy. We are looking for an individual who enjoys being challenged, but equally is happy to speak up and challenge other people’s approaches and perceptions in a constructive fashion, enabling us to enhance the service we provide.


  • Generous and competitive starting salary
  • Regular salary reviews and careers progression
  • Flexible benefits allowance up to £6,500 *Subject to role grade
  • Bonus
  • Brand discount up to 25%
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • 27 -30 days holiday + bank holidays + option to buy or sell an additional 5 *subject to grade
  • Free on-site parking *subject to post code
  • Free on-site gym
  • Discounted coffee houses and food outlets
  • Flexible working

We are 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.

To find out more please apply online or email

*Please note that the Talent Acquisition team at The Very Group is managing this vacancy directly and will not be accepting CVs sent by any recruitment agencies

Please be advised, if successful in securing this position, you may be required to undertake a credit, CIFAS and CRB check

If you are a current employee of The Very Group please apply via Talent Online as an internal applicant

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