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Principal Data (Infrastructure) Engineer
We’re the UK’s largest integrated digital retailer and financial services provider, and we’ve been helping customers say yes when it matters most for over 100 years. In that time, we’ve consistently reinvented our business to adapt to economic conditions and industry changes – going from bricks, to clicks, to mobile.
But despite our passion for reinvention, we’ve never wavered from our purpose; to make good things easily accessible to more people. It means giving our customers the brands they love, an outstanding shopping experience and flexible ways to spread the cost.
We’ve continued to deliver for our customers throughout the Covid-19 outbreak – and we’ve done it by transforming the way we work.
We’re fired up for the future and the next stage in our development. We’ll give customers access to more great brands for themselves and their families, a seamless shopping experience and even more control of their finances through innovation in flexible ways to pay.
About the role
It’s an exciting time to join us as The Very Group. We’ve embarked on an ambitious journey: we’re modernising our data infrastructure with cutting-edge technologies that will inspire our customers with an engaging shopping experience.
Taking a cloud first approach to the technology choices we make, we are migrating from on-premise infrastructure to PaaS and SaaS providers such as AWS and Azure.
We’re looking for people experienced with cloud infrastructure that work with a DevOps mindset. People who can help build infrastructure and automate the delivery of software with reusable code to enable others to do the same.
Data Engineering is made of autonomous squads focused on specific objectives to make a difference for our customers. These include areas such as customer recommendations, credit decisioning products, pricing algorithms, and many more. In doing this we’re enhancing a number of areas of our infrastructure, such as data ingestion, data warehousing, business intelligence applications, and data science tools.
The cloud infrastructure engineers will help to define the re-usable patterns that can be used by the squads to achieve their goals and deliver solutions in the right way.
As a Principal Engineer, you'll oversee and engineer across multiple squads, ensuring deliveries remain on time and within budget.
There will also be elements of guiding, coaching and mentoring less experienced Engineers and also you'll be involved in the recruitment of further Engineers to the team.
We know that a skill set is much more than just having a few technologies under your belt, which is why we look for great people for the business and people who are eager to learn, as opposed to people who tick a few technology boxes. Obviously we'd need you to have some key skills, such as:
- High proficiency in languages such as Java, Python, SQL or Scala
- A deep understanding of cloud technologies, ideally AWS
- Strong Linux experience
Outside of that, we are all ears. We are also using many other things such as Terraform, Puppet, Ruby, BitBucket, Jenkins, CloudWatch, Grafana, Git and many more.
- Generous and competitive starting salary
- Bonus scheme
- Matched pension at 6%
- £1000 benefits allowance per year
- 30 days holiday
- Brand discount up to 25%
- Cycle to work scheme
- 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 Jordan Barlow in the talent acquisition team at The Very Group or apply online.
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.