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Senior Integration Engineer - HR & Finance Systems

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About Us

We’re The Very Group, home to, and a team of 4,000 super-talented people.

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.

Ready to reinvent? Get in touch.

About the role

As a Senior Integration Engineer, you will be responsible for designing, building and maintaining Cloud-based integration platforms and for providing expert-level DevSecOps support to the business domain tribes. This role is hands-on, you’ll be actively involved in designing, implementing and running the platforms and services that your squad are responsible for. You’ll work to best practices in Integration engineering, driving and ensuring high quality solutions.

Squads & Tribes Model

For us this means a cross-functional Tech Team and structure. The overall Tribe will have a subset of set of teams, or as we call them, Squads. Each with a mission to solve specific product challenges. Each squad is composed of individual contributors from different disciplines and led by an individual contributor.

This working model differs drastically from traditional cross-functional teams that typically focus on a single project. Our squads are essentially small start-ups that will take on multiple projects at a time and they will build a part of the product, or even create a full new product. Since each squad has contributors or owners from every domain – from engineering to product, or mobile to design – any squad has the breadth and the depth in terms of skill for end-to-end ownership.

HR & Finance Squad

Squad consists of a Business System Lead, Tech Lead, Solution Architect, BA, Tester & Systems Engineer.

They work alongside Finance / HR Colleagues and IBM partner to implement new systems and deliver initiatives making improvements to current Finance / HR Applications and Processes.

The Team also provides BAU support for several applications such as Oracle ERP (Financials/HR/Payroll), Oracle EPM (Hyperion Planning) and several reporting solutions (E.g. OBIEE / Essbase).

Current Projects:

  • Implementation of Oracle ARCS (Account Reconciliation Cloud Service), replacing the existing manual Excel process of reconciliation Financial Balance Sheet Accounts at Period end (Go-live June 21)
  • Implementation of Payroll in Oracle Human Capital Management Cloud, replacing current on-premise Oracle Payroll system which is due to go out of support (Go-live Oct 21)

Future Projects:

  • Migration of the remaining Oracle EBS HR Modules to Oracle Cloud HCM
  • Implementation of Oracle Fusion Financials & decommissioning on-prem Oracle ERP system
  • Implementation of other Cloud modules such as Oracle EPM -Planning / Financial Consolidation and Close


As a Senior in the role you'll help assuring that platforms and code built and supported by the squad meet quality and performance standards we have set for the business. You'll work pro-actively by reviewing and deciding on the optimal end-to-end delivery pipeline for your code. This will of course cross over to quality controls, including; code driven deployment infrastructure; automated testing; and effective operational monitoring, alerting and incident responses. Its vital you are quick and comfortable deciding how best to address issues and incidents in the Run of Squad Platforms and Integration processes.

Day to day

As a collaborative and embedded teams, you will work with other Engineers in your Squad/Tribe, various Business Analysts, Product Owners and Architects to envision, design and deliver industry leading systems.

You'll help design and build software that balances the commercial needs of the business alongside delivering the future tech roadmap.

Lead and actively participate in framework, application and database design, data flows and detailed technical design. Ensure that analysis includes the wider view of technical and business impact.

Ultimately own your code quality.

What you need

As this role sits within our HR & Finance Squad, you'll need to have an understanding of relevant systems such as Oracle SAP or Workday.

As we adopt a cloud-first approach, knowledge of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, AWS or Azure would be great.

It would also be nice if you have previously worked on data migration/integration

What we offer

  • £1,000 flexible benefits allowance
  • 30 days holiday + bank holidays + option to buy or sell 5
  • Private pension matched at 6%
  • Up to 14% bonus
  • Remote/office spit post Covid (fully remote until September-ish)
  • 25% discount on our clothing and footwear, 15% off home and electricals
  • Health and wellbeing agenda

What to do next

If you're interested to find out more please contact Jordan Barlow or Steven Williams 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 role, 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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