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Senior Engineer (Cloud) at The Hut Group
Manchester, GB

Opening: 31/05/2019

Closing: 01/07/2019

Salary: £40,000 - £60,000

About The Hut Group

THG is one of the fastest growing online retailers on the planet. We have over a decade of building and growing brands in the Beauty and Wellness sectors, across over 140 markets. We specialise in creating brilliant digital brand experiences and we aim to be the World's leading Online Health & Beauty Destination. We are currently the UK's leading multi-website online retailer with rapidly growing global operations and we currently have over 16 million customers worldwide.

We are building a world-class business with global ambitions, a proprietary technology platform, and disruptive business model. Our culture is fast-paced and ambitious - we like to move twice as fast as you might think is possible. That's how the company operates and it is part of the DNA that has led to our incredible growth. We have over 4,000 diverse, smart thinkers - our people are unquestionably our strength. Wherever in the world they are, whatever their role, we encourage our people to share the smart thinking, and give them the support to see their ideas made real. We have built an environment that empowers our people to achieve their full potential, creating innovative digital experiences that deliver results.

As part of our hyper growth we seek to hire and develop well-rounded, commercially astute, ambitious people that can bring fresh and innovative thinking to THG and drive us forward.


About the Technology @ THG

Our software is the core of our business and enables the company to continue to grow and thrive. The Group’s industry leading and proprietary technology platform powers its own consumer sites plus global media partners and brand owners, including: Unilever, Nintendo and the Daily Mail Group. We develop all of our own applications in-house with our Development Delivery Teams. In order to enable our Delivery Teams to continue to achieve, we are always looking for bright and intellectual people who are happy to push boundaries and really challenge the status quo.

Led by world-class technologists with a diverse range of backgrounds ranging from Silicon Valley tech giants (Google, Amazon) through to Hedge funds and Algorithmic Trading Firms. You will be surrounded by highly intellectual and passionate colleagues, all with the common goal to help us grow this business globally, fast.


We are looking for an experienced senior engineer who will play a part in our exciting, ground breaking journey. We are looking for someone that is well versed in the cloud space (having worked before with AWS/GCP or Azure) but wants to really get under the covers.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Working in the THG cloud squads you will help inform cloud strategy and manage the adoption process.
  • Work on a direct level with compute, storage and network systems.
  • Mentor and advise other engineers in the team.
  • Work closely with other teams to offer guidance in infrastructure movement and best practice.
  • Work closely with the security teams to integrate security as first class citizen
  • Monitor and the cloud systems and help shape how best practice can be applied.


Key Skills:

  • Experience of building or running distributed / scalable solutions on a major public cloud platform.
  • AWS/AZURE/GCP expertise gained from production application deployment
  • Experience with RESTful services
  • Knowledge across as many of these technologies/skills as possible:
    • Linux and/or Windows systems engineering.
    • Configuration Management with Ansible, Chef or Puppet.
    • Infrastructure as Code with Terraform, Packer, Ansible
    • Containerisation with Docker
    • Orchestration with Kubernetes.
    • Java, Python, GoLang or similar programming experience
  • Ideally but not required is experience working with Public and Private Cloud platforms based on Vmware or OpenStack technology


  • Competitive salary
  • Company pension scheme

- Onsite Doctor

- Employee discounts

- Company bonus scheme

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