The Hut Group is hiring a

Data Engineer

Manchester, United Kingdom

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.


Essential Skills:

  • Strong software development skills particularly in Python
  • Ability to code and document in a clean, understandable manner
  • Understanding and application of software standards and practices

Desirable Skills:

  • Use of CI/CD, deployment pipelines and build automation
  • Use of test-driven development and automated testing
  • Flexible capability with data processing and storage technology

(Google, open source, OLTP)

Main Activities

  • Autonomously plan, design, communicate and execute data projects
  • Produce high quality production-strength software and systems
  • Deliver software that is scalable, globally-distributed and high availability
  • Communicate with technical and non-technical audiences on projects
  • Conduct code reviews, peer programming and knowledge sharing sessions
  • Provide technical support for systems and user requests


  • Strive to create the simplest solution to any problem, using the right tool for the job
  • Focus on high-quality, reliable and fault tolerant software/systems
  • Adapt to new technologies and technical challenges
  • Support project delivery with pragmatic estimates and progress tracking
  • Work collaboratively and support colleagues with areas of weakness
  • Excellent verbal and written communication


What’s in it for you

Competitive Salary, plus a bonus

You’ll be joining a growing, intelligent team that will drive business change

You’ll have the opportunity to make an impact within the team, applying the skills and methodologies you’ve learnt

You’ll be working for a company with an excellent culture, in a friendly and fast paced environment

You’ll be able to react to change with backing from the business

You'll have the opportunity to solve complex business/technical problems

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