The Hut Group is hiring a

Mid/Senior DBA (PostgresSQL)

Manchester, United Kingdom

Opening 11/01/2019

Closing 09/02/2019

Salary Range £55,000 - £75,000

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.


  • Engineering and defining builds, backup/restore, DR and monitoring standards
  • Providing day to day support and technical expertise
  • Taking ownership of and standardising the current infrastructure
  • Design and maintenance of a business-critical multi-site environments utilising HADR technologies
  • Working closely with developers and other IT teams – advising on design, performance tuning, discussing and implementing code changes
  • Understanding and managing database security
  • Performing out-of-hours work such as server migrations, patching and upgrades as necessary
  • Collaborating with the wider engineering and operational teams to resolve issues impacting Database infrastructure (e.g. IT infrastructure such as storage, VMs and networks)
  • Documentation of processes and procedures
  • Training the existing (SQL Server Focused) team, providing clearly documented operational guides



  • Technically curious, always looking to learn new technologies and ways to do things
  • A drive to become the best in your discipline
  • Self-starter who actively seeks out new ways to solve new and old problems
  • Respectful and professional to others
  • Organised, methodical and calm under pressure
  • Passionate about Data technologies and how it can contribute business value
  • Attention to detail with the ability to build, maintain and diagnose problems with a focus on accuracy and precision
  • Excellent communicator


  • Experience of most aspects of Database Administration using PostgreSQL or EnterpriseDB
  • Experience in writing Stored Procs and Functions
  • Strong scripting skills - Bash/Python/powershell to perform automation, maintenance tasks and review code
  • Exposure to HA/DR features (Multi-master Replication, Hot Standby)
  • Implementing Patching and Upgrade cycles
  • Exposure to Config Management – Puppet, Ansible, Chef, Git
  • Strong performance tuning diagnostics of both the RDBMS and OS (preferably Linux)
  • An understanding of the wider IT infrastructure (Linux, Windows, Networks, Storage, VMWare)
  • Ability to deliver high quality, methodical and process driven work
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • A willingness and desire to expand your skillset out to other database technologie


  • Clustering (VCS, RedHat, Windows)
  • SQLServer RDBMS administration
  • Storage knowledge (SAN, Snapshots)
  • Networking knowledge (Firewalls, TCP)
  • Kubernetes


  • Competitive Salary
  • 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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