Head of Data Services

The Hut Group

Manchester, GB
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Data Science
  • Post Date: 02/16/2021
  • Website: thg.com
  • Company Address: Voyager House, Chicago Avenue, Manchester, M90 3DQ

About The Hut Group

THG has grown from a start-up business to a global digital commerce group, fast becoming one of the world’s leading beauty and wellbeing online retail organisations.

Job Description

THG is an international technology company and leading online retailer, home to premium brands such as lookfantastic, Myprotein, and ESPA; all of which are powered by our industry-leading and award-winning technology platform, THG Ingenuity.

Tech at THG

Technology is the driving force behind THG, and it starts with our people. We are ambitious with our goals and challenge conventional thinking. THG Technology is different because we support every single person to make massive impact and drive their own work. Our people are always learning, and we work every day to ensure our technology, from our software platforms, to our hosting services, to our M.L capability and beyond, is world class. This enables us to keep powering THG and our partners on a global scale.


What will I be doing?

As Head of Data Services within the Data team, you will be responsible for THGs data integrations and applications. Working in a mixture of private and public cloud infrastructure (Kubernetes, Openstack, Google Cloud) you will be working on software engineering projects that directly benefits teams across THG, its clients and customers.

Here are some other things that you’ll be doing:

    Autonomously plan, design, communicate and execute data projects
    Lead creation of high quality production-strength software and systems
    Ensure delivery of software that is scalable, globally distributed and high availability
    Communicate with technical and non-technical audiences on projects
    Instigate code reviews, peer programming and knowledge sharing sessions
    Build processes to provide technical support for systems and user requests

What skills and experience would I need?

    Excellent Python skills, including the ability to provide technical direction to others in the team
    Experience building and maintaining data infrastructure and systems
    Demonstrated ability to manage technical teams
    Proven track record of developing people, including strong performance management principles
    Versatile and able to investigate new technologies
    Able to interact with various software engineering teams on a regular basis to identify requirements and propose solutions
    Proven ability to manage workload between BAU and project work
    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 me?

    Competitive salary
    Build solutions using the latest technology
    Work alongside genuine industry experts
    Continuous development through THG Academy, our in-house L&D team
    Staff discounts on THG brands and Hale Country Club
    On-site doctor, physio and barber

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.