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Senior Software Engineer - Content


Senior Software Engineer - Content

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THG Tech


Manchester, United Kingdom

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THG is a fast-moving, global technology business that specialises in taking brands direct to consumers. Our world-class proprietary tech and infrastructure powers our extensive portfolio of beauty, nutrition and lifestyle brands and is now helping drive exponential growth of our clients’ brands globally.  

We’re powered by a global team of over 10,000 ambitious people around the world. Our culture is fast-paced and entrepreneurial, it’s this DNA that has supported our incredible growth.

We’re always looking for individuals that can bring fresh and innovative thinking to THG, and play a part in driving the group forward on its exciting journey. So, if you’re ready to take the next big step in your career, challenge yourself every day and evolve with the world around you, THG is ready for you. 

About THG

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.

We are building a world-class business with global ambitions, a proprietary technology platform, and disruptive business model.


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.

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.


What will you be responsible for?

As a Senior Software Engineer in Product Content engineering team, you will be responsible for the design, development and delivery of features within THGs ecommerce platform; in particular around the services supporting product content. Bringing together technologies, predominantly Java, you will work both independently and as part of a team to provide highly available services critical to the business. As a senior we will look to you to create innovative solutions to help with our continued expansion. Writing high quality, scalable code including test suites. Design and evolve new services that can scale for the future. Solve issues with customer facing and internal services. Collaborate with the team, product owners and stakeholders to deliver key projects. Opportunity to take on lead aspects within the role & mentor more junior engineers.

What are we looking for?

· Experience of full software lifecycle (design, implementation, deployment to multiple environments)

· Experience building and deploying large scale, distributed services. DevOps (Kubernetes, Docker, Jenkins etc.)

· Demonstrable knowledge of relational databases; understanding of foreign keys/indexes/etc. and ability to write sql queries and design schemas

· Experience designing and building REST based APIs

· A strong understanding of software development best practices including testing

· Able to work independently in a fast paced environment

· Excellent communication & interpersonal skills


Other beneficial skills

· A solid knowledge of Java

· Knowledge of Java micro service frameworks, such as Spring Boot or Google Guice

· Experience of messaging architectures and technologies, ideally ActiveMQ

· Any management, mentoring or lead experience would be a bonus

· Experience integrating with internal and third party services

· Experience of other programming languages (Python, Go, JavaScript, etc.)


What's in it for me?

· Bonus & Pension Scheme

· Build solutions using the latest technology & freedom to use the latest technologies

· Opportunity to make a real impact in the business

· Clear progression opportunities, lots of our engineers have moved into Principal/Lead/Manager/Director roles

· 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

· Competitive Salary

Because of the high volumes of applications our opportunities attract, it sometimes takes us time to review and consider them all. We endeavour to respond to every application we receive within 14 days. If you haven't heard from us within that time frame or should you have any specific questions about this or other applications for positions at THG please contact one of our Talent team to discuss further. 

THG is committed to creating a diverse & inclusive environment and hence welcomes applications from all sections of the community. 

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