Database Administrator (DBA)

Rudheath, England, United Kingdom · Technology

Description

The Hut Group aims 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 a unique proprietary technology platform. With over 16 million customers worldwide and 400 million visits to our sites annually, we understand the importance of reliable technology and a data-driven expertise.

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.


The Database team is at the core of what we do at THG. Uptime and availability of our systems is critical to our customers, site uptime and performance, and revenue.


We are looking for a DBA to work with a team of high performing individuals in our Database team. The role of the Database Team is to maintain system availability, assist Developers to optimise code and the databases, and play a key role in business growth due to acquisitions and data migrations.


The right candidate will be technically curious, smart and have a natural aptitude for learning new technologies fast. You will understand the critical role Data and Databases play in a business and will have worked with production databases in the past.

Automation of recurring tasks is a must and we are looking for someone who gets bored with doing manual tasks quickly! Site uptime and availability is a critical deliverable, alongside robust and accurate development outcomes. The business depends on the data we provide them, so we have to be confident in our answers to their complex questions.


We are looking for new ideas to simplify and automate our estate, with the end goal self-service to our customers and users so the team can focus on the new and interesting technologies we can use to further drive business growth.


We need someone with proven and practical experience. The role is working with the team on on-going problems and optimisations on a day to day basis, but also getting involved in the details to capture requirements for delivering quality outcomes, solution design, and being able to practically deliver technical solutions alongside the team. You will have a large set of informed and demanding stakeholders who appreciate the value of data to enhance the way we work.


We also want to start using new technologies which the Database team will manage, such as Couchbase, PostgreSQL, Google Cloud Platform and AWS.

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