Argos targets innovation with 150 digital hires
Written by Peter Walker
Argos is searching for 150 permanent technology and digital specialists who can support its growing digital business and make shopping more convenient for customers.
The new tech roles range from graduate right up to principal level and include software development engineers, software engineering managers, machine learning engineers, big data engineers and product managers. Recruits will get the opportunity to work with a range of emerging technologies, including Java 8, Kotlin, Hadoop, Spark, Python, Kafka and React.
John Rogers, chief executive at Argos, explained that around 60 per cent the company’s business starts online and over 70 per cent of those sales are on mobile devices.
“Creating 150 new permanent tech roles demonstrates the importance we place on growing and nurturing our own tech talent, ensuring Argos is a fantastic place to shop for our customers,” he stated, adding: “We’re excited by what our teams are achieving so far and we’re looking for more people who not only want to build today’s tech, but also to think big and create new experiences and functionality that our customers don’t even know they want yet.”
Roles will be based at the Argos technology hub in Victoria, London, or at its head office in Milton Keynes. Since Argos opened its technology hub in London in 2014, it has recruited almost 300 tech specialists across its IT, engineering and digital product teams.