The catalogue retailer, which was recently bought out by Sainsbury’s, is looking for skilled staff who can support its fast-growing digital business.
Argos is searching for 150 permanent technology and digital specialists who can support its growing digital business.
The company develops its own technology, rather than buying it in, making it one of the few high street retailers to do so.
In a rapidly changing consumer environment, this enables it to develop innovative solutions such as nationwide same-day Fast Track delivery and Fast Track store collection at more than 850 stores.
It also enables the company to have dedicated software engineers to work on new projects and future innovations.
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 officer at Argos, said: “It's great to see a British business like Argos leading in tech.
“Around 60% of our business today starts online and over 70% of those sales are on mobile devices. This investment in our people will ensure we remain at the forefront of retail technology.
“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.
“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 – Origin – in Victoria, London and at its head office in Milton Keynes.
Argos.co.uk is the third most visited retail website in the UK and last year, it saw more than 1.1 billion visits to its online channels overall. Around 60% of all Argos’s sales now start online and more than 70% come from mobile devices.
Argos was also the first UK retailer to reach £1bn of sales on mobile. Since it opened its technology hub in London in 2014, it has recruited almost 300 tech specialists across its IT, engineering and digital product teams.
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