Argos beefs up technology team
Argos is set to grow its technology team, adding 150 new roles, most of which will be based at its London Victoria tech hub.
The others will work out of the retailer’s head office in Milton Keynes. The move will take Argos’ tech team to 800. Among the roles up for grabs are software development engineers, machine learning engineers, Big Data engineers and product managers. The new hires will look at innovations such as voice-enabled ordering and connecting the catalogue and digital sides of the business.
“It's great to see a British business like Argos leading in tech," says John Rogers, Chief Executive at Argos, which is owned by Sainsbury’s. "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.”
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