“It’s a friendly and informal place to work.”
Why did you apply to work for us?
I was looking for a role in data where I could work with cloud technology in a fast-paced environment. Then the role at boohoo came up; to be part of a newly created data engineering team to develop a greenfield data system in Google Cloud. It had all the challenges I was looking for.
What’s the best thing about working for us?
The people. I have felt very supported since I’ve started here. I joined during the pandemic and I’ve been working mostly remotely so that didn’t seem the best of starts. All the people I have met (mostly virtually) didn’t hesitate to help when I needed it. My manager above all made it all go smoothly and was always available to answer my questions, silly or not.
How would you describe the culture?
It’s a friendly and informal place to work. Everyone around is easily approachable.
What do you get up to in your role? What makes it different compared with other similar roles you’ve had?
My role involves developing pipelines to load data into BigQuery for all the brands of the Group. It also involves making sure the data is up to date and fixing any issues that may arise.
Compared to other roles, I like that it’s an end-to-end role; I can be part of the development process from the start, before it commences and also after deployment, when things are running in production and there is an issue. I have been in roles where the different parts are segregated, and I find this approach more fulfilling.
How has your career developed since you’ve worked here?
I feel my technical skills are getting better and stronger. I have learnt so much since I started and I have just started my journey so I’m looking forward to learning new things, be them tech-related or not.
What’s been your biggest achievement/proudest moment so far?
I’m a fan of automated deployments so it’s when we first deployed our code to production with automated deployments.
What makes someone successful here?
Passion. Passion for what you do and for delivering good work.
What do you think makes us unique as an employer?
I would say parties, but I haven’t had any chance to experience that (yet!). I can certainly say that boohoo is all but boring, there is so much going on at all times.
Describe working here in 3 words.
Fun, friendly, dynamic.