Solutions Developer

Technology London, United Kingdom


Position at Havas Media

Job Specification  

Job title:  

Solutions Developer  

Head of Engineering  

Reporting to:  

Developing scripts for ETL, marketing automation and custom tagging  

solutions. Working with APIs and cloud infrastructure. Development of  

internal tools.  




1ST Interview  

2nd Interview  

Head of Engineering, Data Operations Manager  

Head of Data / Product  


The HKX Building, 3 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG  

About Havas Media Group  

Havas Media Group is the UK’s fastest growing media network, employing the UK’s top media and  

creative talent to deliver cutting-edge integrated communications solutions. Our companies  

provide market-leading media planning and buying and creative services across all media channels,  

with particular expertise in emerging media: digital, data, direct, sports, entertainment,  

experiential, branded content and PR.  

Our teams are collaborative, competitive and passionate and above all unified with an  

entrepreneurial spirit about the work that we do for our clients. Havas Media Group brands include  

Havas Media, Havas Sports & Entertainment, Arena Media, Cake, Field Day and others.  

Purpose of the role  

You will be part of the Engineering team within the wider Data team reporting to the Head of  

Engineering. This is a new role in the team to make the most of our data infrastructure, to support  

the delivery of our data solutions, to increase marketing effectiveness through use of scripts and  

to improve data processes through automation. The role will also involve building and maintaining  

relationships with the wider agency, identifying opportunities for engineering solutions to drive  

our clientscommunication strategies.  

Key responsibilities  

Helping the media buying teams with marketing automation using bespoke scripts  

Setting up data workflows from ETL to backups and data quality assurance  

Working with APIs to automate platform specific tasks  

Working with the data operations team to maintain the cloud based and on premises data  


Building and maintaining internal tools  

Building relationships with the internal Client Planning and Activation teams across  

multiple Havas business units  

Key experience & skills  


Expert programming skills in Python and JavaScript, PHP is a plus  

Demonstrated application of scripts for automation  

Proven experience using cloud based data infrastructure (GCP, AWS or Azure)  

ETL experience (ideally with Apache Airflow or similar)  

Good level of HTML  


Strong understanding of web delivery technology  

Comfortable working with data, joining and aggregating data with SQL  

Understanding of Linux system administration, HTTP, SSL and other related protocols  

Exposure to data visualisation  

Knowledge of web analytics and tag management solutions  

Experience in system architecture  

Experience in an agency environment  

Who we are looking for  

Enthusiastic and very digital/tech savvy  

Able to effectively time-manage workloads  

Keen problem solver  

Excellent attention to detail  

Fast learner and methodical thinker  

Strong communication skills  

Keen interest in marketing/advertising