25 episodes

Welcome to the ASOS Tech Podcast, where we're going to be sharing what it's like to work at an online destination for fashion-loving 20-somethings around the world.

You may have bought some clothes from us, but have you ever wondered what happens behind the screens?

Find out all about our tech and ways of working as we bring you regular content with a diverse group of hosts and guests every 2 weeks on #TechTuesday.

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Welcome to the ASOS Tech Podcast, where we're going to be sharing what it's like to work at an online destination for fashion-loving 20-somethings around the world.

You may have bought some clothes from us, but have you ever wondered what happens behind the screens?

Find out all about our tech and ways of working as we bring you regular content with a diverse group of hosts and guests every 2 weeks on #TechTuesday.

    Apps experimentation @ ASOS Tech

    Apps experimentation @ ASOS Tech

    You may have shopped on ASOS, now meet the people behind the tech.

    In this episode of the ASOS Tech Podcast, Si Jobling talks to Callum Trounce and Elizabeth Nuttall about experimentation.

    Featuring...

    Si Jobling (he/him) - Engineering Manager
    Callum Trounce (he/him) - Senior II iOS Engineer
    Elizabeth Nuttal (she/her) - Associate Product Manager

    Show Notes

    https://medium.com/asos-techblog/embracing-an-experiment-oriented-mindset-at-asos-9f53551f692e

    Credits

    Producer: Adrian Lansdown
    Editor: Adrian Lansdown
    Reviewers: Lucy Wilson and Catherine Conyard

    Check out our open roles in ASOS Tech on https://link.asos.com/tech-pod-jobs and more content about work we do on our Tech Blog http://asos.tech
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    • 37 min
    Day In The Life Of… Pearl Himpfen (Business Analyst)

    Day In The Life Of… Pearl Himpfen (Business Analyst)

    You may have shopped on ASOS, now meet the people behind the tech.

    In this episode of the ASOS Tech Podcast, Leonard Atorough talks to Pearl Himpfen from our Customer Care Platform at ASOS. Pearl talks about her journey to becoming a business analyst from a non-technical background. Pearl shares tips for any aspiring business analyst and walks us through her typical day.

    Featuring...

    Pearl Himpfen (she/her) - Business Analyst
    Leonard Atorough (he/him) - Quality Assurance Engineer

    Credits

    Producer: Si Jobling
    Editor: Si Jobling, Lucy Wilson
    Reviewers: Paul Turner, Carmen Fletcher, Jen Davis

    Check out our open roles in ASOS Tech on https://link.asos.com/tech-pod-jobs and more content about work we do on our Tech Blog http://asos.tech

    • 12 min
    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion @ ASOS Tech

    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion @ ASOS Tech

    You may have shopped on ASOS, now meet the people behind the tech.

    In this episode of the ASOS Tech Podcast, Lucy Wilson and Si Jobling talk to Sunaina Kohli, our Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion about her journey joining ASOS and coordinating the amazing DEI work which is happening across the business.

    Featuring...

    Sunaina Kohli (she/her) - Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
    Lucy Wilson (she/her) - Engineering Manager
    Si Jobling (he/him) - Engineering Manager

    Credits

    Producer: Si Jobling
    Editor: Lucy Wilson
    Reviewers: Paul Turner, Jen Davis, Carmen Fletcher and Lewis Holmes

    Check out our open roles in ASOS Tech on https://link.asos.com/tech-pod-jobs and more content about work we do on our Tech Blog http://asos.tech

    Journey To Kubernetes @ ASOS Tech

    Journey To Kubernetes @ ASOS Tech

    You may have shopped on ASOS, now meet the people behind the tech.

    In this episode of the ASOS Tech Podcast, Lewis talks to Charlie, Tom, Shay and Phil about our journey from Azure Cloud Services to running our services on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), including all the challenges and learnings along the way.

    Featuring...

    Charlie Hoyland (he/him) - Lead Software Engineer
    Tom Scott (he/him) - Principal Software Engineer
    Shay Emambaccus (he/him) - Senior Software Engineer
    Phil Clarke (he/him) - Senior Platform Engineer
    Lewis Holmes (he/him) - Principal Software Engineer

    Show Notes

    Kubernetes: https://kubernetes.io
    Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS): https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/products/kubernetes-service
    OpenLens: https://github.com/lensapp/lens
    Helm Package Manager: https://helm.sh
    Kubernetes Event Driven Autoscaling (KEDA): https://github.com/kedacore/keda
    Istio Service Mesh: https://github.com/istio/istio
    Flagger: https://github.com/fluxcd/flagger
    Prometheus Monitoring & Alerting: https://prometheus.io/docs/introduction/overview/

    Credits

    Producer: Si Jobling
    Editor: Lewis Holmes
    Reviewers: Si Jobling & Paul Turner

    Check out our open roles in ASOS Tech on https://link.asos.com/tech-pod-jobs and more content about work we do on our Tech Blog http://asos.tech

    • 37 min
    Day In The Life Of… Sean Coyle (Associate Android Engineer)

    Day In The Life Of… Sean Coyle (Associate Android Engineer)

    You may have shopped on ASOS, now meet the people behind the tech.

    In this episode of the ASOS Tech Podcast, Jen F talks to Sean Coyle from our Android App team about his diverse journey into tech through social services, train photography, his side project for testing new tech and where big tech should focus energy in the future.

    Featuring...

    Sean Coyle (he/him) - Associate Android Engineer
    Jen Fryer (she/her) - Engineering Manager

    Credits

    Producer: Si Jobling
    Editor: Si Jobling
    Reviewers: Paul Turner

    Check out our open roles in ASOS Tech on https://link.asos.com/tech-pod-jobs and more content about work we do on our Tech Blog http://asos.tech

    • 19 min
    Service Templates @ ASOS Tech

    Service Templates @ ASOS Tech

    You may have shopped on ASOS, now meet the people behind the tech.

    In this episode of the ASOS Tech Podcast, Lewis talks to Chris, Steph, Tim and Tristan about how we have created Service Templates to enable teams to scaffold, build and deploy new services in a standardised way within minutes.

    Featuring...

    Chris Newark (he/him) - Principal Software Engineer
    Lewis Holmes (he/him) - Principal Software Engineer
    Steph Lee (she/her) - Lead Software Engineer
    Tim Mills (he/him) - Lead Software Engineer
    Tristan Vien (he/him) - Senior Software Engineer

    Show Notes

    Good Introduction To Service Templates: https://blog.thepete.net/blog/2020/09/25/service-templates-service-chassis/
    Backstage Software Templates Feature: https://backstage.io/docs/features/software-templates/

    Credits

    Producer: Si Jobling
    Editor: Lewis Holmes
    Reviewers: Si Jobling, Paul Turner and Lucy Wilson

    Check out our open roles in ASOS Tech on https://link.asos.com/tech-pod-jobs and more content about work we do on our Tech Blog http://asos.tech

    • 37 min

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