Developing better tomorrows
About AO Tech
Our award-winning team pride themselves on developing better tomorrows for both our customers and our people. We make the most of new and emerging technologies by being at the forefront of innovation. Our teams keep their finger on the pulse for the latest tech and trends. We’re always up for developing our skills, honing our craft and collaborating so that every customer’s journey is the best it can possibly be.
Our Tech Stack
We use what works best, we’re informal and constantly evolving. We encourage lean/agile principles, but teams choose their own processes and technologies. They are closest to the problems they’re solving and can make best decisions. We trust you enough to seek guidance and to make the right choices at the right time. If it doesn’t work out, it’s just a lesson learnt for next time.
Emily – Business Analyst
“I love that when you come into work, you don’t just come in to do your job, you’re part of a community who help support and develop what means the most to you”
Luke – Software Development Team Lead
“It’s a fresh and evolving company to work for and the building environment is great for breakfast collaboration.”
Karam – Software Developer
“As a graduate you not only want to be surrounded by talented colleagues to learn from, but also have fun whilst doing so. Working at AO has given me exactly that!”
Sarah – Front-End Developer
“It’s a fantastic place to work as I’m surrounded by so many talented colleagues with such a wide variety of skills. We have a genuinely supportive atmosphere which is a great place to learn in.”
Latest from our blog
The battle for codebase quality by Engineering Manager, Mike Chadwick
Visualising Continuous Improvement by Software Development Team Lead, Jon Vines
It’s WordPress… but better! by Front End Developer, Sarah Norris
Hello World – I’m a Front-end Developer by AO’er, Craig Jones.
Our biggest recruitment drive ever!
Hack Manchester win for AO – Protecting your online identity with the ‘Iam App’.
Lessons learned in serverless by Software Developer and AO’er Jon.
Forming a BA Community at AO, by Lead Business Analyst and AO’er Darren.
Developing on AWS, by Software Team Lead and AO’er Jon
Winning a Scholarship – By AO’er Robyn
AO.com wins UK IT Team of the Year 2017
Application performance – A rags to riches story by AOer, Russell
AO’s Tom and his experience as a Front End Developer
AO’s Robyn and her experience as a Test Analyst
Coding tournaments by Kieran (IT-Software Developer)
Manchester has a new resident as we open our Digital Hub in the heart of the city.
Kevin Goldsmith (Spotify) – “Organisation, Architecture, Autonomy and Accountability”
Our ways of working
The perks of AO Tech
As well as our benefits package, these are some of the perks in AO Tech.
Sharing the smarts
Our regular show & tell sessions are streamed to our multiple locations. This is a chance for our people to talk about; a book they've read,... a new tool/technique, some work they've done. The choice is yours, it’s public speaking in a safe space.
Love reading? So do we! We have our own library, if you've seen something which interests you, we can order in a copy. Just add it to the li...brary when you've done.Read More
Mental Health First Aid
We have over 40 mental health first aiders (as well as traditional first aiders) so if you need to talk, we have people who will listen and ...support you.
Our weekly IT scrum is a great way to find out what's been going on in the past week. We always stream it, so if you're at home that day you... can join in too!) we talk about the highs and not so highs during the past 7 days.Read More
Take the AO experience
We think it's important that our people learn how AO works since we are spread across multiple sites in the UK and Europe. From website to w...arehouse you can experience the end to end of a customer’s journey. Spend the day with our delivery drivers and meet our customers.Read More
We run regular hack days so you can explore and test out new technologies or your own radical ideas.