Where collaboration and continuous improvement allow for the right thing to happen.

As a digital retailer, AO is driven by technology.

IT is full of passionate experts that share a strong enthusiasm for honing their craft. Unconstrained thinking is the answer to innovation at AO. Think big! We don’t put you in a technical silo. We open you up to the rest of the business to help you to share your thoughts and collaborate with other skilled AO’ers, so your idea’s keep us at the cutting edge of online retail.

Kevin Goldsmith (Spotify) visits AO – “Organisation, Architecture, Autonomy and Accountability”

The Dojo by Kieran (IT-Software Developer)

AO’s Robyn and her experience as a Test Analyst wins UK IT Team of the Year 2017

Winning a Scholarship – By AO’er Robyn (UAT)

AO’s Tom and his experience as a Front End Developer

Application performance – A rags to riches story by AOer, Russell

The Data Centre

Our Data Centre was installed to host all our systems at AO. We have a plethora of bespoke systems made with the customer in mind that we support.


We have over 10 product teams dedicated to maintaining and developing the AO experience for our customers.

JavaScript Wall Paper

We celebrate our geniality for our work through the decor in the offices. Having fun isn’t tomfoolery it’s genuinely enjoying what you do and the people you get to work with everyday.

Kanban Boards

Kanban, Scrum and Agile – If it works best we will always go with the pragmatic and best option for the project.

The Library

Whether it’s influencing others or learning a new framework, we have a plethora of books available to help you continuously improve.

Our Northern Quarter

This Northern Quarter themed area in IT is a great place to have scrums, sprint kick off meetings and lightning talks.

The Why Room

IT has 4 themed rooms where you can meet and have some privacy. All our meeting rooms come with walls that you can write on making it easier to discuss idea’s together.

Get to know some of the Team

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.”

Russell – Software Development Team Lead

“I count myself lucky to work in a team full of individuals who are talented, motivated, positive and great communicators.”