Job Overview





Job Overview

A Bit About Us

At AO, we’re in the business of better tomorrows for our customers, and we do whatever it takes to make sure they’re the happiest they can be. We may sell everything from washing machines to PlayStations, but putting smiles on our customers’ faces is at the heart of everything we do.

We’re big believers in making sure every job is done properly, which is why we do everything the AO way. Our award-winning teams work their magic behind the scenes to make sure every customer’s experience is totally effortless. We do our bit for the environment too, with our very own recycling plant to make sure we’re as green as we look. We’re always looking for ways to make our customers as happy as can be, wherever possible.

More About the Role

It’s a chance to be part of a passionate and progressive IT department who love what we do, whilst working closely with all aspects of the development team to make their lives better.

Joining the DevOps engineering team you’ll be helping them to automate some of the tedious, but crucial processes that all teams must embrace to ensure safety and operability with the services they offer to their stakeholders.

Here's What You Can Expect to be Doing

You will be designing and leading the migration from a legacy code base for a full-stack Web application to a serverless cloud-first solution. With the full support of AO’s DevOps engineering team, you’ll be developing AO’s unique service delivery management (SDM) tooling, that is consumed by all members of the Tech department. Upon completion, this application’s source code will be one of many tools that AO contributes to the open source community, therefore configurability is key with your work.

A Few Things About You

You need to be an extremely competent Full-Stack C# software developer, with skill sets including:

  • C# and ASP.NET MVC (.Net Core and Framework)
  • REACT JavaScript
  • Microsoft SQL and Postgres
  • TeamCity, Octopus deployment pipelines.
  • Understanding of Open source design patterns with SAML integration (AzureAD SSO)

You will be practiced in Object Oriented design and implementation and demonstrably experienced in safely working within legacy code boundaries and its migration. The ideal candidate will be fluent with the test-driven development approach to software.

Knowledge and experience with some of the following would also be desirable: RDS, Lambda, containerisation

We believe that in order for you to do your best, we need to support your other commitments. This means working in a way that offers you flexibility, whilst getting the job done. Feel free to have a chat with us about our flexible ways of working.

At AO we believe diversity will help us find a better way. We want our workforce to be as diverse as our customers by celebrating, valuing and respecting every individual. We achieve this by nurturing a culture of inclusion where every voice matters. We welcome applications from everyone and we can make adjustments to our interview process according to your needs.

Why Choose AO?

We’re in the business of better tomorrows, for both our customers and our people. A better tomorrow means finding a place that’ll reward your curiosity. A place that encourages you to ask ‘why’. Somewhere that feeds your imagination and gives you the support to bring those ideas to life.

If you’re the kind of person who wants to learn and help others achieve, who always sees the glass half-full with an appetite for what’s next, you’ll fit right in with us.

In return, you’ll be an integral part of an award-winning team who are forward-thinking and innovative. You can also take up to 5 days out of the business a year to use for development in your role and we’ll cover the cost.

We’re about looking at the bigger picture - the better tomorrow. And no matter what that looks like to you, we’ll make sure you’ve got everything you need to make it happen.

Great People Deserve Great Things

As an AO’er you can take full advantage of the benefits and perks we have to offer

  • Feel free to have a chat with us about our flexible ways of working.
  • You can take up to 5 days out of the business a year to use for development in your role and we’ll cover the cost.
  • We have our own library, if you've seen something which interests you, we can order in a copy. Just add it to the library when you've done.
  • 25 days holiday (Excluding Bank Holidays)
  • At least 5% contribution pension scheme
  • Dedicated wellness initiatives that support a healthy work / life balance, ranging from our 24hr employee assistance programme to subsidised gym membership.

To see all of our benefits and perks visit our AO Benefits page.

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