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 about joining a cross functional "scrumban" team who love what they do!
You will work closely with our warehouse operations to make them the best they can be. At the same time we will support your personal development and allow you to unlock your professional potential becoming a valued member of the IT Department.
Bringing together the diverse worlds of RPG and cutting edge Java development you will be the pivot on which our warehouse solutions are built from scanners to dashboards, reports to applications.
Here's What You Can Expect to be Doing
Having a close relationship with your internal customer and helping elicit requirements (We tend to ask why a lot)
Uncovering nonfunctional requirements - ("How many of these need processing in an hour")
Choosing technology tools - "Have you guys seen this new java test runner?"
Choosing the best solution for the problem - "A spreadsheet is not the best tool for this task"
Implementing the solution - "cutting code"
Building quality in - red/green/refactor - TDD
Constantly improving our software processes - "How could we get more value out of our daily stand up?"
Constantly improving our engineering processes - "Is this a suitable candidate for automation?"
A Few Things About You
Above all, the right attitude is key. If you wake up each morning with a smile on your face knowing that you’ll learn something new today but you have no idea what. If your only purpose in life is to make the world of your customer a better place then this is the job for you.
Here’s a non-exhaustive list of technologies/tools we would like for you to bring with you.
* 2 years + Java experience
* Must be keen to learn and apply new technologies.
* Highly self-motivated
Nice to have
* iSeriesRPG development experience preferably in Warehousing or Distribution environment
* Thyme leaf
* Continuous Integration with Go
* Experience in an Agile environment
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.