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£40,000-60,000 Permanent





Job Overview

About The Role

The Lead Front End role is an important role within the front-end team. Lead Front End developers have the responsibility of managing direct reports but also have an obligation as a collective to ensure the front-end team maintains its culture, progress, output and evolution.

This is a hands-on role and you will still be writing code daily as a member of a product team. You will be required to split your responsibilities between delivering projects and working with your direct reports.

Lead Front End developers are our ambassadors. The ones who set the standard, who raise the level of others around them, technically and culturally, who embody the AO values and work actively to achieve the long-term vision of the team.

Here's What You Can Expect To Be Doing

Working alongside our product owner, UX designer, back end developers, QA and analysts you’ll be building, feature-rich, responsive and insight-led experiences for our customers.

MVT (A/B/n testing) sits at the heart of our experimentation and you’ll work with our optimisation specialists to run tests against new software features.

We want your input on team process and ways of working, helping the team mature in ceremonies, development standards and planning the best tech approach to deliver working software.

A Few Things About You

We use the following technologies, so commercial experience with them is beneficial:

HTML / CSS / SASS / Tailwind

JavaScript (ES6) / React

State Management (Redux Toolkit / Context API)

Node JS based tooling (Gulp / Webpack etc.)

Experience of cloud solutions (AWS / Azure)

Solid testing etiquette, preferably using TDD (Jest / React Testing Library / Cypress

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.

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.

Our Benefits

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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