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About The Role

About The Role

At AO, we are passionate about software development, we focus on high value, agile software delivery across our great teams. We are looking for a Lead Principal developer who can lead highly skilled software professionals.

If you are a technically excellent generalist who aligns software domains, teams, and capability to business growth we want to hear from you! You will consider yourself as having strong leadership, and ownership with technical strengths across our tech stack.

We want you to have a wonderful experience at AO, contributing to the developer community to improve technical standards, working processes but also the experience and culture for yourself and colleagues. We will provide great opportunities to improve how we work, along with training and opportunities for professional development including AWS cloud architecture certification.

Here's What You Can Expect To Be Doing

Be a key part of the AO Software Engineering Leadership Team.

  • Work with SLT and teams, leading on the definition and sign off/decision making on domain driven design, aligning software teams to present and future demand.
  • Lead on definition of AO software application, strategic review, significantly contributing to the application strategy, software domains and AO software teams bounded context.
  • Lead on definition, decision making and design of campaigns for technical improvements, e.g. improve our security posture, clean-code, and visibility of engineering KPIs.
  • Establish frameworks, deciding software design standards and embed those into delivery.
  • Lead the Principal Developer and Enabling Team on improvements in software domain boundaries, applying efficiencies in provisioning, build, deployment, run/maintain and the DevOps cycle.
  • Technical point of escalation for software teams. Mentoring and coaching on what good looks like for software and architectural principles.
  • Contribute to content for software clean code and good software standards as well as sharing your expert knowledge in our education and development community.
  • Work with Tech SLT to improve the software delivery process, determine KPI’s and source consistent KPI’s.

A Few Things About You

You do not need to be an expert in everything, but we are looking for someone who has a broad range of skills and experience. With a bias for leading, taking ownership, critical thinking, collaboration, efficient software development and a real desire to drive continuous improvement.

You will be able to demonstrate:

  • Strong leadership traits, and ability to drive collaboration across multiple teams.
  • Taking ownership, providing solutions, or thinking critically about as-is and to-be software domains and bounded context.
  • Able to communicate with a range of stakeholders, adapting style to accommodate varying degrees of technical understanding. Have good empathy and can influence.
  • Leadership of leading teams, providing guidance and support to foster their professional growth and develop their knowledge and skills.
  • Proficiency in C#, ASP.NET/NET Core, SQL, Node.JS, JavaScript and front-end framework, code patterns and AWS/cloud architecture.
  • An ability to design and build secure, scalable, distributable, maintainable, and high-performance software.
  • A good understanding of working with legacy code basis and refactoring code.
  • Proficiency in agile delivery, value slicing, WJSF and WIP and are passionate about agile deployment and low lead times to ship software.

A Bit About Us

When it comes to appliances and electricals, we’ve got the lot. Washing machines? Yep. TVs? Check. Laptops? Absolutely. Everything except doorbells (just kidding, we’ve got those too).

We’re known for helping our customers brilliantly - and it’s no different for AOers. We care about more than what’s on your CV, because together we can do extraordinary things.

Our Benefits

Our benefits are designed to cover the moments that matter to AOers. From health and wellness to giving back - you’ll be rewarded inside and outside of work.

  • Our Value Creation Plan; We've created a unique long term bonus plan for every AOer to share in our success, giving you the opportunity of an exceptional reward in return for exceptional business performance.
  • Holidays; 25 days, plus bank holidays (increasing to 27 days after 2 years with us!)
  • Pension; Contribute 5% of your annual salary and we'll do the same, giving you a little extra support for the future.
  • Be a VIP at the AO Arena; we have loads of opportunities to win free tickets and pre-sale access!
  • Health & wellbeing; discounted gym membership, an onsite spa and our Help @ Hand scheme giving you access to virtual GP’s, Mental Health support and much more.
  • Discounts; exclusive discounts across our product range.
  • Family leave; Enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Adoption leave.
  • Making a difference; 2 fully paid days a year to donate your time to any charity of your choice.
  • On site perks; start your day with free on site parking, grabbing a complimentary breakfast and a coffee at our subsidised Starbucks!

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

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