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Department

IT

Location

Bolton Hybrid

Job Overview

About The Role

This is a fantastic opportunity to lead several QA Engineers and work closely with the development teams that look after some of our most critical applications and platforms. You will be providing insight and expertise in improving the approach and processes that the teams employ.

We're looking for individuals who can advocate improving the quality throughout our development process and encourage continuous improvement to ways of working!

Here's What You Can Expect To Be Doing

You'll coach, manage, and mentor several people in your team. Identifying improvements and initiatives across the team including Agile development practices including but not restricted to: Scrum, Lean, Kanban, XP, CDEP, and DevOps. Embedding Design practices, processes, and systems to enable your team to work as effectively as possible, while at the same time helping deliver within a team by taking responsibility for ensuring that software fulfils the business requirements by building cutting-edge and complex test automation solutions from scratch using a variety of tools that best fit the job

You’ll be working with a range of people from across our product teams, driving the departmental vision and where testing plays a central role. We want your input on the team process and ways of working, collectively setting the team’s objectives.

We’re a team that loves Continuous Testing & Continuous Deployment, and we’re looking to build the right level of automation to ensure our application quality is of a high standard.

A Few Things About You

  • Experienced in leading a transformational change within a tech organisation
  • Mentoring and coaching team members to improve their craft
  • Exposure to introducing and implementing shift-left quality-enhancing practices
  • Hands-on knowledge of building and maintaining automation frameworks
  • Experience in developing an organisational QA strategy

A Bit About Us

At AO, we want to make sure our customers are happy. When they have a smile on their face, we know we’ve done a good job. It’s at the heart of everything we do, and it’s why our logo is always smiling.

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 passionate, relentless and full of beans, determined to make a difference and change the world for the better. From massive changes to tiny tweaks - making a difference is what keeps us driven.

It started at a pub in Bolton with a £1 bet and a belief that things could be done better!

Why Choose AO?

Our people are our superpower, and that’s no accident. We’re looking for everyday heroes who want to learn and help other people achieve. Those glass-half-full-types who have an appetite for a better tomorrow.

With AO, the sky’s the limit. We’ll support you to be the best version of yourself and always drive your career forward.

We keep things simple. We say things like "treat every customer like they’re your gran" and "make decisions your mum would be proud of" because we’re personal and act with integrity - every day in every action.

We’re forward thinking with both Tech and our people. We know how important family and wellbeing are - flexibility is key to be able to get that balance of life just right, so we operate core hours of 10-4pm to support your lifestyle.

It’s not about where you work, but about how you work and the value you add. This means for most roles, you can split your time working from home, the office, or a coffee shop if that’s where you thrive the most. Whatever the task, project or product, we trust our teams to work together, collaborate and make the sensible choice.

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.

Our Benefits

We’ve designed our benefits to cover everything from big moments to little helps. As well all as the essentials, like pensions and holidays, we’ve got our own "AO Perks" to help you with the little things that matter.

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

· 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.

· 25 days holiday (Excluding Bank Holidays)

· At least 5% contribution pension scheme

· Dedicated wellness initiatives that support a healthy work / life balance

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