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Salary

£40,000-60,000 Permanent

Department

IT

Location

Manchester

Post Code

M3 5FS

Job Overview

About The Role

This is a fantastic opportunity to lead several QA Engineers in our Sales domain and working closely with the development teams that look after our Basket and Checkout applications, as well as the systems that power our Payments and Pricing 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.

PLEASE NOTE DUE TO IMMIGRATION CHALLENGES THIS ROLE IS ONLY OPEN TO UK CITIZENS.

Here's What You Can Expect To Be Doing

Coach, manage, and mentor several direct reports; push them out of their comfort zone to promote growth.

Take ownership and accountability for your direct reports.

Have a holistic view of the teams of which your direct reports work within; and be able to identify and assist in improvements and initiatives.

Advocate modern agile development practices including but not restricted to: Scrum, Lean, Kanban, XP, CDEP, and DevOps.

Design practices, processes, and systems to enable your team to work as effectively as possible.

Develop and execute on a plan to further develop a QA roadmap.

A Few Things About You

Leading a transformational change within a tech organisation

Mentoring and coaching team members to improve their craft

Introducing and implementing shift-left quality enhancing practices

Building and maintaining automation frameworks; are pro-active in finding gaps, providing solutions, and sharing these with the wider team.

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.

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