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Department

IT

Location

Bolton

Job Overview

About The Role

As an advocate for DevOps best practice, this role is about shared standards and providing compliance assurance across the AO Tech department.

You’ll be bound to providing frictionless platforms to AO Tech, in view of accelerating technical teams and improving operability. The automated tooling you’ll develop will stop duplicated and repeated work from occurring.By automating manual processes you’ll be establishing technical support to help teams achieve their business goals whilst delivering ongoing development and growth

Here's What You Can Expect To Be Doing

With no two days the same, you could be improving the way we deploy our code one day and then working on speeding up DNS resolution the next.

Your focus will be establishing standards for AO’s AWS platforms and leveraging the latest organizational tooling within AWS. You’ll own and become the first adopters of these practices, processes and systems to help reinforce AO’s cloud assurance and shared services compliance.

Playing as a key communicator you’ll be publicising our latest product and platforms to the Tech teams and helping to define their adoption processes. Using AO’s range of CI/CD tools you’ll leverage to provide dev teams with a safe path to the platforms you provide.

We’ll encourage you to add an extra string to your bow which is why we have launched our AWS Learning Pathways. We’ll offer you the opportunity to choose a pathway towards learning increasingly critical skills and enable the technology direction of AO Tech.

A Few Things About You

  • You have experience in development, end-to-end and pride in well-written, quality code - Infrastructure as code (IAC) is a must.
  • You build with security in mind and develop processes that help engineers to build secure and compliant systems.
  • We are a Windows focused environment, so PowerShell or any other shell scripting knowledge would be a bonus.
  • You’ve experience in Managing a central containerization platform and its deployment pipeline as well as developing and optimising CI pipelines with a continuous delivery (CD) mindset.

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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