A Bit About Us
We’re a bunch of people who go to great lengths to make sure our customers are the happiest customers out there. We may sell everything from washing machines to PlayStations, but at our core we’re a people business.
We roll up our sleeves and work together to make things happen. From logistics, recycling to our award winning IT teams, almost everything we do, we do ourselves to make sure every aspect of our customer journey is done properly.
We launched in 2000 as a result of a £1 bet in a Bolton pub. 18 years later we have a 5* TrustPilot rating (after 100K reviews), expanded our business into Europe and floated on the London stock exchange, but we never lose sight of what we’re about.
More About the Role
We are always hunting for Engineers who enjoy keeping up to date with the latest trends and are keen to learn new skills and hone their coding craft.
As a leading online retailer, millions of customers each year will see and enjoy your work. You’ll be responsible for the design and development of exciting, industry-leading business systems utilising some of the latest technologies around.
You will be an integral part of an autonomous, aligned team following the "Build it. Ship it, Support it" mantra.
They’re a team that are always innovating, always looking to learn more about how we can leverage technology, data and insight to further improve the experience of our customers. We’re striving towards our goal of having the best IT systems in Europe and have some hugely exciting and challenging projects on the go and in the pipeline for 2018/19 and beyond.
If you’re looking for a role that will challenge and push your technical skills to the limit and provide you with an opportunity to become a key figure at the Bolton office to add to our current (200+ members) award winning IT team (British Computer Society IT Team of the Year 2017 and runner up for Best Place To Work In IT), then this could be the role for you.
A Few Things About You
We are looking for developers with experience in web based technology and development of both front end and back end systems.
Proven software development and architecture experience in designing and architecting enterprise web applications.
We prefer close collaboration over long-winded documentation, so you need to be a great communicator and have solid interpersonal skills. Maintain strong expertise and knowledge of current and emerging technologies and products is key.
We use the following technologies daily, so commercial experience with them is beneficial, although you don’t need to be a master at them:
* Solid understanding of the practical application of agile development methods
* TDD / BDD / DDD
* MS SQL
* CSS / SASS
* Understanding of unit testing
* Page performance / optimisation knowledge
* Good knowledge of Web APIs
* Experience of Cloud solutions / AWS / Azure
Why Choose AO?
At AO, our culture and our AO’way of doing things is vital to our success. We’re passionate people, determined to do whatever’s necessary to make our customers happy.
The AO motto is "treat every customer like you’d expect your nan to be treated, and make decisions your mum would be proud of". To do this, we train and empower each and every AO’er to strive for better ways of doing whatever they are doing.
Our AO’ers don’t just go through the motions and follow processes, it just isn’t our thing. We don’t follow trends, we set them.
Great People Deserve Great Things
As an AO employee you can take full advantage of our benefits package. As well as the fundamentals, like pensions and holidays, we have designed our "AO Perks" to help you out financially and make your work life a little easier.