About The Role
At AO, we’re going through an exciting transformation in our development teams. We’re creating cross-functional product teams with the freedom to shape how they build software. In tech nothing stands still! So we want you to bring your ideas and expertise to the teams and help shape how we build our systems as well as help guide our more junior members of the team. At AO, we’re all about baking quality into our code, building and deploying applications that serve millions of customers. We’re rearchitecting our platforms to separate our estate into independently deployable products, and then some! So if you love solving interesting and challenging problems we are for you!!!
It’s also still important for our culture in Tech to spend quality time together. So once or twice a month, we’d love to see you at our Bolton or Manchester base, whether that’s for a day of collaborative problem solving or to celebrate our successes as a team.
Here's What You Can Expect To Be Doing
We work with C#, .NET Core and AWS primarily. Also working with the likes of Terraform, Node.js, React.js, typescript, and DynamoDB to name a few. We’re keen to explore other technologies, combined with tried and tested tech that we know works. We’re big fans of automated testing and TDD. We deploy multiple applications and microservice architecture via CI/CD pipelines in a DevOps environment. If you have experience using any of the above that’s great. We’re keen on elevating AOers to make a positive impact with code, and find new and innovative ways of using tech. We provide great training and opportunities for development
We invest in you!! We have launched our AWS Learning Pathways for Software Developers. We’ll offer you the opportunity to choose a pathway towards learning increasingly critical skills and enable the technology direction of AO Tech. So whether it’s the AWS Solution Architect that interests you or the AWS Certified Developer or Security route we’ll support you buy covering the cost of training and the exam!
A Few Things About You
You have deep knowledge of C#, along with either ASP.NET or .NET Core. You’re familiar with development frameworks, tools and best practice. extensive experience in architecture, API design. You can build scalable, distributable, maintainable and high-performance software. You love problem solving and sharing your knowledge with others An agile evangelist, you know everything from ceremonies to WIP & pull systems and care about improving ways of working.
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.
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