A Bit About Us
At AO, we’re in the business of better tomorrows for our customers, and we do whatever it takes to make sure they’re the happiest they can be. We may sell everything from washing machines to PlayStations, but putting smiles on our customers’ faces is at the heart of everything we do.
We’re big believers in making sure every job is done properly, which is why we do everything the AO way. Our award-winning teams work their magic behind the scenes to make sure every customer’s experience is totally effortless. We do our bit for the environment too, with our very own recycling plant to make sure we’re as green as we look. We’re always looking for ways to make our customers as happy as can be, wherever possible.
More About the Role
We’re on the hunt for Engineers with a finger on the pulse and an eye for the latest tech and trends. We want people who are always up for learning new skills and are passionate about honing their coding craft.
Millions of happy customers shop with us every year and the work you create will be enjoyed by each and every one of them. You’ll be responsible for the design and development of industry-leading business systems, working with some of the very latest technologies.
In return, you’ll be an integral part of an award-winning team who are forward-thinking and innovative. You can also take up to 5 days out of the business a year to use for development in your role and we’ll cover the cost.
We’re always looking for ways to improve customer experience using the latest tech, data and insight, and our goal is to have the best IT systems in Europe. This means that you’ll be getting your teeth into some incredible projects to help make this happen.
Here's What You Can Expect to be Doing
We use the following technologies every day, so commercial experience with them is beneficial, but 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
A Few Things About You
We’re looking for developers with experience of using web based technology and developing front and back end systems. You’ll have proven experience in software development, as well as in designing and architecting enterprise web applications.
We’re all about collaboration, so we’re looking for a great communicator with solid interpersonal skills. A strong knowledge and expertise of current and emerging technologies and products is really important, too.
We believe that in order for you to do your best, we need to support your other commitments. This means working in a way that offers you flexibility, whilst getting the job done. Feel free to have a chat with us about our flexible ways of working.
At AO 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.
Why Choose AO?
We’re in the business of better tomorrows, for both our customers and our people. A better tomorrow means finding a place that’ll reward your curiosity. A place that encourages you to ask ‘why’. Somewhere that feeds your imagination and gives you the support to bring those ideas to life.
If you’re the kind of person who wants to learn and help others achieve, who always sees the glass half-full with an appetite for what’s next, you’ll fit right in with us.
We’re about looking at the bigger picture - the better tomorrow. And no matter what that looks like to you, we’ll make sure you’ve got everything you need to make it happen.
Great People Deserve Great Things
As an AO’er you can take full advantage of our benefits package. We’re about working hard and playing hard, and your health and wellbeing is super important to us. We want to make sure you find the right balance between your work and your down-time. So, we cover all the basics like pensions and holidays, but we throw in a few extras too. We have our ‘AO Perks’ to help you save a few pennies here and there. We’ve also got an on-site spa and a games room, and we’ll even throw in a free breakfast too