About The Role
We’re currently embarking on a hugely exciting internal transformation; transitioning our development teams to fully independent, autonomous, and cross-functional product teams; a business-wide initiative led by our CEO John Roberts. Currently we have over twenty development teams and a tech department of over two hundred people.
As a Software Development Team Lead, you will be a blend of maker and manager. Your leadership style will support and coach the team, creating an empowered, sustainable environment where the team will flourish.
As a hands-on technical mentor, you will instill an ethos of continual learning and professional development.
Here's What You Can Expect To Be Doing
Through your own unique style of leadership, you’ll create an environment that elevates your team. You’ll work on creating a collaborative group that takes ownership and accountability of the products they own, empowering them to work on well-engineered outcomes at a sustainable pace.
You’ll identify opportunities to experiment with new initiatives, select opportunities for the team to take ownership and accountability, while supporting the team to improve their standards using methodologies such as mob or pair programming.
You’ll build an autonomous, creative team that operates as one cohesive unit, allowing you to simply blend in - and in essence become invisible.
A Few Things About You
Technically, you have a deep understanding of C#, along with either ASP.NET or .NET Core. AWS is our cloud platform of choice, however if you’re more experienced with Azure that's cool with us. You’re familiar with development frameworks, tools and best practice.
An agile evangelist, you understand everything from ceremonies to WIP & pull systems and care about improving ways of working.
If you are an autocratic leader, this role isn't for you! You thrive on bringing out the best in those around you, you favour coaching, mentoring, collaboration and empowerment over heroism.
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