Junior Software Developer

Vacancy Details

  • AO

  • Bolton

Data and Technology, IT (Information Technology)





Job Overview

About The Role

AO Tech are changing the way that our technology better serves our customers; as a Backend Developer you will help to play an integral part in this. As part of our exciting new product-focused approach we are creating teams that take ownership for the technology that underpins the world class service we offer our customers.

We are continuing to grow our DevOps culture and believe in creating a great learning environment. To help us promote this you should be able to demonstrate attributes like collaboration, learning, sharing, respect and motivation.

Over the course of two years, you will spend approximately 20% of your time training with Ada, the National College of Digital Skills through a blend of remote and face to face training at their Central Manchester campus. You will be working towards a Foundations Degree in Digital Innovation validated by the Open University.”


Here’s What You Can Expect To Be Doing

You will be joining one of our product teams who write clean code using C# and .NET

They also focus on writing automated tests, are comfortable with TDD and use appropriate test tooling.

We deploy multiple applications and microservice architecture via CI/CD pipelines, take responsibility for building and monitoring our infrastructure.

We also work with technologies like: Terraform, Node.js, typescript, .NET Core, DynamoDB and are keen to explore current and new AWS technologies.

If you have experience using any of the above that’s great, however, we are more interested in your character. Those who thrive here at AO love to learn, love to share and love to deliver the highest quality of work.

A Few Things About You

By creating this environment for our teams they can become real experts in owning the strategy for their products and add real ongoing value to our customers. In a nutshell, this is a great time to join us on our journey of transforming our ways of working. If you enjoy developing your tech skills alongside a bunch of passionate people and creating a memorable experience for customers, we’d love to hear from you.

But don’t let this sound daunting, we’re committed to providing you with everything you need to help you on your new journey; including in-house and external training, mentoring, and your own tailored development plan. We’re an organisation that believes in investing in our people, and we’d expect the same from you to fully commit to your learning.

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