About The Role
We are looking for a Front End Developer to join team 'Findability'.
We are a multi-disciplinary team who are looking to put the customer at the centre of what we do. We look after all on-site search mechanisms including the search bar, mega menu and a tool that helps our customers find the best product for them.
Our mission is to create a best in class search function that guides customers to where they need to be and our objectives revolve around attributes of what makes a great search, such as relevancy and speed.
We operate as a team and you will have an input into team process and ways of working, helping to set the teams OKRs and deciding what it is that we work on.
Here's What You Can Expect To Be Doing
In conjunction with our UX, Data Scientists and QA teams you’ll be designing, crafting and iterating on a rich, responsive, insight fuelled UI using an array of modern and ever-evolving full-stack technologies
MVT (A/B/n testing) sits at the heart of everything we do. You’ll work with our optimisation team to run tests across the entire application, testing against a plethora of imaginative, data-fuelled hypotheses
We take our company values seriously at AO to maintain and evolve our famous internal culture that’s often imitated, never duplicated
We aim to attract the most talented developers or those with the most potential and, to achieve this, offer a mountain of development (both technical and soft skill) opportunities and perks (including weekly workshops, monthly hack days, free tech book scheme, online training site subscriptions, working on Open Source projects, five days paid training per year, speaking opportunities, conferences etc).
A Few Things About You
We are looking for developers with experience in web-based technology and development of front end systems.
We prefer close collaboration, so you need to be a great communicator and have solid interpersonal skills. Maintaining 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:
- HTML / CSS / SASS
- CSS frameworks / libraries
- Node JS based tooling (Gulp / Webpack etc.)
- Experience of cloud solutions / AWS / Azure
- Solid understanding of the practical application of agile development methods
- TDD/ Unit testing /Jest
- An understanding of accessibility and WCAG standards
- Good understanding of browser discrepancies
- Familiarity with developing for mobile devices
- Understanding of unit testing
- CMS Experience (Wordpress/Sitecore)
- Page performance/optimisation knowledge
- Good knowledge of Web APIs
View Our Tech Stack Here -  https://stackshare.io/ao-com/ao-com
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.
- 25 days holiday (Excluding Bank Holidays)
- At least 5% contribution pension scheme*
- Dedicated wellness initiatives that support your wellbeing, ranging from our 24hr employee assistance programme to subsidised gym membership.