Birmingham

Software Engineer

Job type
Full Time
Level
Mid-senior level
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Your Role

Here at ASOS, we want to give everyone the confidence to be their best self, because, when you're at your best, you can achieve amazing things.

Our Technology team pioneer incredible solutions that change the way our millions of customers can access fashion. We believe that fashion can make you look, feel and be the best version of you and it's this feeling of empowerment that we want our ASOSers to experience while working with us.

Our ASOSers reflect the diverse society they live in; we celebrate our differences and welcome people from all different walks of life. We're looking for people who can live and breathe our values of being Authentic, Brave, Creative and Disciplined and we don't care about labels - we recognise there are endless ways to be 'you'.

Sound like a place you'd love to be? Come and join us!

Would you like be involved in designing and developing the systems that handle all of ASOS payment processing? The Payments platform team are responsible for complex integrations with a wide variety of payments providers. In our team you'll be working in an incredible depth of detail where you'll fully understand the ins and outs of how the full payments lifecycle works.

  • We process 1000's of transactions per minute accurately and securely.
  • We're passionate about using the latest and best tech and working practices, and as part of our platform you'll receive regular security training and opportunities to work on performance problems at serious scale.
  • If you're looking for great challenges and an environment where you'll be encouraged and supported to continuously experiment and learn new things, this could be the place for you!

At ASOS, we take real pride in our best-in -class microservices architecture, and we are looking for passionate and talented Engineers to support and deliver the innovative software which makes ASOS awesome!

We have 30 engineering platforms operating at hyper-scale receiving thousands of requests per second, and as a Software Engineer, you'll work as part of strong cross functional Agile teams driving quality and technology, bringing your skills and experience to share with the team. From problem solving to new concept ideas, you have the genuine opportunity to unleash your full potential and creativity on a variety of ASOS software projects.

What we're using:

  • Latest versions of .NET (C#)
  • Azure DevOps to manage work items and CI/CD pipelines
  • Microsoft Azure to host our service infrastructure across multiple regions
  • Infrastructure as code tools to ensure our infrastructure is defined in a declarative manner
  • Software Craftsmanship to drive our behaviours and technical practices (XP)
  • SRE practices to improve how we operate services
  • Scrum & Kanban as our frameworks to deliver our products

What you will be doing:

  • Work as part of an enthusiastic and motivated agile development team that takes pride in delivering high-quality software into production
  • Frequently delivering new features that delight millions of customers across the globe
  • Ensuring our services are simple to operate with the goal of minimising the impact of any incidents to our customers
  • Ensuring our services can scale to cater for sales events such as our Flash Sales and Black Friday that can process over a million orders an hour
  • Writing high-quality code using a test-first approach
  • Working in a high-trust, cross-functional team to deliver software and learn from one another
  • Continuously look for opportunities to improve our products and ways of working
  • Contribute to our engineering community to improve software across the whole of ASOS
  • Participate in community sessions such as brown-bags, hackathons, to learn and share your knowledge with the aim of driving engineering improvements and innovation
  • Supporting our culture by championing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion strategies

/01 Company Description

Although you might see this job advert being based in Birmingham, we'll consider candidates who are also happy to work from our London and Belfast offices.

We're ASOS. We blend our flair for fashion with our love of cutting- edge technology, but more importantly were interested in how we can bring the best out of you.

We exist to give people the confidence to be whoever they want to be, and that goes for our people too. At ASOS, you're free to be your true self without judgment, and channel your creativity into a platform used by millions.

Through our Be Diverse goal, well drive diversity, equity and inclusion across every aspect of our business, with a focus on leadership representation and ensuring every ASOSer can be their authentic self at work.

Our initial targets are focused on achieving 50% female and over 15% ethnic minority representation across our combined leadership team by 2023, at every leadership level by 2030 and over 40% female representation in engineering, product and science (technology) roles by 2030

/02 Job Qualifications

What you will need (please don't treat this as a checklist, these are our desirables, not must haves):

  • A desire to develop simple and maintainable solutions that are aligned to modern engineering patterns and practices
  • Hands-on experience of automated testing practices e.g., TDD/ATDD/BDD
  • Able to design and implement cloud-native distributed systems that leverage RESTful APIs, messaging and streaming
  • Proven experience in Agile and XP methodologies (Scrum, Kanban, pair-programming)
  • Experience of operating microservices in a production environment
  • Able to define continuous delivery pipelines to ensure software can be delivered reliably & efficiently to production
  • Knowledge of at least one cloud provider e.g., Azure, AWS, GCP

/03 Additional Info

What's in it for you?

  • Competitive salary, pension, and private medical care scheme
  • Performance related bonus
  • Flex benefits allowance - which you can chose to take as extra cash, or use towards other benefits
  • 25 days paid annual leave + an extra day for your birthday
  • Employee discount (hello ASOS discount!)
  • Tech Develops - our internal tech focussed skills development programme to focus on your personal growth as a technologist
  • Opportunity to represent ASOS at industry leading events
  • Opportunity to help shape and drive our DE&I initiatives in Tech (like our WIT movement and Diversity mentoring in Tech)
  • Opportunity to make an impact from day one and work with the latest in cutting edge of technology

Our Commitments

We want our people to be whoever they want to be. Thats why were committed to creating a truly inclusive culture at ASOS, but howre we doing it?

Were proud members of Inclusive Companies, are Disability Confident Committed and have signed the Business in the Community Race at Work Charter. Weve also recently been placed 8th in the Inclusive Top 50 Companies Employer List too.

We have several employee networks that operate as safe spaces, to help support and celebrate our people, find out more here.

How can we support you to be your best self? Our Talent team will be happy to provide support e.g. if you need additional time to prepare for an assessment or you have requirements for any part of the interview/hiring process - just let us know by email or phone, whatever works best for you. Its also our policy to interview all candidates with a disability who meet the minimum requirements for roles they have applied to.

If you have any questions about the policies we have in place to support our employees (e.g. our parental leave approach), just let our Talent team know.

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The Work

Make bold moves with strong backing and serious support.

Tech enables our current success as much as our future growth, that's why our tech stack is seriously impressive. If you've got a great idea, we'll help you run with it. Our people are our greatest asset and we're always looking for new challengers who want to help us grow. 

The Potential

Boost your skills and accelerate your ambitions.

If you get a buzz out of learning new things every day, you'll love it here. We give everyone the freedom, time and investment to discover what's possible - and explore where we might go next. How far you want to take your career is up to you. 

The Culture

Feel encouraged, empowered and heard as part of our expert team.

Join us and you'll be part of a supportive, fun and friendly team of progressive thinkers, listeners and doers – all working together to solve some of the most exciting and complex tech challenges. 

The Prospects

Harness extraordinary opportunity at pace and at scale.

We're just getting started with our global ambitions. Our tech team are at the heart of it all, seizing opportunities and making disruptive breakthroughs that have a real business impact in an industry leading way. We already know who we want to become. Do you?

Team Culture

As A Team We Never Sit Still

We always have to move fast. And we rise to the challenges that come with being such a fast-growing business. After all, we wouldn’t be where we are today if we did things the same as everyone else.

Our Tech
Training @ ASOS

Whatever experience you have, there’s always a chance to grow and develop your skills further at ASOS. 

What’s It Like To Be
An Engineer @ ASOS?

From our great opportunities to even greater teams, find out why becoming an engineer at ASOS could be your perfect career move.

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Zijiao Li

Tech @ASOS

I love working at ASOS in my team because of the great atmosphere. From day one I already felt like being part of the team, everyone is so friendly, approachable and willing to help. It’s the place where you feel trusted and are given the opportunities & time to explore your full potential. As someone who just relocated to London, I also appreciate the international and cultural diverse environment – it’s ok to be whoever you want to be!

Amy Richardson

Tech @ASOS

As a software engineer with a love for fashion, I feel extremely lucky to be part of a fashion company that priorities technology, innovation and customer experience to the same degree as their clothing.

Si Jobling

Tech @ASOS

As someone who left ASOS after 7 years but came back, it speaks volumes how much I love working at ASOS. The obvious reason is the people, not just in Tech but beyond. There's an unspoken respect and authenticity between everyone who works here
  • Zijiao Li

    Tech @ASOS

    I love working at ASOS in my team because of the great atmosphere. From day one I already felt like being part of the team, everyone is so friendly, approachable and willing to help. It’s the place where you feel trusted and are given the opportunities & time to explore your full potential. As someone who just relocated to London, I also appreciate the international and cultural diverse environment – it’s ok to be whoever you want to be!
  • Amy Richardson

    Tech @ASOS

    As a software engineer with a love for fashion, I feel extremely lucky to be part of a fashion company that priorities technology, innovation and customer experience to the same degree as their clothing.
  • Si Jobling

    Tech @ASOS

    As someone who left ASOS after 7 years but came back, it speaks volumes how much I love working at ASOS. The obvious reason is the people, not just in Tech but beyond. There's an unspoken respect and authenticity between everyone who works here
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EXTRAS

Benefits

We’re big on rewarding our ASOSers from day one. Benefits are great when you can flex them! That’s why we offer a wide choice of benefits focused on health, wealth, and your inner self – so you can personalise your reward package in a way that’s best for you. Here’s a taster of what you can get.

  • Employee Discount

    The most asked-about benefit! As an ASOSer, you’ll receive an exclusive employee discount. You can also nominate a family member or friend to share your discount with.

  • Pension

    Retirement might not be on your mind right now, but it’s important to prep for it. We offer matched contributions up to 5% to help you save.

  • Private Medical Care scheme

    If you join our Private Medical Care scheme, you’ll get fast and effective access to medical cover. 

  • Bonus

    What we achieve is always a team effort. That’s why we offer a discretionary bonus scheme which rewards you based on our group financial and strategic performance.

  • Your birthday off!

    Who wants to work on their birthday?! All ASOSers get a day off during their birthday week, in addition to 25 days of annual leave. 

  • Shuttlebus Service (if you're based in our Leavesden office)

    It’s more of a work perk, but we offer a free shuttlebus between Watford station and our office in Leavesden.

  • Sample Sales

    We’ve always got fun things happening in our offices, but the one ASOSers get most excited about is our sample sales. Plus, all proceeds from the sample sale get donated to the ASOS Foundation, which helps our charity partners abroad. 

  • Career Development

    Your career matters to us – we want to help you grow, gain new skills and learn from experiences. As an ASOSer, you’ll have access to a world-class development plan, giving you the courses (and time) to work on things that matter to you. 

  • Summer Hours

    We finish at 3pm on Fridays in June, July and August!! This perk doesn’t mean a dip in your salary – it just gives you extra freedom to enjoy those summer weekends however you want.

Location

Our Birmingham office.

Based in the historic Somerset House building, our central-Birmingham office is where you’ll be working if you’re in the ASOS Tech team. The perks of this place include a gym, roof terrace, free drinks on Thursdays and a complimentary treat trolley that comes round every Tuesday. 

Recruitment
Process

  1. Apply online

  2. Call back & Interview

  3. Decision & Onboarding