Digital Technology Graduate: Platform Engineering

Posted 21 June 2022
Contact NameCiara Tully

Job description

Who are we? 


We're a top 10 UK clothing, footwear and homeware digital retailer based in Manchester. Our retail brands include JD Williams, Simply Be, and Jacamo. We champion inclusivity by making our customers look and feel amazing. We don’t believe that age, size, shape or background should stop anyone from feeling confident, stylish and happy with the way they look and feel. With our industry leading expertise in creating fashion that fits, we’ve been proudly breaking down these barriers for over 160 years. We help our customers to express themselves with stylish products, helpful services and flexible finance. Now, we’re moving forward together, embracing innovation and new technology, to continue to delight our customers. 


We are looking for several Graduates to join our two-year scheme with rotations across our Cloud and Platform and  Engineering departments within Digital Technology. The above will be facilitated through  rotations for the first year, to then specialising in the final year in one area.


The role and responsibilities


You will work as a Graduate Software and Platform Engineer, rotating between different squads to help deliver various high-profile projects. You will contribute to software maintenance and development activities and develop your understanding of cloud infrastructure platforms and services as your capabilities and confidence grows.


Responsibilities will include:

  • Designing, coding, verifying, testing, documenting, amending and refactoring simple programs/scripts.
  • Building upon your software development skills with focus on JavaScript - React, Mobile App (Swift or Kotlin), Java and Python.  
  • Applying agreed standards and tools to achieve a well-engineered result.
  • Contributing, under supervision, to routine infrastructure operation.
  • Gains understanding of infrastructure components and services by following the activities of experienced colleagues.


What you will need to succeed:  

  • Knowledge of Agile delivery methodologies
  • Knowledge and experience of Javascript/Typescript
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A methodical/analytical approach and great problem-solving and diagnostic skills
  • Attitude and the aptitude to learn new technology area/domain quickly
  • Strong self-management skills
  • Ownership, responsiveness and commitment towards assigned work


What will you get?


Working here you’ll explore everything the world of digital retail has to offer — asking questions, trying new things and chasing new opportunities. Combine this curiosity with the freedom to make your own decisions, take charge of projects and work flexibly, and you’ve got the perfect place to show your skills and learn new ones. It’s fast and furious here at times, but this just means something new and exciting is always on the way. So, if you collaborate, think on your feet, embrace innovation and love rising to a challenge, your work with us will have a serious impact on the business, your career and our customers’ lives.


As a Graduate, you will receive a competitive salary with incremental increases across 24 months based on your performance. You’ll be part of N Brown’s Graduate programme, following a comprehensive learning and development plan including power skills workshops, sessions with our Executive Board, receive a dedicated mentor and more, as well as be part of our wider Emerging Talent community! You’ll be part of our bonus scheme, pension scheme, life assurance as well as receive 24 days holiday including bank holidays. Alongside this, you will also receive fantastic employee discount on our products, access to our Employee Assistance Programme and much more!


How to apply?


Interested? Click on Apply now and submit your CV and cover letter today! If successful, the next stage will be an ability test and following this an assessment centre. This role is for a September 2022 start.