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Software Engineer


Corby, ENG, GB, NN17 9FH

Brand:  RS
Function:  Digital & Technology
Work Location: 

Software Engineer-Front End-Personalisation

Location: Remote


About the Role:

As a software engineer, you will be responsible for:

  • Designing, building, testing, automating, and supporting integral infrastructure and application components within our client platform
  • Deploying software and services through emerging DevOps tools such as Terraform
  • Begin mentoring more junior engineers within the team
  • Benchmarking and optimisation of code performance at a component level
  • Security of the deployed code and understanding of the tooling available to assist in this regard


Role Context:

  • Operate within our frameworks engineering team, a team of engineers building tools for other engineers within the RS Group
  • Support the technology maturity of our personalisation capabilities, evolving from our current client-side solution to a highly performant, componentised server-side solution
  • Collaborate with other engineering teams and/or other third parties to rollout updates, bug fixes, UI tweaks and unit tests for personalisation components/elements
  • Work cross-functionally with data engineering teams to enable exploitation of rich customer data profiles across our digital experience channels.
  • Support, when required, other data-driven experience technologies such as tagging/data layer & experimentation.


We’re interested in a lot, but we don’t expect everything! Our ideal candidate would be able to demonstrate at least 4 of the areas from the following list:

  • Development experience in contemporary languages such as JavaScript and TypeScript
  • Some experience with cloud infrastructure services (in AWS, Azure or similar), including serverless technologies.
  • Experience with containerisation and related technologies, including Docker, Nomad (preferred) or Kubernetes.
  • Experience with version control systems such as Git.
  • CI / CD pipelines, and automation (GitLab CI, Circle CI, Jenkins etc.).
  • Quality assurance, performance testing and system monitoring tools.
  • Some exposure to Infrastructure as code (IaC)
  • Any AWS certifications would be a big plus


The Stack

We use the following technologies, and we’re completely open for people to bring their own experiences and expertise to enrich our engineering culture further.

  • Development experience in React, JavaScript, Typescript, Next.js, and Node.js (Other JS Frameworks considered)
  • CSS Frameworks, any experience of Tailwind is advantageous
  • Good knowledge of testing frameworks (React Testing Library, Jest, Cypress, TestCafe,
  • Any experience with CDNs is an advantage, particularly in Akamai
  • AWS (Lambda, S3, IAM etc.)
  • Infrastructure as code (IaC) using Terraform (with Terragrunt)
  • Cloud services - HashiCorp (Vault, Consul, Nomad) and Kong
  • Introspection and observability tooling (Datadog)



About RS Group:

RS Group is a global omni-channel solutions partner for industrial customers and suppliers. Our business has operations in three geographical regions – the Americas, EMEA and APAC, supported by global organisations for supply chain, corporate functions, marketing, and product & supplier management. Our market today is large, fragmented, local in nature and digitally immature. Only a few international distributors serve it, with many regional and local providers, who largely trade offline. Currently we estimate the global market value to be c.£400bn, with our global market share <1%. We stock over 2500 supplier brands, 500K products and 63% of our sales are digital.


What we can offer you:


  • Remote, or to work in our offices (London or Corby) or a mix of both.
  • Flexible working hours during the day, we will work around whatever personal situation you have (dropping kids off/picking them up from school, doctor appointments, etc)
  • Upto 15% annual bonus
  • Up to 25 days holiday (with the option to purchase a further week)
  • Daily access to a GP (for you and your immediate family)
  • Employers’ contribution up-to 10.5% towards pension scheme.




RS Group Brands:  RS, Allied Electronics & Automation, RS PRO, OKdo, DesignSpark, IESA, Synovos, Needlers and Liscombe.


Are you ready to explore the possibilities?



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