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What you'll do

We're growing at a rate of knots and our IT department are too! We're on the lookout for various levels of IT Software Engineers to join our team in our Bridgwater and Bristol offices.

When it comes to IT, Toolstation is unique. All software that runs the company is developed and maintained in-house. Using open-source technologies, everything from our consumer website, our shop tills, to our warehouse stock control has been created from the ground up. If you're looking for a role where you can work on some really exciting projects in a massively expanding business, then look no further! 

Working with and embracing agile development methodologies you'll work with some of the latest technologies to build leading edge solutions for our rapidly expanding business. You’ll play a key role in the building, developing, testing and maintaining of Toolstation’s core business systems. Helping the business become more efficient and enhance the customer service offering, through the continuous development of our website, extranet business system, EPOS sales systems and stock management systems. 

• Scope solutions for the business system in line with business requirements. 

• Build efficient programs and systems that serve user needs. 

• Test software products to ensure strong functionality and optimisation. 

• Integrate software components and third-party programs where required. 

• Maintain, support and improve the performance of existing software. 

• Communicate and feedback progress to project management and other relevant stakeholders. 

• Participate in peer code reviews. 

• Create technical documentation for reference. 

• Attend and contribute effectively to all Scrum ceremonies. 

What you'll bring

Passion and enthusiasm for software development and new technology. A real interest in keeping up to date with the latest in web development; languages, methodologies, standards and everything else. Motivated, independent, a good team worker and highly organised 

• Knowledge and experience of PHP, Laravel, PHPUnit, MySQL and Git. 

• Linux/UNIX experience. 

• Excellent communication skills with the ability to explain complex issues clearly and concisely 

• The ability to demonstrate understanding of projects from the perspective of both the user and the business 

• A logical, analytical and creative approach to problems 

• Accuracy and attention to detail 

• Flexible and willing to accept a change in priorities as necessary 

• An understanding of the latest trends and their role in a commercial environment. 

• Self-development skills to keep up to date with new technologies.

What you'll get

You’ll find every opportunity to be yourself and to bring your personality and potential to work. Wherever you join us, you’ll also find some of the most secure opportunities in retail and so many more opportunities to take your career in retail wherever you want – up the ladder or across the business. And because we want to do our best for you, you’ll be supported all the way with training, development and benefits that are some of the best in retail.

Toolstation. The story so far.

We’re one of Britain’s fastest growing multi-channel retailers of tools, accessories and building supplies. Backed by Travis Perkins plc, our freedom to operate as a nimble, entrepreneurial business means we’re now well established and have even bigger plans. The trade, home improvers and self-builders all trust us to deliver a lot more than tools. So, our colleagues in our Head Office and Contact Centre in Bridgwater, at our Distribution Centres in Bridgwater, Middleton, Redditch and Daventry, and in our network of over 300 branches throughout the UK, work together to get the job done. And with plans to open another 60 branches this year, we always have opportunities for great retail professionals who want to grow with us.

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Our policy is to employ the best qualified people and provide equal opportunity for the advancement of employees including promotion and training and not to discriminate against any person because of gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religion, belief or disability