Work with us

At Co-op, we’re building products, services and platforms to help us make the most of digital. We’re based in Manchester city centre but now have a remote-first policy, meaning you’ll only have to come in to the office 1-2 times a month. 

Our multidisciplinary teams are working on:

  • things that make working at the Co-op easier for all our colleagues, so they can spend more time looking after their customers
  • things that help members and customers
  • researching and testing new digital ideas that may fit within the wider Co-op

We start with user needs, we work in an agile way and we’re open and transparent. If you share these values we might be a good fit for each other.

We understand that it’s what you do, not when you do it that’s important so we’ll always try to be flexible with other commitments you might have.

We’re committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. 

Learn more about Tech, Data, Digital at Co-op

Software Engineers

Level 4: £43,300 – £48,800 plus excellent benefits
Level 5: £52,460 – £59,020 plus excellent benefits
Remote-first with optional use of our Manchester office

We’re looking for software engineers to join us at Co-op and help us transform how we design, build, and operate our digital products and services. Our goal is to grow a modern, in-house software development team so we can provide better, more innovative services to our members, customers, and communities. 

Co-op is a historic organisation, founded on principals of mutuality and support for local communities. Our vision is to co-operate for a fairer world, and collaboration is part of who we are. We work in small, multi-disciplinary teams with an agile approach and we value knowledge sharing so we often use pair and ensemble-programming. We also provide career and technical coaching, and we run communities of practice to support continuous learning.   

The systems we work on range from cloud-based services, through apps for customers and for colleagues, to tills in stores. We’re a complex organisation supporting multiple tech stacks, including JavaScript, Python, JVM, and .NET. Our cloud implementations are on Azure and AWS.

Software Engineer – find out more and apply

Senior Software Engineer – find out more and apply

Platform Engineers

Level 3: £41,600 – £46,835 plus excellent benefits
Level 5: £52,770 – £59,375 plus excellent benefits
Remote-first with optional use of our Manchester office

Platform engineers are a key part of our Digital Technology team here at Co-op. We provide automation, tooling, and cloud infrastructure to our entire digital group.

We are the experts in infrastructure. The people who design, build, and operate the platforms that our digital products and services run on top of. We make sure that the systems that we rely on provide the security, resilience and performance that we need… from Food to Funeralcare, Legal Services to Insurance, and everything in between. Our infrastructure is a healthy mix of IaaS, PaaS and SaaS, making the most of Infrastructure as Code technologies like Terraform, Packer, Jenkins, and git for version control.

Platform Engineer – find out more and apply

Senior Platform Engineer – find out more and apply