M&S to hire more tech employees as it seeks to gain more digital recognition

M&S is hiring 70 software engineers over the next year as it ramps up its online capabilities amid an ongoing digital transformation strategy.

The retailer is also launching a new bespoke careers site coined “M&OS” to help attract the best candidates within the tech industry.

The site has been launched in order to help M&S gain more recognition as a tech employer and showcase the talent it possess at its tech arm.

M&OS offers a largely improved user experience, made to appeal to tech candidates that the company is looking to employ itself.

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The site gives candidates novel coding tasks on a black JavaScript interface, simulating the system they are used to in their own fields of work.

After users have navigated the range of features and resources on the site, aspiring candidates are able to search the job catalogue, where M&S is working to further its community of software practitioners, with roles ranging from software engineers to engineering managers.

“At M&S Tech, we’re working to establish ourselves as a destination for the very best tech practitioners around,” M&S chief technology officer Mike Yorwerth said.

“Our team is based on the principles of creative thinking, innovation, and above all, trying something different – and that’s what our bespoke M&OS site is all about.

“With the recruitment of these 70 new roles, combined with our existing pool of tech talent, we’re putting responsibility for our digital transformation in the hands of some seriously inspiring software engineers, which makes me really excited for the future of M&S Tech.”

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