“Ocado Technology, powering the future of retail through sustained disruptive technology innovation...”

We’re Ocado Technology. We design and build the systems and technology that powers ocado.com, the world’s largest online-only grocery retailer and groceries.morrisons.com, the world’s fastest growing online supermarket!

Our mission is to provide and support the innovative and resilient software solutions that enables Ocado to remain a world leader in online grocery. We believe in the power of agile and focus on delivering value incrementally, using data to constantly collect feedback from our systems to guide our future direction. Our teams operate with the freedom to work as they want and to design and build the best solution to business challenges they can.

We are recruiting for a range of teams, all with a focus on our Warehouse Control Systems. All the teams have unique challenges and opportunities to explore new technologies. We will map your skills and interests to what our teams have on offer, and will find the best place for you in our department.
Within our department we have teams working with a range of technologies including Java, SQL, Docker, AWS, Google Cloud Services, Prometheus and Grafana. We deal with complex algorithms and a complicated real-time and business critical, domain - the opportunities for learning new things are many and varied.

What does the team do

In Geospatial Systems, we​ ​provide the Geospatial intelligence ​underpinning the Ocado Smart Platform. From geocoding our customers’​ ​locations and calculating the fastest way to navigate to them, to managing the geography of our​ ​clients’ delivery, retail, and e​-​commerce operations. Our cloud-based solution​ gives our retailer partners the tools they need to provide a world-class service to their customers, backed by our leading Contraction Hierarchies algorithm implementation, address lookup and management, geo​​coding, and geography management systems.We are ​searching for ​Software Engineers who ​are​ passionate about ​technology and its application to help solve complex business problems. ​To be successful in our team you will need to be ​curious, willing to experiment with new processes and practices to improve team throughput.

What would I be doing?

  • Plan, design, develop, test and support bespoke in-house software developed in IntelliJ/Eclipse/NetBeans
  • Active “hands-on” development role; work alongside existing team members to continuously improve, re-factor, peer review code as and when needed - and is prepared to re-architect, re-design and/or propose better solutions
  • Takes ownership of his/her work and sees it through to completion. 
  • Familiar with either Kanban or Scrum -  agile ways of working and collaborating effectively across team and wider technology team
  • Understands and appreciates that “we build it, we own it, we maintain it…”  and will therefore join out-of-hours paid support rota

What we would like to see:

  • Java 8, Spring, Maven
  • Experienced in Object Oriented Programming (OOP)
  • API Development
  • Automated Testing, Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery pipelines (CI/CD) 
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written)

Bonus points if you have:

  • AWS, Elastic Beanstalk, DynamoDB, SQS, SNS, S3 RDS,
  • Microservices, REST APIs 
  • GitLab CI, Python, Bash, SQL
  • Development Practices and Architectural direction
  • Clean Code, SOLID principles
  • Test Driven Development (TDD) & Behaviour Driven Development (BDD)
  • Pair Programming, Agile (Kanban or Scrum)

What we offer you

Our employee benefits are designed for you, we care about people and we’ve ensured we have a wealth of benefits that focus on our your well-being. Within our flexible environment we can offer technically stretching work, a competitive salary and share schemes. Benefits include pension scheme, train season ticket loan (interest-free), free shuttle bus from Hatfield train station and of course, healthy Ocado staff discounts across Ocado.com and Fetch.

We also have regular divisional socials, sports clubs such as badminton, running and table tennis, not to mention the Ocado Technology Academy for a packed schedule of courses, conferences and events such as discussion sessions, conference briefs and external guest speakers. If you think you have what it takes to make a difference, please submit your application below.

Due to the energising nature of Ocado's business, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Ocado is an equal opportunity employer. 
Please note that due to the high volume of applications we will be in contact with shortlisted candidates only. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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