“We are on a mission: to transform the future of online grocery through cutting-edge technology innovation.”

What does the team do

You will join Advanced Technology, which is a division within Ocado Technology that solely focuses on the development of strategic and specifically complex and emergent technologies that are critical to the future of Ocado, Ocado Smart Platform (our B2B grocery business) and now General Merchandise.

One of the specialist areas of focus for the division is autonomous mobility. The Autonomous Mobility team works on mobile automated systems including systems that can deliver customer orders from a distribution facility to a customer’s house using a road-based, goods-carrying autonomous vehicle (with no human passenger). Ultimately this will be extended to feature a robotic system for carrying the groceries from the autonomous vehicle to the customer’s doorstep and then into the kitchen.

What would I be doing?

Your main responsibility would be to participate effectively in all stages of systems development life cycle including:

  • Requirements analysis
  • System design
  • System development, working in conjunction with third party suppliers
  • Deployment of production ready systems
  • Maintenance and support of systems
  • Investigation and resolution of production issues

You will also be responsible for:

  • constantly improving the standards of engineering craftsmanship by following the latest trends in Automotive Engineering, frameworks, tools and techniques, attending conferences, mentoring others and performing technology reviews
  • making sure that our system is testable and properly tested (preferably in an automated way) to be in conformance with relevant automotive and other standards
  • designing and implementing systems so that they can be tested, deployed and scaled
  • implementing monitoring and alerting, for immediate feedback when things go wrong
  • working closely with team leaders to set technical direction within the team and to ensure systems are developed to a consistently high standard, are cohesive and meet business objectives
  • assisting team leaders with requirements and design, and helping ensure projects are accurately estimated and delivered to schedule
  • working closely with team leaders on mentoring colleagues and take an active role in their development

This role will be based in Welwyn Garden City although travel to other sites is anticipated, possibly for extended periods, depending on the project work.

What we are looking for

  • Automotive product development experience: design, development, introduction to manufacture, approvals, product and project management for automotive systems.
  • Multidisciplinary skills in relevant engineering disciplines: design, CAD, software, electronics, mechanics, control, safety, project management, project risk management
  • Evidence of outstanding intellectual capability, such as:
    • Excellent academics; or
    • Challenging professional projects and / or side projects; or
    • Engaging relevant extracurricular activities (e.g. relevant personal engineering projects); or
    • Specific expertise in relevant areas e.g. safety / legal accreditation / supply chain

What we can 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 your well-being. We can offer technically stretching work, a competitive salary and;

  • Flexible working patterns and options for remote working (depending on your role/team)
  • Wellbeing support through Apps such as Unmind and an Employee Assistance Programme
  • 25 days annual leave, rising to 27 days after 5 years service (plus optional holiday purchase)
  • Pension scheme (various options available including employer contribution matching up to 7%)
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • 22 weeks paid maternity leave and 6 weeks paid paternity leave (once relevant service requirements complete) 
  • Train Ticket loan (interest-free)
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Free shuttle bus to and from Welwyn Garden City Train Station to the Welwyn Garden City offices 
  • Opportunity to participate in Sharesave and Buy as You Earn share schemes
  • 15% discount on Ocado.com and free delivery for all employees
  • Income Protection (can be up to 50% of salary for 3 years) and Life Assurance (3 x annual salary)

We also have regular divisional socials, sports clubs not to mention the Ocado Technology Academy for a packed schedule of courses, conferences and events. If you think you have what it takes to make a difference, please submit your application below.

We are thrilled to welcome applicants from across the world. Whilst we are able to offer visa sponsorship, please note that we are only able to cover the company-specific costs. For all employment offers made for UK roles, it is expected that you will be based in the UK in commutable distance, ready for your first day of work, so please keep this in mind. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

Due to the energising nature of Ocado's business, vacancy close dates, when stated, are indicative and may be subject to change so please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. If you have applied and been rejected for this role in the last 6 months, or applied and been rejected for a role with a similar skill set, we will not re-evaluate you for this position. After 6 months, we will treat your application as a new one. All benefits information is subject to change and the terms of the individual arrangements.

Be bold, be unique, be brilliant, be you. We are looking for individuality and we value diversity above gender, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, age, disability or union participation. We are an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to treating all applicants and employees fairly and equally. 

We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive work environment. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application.




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