Ocado Jobs Near Me – Engineering Team Lead

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

Ocado Technology is changing the way the world shops using advanced Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robotics, Big Data, Cloud and IoT. We develop the innovative software and hardware systems that power Ocado.com, as well as the unique ‘Ocado Smart Platform’ which is being implemented by ambitious retailers across the world from Europe to America, Asia and beyond.

We’re in need of an inspirational and motivating Engineering Team Leader to join our mission, and help contribute to the next phase of development in our wireless technology space.

About the team…

Check out this short video about our Wireless team at Ocado Technology

In the Bot Platform team our mission is to promote system thinking and drive innovation in Ocado’s disruptive environment. We’re trailblazing when it comes to robotics and automated logistics solutions and with our rapid company growth, now’s the time to join us and be part of the ‘Ocado Revolution’.

How you’ll spend your days…

The Ocado Smart Platform relies on our retrieval robots to autonomously operate in our warehouses. Our safety system keeps our personnel safe from the potential hazards on the grid and is an essential system in the maintenance, development and operation of our Customer Fulfilment Centres (CFCs).

Your role will focus on building the next generation of safety systems for our cutting edge warehouse robots across our suite of international sites. You will have a passion for enabling safe, intuitive and productive human-robotic interactions. You will work closely with key stakeholders in different areas of the business to ensure your products meet their requirements, adhere to safety standards and are easy to deploy and maintain.

As the leader of this team you will bring strategic vision, built on a foundation of technical experience. You will already have a demonstrable track record in delivering multi-disciplinary projects (software, electrical, mechanical etc.) via an auditiable development process. You will have the backing of a capable team whose formation and development you will be responsible for.

We’d love to talk to you if you have…

  • Experience leading a multi disciplinary team (software, electrical, electronic and mechanical)

  • A systems engineering mindset able to architect, design, document and deliver solutions

  • A diligent eye for creating and maintaining documentation

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills

  • Self-starting and able to build their role autonomously

Bonus points if you also have…

  • Demonstrable experience managing safety critical product developments achieving IEC 61508

  • Familiarity with warehouse automation or other automation industries

  • Experience in live production scenarios

  • A technical background in either mechanical, electrical, electronic or software engineering

Please don’t worry, this is not an exhaustive list! If you feel you’d be a good fit for the role there are some things we can teach you, so we would still love to hear from you.

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 your well-being. We regularly review our benefits to ensure we are supporting our employees appropriately. Currently, we offer technically stretching work, a competitive salary and;

  • A Work from Home policy that sees you in the office typically 40% of your time.

  • 30 days ‘working from anywhere’ policy

  • Equity Plan (10-15% of salary) for eligible roles

  • 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.

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Be bold, be unique, be brilliant, be you. We are looking for individuality and we value diversity. 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.

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 costs relating to the Certificate of Sponsorship and the Immigration Skills Charge only. 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. Please assume you have been unsuccessful if you haven’t heard from us within 4 weeks.

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