Ocado Jobs – Senior Full Stack Engineer

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About Us

Our teams are putting the world’s retailers online using the cloud, robotics, AI, and IoT. We provide services to partner clients globally via our innovative advanced robotics technology, known as the Ocado Smart Platform (“OSP”), this drives our highly automated, multi-million pound Customer Fulfilment Centres (CFCs). In our CFCs – together with the proprietary software applications – we operate a world-class online grocery business that automates the single pick of products, ready for your online delivery.

About this role

Code for Life is an opportunity for Ocado Group to give back to the community by creating free resources and educational games to help teachers inspire the next generation of computer scientists. We are an open-source non-profit initiative, which now boasts over 270,000 active users, launched in conjunction with the introduction of the UK National Computing Curriculum in 2014. The small, dedicated team works on the project with the help of volunteers from inside and outside of the organisation. Code for Life is part of Ocado’s Skills for the Future.

If you’re looking to work in a fun and collaborative culture, solving engineering challenges and creating opportunities for students to learn coding, whilst having a real impact in STEM education, we would love to talk to you!

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented Senior Developer to join our small, friendly team and support the Code For Life mission. We believe in building trust and autonomy to enable everyone to do their best possible work. Our goal is to provide a creative environment that enables you to continuously grow, experiment, ask questions and not be afraid to fail and try again.

You will be working with the team on our educational games. You will also help maintain the codeforlife.education website, which gives general information about the initiative, access to our games and teaching resources, and is where our users can access scoreboards and much more. We are hosted on the Google Cloud Platform and AWS using technologies including; Django, Docker and MySQL.

We would also like you to manage our volunteers’ contributions, overseeing the onboarding process, and enabling continuous improvements with how we manage external contributions to our code.

We are passionate about coding and are looking for someone who shares that passion with an interest in our users too!

You will…

  • Enjoy working collaboratively with our UX designer and other full-stack developers to maintain and improve our existing products

  • Support and improve our CI/CD deployment pipeline

  • Provide technical mentorship and guidance to more junior members

  • Support the information security aspects of the project when needed

  • Encourage and maintain good standards and practices in the team and beyond, sharing your knowledge and experience.

About you

  • Worked as a developer on medium/large scale projects before

  • Excellent knowledge of Python

  • Good experience with Docker

  • Good experience with SQL

  • Experience with React

  • Working knowledge of modern Javascript

  • Strong collaboration skills that will allow you to work effectively alongside a cross-functional team, inspiring others to do the same

  • A solid understanding of testing, continuous integration and deployment

  • Experience working in a fast-paced agile environment.

  • Experience with data mining using analytic and diagnostic tools

It would be great, but it’s not essential if you have…

  • Good working knowledge of Django

  • Good working knowledge of Kubernetes

  • Familiarity with Google Cloud products (e.g. Cloud Console, AppEngine, Google Kubernetes Engine)

  • Ability to understand the audience and channels you are developing for

  • A real enthusiasm for STEM education

  • Experience with BigQuery and Datastudio

What do you get in return

Hybrid working and flexible working patterns; Private healthcare; Car salary sacrifice and Cycle to Work schemes ; A range of amazing benefits, including Free Shares and Life Assurance; 15% off your Ocado.com shopping ; Company shop offering discounts of up to 70% on groceries from leading brands and major retailers; Exclusive travel, retail and leisure discounts nationwide ; Incredible Head Office, complete with onsite cafe and restaurant just 20 minutes by train from Kings Cross; A free shuttle bus from and to Hatfield Station ; 22 weeks paid maternity leave and 6 weeks paid paternity leave (once relevant service requirements complete) ; Enhanced Pension scheme, matching employee contributions up to 7% of salary; Employee Assistance Programme

We’re in it together, we are proud of what we do, we can be even better

We welcome applicants from across the world. If your employment is subject to sponsorship under the UK points-based immigration system, Ocado Group will only pay for the cost of a Certificate of Sponsorship for you, including the Immigration Skills Charge (ISC) if applicable. You will be responsible for the cost of your own visa application and the Immigration Healthcare Surcharge (IHS)



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