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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 a confident Verification Engineer to help our design teams define, plan and oversee test strategies for new and existing products. You will help us Identify and resolve blockers affecting testing and effectively communicate progress of testing to different stakeholders.

About our team

For a quick introduction, check out our short video of the technology we use.

Our Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems (ASRS) teams are at the cutting-edge of our technology engineering business. From the design and manufacture of the most state-of-the-art products in the business, to their delivery into our multi-million pound Customer Fulfilment Centres (CFCs) across the globe, our bespoke electrical and mechanical development projects are pushing the boundaries of innovation and automation.

Within ASRS sits our Grid development teams, which exist to deploy bold, stable, innovative products that we fully understand and meet our client and customer needs.

How you’ll spend your days…

As our senior verification engineer, you will support the successful development and release of our range of Grid products. This will include activities such as;

  • Driving collaboration in order to define and plan the test strategies for hardware products and subsystems within the Grid team.

  • Provide validation of supplier/design reliability claims through developing and implementing appropriate test strategies.

  • Identify testing, hardware & resource requirements needed to verify any design changes.

  • Ensure full implementation of test plans within the agreed schedule.

  • Manage and drive the product testing, liaising with stakeholders to ensure testing meets schedule.

  • Use accelerated life testing & stress screening techniques to realise potential weaknesses in design of new products.

  • Lead/support the identification of root cause and participate in solution generation for issues uncovered during testing.

  • Design and build test rigs to support design verification and reliability testing.


Our ideal candidate would have;

  • Proven experience in measurement and verification of critical mechanical characteristics e.g. vibration, temperature and fatigue.

  • Previously developed product verification strategies and defined test activities for mechanical products.

  • Confidence with technical presentation and analytical skills.

  • Experience managing and interfacing with internal and external personnel associated with product test activities.

  • A background in data capture, data analysis, statistical analysis, confidence levels and reporting.


This would make you stand out from the crowd;

  • Previous experience of being accountable for the verification of complex multivariate product or systems.

  • Knowledge of creating technical content to prove a product’s compliance to a standard or a code and ability to understand and interpret standards regulations and codes.

  • Understanding of Six Sigma problem methodology.

  • Developing experiments based on statistical techniques to support innovation projects.

  • Use of data analytical tools.


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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