Ocado Careers Near Me – Software Engineer

Website Ocado

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


What does the team do?

Retrieval Robotics is a cutting edge team of engineers, product managers and project managers who develop Ocado’s proprietary automated storage and retrieval system for to the Ocado Smart Platform (OSP). The ‘Bot’ is the poster child for OSP and the backbone product for this team.

Our team has a hands-on approach to discovery, building everything in house and with the freedom to innovate. You’ll be in a dynamic environment, being able to work close to the Bot and the testing equipment, interacting with different teams and disciplines, developing software in multiple languages and analysing data and performance aiming for continuous improvement of the Bot and its systems.


What would I be doing?

The role of the Senior Software Engineer is to design and develop control algorithms and testing routines for the motive components of the bot, as well as performing analysis to characterise the system behaviour, using data driven approaches for performance evaluation and control design.

You will be involved in

  • Designing and developing embedded software for our motion controllers
  • Performing data analysis for the development and optimisation of motive systems
  • Prototyping software for discovery, analysis and implementation of motive solutions
  • Creating tests to validate accuracy and conformity of code
  • Review and maintain code written by others
  • Investigating issues as reported by grid operations and other engineering teams
  • Analysing and optimising hardware behaviour and performance
  • Collaborating closely with cross functional engineering teams


What we are looking for

  • Proven experience in at least two of the following;
    • Developing motive solutions that combine software and hardware
    • Experience in developing highly reliable embedded software
    • Strong understanding of control systems engineering, ideally in a real-time environment
  • Proficiency in C/C++ development
  • Confident using Python with associated data processing/machine learning toolkits (e.g. Numpy, Scipy, Jupyter notebooks)
  • Knowledge of or interest in learning data Frameworks (e.g. BigQuery, Google Cloud Platform)
  • Experience in developing unit tests and working with testing frameworks
  • Some experience with version control (Git) and CI/CD pipelines

This would make you stand out from the crowd

  • A relevant qualification in mechatronics, robotics, computer science
  • A good understanding of Electronics
  • Actuators and sensors
  • Experience with control solutions for mobile robots
  • Experience with working with Big Data and data analytics tools


About Ocado Technology

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.

Find out more about how we are pioneering the future through serial technology innovation here.

Our Values

We champion a value-led culture to get our teams working at their very best and to help create a collaborative working environment with inspiring projects that our people love. Core values of Trust, Autonomy, Craftsmanship, Collaboration and Learn Fast help drive our innovative culture. But don’t just take our word for it, have a look at what our people are saying about us on Glassdoor.


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;

  • Hybrid working patterns meaning part of the working week can be spent working remotely (typically 3 days per week). However, your working pattern will depend upon your role/team).
  • 30 days ‘working from anywhere’ policy
  • 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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