Duration of programme: 6 months
Start Date: March 2023
End Date: September 2023
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Location: Hatfield (20 minute train journey from Kings Cross)
“We are on a mission: to transform the future of online grocery through cutting-edge technology innovation.”
Our mission is to provide and support the innovative and resilient software solutions that enables Ocado to remain a world leader in online grocery. We believe in the power of agile and focus on delivering value incrementally, using data to constantly collect feedback from our systems to guide our future direction. Our teams operate with the freedom to work as they want and to design and build the best solution to business challenges they can.
Our technology division is responsible for the design and development of almost all the software that runs our business. The team solves challenging problems through the application of creative software systems and regularly takes on large complex software development projects.
We are looking for Software Engineering interns to help us work on designated software development projects, with an emphasis on writing robust, effective code, and developing, maintaining, deploying and supporting high-quality software systems. With everything from websites to highly automated warehouses that we design in-house, our employees are skilled specialists with expertise across a wide range of technologies, working on cutting-edge innovations that are shaping the future of our society. You will be part of a small team of Software Engineers, who will mentor and support you with your personal development.
What would I be doing?
Bring a fresh outlook on smaller business projects that require attention
Apply own knowledge and experience to existing Ocado Tech projects
Approach the project collaboratively
Work with and experience different tech stacks to develop skills
Embrace Ocado Tech culture
Gain valuable experience in a new area of Engineering/Technology
Be a collaborative person who enjoys continuous self-improvement
Be someone who can process complex theoretical ideas and apply them to practical systems
What we are looking for:
We take 1st year students to PHD graduates.
Someone who is working towards a degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or another relevant subject in any year of study
Having a real passion for quality coding and cutting edge technology
Being a logical thinker
Embodying a collaborative approach to projects
Not being afraid to think outside of the box
This would make you stand out from the crowd
Not only are we looking for talented, ‘outside the box’ thinkers, we’re also looking for people who reflect our values – people who can learn fast through experimenting; who are autonomous through taking ownership and driving innovation; we want people who will collaborate and work well in high-performing teams. We value trust, honesty, and craftsmanship.
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 and watch this video to find out more.
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.
Listed below are some of the most popular benefits that our employees enjoy:
15% discount and free delivery for all employees at ocado.com
Hybrid working – where the roles allow it, our teams work together in the office, two to three coordinated days a week
25 days annual leave (plus optional to buy more)
30 days ‘working from anywhere in the world’ policy
Free shuttle bus to and from Hatfield Train Station
Generous pension and share schemes
Private medical insurance
Variety of discounts with other retailers
Right to Work
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.
Ocado Group is an equal opportunities employer and as such makes every effort to ensure that all potential employees are treated fairly and equally, regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, age, or disability or union membership status. Find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at Ocado here.
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