Graduate Engineer - software/ electronics/ mechatronics

Closing date
31 May 2017
40 hours per week
Contract type
Hatfield (Head Office)
Vacancy description

We’re Ocado Technology. We are responsible for developing in-house almost all of the software that powers, the world's largest online-only grocery retailer, including their end-to-end ecommerce, fulfilment and logistics platform.

Our technology estate is very broad and deep: real-time control systems, robotics, vision systems, machine learning, natural language processing, simulation, data science, forecasting systems, routing systems, inference engines, big data and many more.

What you can expect:

As a graduate Software, Electronics or Mechatronics Engineer you will work on a variety of projects – from writing complex applications for our award-winning customer website to working on our route-planning software, or writing crane and conveyor control software, or even user interface applications for our warehouse management system. You will be involved in the complete development lifecycle, from concept and design through to implementation, testing and deployment.

We offer the opportunity for you to gain practical software development experience using various technologies, for example major programming languages and technologies such as Scala, AWS, TensorFlow,  Google platforms, Docker, Javascript, Python, embedded C for Arduino/ARM, Android and iOS. We also build systems using the latest digital signal processing and radio technologies.

Working in an informal environment with like-minded, smart and focused people, you will take up a hands-on role within our business, working on real-world and business critical projects, with a good balance between training and support, autonomy and flexibility.

You’ll also have the opportunity to interact with our international teams (based in Barcelona, Sofia, Krakow and Wroclaw).

What we look for:

You have or are expecting a 2:1 or 1st class degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science/Software Engineering, electronics, mechanical engineering or similar numerate degree, backed up by strong A-levels (or equivalent) and have demonstrable programming/prototyping ability.

Our software engineering opportunities suit high achievers with analytical minds, who enjoy creative problem-solving, critical thinking, and seeing complex projects through from start to finish.

As well as looking out for the best and brightest, 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; who are collaborative and work well in high-performing teams. We value trust, honesty, and craftsmanship.

Essentially, if you’re talented and innovative, we’d love to hear from you!

What we can offer you:

Technically stretching work is a given. We want you to push technological boundaries and create solutions to problems people haven’t even thought about yet; so we’ll give you the freedom and the tools and the playful, stimulating working environment you need to do what’s never been done before. We will pay you a competitive salary that will be reviewed twice a year in the first two years plus all our usual benefits including 15% staff discount, Friday socials, a variety of sports clubs plus much more.

Please note that due to the high volume of applications we will be in contact with shortlisted candidates only. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Due to the fast paced nature of Ocado's business our vacancy close dates may be subject to change

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