Software Development Team Lead, Ocean - Barcelona

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Competitive plus benefits
Closing date
31 Aug 2018
40 hours per week
Contract type


At Ocado Technology we design and build the platform that powers Ocado, the world’s largest online-only grocery retailer. Beyond this, we are putting the world’s retailers online, including Morrisons (UK), Kroger (USA), Casino (France), Sobeys (Canada) and ICA (Sweden). We provide an entire platform from mobile apps, website, fulfillment (automated warehouses, store pick solutions), back-office systems to delivery solutions, all crafted by our passionate team of software engineers. We have a rapidly expanding portfolio of amazing software products being developed in Barcelona, working closely with our development teams in our other centres around the world.

We use to deliver our projects, AWS for all our deployments and GCP for data and Machine Learning. We embrace Agile development techniques, running our projects on Scrum or Kanban. Alongside the ownership and ongoing development of all new functionality, there is particular focus on performance, scalability and maintainability.

We pride ourselves on the following core values: Trust, Collaboration, Autonomy, Learn Fast & Craftsmanship.

We are looking for Software Development Team Lead to join our team, as we continue to push the boundaries of online shopping.

Skills and Experience

  • Proven experience leading a team of software engineers and applying principles of continuous improvement
  • Agile advocate with good knowledge of scrum, kanban and lean working practices
  • Good ability to understand the business domain and foster a good relationship with the business and product owner
  • Experience recruiting staff and mentoring development teams
  • Architectural oversight, technical leadership and strategic direction
  • Strong programming and object-oriented design skills
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Pragmatic, but with a keen eye for detail
  • Happy leading teams of developers of various technical disciplines
  • Licenciado o Título de Ingeniero en Ingeniería Informática o Tecnologías de la Información (A good degree in Computer Science or related subject)

Nice to have

  • Knowledge of , AWS, Cloud Computing and NoSQL
  • Knowledge of Web Services and micro-service architectures
  • A fanaticism for clean code!
  • Passion and understanding for TDD, pair programming and other agile practices
  • Practical experience with continuous delivery
  • A mastery of git!

We can offer you:

A relaxed, international, talented, creative and friendly environment (phew!) where we will provide you with the best tools to develop amazing stuff. We invest in our employees, ensuring we provide them with the best in house and external training programs available. We also really encourage people to attend conferences and be involved in the local developer community.

  • Flexible working hours with short Fridays
  • Reduced hours in August
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Ticket Restaurant Scheme
  • Free fresh fruit, snacks, tea and coffee
  • Monthly drinks events
  • Table football
  • English and Spanish language courses

We are right next to Sants station, a central area of Barcelona. We growing rapidly making it a very exciting time to join!

Anything else?
There’s a lot going on at Ocado Technology! Click to find out more about Ocado Technology and our recruitment process.

Ocado is an equal opportunity employer.

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