Graduate Software Engineer - Immediate Start

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Closing date
01 Oct 2018
40 hours per week
Contract type
Hatfield (Head Office)

We’re building the software powering our next-generation fulfilment centres, which are core to the Ocado Smart Platform (OSP).

Our control systems ensure that stock is stored in the best areas of our automated warehouses such that we can pick customer orders optimally. This task involves algorithms and business logic splitting the work into component parts that can be assigned to our various people, stations and robotic systems for execution.

Efficiency and accuracy are at the centre of everything we do. Building the new technology platform that enables each of our 24/7 sites to reach their 200,000 orders per week capacity keeps us busy and continually presents us with new challenges.

Within OSP Phoenix Zones, we have teams working with a range of technologies including Scala, Akka, Play, React, Redux, Cassandra, PostgreSQL, Docker, Kubernetes and more.

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

What we look for:

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

Our software engineering opportunities suit high achievers with analytical minds, who enjoy creative problem-solving and find satisfaction in 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.

We’re all about innovation and refusing to accept the status quo, so if you’re keen to push the limits of your learning – and our technology – we want to hear from you!

Find out more about Grads at Ocado Technology here.

Recruitment Process:

The process will involve an initial online test, and if you pass that an assessment day will follow. This will include a technical test, a technical interview, and a paired-programming session. It’s not as scary as it sounds though! We’ve designed the process to be able to get to know you and to see what you’re capable of. You’ll also get lunch, and if you pass our morning session, a tour of our Hatfield CFC.

What we can offer you:

This is a great opportunity for those who love solving problems; sometimes this involves looking for a needle in a haystack. Finding and fixing the problem can be extremely rewarding. This opportunity will allow you to work with complex software systems, code/deploy fixes, as well as write independent systems to make dealing with issues easier and faster for you and others.

We will pay you a competitive salary that will be reviewed twice a year up to your first three years post-graduation, plus all our usual benefits including 15% staff discount, Friday socials, a variety of sports clubs plus much more.

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