Designer/Developer (Rotation)

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Competitive Salary
Closing date
21 Jun 2018
40 hours per week
Contract type
Hatfield (Head Office)

Ocado is a pioneering online grocery delivery service that is revolutionising the way people shop for groceries. Unlike old-fashioned supermarkets, we don't rely upon a network of large chain superstores, but a 'centralised distribution' or 'warehouse-based' business model. We depend on innovative technology driven solutions to deliver our world class service. We're still growing fast, so we're always on the lookout for people with extraordinary drive, passion and talent to help keep us moving forward at a pace. Ocado exists to change the way people shop, giving back customers the time to enjoy their lives. This is a fantastic opportunity to come and join a fast moving and growing business in a fun & dynamic team who is always ready to do the extra mile. You are the type of person who says yes to change, loves being in a team, who gets things done & is the centre of change.

Role overview

The Design/Development Rotation is a full-time, permanent role that offers continuous six-month placements in digital design; web design and front-end development. During each placement, you will have a mentor who will help you to develop your practical and theoretical skills in that area. You will also have a Personal Development Plan (PDP) to help you to develop core behavioural competencies. You will gain experience working in a creative and branding team in a fast-moving ecommerce environment.

Key responsibilities

  • Digital and web design -  Design for least two of the following areas. digital; motion; UX; web; email.
  • Front-end development - Develop simple, fast, standards-compliant, browser-based static and responsive designs.
  • Usability and accessibility - Produce output that is easy and intuitive for all customers to use, demonstrating a basic understanding of current web standards.
  • User experience - Understand the customer; employ logical and analytical thinking; demonstrate the importance of consistent customer experience and view each job or channel as part of an overall whole.
  • Presentation skills - Use prototypes, designs, wireframes, and other presentation material to present your work to colleagues and/or business partners.
  • Brand guardianship - Ensure that all work adheres to Ocado brand guidelines.
  • Meet business objectives - Understand what business owners are asking for, and translate that into commercial, powerful, creative solutions. Act in the best interests of Ocado and its customers at all times. 


  • Web design -  Basic WYSIWYG software skills.
  • Web development - Basic hand coding skills; advanced WYSIWYG software skills.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of industry trends, and platform and software capabilities.
  • Basic understanding of design theory and structure, in particular layout, type, colour, formatting, semiotics and information design.
  • Basic image editing skills, including optimisation, isolating, resizing and retouching
  • Able to concept and present ideas effectively.
  • Web developer -  Basic content management and curation skills, including use of XML editors, text editors and CMS.
  • Able to output ‘pixel-perfect designs’ across multiple browsers.
  • Digital design - Basic technical proficiency in motion design software.
  • Basic technical proficiency in Adobe digital design software, including Photoshop, Fireworks, Experience Design and Dreamweaver.
  • Basic understanding of media queries; responsive and adaptive design.
  • Basic, up-to-date knowledge of best practice for web, email and mobile communications, including accessibility (WCAG 2.0), usability, search engine optimisation and information architecture.
  • Basic, up-to-date working knowledge of HTML and CSS.

Resource requirements include

  • Digital design - Basic responsive email design and coding using templates (service emails, Top Offers, voucher landing pages etc).
  • Web development - Content management and asset management, including use of XML text editors and CMS and image libraries.
  • Web design - Basic landing page, microsite, event and shop-in-shop design, skinning and coding using templates.
  • Banner design and coding (animated)
  • Banner design (static)
  • Banner design and coding (HTML)
  • Basic digital artworking; turn a design scamp into a digital-ready layout; make marked-up text corrections; run a spellcheck.
  • Basic image editing, including optimisation, colour correction, isolating, resizing and retouching.
  • Basic landing page layout using templates.
  • Create images (Photoshop / Illustrator).
  • Creating variants for testing.
  • Material for user testing.
  • Basic design and code changes (voucher changes, etc).
  • Site updates and builds, including blog updates.


  • Pension
  • Life Assurance
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Income Protection
  • 23 days holiday, increasing to 25 with 3 years’ service

Equal Opportunity Employer

Ocado is an equal opportunities employer and as such makes every effort to ensure that all potential employers are treated fairly and equally, regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, age, disability or union membership status.

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