Embedded Software Engineer

Job Details:

As an embedded software engineer, you will be working with a multidisciplinary team of Engineers that are working on Bot product (400 and 500 series). On your daily stand up, you will hear stories of root cause analysis from production engineers, stories of designing a new part by our mechanical engineers, or developing motion control logics from our software engineers. The team has a common goal, to excel the movement of our production bots on the grid in X/Y direction, from design to software to test and release.The role of the Software Engineer is to design and develop control algorithms and for the motive components of the bot in X/Y direction, as well as performing data analysis to gain insight into our system.Roles & Responsibilities

  • Designing and developing embedded software for our motion controllers
  • Performing data analysis for the development and optimisation of motive systems
  • Prototyping software for discovery, analysis and implementation of motive solutions
  • Creating tests to validate accuracy and conformity of code
  • Review and maintain code written by others
  • Investigating issues as reported by grid operations and other engineering teams
  • Analysing and optimising hardware behaviour and performance
  • Collaborating closely with cross functional engineering teams

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Proven experience in at least two of the following;
    • Developing motive solutions that combine software and hardware
    • Experience in developing highly reliable embedded software
    • Strong understanding of control systems engineering, ideally in a real-time environment
  • Proficiency in C/C++ development
  • Confident using Python with associated data processing/machine learning toolkits (e.g. Numpy, Pandas)
  • Knowledge of or interest in learning data Frameworks (e.g. BigQuery, Google Cloud Platform)
  • Experience in developing unit tests and working with testing frameworks
  • Some experience with version control (Git) and CI/CD pipelines


  • Have a relevant qualification in mechatronics, robotics, computer science
  • A good understanding of Electronics
  • Actuators and sensors
  • Experience with control solutions for mobile robots
  • Experience with working with Big Data and data analytics tools

What we offer you:Our employee benefits are designed for you, we care about people and we’ve ensured we have a wealth of benefits that focus on your well-being. We can offer technically stretching work, a competitive salary and;

  • Hybrid Working patterns (varies depending on your role/team)
  • 30 days Work from Anywhere policy
  • Wellbeing support through Apps such as Unmind and an Employee Assistance Programme
  • 25 days annual leave, rising to 27 days after 5 years service (plus optional holiday purchase)
  • Pension scheme (various options available including employer contribution matching up to 7%)
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • 22 weeks paid maternity leave and 6 weeks paid paternity leave (once relevant service requirements complete)
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Opportunity to participate in Sharesave and Buy as You Earn share schemes
  • 15% discount on Ocado.com and free delivery for all employees
  • Income Protection (can be up to 50% of salary for 3 years) and Life Assurance (3 x annual salary)

We also have regular divisional socials, sports clubs not to mention the Ocado Technology Academy for a packed schedule of courses, conferences and events. If you think you have what it takes to make a difference, please submit your application below.We welcome applicants from across the world. If your employment is subject to sponsorship under the UK points-based immigration system, Ocado Group will only pay for the cost of a Certificate of Sponsorship for you, including the Immigration Skills Charge (ISC) if applicable. You will be responsible for the cost of your own visa application and the Immigration Healthcare Surcharge (IHS).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, age, disability or union membership status.Due to the energising nature of Ocado’s business, vacancy close dates, when stated, are indicative and may be subject to change so please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. If you have applied and been rejected for this role in the last 6 months, or applied and been rejected for a role with a similar skill set, we will not re-evaluate you for this position. After 6 months, we will treat your application as a new one. All benefits information is subject to change and the terms of the individual arrangements. Please assume you have been unsuccessful if you haven’t heard from us within 4 weeks.About Ocado GroupWhen our journey started, we were all about changing the way people shop for groceries. 20 years later, we’re developing our own ground breaking technology, opening multiple sites at an accelerating rate and engaging in exciting new business partnerships around the world!Transforming an industry also means transforming the way we do business. As we continually develop new technologies and customer propositions, we’re looking for the Everyday Pioneers to lead us into the next stage of our evolution: enhancing our capabilities, inspiring our teams and developing new ways of working.Changing the way the world shops, for good.

Recommended Skills

  • Algorithms
  • Big Data
  • Big Query
  • C++ (Programming Language)
  • Continuous Integration
  • Control Engineering

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Job ID: JR-3975-4138

Job Category: Engineering
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Hertfordshire Welwyn Garden city

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