Software Engineer – Java Backend

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Ocado Technology, powering the future of retail through sustained disruptive technology innovation…”

We are pleased to announce the opening of our new Development Centre in London where you will play a key part in growing our Fulfilment department.

About Us

Ocado Technology is putting the world’s retailers online using the cloud, robotics, AI, and IoT. We develop the innovative software and systems that power, the world’s largest online-only grocery retailer as well as the global ‘Ocado Smart Platform’. With everything from websites to fully autonomous warehouses that we design in-house, our world-class talent constantly moves the goal posts of what is possible to achieve through sustained technological disruption.We champion a value-led culture to get our teams working at their very best and to help create a collaborative working environment that our people love.Core valuesof 

Trust, Autonomy, Craftsmanship, Collaboration and Learn Fast 

help drive our innovative culture .But don’t just take our word for it, have a look atwhat our peoplesay about working for us.

Software Engineer – Java Backend London (2 days office/3 days remote)What does the team do

We are the OSP Inbound and Freezer department. We build the software powering our next-generation fulfilment centres, which are core to the Ocado Smart Platform (OSP).Our wide range of custom software solutions enables the work of thousands of people across our state-of-the-art robotic fulfilment centres 24/7 around the world. Our software supports critical business processes such as receiving stock from suppliers, decanting and storing inventory, and picking orders. Efficiency and accuracy are at the centre of everything we do.

What would I be doing?

You will be part of a team of 5-8 engineers, a Team Lead and a Product Manager. You’ll be working with the team to find innovative solutions to complex problems in a timely way, working together to deliver fantastic products and services that will be used by our colleagues and clients globally.

  • Play a key part in the technical design of solutions to interesting problems.
  • Work with the team on continuous improvement of the Software Development Life Cycle.
  • Develop new systems and capabilities as well as make changes to existing systems owned by other teams.
  • Participate in out of hours support rota.
  • Promote good engineering practices, bug prevention strategies, testability and other advanced quality concepts.
  • Contribute to the open, supportive, and dynamic culture of the team

What we are looking for

  • You’re able to work with limited information, ambiguity, and uncertainty, knowing the right questions to ask.
  • You have a proven commercial Software Development Background with a focus on successfully delivering great products.
  • You have proven Java Skills (ideally Java 8+)
  • You understand the value of continuous integration, continuous delivery and strive for a high level of automation.
  • You make a positive impact on the open, supportive, and creative culture of the team.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.

Bonus points for:It would be a bonus if you have experience with the below, but do not feel hesitant to apply if you don’t.

  • Experience with Spring Framework.
  • Experience implementing new architecture with scale.
  • Experience working with the following: Scala, Docker, Kubernetes & AWS
  • .

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 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.Whilst we are able to offer visa sponsorship , please note that we are only able to cover costs relating to the Certificate of Sponsorship and the Immigration Skills Charge only. For all employment offers made for UK roles, it is expected that you will be based in the UK in commutable distance, ready for your first day of work, so please keep this in mind. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.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.

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