Ocado Group

Senior Data Engineer (E3) - Automation & Control

Job description

Senior Data Engineer - Automation and Control | Hatfield/London | Hybrid (2 days office)

“We are on a mission: to transform the future of online grocery through cutting-edge technology innovation.”

Data already powers insights, products and capabilities in every part of Ocado Technology but we’re really just getting started. We are looking to build a new London-based Data Engineering team focussing on the Fulfilment stream with the mission to serve reliable and relevant product data to internal and external customers. This is important to help product managers make better decisions on how to take Fulfilment capabilities to the next level, whether this is about improving the management of our highly automated Customer Fulfilment Centres or optimising order fulfilment from grocery stores. We also want to provide high quality data feeds to the retailers using our platform, enabling end-to-end visibility of the fulfilment process and driving improvements to their business and customer service.

Roles & Responsibilities:

The Senior Data Engineer’s role is to ensure that we have data in the right format and the right places with the right tools to provide a compelling competitive advantage for Ocado Technology:

  • Support the creation of the Data Engineering vision for Automation and Control
  • Build and enhance the data model for automation within our Customer Fulfilment Centres, in close collaboration with the stream’s Data Analysts
  • Build automated and reliable production pipelines providing data we can trust
  • Create the support process for production pipelines; participate in the on-call support rota of the Data Engineering team
  • Work collaboratively with Product Analysts, Data Scientists, Product Managers and Software Engineers to understand data requirements
  • Continuously review the processes, governance and technology used to manage data from source applications/services to end consumers
  • Define best practices in data engineering and support Software Engineers across the stream in developing good quality data feeds

You will be expected to support the development of the Data Engineering team to match its remit, helping interview to fill existing vacancies.

You will have a high degree of autonomy (and consequent responsibility) to make a difference and make your mark. You will collaborate with teams across Ocado Technology to solve critical problems and gain exposure to data, analytics and ML in diverse applications used by retailers to fulfil online orders.

What we're looking for:

  • Have experience with data engineering and data modelling across multiple complex domains
  • Have expert knowledge of SQL
  • Know the latest data tooling in the cloud space (ideally GCP)
  • Are comfortable getting hands on with data technologies
  • Have experience with agile planning and delivery
  • Can thrive in ambiguous environments where success often depends more on the ability to influence and ownership isn’t always 100% clear

Bonus points if you also have experience in one of the following areas (in no particular order):

  • dbt and Looker
  • DataOps
  • Data Observability
  • Defining and measuring data quality

What can 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 regularly review our benefits to ensure we are supporting our employees appropriately. Currently, we offer technically stretching work, a competitive salary and;

  • 30 days ‘working 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)
  • Train Ticket loan (interest-free)
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • 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)
  • Share Options
  • Opportunity to participate in Sharesave and Buy as You Earn share schemes

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.

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Be bold, be unique, be brilliant, be you. We are looking for individuality and we value diversity. We are an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to treating all applicants and employees fairly and equally. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive work environment. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application.

We are thrilled to welcome applicants from across the world. 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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