Ocado Group

Senior Data Engineer - ASRS

Job description

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 Ocado.com, the world’s largest online-only grocery retailer as well as the global ‘Ocado Smart Platform’. With everything from websites to fully autonomous warehouse that we design in-house, our employees need to be specialists in a wide range of technologies to help drive our business. 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 values of Trust, Autonomy, Craftsmanship, Collaboration and Learn Fast help drive our innovative culture


About the role:

The ASRS stream is responsible for the bots and grid that form the core of our automated warehouses. We continuously capture data from thousands of bots across the world, and accessing and understanding this data is critical to being able to operate them efficiently and economically, as well as driving future design improvements. The data that you manage will be used for a wide range of initiatives, from improving wireless connectivity through simulation to evolving our maintenance approaches, and you will see those projects directly make an impact.


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: Role and responsibilities include:


  • Supporting the creation of the Data Engineering vision for ASRS

  • Building and enhancing the data model for automation within our Customer Fulfilment Centres, in close collaboration with the stream’s Data Analysts

  • Building automated and reliable production pipelines providing data we can trust

  • Create the support process for production pipelines

  • 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


What we're looking for:

  • Experience with data engineering and data modelling across multiple complex domains

  • Ability to code in Python or Java

  • 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 some or all of the following areas (in no particular order):

  • dbt and Looker

  • DataOps

  • Data Observability

  • Defining and measuring data quality


What do I get in return:

  • Flexible working patterns and options for remote working (depending on your role/team)

  • 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

  • Opportunity to participate in Share save 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)

  • Free shuttle bus to and from Hatfield Train Station to the Hatfield offices

  • Free shuttle bus to and from Welwyn Garden City Train Station to the Welwyn Garden City offices

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