Ocado Group

Senior Data Engineer - Ecommerce

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:

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 UK-based Data Engineering team focusing on the Ecommerce 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 Ecommerce capabilities to the next level. We also want to provide high quality data feeds to the retailers using our platform, enabling end-to-end visibility of the ecommerce process and driving improvements to their business and customer service.


The Senior Data Engineer’s role is to design, build and maintain scalable, robust and performant data pipelines and related systems that meet technical and functional requirements. Data engineering work takes place fully in GCP with pre-ingested data coming from our applications. Role and responsibilities include:

  • Influencing design decisions by evaluating the objectives and constraints of the system, considering the trade-offs of different possible solutions, etc

  • Demonstrate and advocate good (data) engineering practices minimising future technical debt

  • Prototyping solutions using appropriate technologies

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

  • Manage support process for production pipelines and client-facing data feeds, participating in the on-call support rota of the Ecommerce Data Engineering team

  • Work collaboratively with Product Analysts, Data Scientists, Product Managers and Software Engineers to understand data requirements


What we're looking for:

  • Demonstrable enterprise experience with data engineering and data modelling

  • Ability to code in Python or Java

  • Strong SQL knowledge and experience

  • Knowledge and experience of building and supporting production ETL/ELT pipelines

  • Know the latest data tooling in the cloud space (ideally GCP)

  • Have experience with agile planning and delivery

  • Experience of trying, failing, learning and succeeding

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

  • dbt and Looker

  • Ecommerce tracking (GoogleAnalytics or similar)

  • 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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