Software graduate insight: Ananya
Ananya is on the Software Engineering graduate scheme - already making an impact on our smart warehouse technologies. This is her story.
Tell us about yourself.
I’m Ananya and I studied Computer Science at the University of Cambridge.
Which scheme are you on and which rotations have you completed?
I’m currently in my first year of the Software Engineering scheme and on my second rotation.
My first rotation was in the Fulfilment stream and was full-stack. I worked on apps that are used by our CFC freezer section workers for a variety of inbound processes such as Receiving and Putaway. We had a mission change halfway through - which illustrates the fast pace at which things move here - bringing about a whole host of other tasks such as systems architecture and design.
My current rotation is in the LSC (Logistics & Supply Chain) team, based in Hatfield. We work on simulating various processes, such as vehicle routing and home delivery optimisation. This involves writing lots of Java code and running simulations.
Why did you apply for an Ocado Group graduate scheme?
Ocado Technology appealed to me for a number of reasons. We have some of the best practices in technology, and learning about these is invaluable, especially so early on in one’s career. The company culture was another factor that led me to apply, as there’s a strong focus on wellbeing, which I greatly appreciate.
Where do you see the Ocado Group graduate scheme taking you?
The graduate scheme is certainly preparing me to be a competent software engineer; by the end of the 2 year period I will have had the opportunity to work with a broad tech stack and gain useful experience on different team processes. It’s certainly a fantastic learning experience and a great opportunity to learn about different areas of the business.
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