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Senior Data Engineer - Ecommerce

Hatfield, UK

Senior Data Engineer - Ecommerce | Hatfield | Hybrid (2 days office)

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 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 for someone to join our 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 currently takes place fully in GCP with pre-ingested data coming from our applications. You will:

  • Build, deploy and monitor automated and reliable production pipelines, providing data we can trust.
  • Build, own and enhance the data model and processes, in close collaboration with Product Analysts, Data Scientists, Data Producers, Product Managers and Software Engineers.
  • Help define the best practices in data engineering and support Product and Software Engineers in delivering good quality raw data.
  • Prototype solutions using emerging technologies.
  • Support the creation of the Data Engineering vision.

What we’re looking for: 

  • Expert in using SQL in modern cloud-based data architectures, preferably GCP/Bigquery. Familiarity with transformation tools such as DBT or Dataform is a bonus.
  • Experience in programming with Python.
  • Good understanding of data management and governance concepts (data quality, data observability and metadata management) in large scale Data deployments.
  • Experience modelling data to support BI development and tooling (Looker, Tableau etc).
  • Someone who loves building scalable, resilient data products.

What do I get in return:

  • Hybrid working model (2 days in the office)
  • 30 days ‘work from anywhere’ policy + 
  • Remote working for the month of August
  • 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 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
  • Share options




About Ocado Group

When our journey started, we were all about changing the way people shop for groceries. 20 years later, we’re developing our own ground breaking technology, opening multiple sites at an accelerating rate and engaging in exciting new business partnerships around the world!

Transforming an industry also means transforming the way we do business.   As we continually develop new technologies and customer propositions, we’re looking for the Everyday Pioneers to lead us into the next stage of our evolution: enhancing our capabilities, inspiring our teams and developing new ways of working.

Changing the way the world shops, for good.

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