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Ocado Careers

QA Manual Tester - Hardware

Toronto, Canada

Who We Are

Ocado is a UK based company admitted to trading on the London Stock Exchange (Ticker OCDO). It comprises one of the world's largest dedicated online grocery retailers, operating its own grocery and general merchandise retail businesses under and other specialist shop banners, together with its Ocado Solutions division.

The Ocado Solutions division is responsible for providing Ocado’s innovative advanced robotics technology, known as the Ocado Smart Platform ("OSP"), to our major retailer clients around the world. OSP comprises access to Ocado's physical infrastructure solutions, running highly efficient warehouse operations for the single pick of products, together with the entire end-to-end proprietary software applications and advanced robotics required to operate a world-class online grocery business.

Our unique, proprietary and industry-leading technology is set to transform the shopping experience of consumers around the world. We have partnered with Kroger to help it redefine the grocery customer experience in the United States through the adoption of the centralized, automated model of online retailing provided by the Ocado Smart Platform.

Come join us as we build our North American team, bringing world-class innovation and technologies to one of the most exciting global markets for e-commerce.

This role offers the expectation of springboarding one’s career in the QA discipline. As a QA Tester, you will work within an agile Engineering Team rapidly iterating via continuous delivery in pursuit of the most intelligent robotics systems for our customers. You'll collaborate cross-functionally with roboticists, software and machine learning developers, researchers, product managers, and mechanical engineers to design, build, and support software features, across multiple codebases, for robot control, motion planning, perception, sensor fusion, human-robot interaction, performance analysis, and device drivers. With a focus on safety, usability, scalability, and maintainability, you'll test these features in our lab, control release management, and contribute to deployment, experimentation, monitoring, and optimization of Ocado’s fleet of robots in production.

In this role, you will be hands on with our robots which requires that you be in-office 100% of the time.

Every day will bring new and exciting challenges on the job while you:

  • Review and analyze specification for changes to both Hardware and Software systems
  • Develop effective strategies and test plans
  • Create and execute test cases (manual or automated) and analyze results
  • Report bugs and errors to development teams
  • Help troubleshoot issues
  • Conduct post-release/ post-implementation testing
  • Ensure quality throughout the software development lifecycle
  • Strategize for risk mitigation of production implementations
  • Design and execute both internal and production experimentation
  • Present test results to stakeholders 

What you bring:

  • Previous hands-on experience with hardware
  • Quick and efficient learner
  • Exceptional initiative and self-starter
  • Computer proficiency
  • Experience in QA methodology 
  • Experience as a Quality Assurance Tester or similar role
  • Experience in Product Management is an asset
  • Proficiency in documenting and troubleshooting issues
  • Expert report writing skills
  • Proficiency in Test Case Management Tooling (e.g. Zephyr, TestRail, X-Ray)
  • Experienced in an Agile environment
  • Soft Skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Very focused attention to detail
  • Analytical mind and problem-solving aptitude
  • Very strong organizational skills
  • Innovative thinking, particularly in addressing edge cases
  • Time management and critical decision making


Bonus qualifications:

  • Basic programming skills
    • Python
    • BASH scripting
    • Golang
  • Knowledgeable of Docker
  • Linux literate; CLI experience; 
  • BSc/BA in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field
  • Experience with the Jira requirements management system
  • Experience with the Git software revision control system
  • Past work with experimental design

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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