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Engineering Team Lead

Barcelona, Spain


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: 

Product Engine is the centre of our Shop department, providing all of the necessary product data to other clusters and departments, along with making those details searchable via our Search matching and ranking services.

This team is involved in building and optimising our ranking algorithm that currently runs Search OSP, and will soon be taking over areas such as Browse/Category ranking. It’s an exciting opportunity to learn about how our Search systems work, along with working closely with Data Science!

Together with our Search Matching and Core teams Ranking helps to provide our customers with a complete Smart Search solution. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work actively to build good relationships and trust between the team and other stakeholders, embedding a ‘one Ocado’ approach
  • Work with the team to produce effective ways of working and processes 
  • Increase where necessary and maintain high levels of engagement within the team measured through continuous feedback via 121s and Peakon
  • Personal development, goal setting and career growth for your team of engineers
  • Responsible, and accountable for the delivery of the team. Maintaining a well documented Jira plan of capabilities 
  • Clear communication of risks to delivery to both Product and Engineering Leadership 
  • Working closely with product initiative owners to estimate, plan and delivery on our product goals
  • Maintain a stream of engineering initiatives to decrease technical debt and improve performance within the product

Knowledge, skills and experience

  • Previous experience of A/B testing, and its effect on delivery is beneficial but not essential 
  • Previous experience working with Data Science is highly desirable
  • You must be able to see the wider picture, helping to achieve cluster and departmental goals as much as your team specific goals 
  • An ability to translate business needs and objectives into team direction
  • Where necessary the ability to disagree and commit, and bring your team together for the needs of the business 
  • Able to identify and address resistance to change through proactive communication
  • Previous experience in a leadership role would be beneficial but not essential
  • Positive attitude and resilience when faced with challenges and ambiguity
  • Excellent communication, facilitation and interpersonal skills

Please let us know in your application if you need any special adaptations for the selection process. At Ocado Barcelona we adapt our selection processes to our candidates.

Be bold, be unique, be brilliant, be you. We are looking for individuality and we value diversity above gender, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, age, disability or union participation. We are an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to treating all applicants and employees fairly and equally.







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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