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Data Infrastructure Engineer

London, UK

Data Infrastructure Engineer | Strategy & Operations | London | 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 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: 

The Data Infrastructure Engineer centres around designing, developing and maintaining data infrastructure components and services within the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) based on the best practices described in the "Google Cloud Architecture Framework". This includes designing and implementing Infrastructure-as-Code modules and standalone services to automate:

  • Provisioning of GCP resources
  • RBAC / ABAC management for data resources
  • Access control (IAM) for GCP projects
  • Templates for common use cases
  • Monitoring and management of data products

More specifically you will:

  • Be an subject matter expert in Infrastructure-as-Code (specifically, in Terraform and GCP)
  • Participate in the development of tools that are aimed at abstracting and managing infrastructure which are able to integrate with a variety of services / applications.
  • Design, implement and maintain processes and automations to simplify the provisioning, permissioning and configuration of data infrastructure end-to-end (resources, services and workloads).
  • Champion efficient data infrastructure practices measured through low turnaround times and support for most use cases.
  • Contribute to the development of data solutions as an infrastructure SME

What we’re looking for:

  • You have coding proficiency in Python
  • You have at least 2 years of hands-on experience in designing, maintaining, automating Cloud Infrastructure in Google Cloud Platform
  • You have experience working with infrastructure as code - Terraform (preferred), AWS CloudFormation, or similar 
  • You have experience managing data resources in GCP or AWS
  • You have experience using Docker
  • An understanding of cloud security best practices
  • Working knowledge of DevOps best practices
  • Comfortable with ambiguity, both technically and organisationally. Favours pragmatism and is focused on quick outputs to learn fast and iterate.

What do I get in return:

  • Flexible working patterns (Hybrid, 2 days London office)
  • Remote Working for the month of August + 
  • 30 days work from anywhere in the world 
  • 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)
  • 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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