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Mechatronics Engineer - Electronics

Welwyn Garden City, UK

We have an exciting opportunity for a Mechatronics Engineer specialising in Electronics to take responsibility for the design, implementation and testing of the electronic equipment and real-time software components of novel mechatronic devices. This is a permanent opportunity based at our Welwyn Garden City.  (Hybrid Working)

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Design, specification and/or fabrication of electrical and electronic sub-systems such as PCBs, cabling, motor controllers, sensor acquisition systems, micro-controllers, etc.
  • Collaborating on system architecture design (hardware and software)
  • Designing and implementing real-time and/or embedded software according to systems requirements
  • Liaising with workshop technicians
  • Managing 3rd party fabricators
  • Evaluating the performance of prototype devices
  • Working collaboratively with other team members with expertise in other engineering disciplines
  • Well developed analytical reasoning and agility of thought in order to develop novel and innovative design solutions

You may be asked to perform tasks as required by management deemed as a reasonable request. This job description is a summary of the typical functions of the role, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of possible role responsibilities, tasks and duties and is subject to review. The responsibilities, tasks and duties of the job holder might differ from those outlined in the job description and other duties, as assigned, might form part of the job.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Expertise in PCB design, testing and manufacturing techniques
  • Interest in hands-on mechatronics work
  • Experience of real-time systems profiling and debugging
  • High proficiency programming in Python and C/C++
  • Experience in embedded devices, writing device drivers and understanding of real-time scheduling and resource allocation
  • Specification of electrical components to the appropriate standard for the intended application
  • Understanding of sensor technologies and transduction principles, including electronic design for sensor interfacing
  • Knowledge of communications protocols (e.g. SPI, I2C, TCP/IP, UDP, Fieldbus, serial)
  • Experience with choosing motors for motion control applications
  • Expertise designing power electronics for electric motors  (ac, dc, stepper)
  • Experience with FPGAs
  • Previous experience with the low-level control of robotic or prosthetic devices
  • Familiarity with ROS (Robot Operating System)
  • Familiarity with CAD systems


About Us

Our teams are putting the world’s retailers online using the cloud, robotics, AI, and IoT. We provide services to partner clients globally via our innovative advanced robotics technology, known as the Ocado Smart Platform ("OSP"), this drives our highly automated, multi-million pound Customer Fulfilment Centres (CFCs). In our CFCs - together with the proprietary software applications - we operate a world-class online grocery business that automates the single pick of products, ready for your online delivery.

What we offer you

Our employee benefits are designed for you, we care about people and we’ve ensured we have a wealth of benefits that focus on your well-being. We regularly review our benefits to ensure we are supporting our employees appropriately.

  • 30 days ‘working from anywhere in the world’ policy 
  • Wellbeing support through dedicated apps 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%)
  • Generous Private Medical Insurance (within the first month of joining!)
  • Income Protection (can be up to 50% of salary for 3 years) and Life Assurance (3 x annual salary) 
  • 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
  • Free shuttle bus to and from Hatfield Train Station to the Hatfield offices 
  • Free shuttle bus to and from Welwyn Garden City Train Station to the Welwyn Garden City offices
  • Opportunity to participate in Sharesave and Buy as You Earn share schemes
  • 15% discount on and free delivery for all employees (within the first month of joining!






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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