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Data science opportunities

With thousands of bots operating in our automated warehouses and thousands of vehicles delivering groceries to customers, data science has never been more important for Ocado Group.

We use industry-standard languages, libraries and tooling to build solutions that deliver results for our global retail partners. Our machine learning and optimisation techniques help them achieve some of the best metrics in the industry around product ranges, food waste, availability and on-time delivery.

So join our data science team. Whether you’re building data-enabled products and services or focusing on data strategy and operations, you can play a critical role in enhancing understanding and delivering value for our business.

Who works here?

  • Data Scientists

  • Data Engineers

  • Data Science Team Leads

  • Data Strategists

  • Data Curators

  • Heads of Data Science

  • Data Governance Specialists

  • …and more

Data Science Who works here

Recent highlights

Demand forecasting for stock optimisation and reduced food waste

We develop deep learning models to produce accurate demand forecasts for the Ocado Smart Platform. With millions of forecasts daily, our algorithms help our retail partners to manage stock levels, reduce waste and respond quickly to changes in demand.

Machine learning provides hyper-personalised experiences for shoppers

For online grocery, the customer journey begins at the webshop. Here, machine learning helps improve the customer experience, making searching for products easier and providing personalised recommendations.

Operational research optimises vehicle route planning

Optimised routes mean less time and vehicles on the road, fewer fuel emissions and reduced costs. We provide routing optimisation algorithms to some of the world’s largest grocery retailers to enable benefits at scale.

Our application process

We’re doing things that haven’t been done before. That’s why we need data wizards who aren’t afraid to fail, learn-fast and harness the power of data to design and build solutions that make a real impact for our retail partners. 

Does that sound like you? 

Here’s what you can typically expect when you apply, although the process may vary slightly by role. 

Meet the team

“I’ve worked on really interesting projects like fraud detection, demand forecasting and a feature called Smart Shop which allows shoppers to populate their basket in one click. ”

Laurent, Principal Data Scientist

“Having a passion for cracking challenging problems, I am excited by the opportunity to use my skills to make the Ocado Smart Platform even better through research and development of advanced optimisation algorithms.”

Anna, Principal Data Scientist

“We work on cutting-edge research problems so we can't just apply a standard algorithm out of the box. That means inventing new approaches, so every day is interesting and a new challenge.”

Tim, Data Science Team Lead

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We’re looking for smart minds who can unlock the value from data that others can’t. Are you excited by the potential of data to drive business value? Search our opportunities and see where a career with Ocado Group could take you.

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