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Ocado Technology Sofia

We are a talented team across Robotics, Engineering, Product, AI, ML, Data Science, UX and R&D and we develop Ocado’s pioneering technology from the heart of Sofia.

We create products that are core to the Ocado Smart Platform (OSP) - our unique end-to-end online grocery delivery platform - to deliver smart technology which makes a real-world impact. With our retail partners spanning the globe, there’s a lot of growth in the Sofia development centre, and a huge number of opportunities.

Who works here

In Sofia, we are a community of 160 brilliant tech craftspeople:

  • Software Developers

  • Data Scientists

  • Machine Learning Engineers

  • Product Managers

  • UX designers

  • Mechanical Design Engineers

  • …and more

Sofia Who works here

Our Sofia Development centre

Ocado Technology established its Sofia development centre in 2016 and since then the capital city of Bulgaria remains home to one of our key hubs for innovation in Software Engineering, Robotics, AI, ML and Data Science. We have a strong leadership team in Sofia, which drives the future of our products forward. The tech professionals within the centre work on solving challenging tech problems, contributing to delivering the pioneering Ocado Smart Platform.

The Sofia office is a true innovation hub, renovated in 2022 to reflect the needs of our tech professionals to collaborate and maintain the true spirit of the community we are. Laboratories, meeting rooms, collaborative working spaces, a games room, state-of-the-art coffee machine and so much more are here to make Ocado Technology a great workplace in Sofia.

In our Sofia development centre, we are solving some of the toughest technological challenges of our age.

Bot Availability

Developing the next-generation software for the mobile robots, which run on the grids within our highly automated warehouses.

Some of the projects we work on are:

Developing software for Embedded Systems to control the hardware of the bots and mechanics in the warehouse. 

Bot Software Management, Logging, and Gateway processes from the moment a bot “wakes up” throughout its entire life cycle.

Engineering & Control Systems

A suite of applications to ensure our hardware is working reliably, and any recovery or maintenance is as efficient as possible. We also leverage simulations and digital twins for fast and efficient testing of new concepts and optimizations.

Some of the projects we work on are:

  • Vision systems that leverage Computer Vision, ML, and AR

  • A single platform for smart hardware diagnostics and repair 

  • Hive Manager - our powerful cloud-based tool that enables efficient grid management.

In Sofia, our state-of-the-art laboratories is where we innovate with ease. We build bots across different fleet generations, dextrous robotic arms for robotic pick R&D activities, smart tools and software for bot diagnosis, preventative maintenance servers for automated testing of the communication solutions within our automated warehouses, and advanced computer vision systems.

Sofia Laboratories

What's it like to work at Ocado Technology?

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Meet our people

“Innovation and experimentation are in our DNA. We develop and use Simulations that enable us to create Digital Twins of the incredibly complex systems that are in our warehouses. We are Software Engineers and Analysts, but we are also Researchers, solving unique problems.”

Kostadin, Simulation Team Lead

“We productionize the latest in Machine Learning and Data Science to provide the smartest software for our robotic warehouses.”

Hristo, Data Science Team Lead

“We develop products from scratch and improve the existing ones. We are focused on the development of new generation bot software, which will make bot diagnostics fast, reliable, and easy. In Sofia, we are building the strategy for the product and the future of our technology. And the best part is - we do this as a team, with a smile on our faces and lots of curiosity to explore new opportunities.”

Boryana, Group Product Manager Bot Availability Systems

“In Sofia, our In-store fulfilment teams develop a key strategic product - the In-store fulfilment platform, which is now being implemented by many retailers worldwide. I am proud that the innovation we create in Sofia with our talented Engineers is what drives the global revolution in online grocery forward.”

Aneta, In-store fulfillment Engineering Manager 

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From Software Engineers to Senior Leaders. From Product Managers to Data Scientists. We’re always looking for truly passionate tech people to join our team. Search our opportunities and see where a career with Ocado Technology could take you.

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