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UK Development Centres

We’re building the technology that’s transforming the way the world shops. We develop cutting-edge technology across robotics, AI, ML, Cloud, data science to enable retailers to offer grocery online with the best customer experiences and unmatched economic returns.

We’re hiring talented people across our core crafts in engineering, product management, data science, robotics, user experience, and R&D.

Who works here?

Join over 1,400 technologists working at our Ocado Technology UK development centres. We’re hiring:

  • Roboticists

  • Software engineers

  • Data scientists and data analysts

  • Product managers

  • Engineers in test

  • UX designers

  • …and more

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Our Hatfield head office

Ocado’s first Customer Fulfilment Centre was built in Hatfield in 2002, and the town remains home to our head office. Here hundreds of technologists work to solve a wide range of challenges which are core to delivering Ocado’s pioneering Smart Platform – and beyond.

Aside from being immersed in a culture of innovation, working at Hatfield offers additional perks. It’s a spacious working environment for collaboration, individual and large meeting rooms, games room, fun after work events and communities, subsidised coffee bars and restaurant, free fruit and refreshments, plenty of parking and a free shuttle service from the nearby train station – with green spaces, restaurants and shops minutes away.

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Welwyn Garden City

In 2014, we opened our first site in Welwyn Garden City – a team of just 10 – with a secret mission: to create next generation automated warehouses. Our world-class testing and experimentation space has grown ever since.

Today, our Welwyn Garden City campuses offer state-of-the-art office, lab, and workshop space, bringing together 500 software and hardware engineering teams with product and project teams.

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Based in Old Street – at the heart of Silicon Roundabout – our London development centre is home to an ever expanding team of software engineers, data scientists, UX designers, researchers and product managers.

Here, technologists work on the software powering our next-generation warehouses – implementing complex algorithms and business logic to schedule and coordinate the work of hundreds of people fulfilling customer orders. These teams build products that make sure Supply Chain remains a core component of what keeps the Ocado Smart Platform at the forefront of online grocery.

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Meet our people

“We have a lot of incentives for personal development. From courses to conferences as well as peer mentoring, there are a lot of opportunities to learn and grow professionally and personally.”

Quentin, Head of UK, London

“Ocado Technology really lets us grow our skills and character. The work culture is one of the best I’ve experienced, nobody falls short of being super supportive and inclusion ranks very highly.”

Lauren Byrne, Software Engineer, Hatfield

“Our team culture is heavily influenced by the Agile ‘ways of working’. We respect everyone’s capabilities and draw upon them ‘as’ and ‘when’ needed. There is a strong support culture coupled with a strong belief of ‘we are in it together’.”

Ashish, Engineering Manager, Welwyn Garden City

Our tech stack

A tech stack is designed to power and accelerate innovation and enable our teams to focus on problem-solving.

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From developers to data scientists. From product managers to software engineers. We’re always looking for more passionate people to join our team. Search our opportunities and see where a career with Ocado Technology could take you.

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