Turn data into value
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 Science Team Leads
Heads of Data Science
Data Governance Specialists
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.
Fill in our online application form. We’ll be looking for evidence that your skills and experience are suitable for the role and life here at Ocado Group.
For some roles, you may be invited to complete a technical challenge at home. It’s designed to help us understand how you approach problems, analyse information and make decisions, and should take no longer than two hours to complete.
We’ll invite you to an in-person or virtual interview where we’ll discuss your skills and experience and what to expect in the role. Remember, it’s a two-way process, so feel free to ask us questions to explore if we’re the right fit for you too.
We’ll give you two hours to solve a live programming task. While creating and testing clean code is important, we’re also interested to see how you approach the challenge, and how you communicate and work with others.
A competency-based interview, where we’ll explore how you behave in certain situations relating to our values of autonomy, collaboration, craftsmanship, learn-fast and trust.
We’ll aim to let you know the outcome of your application within 48 hours and, if you’re successful, we’ll be in touch to congratulate you and discuss the next steps.
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
Search and apply
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.