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Our departments are solving some of the hardest technical challenges in the world of online grocery. Here are only a few examples:
We work with a wide range of languages, frameworks and technologies, and the list is evolving all the time to meet new demands.
Each team works together to decide which technologies will best help them achieve their goals. We've highlighted a few in this gif but it's by no means exhaustive. If you're curious about a particular technology, have a look at our StackShare profile, search on the jobs page or get in touch.
We champion a values-led culture to get our teams working at their very best and to create a working environment that people love to be in. We have five values that we believe foster the best team dynamics and have a tangible impact on our employees' day-to-day lives.
Trust - the foundation of great teamwork is being able to depend on and support the people around you, knowing that you’re working towards a common goal.
Autonomy - we encourage our team members to do everything they can to create autonomy for the people around them by sharing skills and information, so everyone can help drive our great products from development to done.
Craftsmanship - we believe in creating high-quality products, knowing it will not only improve our customers’ experience, but save us time in the long term if it doesn’t need fixing or rewriting. We place great importance on the continued development of our team members’ skills, doing all we can to foster growth.
Collaboration - at the heart of great tech work is strong creative collaboration. We believe the whole is greater than the sum of its parts and encourage group decision-making to reach the best outcomes.
Learn Fast - derived from the term “fail fast”, we believe in an agile way of working with an emphasis on fast feedback loops, continuous improvement, and experimentation. We encourage everyone to try out new things and when experiments fail or succeed, we learn from it and share that learning.
I worked at Ocado Technology full-time (Less than a year)
A lot to learn from colleagues
Really high level of knowledge in the teams
People are hired for their knowledge, and everyone is really listening to your solution
Great place to grow skills
Offices are amazing
Everyone is friendly
Encouraged to be who you are (skills, look, etc)
Good and cheap canteen in the office
Lot of side projects, if you want to change
Salary slightly lower than the average, probably
Hatfield (the office location) is a small town with nothing to do, so it's better to commute (lot of better towns nearby)
Advice to Management
Keep working in the same way, but increase the salaries to good employees
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Ocado Technology (Hatfield, East of England, England) in June 2018.
Multiple stage interviews over a number of weeks:
- Telephone interview with department head
- Onsite interview with department head
- Onsite behavioural interview
- Telephone interview with another manager
- Onsite presentation with 4 managers