Electronics Engineer - Embedded Systems

Last updated 3 days ago
Location:Hertfordshire
Job Type:Full Time

“We are on a mission to transform the future of grocery retail through sustained technology innovation.”

Ocado Technology is putting the world’s retailers online using the cloud, robotics, AI, and IoT. We develop the innovative software and hardware systems that power Ocado.com, the world’s largest online-only grocery retailer as well as the global ‘Ocado Smart Platform’. With everything from websites to fully autonomous warehouses that we design in-house, our employees need to be specialists in a wide range of technologies to help drive our business.

Who are OCTO?

OCTO is focused on advanced research and the technological future proofing of the business. The Office of the CTO is looking at how we can take all the tech, innovation and know-how assets we have acquired throughout our journey to make new breakthroughs, both for ourselves in our heartland of OSP, and outwards into new sectors.

What does the 10x team do?

The 10x Technology Team are within the OCTO division and you will be part of a team that creates value for Ocado in the near-term as well as the long-term by working on speculative projects that push the boundaries of what can be achieved with technology. The team provides an environment in which innovation can thrive and there is plenty of opportunity to collaborate with Ocado's specialist software and engineering teams in the UK and Ocado's development offices in Europe.

We champion a value-led culture to get our teams working at their very best and to help create a collaborative working environment that our people love. Core values of Trust, Autonomy, Craftsmanship, Collaboration and Learn Fast help drive our innovative culture. But don’t just take our word for it, have a look at what our people are saying about us on Glassdoor.

What will I be doing?

As a Electronics Engineer in the 10x Technology Team, you are responsible for working on speculative projects that involve fast prototyping and experimentation. You will be required to obtain and interpret data from various sources, and create products for internal and external consumption. As part of the team you will design and execute experiments with the collaboration of your peers, alongside sharing your knowledge and expertise with the rest of the company. In addition you will have the opportunity to disseminate complicated information and techniques to senior members of the business.

As a Electronics Engineer, part of your responsibilities will be to contribute to technical blog posts, papers, patent applications and open sourcing, so bonus points if you experience of studying academic papers from the leading international research conferences (on computer vision, natural language processing, robotics, control engineering, artificial intelligence, machine learning, computer science or engineering) and using the theory, practice and any related open source software associated with the academic papers in your developments of innovative systems.

What we would like you to demonstrate the following;

  • Analogue and digital electronics design and design for manufacture
  • PCB design and layout
  • Embedded systems / firmware - C, C++, Assembler, DSP
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Strong academic background in a degree in maths, science, computing, engineering or other similarly relevant subject

Bonus points if you have:

  • Experience with machine learning
  • 3D printing / embedded software / hobby electronics / hobby mechanics / DIY capability
  • Simulation experience
  • Masters-level or PhD-level qualification in a relevant subject

What we can offer you

Our employee benefits are designed for you, we care about people and we’ve ensured we have a wealth of benefits that focus on your well-being. Within our flexible environment we can offer technically stretching work, a competitive salary and share schemes. Benefits include pension scheme, train season ticket loan (interest-free), free shuttle bus from Hatfield train station and of course, healthy Ocado retail staff discounts.

We also have regular divisional socials, sports clubs not to mention the Ocado Technology Academy for a packed schedule of courses, conferences and events such as discussion sessions, conference briefs and external guest speakers. If you think you have what it takes to make a difference, please submit your application below.

Due to the energising nature of Ocado's business, vacancy close dates, when stated, are indicative and may be subject to change so please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note: If you have applied and been rejected for this role in the last 6 months, or applied and been rejected for a role with a similar skill set, we will not re-evaluate you for this position. After 6 months, we will treat your application as a new one.

Be bold, be unique, be brilliant, be you. We are looking for individuality and we value diversity above gender, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, age, disability or union participation. We are an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to treating all applicants and employees fairly and equally.