Java Software Engineer

Last updated 16 days ago
Location:Hertfordshire
Job Type:Full Time

“Ocado Technology, powering the future of retail through sustained disruptive technology innovation...”

Ocado Technology is putting the world’s retailers online using advanced artificial intelligence, robotics, big data, the cloud and IoT. We develop the innovative software and hardware systems that power Ocado.com, as well as the unique ‘Ocado Smart Platform’ which is being implemented by ambitious retailers across the world from Europe to America, Asia and beyond. With everything from websites to highly automated warehouses that we design in-house, our employees are skilled specialists with expertise across a wide range of technologies, working on cutting-edge innovations that are shaping the future of our society.

We are a fast- growing company: today we have colleagues in 7 development centre across the UK and Europe, with offices open in London, Hatfield, Welwyn Garden City (UK), Krakow, Wroclaw (Poland), Sofia (Bulgaria) and Barcelona (Spain), with a satellite office in Stockholm (Sweden).

We champion a value-led culture to get our teams working at their very best and to help create a collaborative working environment with inspiring projects 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 does the team do

We are Product Discovery and we build the online shopping experience for our retailer’s customers. Working with retail partners around the world, our engineering teams strive to create the next-generation shopping platform that will change the way the world shops.

An exciting and rare opportunity to be involved in building the Assortment UK team from day one, and working on an interesting set of services. These include products services, which involves storing product information for our clients across stores, regions and banners and is offering a unique scaling challenge. Our services also provide the integration layer between our eCommerce services and the supply chain systems that allow us to determine product availability for our customers. Our mission is to inspire our end customers whilst providing a sustainable and scalable solution for our platform, which supports the sale of groceries by retailers around the globe.

What would I be doing / Learning?

You will be part of a team of 5 developers, a Team Lead and a Product Manager. You will contribute to the delivery of features from conception to production, working on providing value both to the end customers and our retailer clients. As you grow in your role, you will:

  • Drive technical excellence within our teams
  • Participate in the design and development of externalised APIs, working closely with the Product Manager, tech writer and release manager
  • Be an example for other developers to aspire to
  • You will be a practitioner of clean code
  • You will look to find opportunities for personal growth and process improvement
  • You will understand the value of continuous integration, continuous delivery and strive for a high level of automation
  • Participating in out of hours support rota where agreed

What we are looking for

  • Experience working with Java (preferably 11 but experience with Java 8 onwards is fine)
  • Spring Boot
  • RESTful services & API development / Design best practice
  • Some experience monitoring and supporting a live production system
  • Proficiency in English (both verbal and written).

It would be a bonus if you have experience with any of the below technologies, but do not feel hesitant to apply if you don’t.

  • Experience with AWS Gateway to expose APIs to clients
  • Integration with S3, SQS / SNS, and RDS within AWS
  • A good understanding of CI/CD best practices
  • Experience working in an Agile environment
  • Postgres
  • Hibernate
  • Netflix Hollow for data snapshots

What we 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 private medical insurance, 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.