Who is Ocado Technology?

We are a serial innovator, an industry disrupter. We have revolutionised online grocery. We are not stopping there. This Is Us.

"Working for Ocado Technology has been an exciting and rewarding experience for me. Not only do I get to work at the cutting-edge of technology and innovation, I also get to work within a community driven by smart and highly motivated colleagues. Ocado puts people first and emphasises building a supportive culture where we can grow and thrive. I feel empowered to lead and make a difference."
Rashmi Hegde
Team Leader, Embedded Software
Rashmi Hegde, Team Leader, Embedded Software
"It’s an open culture where asking questions is a good thing. We’re often presenting to senior management, which helps form a relationship so they can advise and guide you. I often learn by observing my managers and peers, but I’ve had the opportunity to take part in training such as Agile training, done my APM PMQ qualification, and I’m now doing my Masters degree with the help of Ocado Technology."
Madhavi Kotecha
Senior Automation Project Manager
Madhavi Kotecha , Senior Automation Project Manager

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 in five continents. 

What’s more, the competencies, technologies and IP we have acquired throughout our journey of innovation and self-disruption can be applied to solve many complex problems in the grocery sector 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.

"I’ve never worked in a friendlier place. Everyone is absolutely lovely and will go out of their way to help you. As a 51-year-old female in tech, I’ve not found it easy to progress my career in Product in the past. It’s the complete opposite at Ocado. My age and gender are irrelevant. I’ve learnt so much in my time here and I continue to grow and develop. "
Estelle Howes
Product Manager
Estelle Howes, Product Manager

Tech Stack

We encourage developers to exercise autonomy in how they approach and solve problems. This means our tech stack is continually evolving, although there are common threads across areas.

  • Java’s flexibility, popularity and mature ecosystem makes it ideal for developing intelligent systems and high-performance applications that support our business end-to-end.
  • Python is often leveraged when solving data science and infrastructure problems.
  • Apps (Android and iOS) are used to provide apps to grocery customers and to support logistics activities.
  • We use C++ and embedded technologies in our automation and robotics developments.

Be bold, be brilliant, be unique, be you.

We strongly believe that DE&I drives innovation and leads to success so we’re taking action to ensure that our people feel understood, respected and able to contribute their best ideas. We’re fully committed to supporting our talented female colleagues through the development opportunities and benefits that we offer.

Flexible Working:
We offer various flexible working options to suit the needs of our colleagues. On top of this, all of our people work core hours of 10am-4pm but have flexibility to complete the rest of their work at the time that suits them best.

Training and Mentoring:
We offer a range of training platforms and courses to help people excel in their roles and move in the direction they want to take their career. Formal and informal mentoring is available with senior members of the business, alongside workshops to support career development.

Career Development and Mobility:
We pride ourselves on transparent career models and promotion routes. Every employee has a wide variety of development options throughout their time at Ocado Technology and can build their own path.

Health and Wellbeing:
We have a proactive and preventative approach to supporting health and wellbeing. All our people can access a digital GP, private healthcare referrals, 24/7 counselling support and mindfulness resources.

By hiring the brightest minds in the industry and equipping them with the resources, the support, and autonomy they need to innovate, we are pioneering the future.