Why us?

We can offer you professionally challenging and stimulating work, as well as a rewarding experience inside and outside of the office. Discover more about what it's like to work for Ocado Technology.

cutting-edge

Work with cutting-edge technology, on a wide variety of projects

Family

An employee assistance programme for you and your family

Create

The freedom to create and innovate

Contribute

Contribute to design and architecture, whatever your role

Pension

Pension scheme, life assurance + private health insurance

Salary

Competitive salary

Mat-leave

Enhanced maternity pay + generous paternity leave 

Shares

Share schemes which let you benefit from our success

quick-code

See your code deployed quickly

Bus

A company shuttle bus service between Hatfield station and our offices

Flex-bens (1)

Flexible benefits you can buy

15 percent

15% Ocado staff discount + free delivery

Senior-people

Regular exposure to senior people within technology and across the business

Health

Company sickness benefit + critical illness cover

Season-ticket

Interest-free season ticket loan

Holiday

23 days' holiday a year, rising to 25 after 3 years with us

Smart-people

Work with smart, passionate and focused people

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Meet Cliff Bailey
Technology Head

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Meet Cliff Bailey
Head of Webshop and Mobile Systems, Hatfield

I've been here for over nine years now. What brought me here? At first, it was simply the chance to just get paid for doing software development, as I knew nothing about Ocado. But then I went on a tour of the Customer Fulfilment Centre. I was blown away by the technology in use. I didn't have to think about it: I said yes as soon as I was offered a job.

The culture here is relaxed but professional, and the work's exciting and varied. I enjoy being relatively self sufficient and having a hands-off management structure. Everyone is working to create the best solution, not just the quickest one. Personally, I've worked on loads of exciting projects: the first zonepick aisle, the first OSR, building a new data centre, and the first Android app. The most challenging, and thus the most rewarding, was a complete rewrite of our award-winning iPhone app, which took us nearly two years to complete.

As well as the fascinating projects, I also like the way we work and the people I work with – all really smart people. Ocado Technology is highly developer led, and SCRUM is a very developer-centric methodology, which means you have a lot of freedom in what you do and how you do it. I also think the social side, such as the running club on a Tuesday lunchtime, is great.

Ocado Technology places a lot of importance on career development. I've seen developers here move into management roles and then progress all the way up to director level. So there are definitely opportunities for people to climb the career ladder. For me, rather than a straight climb, I've jumped around different teams to work in loads of different areas. Once you're here, if you're a committed developer, you'll have plenty of opportunities, either in a technical stream or in management, if that's the way you want to go.

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Meet Osemwaro Pedro
Software Engineer

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Meet Osemwaro Pedro
Software Engineer, Robotics and Research, Hatfield

Ocado Technology first caught my attention when a recruiter mentioned that they develop most of their own software, including the Customer Fulfilment Centre (CFC) control software and van routing software. As curious as this seemed on paper, it wasn't until I was taken on a tour of the CFC during my interview that it began to dawn on me just how impressive Ocado's technical achievements are. The prospect of being involved in some aspect of the operation of such a large and complex set of interacting machines was tantalising. Finding out that they were in the process of creating a vision-based robotics research team, and that I could be a part of it, made for an offer that was too good to resist.

My role presents me with a continual stream of practical research problems that require me to make use of, and deepen my understanding of, many of the maths/computer vision techniques that I learnt during my PhD. Plus, I'm given ample opportunities to learn new techniques; a lot of freedom over the design of the algorithms and software that I develop to solve these problems; and the satisfaction of working with smart researchers who value my contributions to the team. The fact that all of these things revolve around us endowing robots with the visual intelligence they need to be able to reliably pick and pack items in the CFC without damaging anything is, for me, the icing on a very intellectually stimulating cake.

It's particularly inspiring to be working in an environment with so much enthusiasm and expertise about the various technologies that we develop and use. For me, Ocado Technology is a place of surprisingly daring challenges and adept, driven developers and managers.

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Meet Matt Whelan
Team Lead

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Meet Matt Whelan
Team Lead, Simulation and Visualisation, Hatfield

When I joined Ocado Technology my first role was designing and simulating a control algorithm for a c.£12m machine, which I thought was pretty epic. That's since been built, as has its big brother in our second warehouse. I'm currently working on a system which adds another order of magnitude and uses a totally different technology. When we have one in operation it will look like something you might dream about after reading too much Isaac Asimov. I probably can't say any more than that, but it's going to be awesome.

There a lot that's awesome here. The environment is relaxed and creative, with high stakes, multi-million pound projects. I don't think there are many places which genuinely offer that. I get to work on a mixture of challenges rooted in Comp Sci, Physics, AI and Systems Engineering on a massive scale. The projects continue to fascinate me, and there is plenty of work to do. Right now, we're half way through building our first 3D printer.

Ocado is a hugely competitive, rapidly growing company. Our deal with Morrisons shows that people know we're the best at what we do, but the business continues to push forward and innovate. Being on the Simulation team means I'm usually working on something we're looking at doing one or more years in to the future. There's a great feeling of being on the cutting edge. Tech is respected and developers are encouraged to push boundaries and constantly improve things.

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Meet Marion Shahzad
Senior Software Engineer

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Meet Marion Shahzad
Senior Software Engineer, Classic Control Systems, Hatfield

I remember my first technical assessment with Ocado Technology. It was challenging but fun: I remember thinking at the time, 'If this is the sort of work I'll be doing, then this is the company I want to work for'. Shortly after, I went on a tour of the Customer Fulfilment Centre (CFC). I was fascinated by its scale and the way everything worked together. The idea of working on a project to control the CFC was hugely exciting – and it's exactly what has happened.

I've been working on the CFC2 launch. It was amazing being involved in such a big project, and to witness how the outcome made a real difference to our customers. As a software engineer, I need an exciting project to work on. Here at Ocado Technology, I've always been involved in challenging and interesting and technically-stretching projects. There's real variety here, not just in terms of what you do but also where you can go. Technical lead, project manager, team lead, data analyst, computer scientist – everything is possible.

I get immense pride from seeing my work in action in the CFC. Also, it's great to know that what I do is recognised by my peers and managers. It is a pleasure to work with very friendly and competent people. If you like a challenge, if you enjoy working in a motivating environment, then Ocado Technology is where you want to be.

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Meet Richard Haywood
Development Manager

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Meet Richard Haywood
Development Manager, Warehouse Management Systems, Non-Food, Hatfield

I joined Ocado Technology after leaving university. I was looking to work at a company where technology was at its heart. During my interview I was told about the unique challenges I'd find here. I was really excited by the potential for how Ocado Technology changes lives and the exciting things which are only available to do online.

Ocado Technology is unusual as there are very few applications which are not developed in-house: everything from sales forecasting to van routing is developed by our technology teams to satisfy our unique requirements. That's why the culture here is dynamic and fast-paced. Ocado Technology drives solutions, and it does it quickly. Software developers are empowered to influence the business by suggesting and implementing features or improvements which they've identified. It is quite regular for an improvement to be identified in the morning, coded, tested and deployed into production on the same day. What we are doing is constantly changing and evolving as the business identifies new requirements, bottlenecks or improvements.

I've been involved in a number of different challenges, from sales forecast, supplier ordering, warehouse flow control, a new warehouse management system, opening new warehouses, working with new retailers - the list goes on. The coolest thing we've created here? Walking round the new Customer Fulfilment Centre is an awe-inspiring experience. Its scale and complexity is hard to appreciate until you see it. Each piece of kit works to achieve one single goal, to deliver a significant number of delicate products to a customer in a window of their choosing.

There are a number of opportunities within Ocado Technology for people to develop as they want, be it taking on more technical ownership of products or managing a team. And because the number of people in a team is so small, each person has a significant amount of influence and makes a significant contribution to Ocado's success.

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Meet Issy Cave
Project Support Leader

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Meet Issy Cave
Project Support Leader, Hatfield

Before I started, I’d heard Ocado Technology was a fast-moving, dynamic company with colourful branding. Once I came here, I quickly discovered that, beyond that, was a world of advanced technology the like of which I’d never seen.

We take the impossible and make it possible, and have the freedom to explore unique ways of accomplishing the end game. Life here is fast-paced and we are constantly adapting, and this has challenged me every step of the way. I’ve discovered there are no limits to what I can accomplish, and to be part of the Ocado Technology vision is to be on an incredible journey.

The career opportunities and personal development available here are the best I’ve personally come across – I feel the company cares about its employees’ development. The people here are passionate about their work, are friendly, helpful, and always willing to share knowledge and skills.

There are many activities or areas that you can get involved in if you’re interested: scrums, talks, training days, academy days etc. The sky's your limit, and even then the team would be finding ways to go beyond.

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Meet Anna Moss
Senior Data Scientist

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Meet Anna Moss
Senior Data Scientist, Hatfield

I joined Ocado Technology at a point when the company was undergoing massive changes, with numerous challenging milestones happening in a very short space of time. Opening the second CFC; the launch of the non-food business and a new website (fetch.com); a deal with Morrisons and the launch of the Morrisons website. Since I like challenges and enjoy seeing my work have a real impact, I immediately felt that Ocado Technology was the right place for me.

My first role here was that of Software Engineer. This role allowed me to develop an expertise in Ocado sales forecasting methods and tools. I took the sales forecasting system through all the changes required to keep up with the new challenges mentioned above, and was proud to be a part of Ocado’s success in meeting these challenges.

The vibrant work environment at Ocado Technology provides multiple opportunities for learning, professional development and career progress. My career is a good example: after acquiring experience as a Software Engineer, I moved on to a new role of Data Scientist. I can combine the acquired knowledge of Ocado Technology with my analytical skills to make improvements to various parts of the business, by creating new cutting-edge algorithms and providing useful insights into Ocado data.

The corporate culture at Ocado Technology is that of professionalism, diversity and mutual respect. I enjoy working in the company of smart and friendly people.

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Meet Paul Clarke
Director of Technology

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Meet Paul Clarke
Director of Technology, Hatfield

I joined Ocado Technology in 2006, long before our division was called that. I wasn't looking for an opportunity at Ocado but I was persuaded to spend a few hours looking around our automated warehouse in Hatfield (we call them Customer Fulfilment Centres or CFCs) by a persuasive recruitment consultant.

Well, when I stepped into the CFC it was a case of love at first sight! I was completely blown away by the scale of the automation, which is nothing compared to what we have now. I am one of those people who love software that controls hardware and so cranes and other machines whizzing around under software control was a technology sandpit I could not resist.

So I joined as a contractor to do a one year consultancy project. But the love affair continued, I soon joined as a permanent employee, and nine years later I am still here and very much still loving the journey.

What I love about Ocado is the level of disruptive innovation that goes on here, the amazing people we have and the daring, risk embracing, unconventional, "pulling a rabbit out of a hat" challenge-loving ethos of this business. Running Ocado Technology with its 600+ engineers certainly has its challenges but I can safely say it's one of the most exciting jobs in technology right now.

I have spent much of my career working in start-ups and what has kept me at Ocado Technology is that it still has many of the positive attributes of a start-up culture. People here exhibit a huge level of passion, commitment and ownership about their work. We have a very bold and exciting vision for where we are going, and being a disruptor in our sector makes the journey a very exciting one. The breadth and depth of the technology we build here makes it a very special place to work and also creates amazing opportunities for our engineers to move around and acquire new skills and experience.

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Meet Martyn Bates
Engineering PM

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Meet Martyn Bates
Engineering Project Manager

Almost eight years ago, as a recent graduate, I had my first experience of Ocado and knew right away that I wanted to be part of the team. Having only previously experienced the front end of a retail operation, I was awestruck by the scale of automation that Ocado was using in what was, at the time, its sole distribution centre. I quickly realised that Ocado was much more than an online supermarket.

In Automation Engineering we often operate in and around a live operation. There is an expectation that our installations work first time and that they stand up to the rigors of a warehouse environment for many years. So when I started my first large project I was both excited and a bit nervous to be given the freedom to be innovative in attacking some of the more challenging aspects of an automation project.

The support I received helped ensure that project was a success, and I have built a career at Ocado that provides me with the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects with my colleagues and suppliers, implementing known technologies as well as developing new ones.

Ocado’s focus on innovation is essentially what captured my attention. There is a reluctance to just accept that things should remain the way they are if they can be better. This attitude towards changing direction to stay ahead of the rest of the field is a major factor behind why I am still here.

Having increasing opportunities to shape the functions and way in which technology is used is extremely challenging and rewarding. More recently, Ocado has helped me to progress my own development by giving me the resources I needed to complete a master's degree, and the growth Ocado has undergone in the last few years means that the culture is gearing towards developing people so that we can drive technology forward and continue to do things better.

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Meet Sid Shaikh
Engineering R&D

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Meet Sid Shaikh
Engineering R&D Manager

I was the group leader for Diagnostic Instruments Team for a top five UK consultancy, working on diverse complex and innovative products for clients. I became frustrated at the low number of projects that went to market and therefore the impact of my day-to-day work.

I decided to come to Ocado because they were really investing in sites full of automation. But what really drew me was rate of delivery of projects and improvements into live environments. This presented me a real chance to test my project management and fast-pace development capabilities.

I love the number and diversity of projects I get to work on; I am never bored and everything my team and I have worked on has gone into production. You really get to see how your day-to-day work impacts the business.

We are continually driven to innovate and the pace of projects and business growth is very exciting for us. It is very refreshing to work for a business that gives such a clear steer on target go-live dates and commercial targets, and that is the big challenge.  

Although we have grown, the culture at Ocado is still like an innovative start up with a flat structure. I am regularly humbled by some of the experts and big brains that I get to work with. I have learned a lot through the diversity of projects that I have delivered and continue to widen my expertise and experience after 25 years in automation!

We are working with some of the top suppliers and consultancies in the world and are proud to be seen as a demanding client.

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Meet Claire Hall
Spoke Facilities

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Meet Claire Hall
Spoke Facilities Manager

I came to Ocado from the Local Authority as Risk and Resilience officer to work in the field of Health and Safety. My onward move to engineering was a risk as it was a completely different role and environment for me. My decision was made on the basis of being able to use my existing skills and knowledge on a more practical level, and the opportunity to work on new projects as part of the company’s growth got my attention.

Working at Ocado has been a big challenge. I have enjoyed evolving my career within the company’s fast-paced environment, which has kept me on my toes, and I'm still learning now. I am pleased I made the move across to the engineering department – the last 12 months have certainly flown by!

No one day is the same at Ocado and you never know what to expect, which is exciting; time flies when you're having fun. The people here are very encouraging and want you to do well. It's a refreshing environment and I've met some great individuals thus far.

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Meet Joel Lawrence
Operations Engineer

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Meet Joel Lawrence
Operations Engineer

I was hooked as soon as I saw the advert for the position I now have. There were three quotes that made me think, "this is where I want to work. I must get the job!":

  • We don't do off-the-shelf. We don't do easy.

  • Join us and you'll work across a phenomenal breadth of technology.

  • We'll give you the freedom and the tools and the playful, stimulating working environment you need to do what’s never been done before.

I only have two requirements when I come to work: to enjoy myself, and to learn something new every day. Ocado Technology offered me that and a whole lot more. How can anyone turn that down?

Working here has really opened my eyes and given me the confidence to explore strange new software, to seek out new systems and new integrations, to boldly go where no techie has gone before.

The technology is always evolving; it's a steep learning curve at the start but it's well worth the effort. You never have the same day twice. Each day is a new challenge with its own rewards.

You get to enjoy the quick fixes, the long processes, the mini projects and everything in between. And when you get to see your work go live or your input making a difference, that’s when you know it's all worth it.

The management has a clear vision for their departments and, as a techie, they include you in each step of the process. They allow you to grow and explore – there's no minute-management here and the results speak for themselves.

The pace of progress is breathtaking and the depths to which you can take things is only encouraged and nurtured. The culture is like no other place I've worked. When everyone one around you believes in the company it makes asking for help or getting assistance a pleasure and, in turn, you only want to give back and make thing even better yourself.


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Meet Thom Sutcliffe
Software Engineer

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Meet Thom Sutcliffe
Software Engineer (SE2)

I first worked for Ocado Technology as an intern over the summer before my final year of university. I was working with the Delivery Systems team so I got to see first hand how the team worked together, and got a good feeling of the working environment.

I also saw some of the types of technical problem that the team worked on, and how interesting and challenging their work was.

By the time my internship was finished I had already decided that I wanted to return to Ocado Technology after graduating, and luckily the Delivery Systems team agreed! So, a year later, I rejoined the team as a Software Engineer.

Since then, I have worked on a number of projects and tasks ranging from rewording web pages to fundamentally altering the architecture of our system. I really enjoy watching my work go live, and seeing how it is making our users' lives easier.

There is a lot of autonomy at Ocado Technology which creates a great environment. I really enjoy my work, and generally have fun with the people I work with. There are lots of opportunities for development, and there's a huge variety of new challenges to overcome.


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Meet Thomas Bailey
Product Owner

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Meet Thomas Bailey
Product Owner Employee Management Systems

I spent the first 10 years of my career at a 'traditional' technology company and decided I needed to get out and explore the tech scene a bit more. I had never heard of Ocado, but when they took me on a tour of their automated warehouse I was instantly hooked – it's like Meccano for grown-ups!

I was also drawn to the idea of instant feedback from the users of the systems you develop. At my previous company we generally developed a system for several months, sent it off to customers, and then heard second or third hand feedback from the sales team. Here, we can have a requirement in the morning, add it to the system by lunchtime, and have feedback by the end of the day. As a Product Owner that can give you a real buzz knowing that you are satisfying a business need at the point when the need is most acute.

Ocado Technology wants to be cutting edge when it comes to tech. We want to be ahead of the competition and able to adjust course quickly if we see an opportunity. However, this can be a challenge to a developer or product owner because you are always learning new technologies and techniques.

For example, we recently decided to move all of our systems into the Amazon cloud and rewrite them as microservices to give us agility from both an infrastructure and software point of view. It was a great opportunity for developers to learn about Amazon cloud, microservices, and the added security concerns that are raised by going off premises.

For product owners it meant we needed to switch our thinking from monolithic systems that had slow deployment cycles to microservices that were on continuous development cycles. Keeping up with this paradigm shift was a challenge that has been embraced by Ocado Technology.

Technology companies can become conservative or risk averse, not through intentional decision making, but because it is too easy to set up a blame culture. At Ocado Technology this is not the case and it means developers are happy to take justifiable risks to improve their products. As a product owner this can at times be somewhat scary because you are responsible for your product and don't want to impact the business. However, it really seems to work and allows real innovation to take place.


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Meet Ruth Wall
Senior UI Developer

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Meet Ruth Wall
Senior UI Developer

I was attracted to Ocado by using the online shop – it was obvious that the team here place a high value on user experience.  I strongly believe that technology should be there to make things easier, and if things are different, you're doing it wrong!  

It was also an opportunity to do a very different kind of front-end development to what I'd been doing before. I'd been working on a content website, so I really understood the document, but I wanted an opportunity to write more JavaScript and create an interactive experience.  

Finally, it was an opportunity to get out of the city; I like to walk at lunchtime and here I can be out in fields within 10 minutes, which beats a couple of circuits around a city square or fighting the crowds.

Working at Ocado Technology definitely keeps me on my toes. I don't have a computer science background, and I have learned a lot just by working with so many smart people. On the other hand, I came from a very small team which was multidisciplinary and agile by necessity, so it's been great to be able to share some of what we learned with my team at Ocado Technology, which is that way by choice.

I love that my current team has been set up to solve a problem, not complete a project – it's not easy, because the problem we've been given is a difficult one and we don't always agree on the best approach, but we all know where we're going. If we occasionally argue about how to get there, it's because we really care about getting this right, and also because we probably need more data.  

We use a lot of techniques to gather information about how customers are using, or would like to use, the site, and that keeps us on track.


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Meet Isabel Richards
Software Engineer

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Meet Isabel Richards
Software Engineer

I chose Ocado Technology because I was surprised and delighted by how the company was thinking ahead about technology rather than sticking to what consumers expected of a grocer. It struck me as an opportunity to discover new technology while tackling the challenges people experience every day in sourcing good food for their families.

Working here uses lots of parts of my brain: a technical part to understand how the software we are developing works; a business part to understand how our customers will use our tools and how we can adapt the software to serve them better; and a people part because big projects involve lots of teams that need to work together. My biggest challenge, having worked before in small companies, is the scale of all these components.

The first thing that struck me when starting to work at Ocado Technology was the diversity of people – on my first day I had lunch with five people of different nationalities! Within days of my start date the department held an innovation day and I was impressed by how keen my colleagues were to use their skills to improve the business and our working environment.

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Online food is not our bread and butter

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Online food is not our bread and butter

26.08.2014

ComputerworldUK meets Ocado CTO Paul Clarke to find out why the company believes it is a tech company, not a retailer, at heart.

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A short film about working at Ocado Technology by some of our Department Heads

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A short film about working at Ocado Technology by some of our Department Heads

Anne Marie Neatham

Computer Weekly blog: Anne Marie Neatham on encouraging youngsters to think of themselves as technologists

Anne Marie Neatham

Computer Weekly blog: Anne Marie Neatham on encouraging youngsters to think of themselves as technologists

12.12.2013

Coding club initiatives such as Codecademy, Decoded and Coding Dojos have been springing up, encouraging youngsters to think of themselves as technologists. This links with the recent announcement that from September 2014, coding will be taught in UK schools to children as young as five. Teaching coding as early as possible will make it part of everyday life and give kids the confidence to pursue careers in technology. That's why Ocado is a partner in Computing At School, a working group which promotes the teaching of computer science at school, Ocado is taking an active role in coding's introduction to the curriculum.

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Ocado Technology Clean Sweep Recruitment Day

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Ocado Technology Clean Sweep Recruitment Day

19.11.2013

Using clean advertising, our Ocado Technology team targeted several companies in London. Offering people the opportunity to talk to current Ocado employees about working for our Technology division.

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Ocado Delivers Your Groceries with Automation... and the help of Google technology

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Ocado Delivers Your Groceries with Automation... and the help of Google technology

06.06.2013

Our customers shop online using our award winning webshop or mobile apps and then their orders are picked and packed in one of our huge automated warehouses, the largest of their kind in the world; hours later, our vans deliver to their kitchens in one hour delivery slots. Google Enterprise solutions are playing a major, and expanding, role in helping us run such a time critical 24/7 operation across multiple sites.

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Ocado expands public cloud use with Google Compute Engine

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Ocado expands public cloud use with Google Compute Engine

01.07.2013

Ocado has expanded its relationship with Google to use Compute Engine for its warehouse robotics applications, as the retail delivery and logistics outfit seeks to move more of its production processes into the public cloud. Ocado has been a Google customer for a number of years and is one of the only IT vendors that the company deals with directly.

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Paul Clarke, Director of Technology, Ocado

Computer Weekly interview: Paul Clarke, Director of Technology, Ocado

Paul Clarke, Director of Technology, Ocado

Computer Weekly interview: Paul Clarke, Director of Technology, Ocado

28.06.2013

Paul Clarke is responsible for technology strategy at online grocer Ocado, where IT is used in every aspect of the business. Clarke, who has been Ocado's Director of Technology since 2012, says of the business: "We see ourselves internally as a technology company that does retail." His job title is not CIO or IT director, but Director of Technology. And it is technology that differentiates the Ocado business. "We write all of it in-house, which is very unusual. There is no part of the business that does not have streams of IT development going on," he says.

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Paul Clarke

CIO Spotlight: Paul Clarke, director of technology, Ocado

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CIO Spotlight: Paul Clarke, director of technology, Ocado

20.03.2014

From buying computers in the very early days of PCs to founding his own tech start-up and taking on various big IT director posts, Paul Clarke has always been at the cusp of new technology. Not many people know what they want to do for a career when they're a kid. If they do astronaugh or professional footballer are often short-lived ambitions. Paul Clarke, howvever, was certain that computing was for him.

Not many people know what they want to do for a career when they’re a kid. If they do, astronaut or professional footballer are often short-lived ambitions.

Paul Clarke, however, was certain that computing was for him.

- See more at: http://www.information-age.com/it-management/skills-training-and-leadership/123457819/cio-spotlight-paul-clarke-director-technology-ocado#sthash.lQANnlti.dpuf

Not many people know what they want to do for a career when they’re a kid. If they do, astronaut or professional footballer are often short-lived ambitions.

Paul Clarke, however, was certain that computing was for him.

- See more at: http://www.information-age.com/it-management/skills-training-and-leadership/123457819/cio-spotlight-paul-clarke-director-technology-ocado#sthash.lQANnlti.dpuf

Not many people know what they want to do for a career when they’re a kid. If they do, astronaut or professional footballer are often short-lived ambitions.

Paul Clarke, however, was certain that computing was for him.

- See more at: http://www.information-age.com/it-management/skills-training-and-leadership/123457819/cio-spotlight-paul-clarke-director-technology-ocado#sthash.lQANnlti.dpuf

Not many people know what they want to do for a career when they’re a kid. If they do, astronaut or professional footballer are often short-lived ambitions.

Paul Clarke, however, was certain that computing was for him.

- See more at: http://www.information-age.com/it-management/skills-training-and-leadership/123457819/cio-spotlight-paul-clarke-director-technology-ocado#sthash.lQANnlti.dpuf

Not many people know what they want to do for a career when they’re a kid. If they do, astronaut or professional footballer are often short-lived ambitions.

Paul Clarke, however, was certain that computing was for him.

- See more at: http://www.information-age.com/it-management/skills-training-and-leadership/123457819/cio-spotlight-paul-clarke-director-technology-ocado#sthash.lQANnlti.dpuf

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Not many people know what they want to do for a career when they’re a kid. If they do, astronaut or professional footballer are often short-lived ambitions.

Paul Clarke, however, was certain that computing was for him.

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From buying computers in the very early days of PCs to founding his own tech start-up and taking on various big IT director posts, Paul Clarke has always been at the cusp of new technology - See more at: http://www.information-age.com/it-management/skills-training-and-leadership/123457819/cio-spotlight-paul-clarke-director-technology-ocado#sthash.lQANnlti.dpuf
From buying computers in the very early days of PCs to founding his own tech start-up and taking on various big IT director posts, Paul Clarke has always been at the cusp of new technology - See more at: http://www.information-age.com/it-management/skills-training-and-leadership/123457819/cio-spotlight-paul-clarke-director-technology-ocado#sthash.lQANnlti.dpuf
From buying computers in the very early days of PCs to founding his own tech start-up and taking on various big IT director posts, Paul Clarke has always been at the cusp of new technology - See more at: http://www.information-age.com/it-management/skills-training-and-leadership/123457819/cio-spotlight-paul-clarke-director-technology-ocado#sthash.lQANnlti.dpuf
From buying computers in the very early days of PCs to founding his own tech start-up and taking on various big IT director posts, Paul Clarke has always been at the cusp of new technology - See more at: http://www.information-age.com/it-management/skills-training-and-leadership/123457819/cio-spotlight-paul-clarke-director-technology-ocado#sthash.lQANnlti.dpuf
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Ocado to port its platform to the cloud as part of global expansion plan

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Ocado to port its platform to the cloud as part of global expansion plan

08.04.2014

Ocado, the online grocery retailer, is porting its software platform to the cloud as it gears up for the next stage of its expansion.

The move forms part of the company's strategy to both offer its software and know-how under Ocado Technology, as well as preparing the company for possible overseas expansion.

"We have been shipping groceries for nearly 12 years," said Ocado Technology technical director Paul Clarke. "The cloud wasn't around then, but it offers many exciting possibilities in terms of hosting our systems."

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Paul Clarke on the Internet of Things in retail

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Paul Clarke on the Internet of Things in retail

03.02.2015

Paul Clarke spoke to Future Thinking about how M2M and IOT help us to run efficiently, and their potential for the future.

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Wired UK, Why a supermarket might be building the world's most exciting robot

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Wired UK, Why a supermarket might be building the world's most exciting robot

10.06.2015

An ambitious robotics project that combines artificial intelligence, machine learning and advanced sensors to understand and assist humans in real time could be truly "revolutionary", according to the team working on it. The SecondHands humanoid, being developed for online supermarket Ocado, could soon be helping factory engineers fix mechanical faults and even learn on the job.

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Disrupter technology keeps Ocado ahead of the game

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Disrupter technology keeps Ocado ahead of the game

02.11.2015

Paul Clarke, director of technology at Ocado, the UK-­based online grocer, says he sees himself not only as the company’s IT boss, but also as the head of a high-­tech group that just happens to work under the auspices its parent company.

That’s what it takes, he argues, to be disruptive ­and stay that way in the cut­-throat business of grocery retailing.

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