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24 hours later: Ocado Technology reports from the GreatUniHack

24 hours later: Ocado Technology reports from the GreatUniHack

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For many cutting edge technology companies looking for fresh talent, hackathons are a great place to get an insight into what the future of the industry holds. The GreatUniHack is a large scale, 24-hour  event hosted and organised annually by HackSoc, a group of computer science enthusiasts from the University of Manchester. As sponsors of […]

How big consumer brands can attract engineering talent

How big consumer brands can attract engineering talent

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Listen to more of Matt’s thoughts on effective recruitment in the tech sector on the latest Behind the Headlines podcast. Everything is tech. Tech is everything. I’ve been at Ocado for 15 years. We’re a retailer and a technology company. The two go hand-in-hand, although it’s safe to say that perceptions of our business are […]

How we recruited our own manager

How we recruited our own manager

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When we kicked off our Wrocław office we had only around 20 people, almost all developers, plus the head of the office. One day, the head came to us saying the office needed a development manager. Someone to help run the organisation, move us in the right directions, overcome obstacles, and inspire people. He asked […]

Why we’ve just opened our first Bulgarian office

Why we’ve just opened our first Bulgarian office

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Ocado Technology employs over 650 software engineers in the UK and Poland. We are intending to continue to grow that number significantly in both Poland and the UK in 2016. Our need for talented software developers is driven, in part, by our ambitious project to rewrite, from scratch, our end-to-end software platform to run in […]

What my parents think I do – an experiment in recruitment

What my parents think I do – an experiment in recruitment

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What would you say to a video from our employees about why they love their job? Something like, ‘well, they have to say that’ probably. We wanted to show off why our employees are so special and what they love about their jobs – i.e why you should want to work with them – in […]

Why you should work in… Algorithm Development

Why you should work in… Algorithm Development

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My team researches, implements and analyses new automation mechanisms. We sit within the Simulation and Visualisation area and our focus is mainly on the company’s huge CFCs (Customer Fulfilment Centres – warehouses). Essentially, we create simulations that we then use as sandboxes to test out different control algorithms. This could be anything from really innovative […]

Why you should work in… Simulation Research

Why you should work in… Simulation Research

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My team builds simulations of physical systems. Our work falls into 3 categories: experimental, tactical, and operational. At the experimental end, we build simulations and design tools for new technologies and warehouse layouts, along with prototype control algorithms. Tactically, we try out proposed changes to our warehouse topologies in silico and perform ROI analysis. We […]

Work experience at Ocado – the inside view

Work experience at Ocado – the inside view

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New to tech? You’ve heard the experiences of our interns and apprentices before on this blog. Now for someone who hasn’t even started his career yet. Secondary school student, Tiger, did his work experience here recently. In a Q&A with Tiger and one of his mentors, Diego, we found out what it was like and […]

No degree? No problem. Meet our award-winning apprentice.

No degree? No problem. Meet our award-winning apprentice.

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Getting a head start in technology can be hard work if you haven’t followed the traditional uni route, but it’s far from impossible. We interviewed Ocado Technology apprentice Ryan Scales to see how and why he did things differently. As winner of Apprentice of the Year, he should know a thing or two… Q You […]

My journey from intern to engineer at Ocado Technology

My journey from intern to engineer at Ocado Technology

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A little bit of background about myself: I’m Ryan and I’m a graduate fresh from Imperial College London. This is the story of how I moved from intern to full-time at Ocado Technology. If you’re looking for placements or first jobs, I hope you’ll find it useful. The preparation and interviews I came across Ocado […]

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