Software Engineer II
Job title
Software Engineer II
Business Stream:
Ocado Technology

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Job purpose

To work on designated software development projects, with an emphasis on writing robust, effective code, and developing, maintaining, deploying and supporting high-quality software systems. To take an active role in supporting business needs and meeting organisational objectives, as part of the Ocado Technology team.

Ocado Technology is responsible for the design and development of almost all the software that runs our business. The team solves challenging problems through the application of creative software systems and regularly takes on large complex software development projects.


Roles & Responsibilities

  • Participate effectively in all aspects of software development process including:
    • Software construction (coding)
    • Requirements analysis
    • Software and data design
    • Development and execution of application tests including unit, integration, system, regression and performance
    • Deployment of production ready code
    • Investigation and resolution of production issues
    • Performance tuning
    • Maintenance and support of existing systems
    • Code review and change control
    • Ad hoc reporting and analysis
    • Research, development & optimisation
  • Support production systems as required
  • Attend regular meetings to report on progress and share ideas
  • Reporting and management upwards to Team Leader and technology management so they are well informed of the work currently in development
  • Actively contribute to the process of continual improvement, with regard to self, team and systems
  • Ensure that all software developed satisfies all business requirements as specified and adheres to all development standards, policies and procedures. In particular, that all code is developed in line with Ocado security best practice guidelines
  • Be prepared to work on different projects and/or rotate through teams according to business needs and/or agreed development objectives



  • Java (J2SE, J2EE)
  • Spring, Guice
  • WebServices, Akka, JMS



  • Scala



  • AngularJS, BackboneJS, Bootstrap, HTML5, JavaScript, JSP, Struts/Spring, GWT



  • Python, Unix Shell



  • SQL: Oracle, ProgresSQL
  • NoSQL: DynamoDB, Cassandra, Google Cloud Datastore



  • Apache Tomcat, Oracle Glassfish, Active MQ
  • Docker



  • IntelliJ, Eclipse
  • Git, Mercurial
  • Jenkins, Go
  • Jira, Cruicible



  • Amazon Web Services
  • Google App Engine
  • Apache Hadoop



  • Degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology or similar technical degree
  • Demonstrable Java programming ability with in-depth understanding of underpinning techniques
  • Experience in the full Software Development life-cycle from design to deployment
  • Understanding of databases



  • Knowledge of SCRUM or other Agile methodologies
  • Proven ability of tackling challenging projects
  • Masters or other postgraduate qualification in Computer Science, Software Engineering or equivalent.



  • Technical Excellence: demonstrates intellectual rigour, possesses relevant abilities & is able to pick up new skills quickly
  • Innovation & Problem Solving: able to solve complex problems, participates in continuous improvement, adapts the ideas of others
  • Productivity, Drive & Achievement: proactive approach, gets things done, demonstrates accountability & ownership, prioritises own workload
  • Business awareness: ability to apply learned skills, awareness beyond immediate area/role
  • Adaptability: working under pressure, flexible, positive & focused during times of change
  • Communication & Impact: strong verbal and written communication in English and Polish. Robust interaction with internal clients
  • Teamwork: works well with others & actively contributes towards team objectives



  • Permanent Contract
  • Multi Sport Card
  • Medical Insurance
  • Life assurance
  • Lunch Vouchers
  • Training and Development opportunities


Equal opportunity employer

Ocado are an equal opportunities employer and as such make every effort to ensure that all potential employees are treated fairly and equally, regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, age, disability or union membership status.

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