Software Engineer - Robotic Simulation

Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
11 Jul 2018
10 Aug 2018
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Closing date

31 Aug 2018


40 hours per week

Contract type



Welwyn Garden City (Remus)


At the heart of Ocado Technology’s transformative new warehouse automation technology is a semi-autonomous, self-guided vehicle. We call them bots and they are critical to our mission. Uptime, reliability and performance are everything.

Our embedded software platform has to control this powerful vehicle with millimetre precision. It has to monitor a range of sensors for diagnostics, predictive maintenance and safety. It has to talk over our world-leading wireless solution. The Ocado Smart Platform drives the need for a very smart bot and it will continue to do so for many years to come.

This software engineering role sits within our Robotics and Autonomous Systems department. Our teams follow an organic structure and focus on working together to improve the bots that are key to the companies future plans,  which means you will be helping the team solve the current problems on the roadmap. Nonetheless, this role focuses on simulating our robotic hardware. So what does that mean? Well…

What you’ll be doing:

  • Develop Java simulations of unique robotic hardware
  • Integrate multiple applications into an automated test facility running in the cloud
  • Work closely with the real bots, analysing their behaviour

What we’re looking for:

  • Strong software engineering skills (preferably Java)
  • Passionate about robotics or embedded systems

Technologies you will be using:

  • Java 8, C
  • Git, IntellIJ
  • Gitlab, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform

What we can offer you:

Within our flexible work environment we can offer technically stretching work, a competitive salary and share schemes. Benefits include a generous pension scheme, interest-free season ticket loan, free shuttle bus from Hatfield train station and, of course, healthy Ocado staff discounts (and free delivery) across our Webshops including GroceriesFetchSizzle and Fabled.

We also have Friday socials on the first Friday of every month, sports clubs such as badminton, running and table tennis (and much more), 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.

Click to find out more about Ocado Technology and our recruitment process.

Please note that due to the high volume of applications we will be in contact with shortlisted candidates only. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. 

Due to the energising nature of Ocado's business, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Ocado is an equal opportunity employer.

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