Team Lead - Data Engineering

  • Ocado
  • Ocado Head Office, Hatfield, UK
  • 29/12/2018
Full time Data Science Data Engineering Data Analytics Big Data Data Management Statistics Software Engineering

Job Description

Ocado Technology is the in-house technology division of over 1,000 software developers, engineers, researchers and scientists that use the latest in AI, robotics, cloud services, big data, and mobile technologies. We brainstorm, design, architect, innovate, experiment, build and maintain the systems that power, the world's largest online-only grocer, and Morrisons, the UK’s fourth largest supermarket chain.

Who are we?

We are Data Engineering team, working on migrating Ocado’s data portfolio onto the next generation data platform built around the latest Google Big Data and Cloud technologies. The new data platform will enable Ocado to become a truly data-driven organisation with insight derived from world class reporting and analytics.

We are looking for a Team Lead to join our team as we continue the development of our cutting edge cloud-based data platform and the migration from our current on-prem data warehouse. 

What we'd like you to do

  • Lead the team to produce well engineered and tested software solutions.
  • Facilitate the continuous improvement of your team.
  • Take an active role in championing positive development practices such as continuous delivery.
  • Take line management responsibility for the members of your team. Typically we have agile teams of 4-7 people.
  • Mentor/coach team members and assist with recruiting the right people as we build the team. 
  • Run regular 1:1s with all members of your team.
  • Ensure that common development standards and policies are followed.

Your essential characteristics:

  • Experience leading a small team of Software or Data Engineers.
  • Passionate about coaching and developing individuals.
  • Enjoy creating real business value, be it improving user experience or driving up operational efficiency. You know that to achieve this you’ll need to cultivate a team environment which is innovative, motivational, highly-productive and setup for fast change.
  • Foster collaboration within and between teams
  • Have a strong Software Engineering or Data Engineering background..
  • You thrive on honesty and are willing to share your success and failure in an effort to learn from it.
  • A love of using data to deliver business insight and value
  • A mindset for trying, failing fast, learning and succeeding

Our key technologies:

  • Google Cloud - BigQuery, App Engine
  • Java (Java EE)
  • SQL
  • AWS Kinesis
  • Git/Gitlab

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 other 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.