Cloud Applications Engineer

at Ocado Group
Published March 1, 2023
Location Hatfield
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


"We are on a mission to transform the future of grocery retail through sustained technology innovation."

About us

''Our teams are putting the world's retailers online using the cloud, robotics, AI, and IoT. We provide services to partner clients globally via our innovative advanced robotics technology, known as the Ocado Smart Platform ("OSP"), this drives our highly automated, multi-million pound Customer Fulfilment Centres (CFCs). In our CFCs - together with the proprietary software applications - we operate a world-class online grocery business that automates the single pick of products, ready for your online delivery''.

The role is fully remote if you reside in one of the countries our development centres are located in i.e. UK, Spain, Poland or Bulgaria.

About the role

The Engineering Productivity department provides tooling and engineering practice frameworks to all software development teams in Ocado to improve

productivity and effectiveness.

As a member of the Alto Cloud Services team you will be building upon the managed services, APIs and expertise of Amazon Web Services. You will be working alongside development and infrastructure teams to design, deliver, automate and operate mechanisms which allow engineering teams to focus on their own-domain problems, to allow them to rapidly leverage the power of AWS services in an effective way and removing the barrier(s) to entry.

In the role you will

  • Write, test & deploy new API-driven features to facilitate automation
  • Analyse the state of our AWS-hosted resources across a portfolio of +50 accounts
  • Develop automated tests for existing processes & applications
  • Research & evaluate new AWS features as they are released
  • Stay current with security related Cloud Technologies, including emerging trends, best practices, commonly adopted security strategies, and popular security related third-party solutions.
  • Investigate & troubleshoot issues working alongside and on behalf of a wide range of engineering teams
  • Support production systems outside of standard working hours and participating in 24x7 on-call rota.

About you

We'd like to hear from you if you have...

  • Demonstrable experience of working on AWS
  • Understanding of Web Application architectures.
  • Web Application development
  • Demonstrable experience writing & testing Python code
  • Appreciation of security, reliability, scalability and availability requirements.
  • An appreciation for DevOps mindset (communication, collaboration, integration &automation).
  • Experience & knowledge of common build tools, repositories and CD/CI tooling.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Bonus points if you have...

  • Hands-on experience with any of the following AWS services: RDS, API Gateway, Elasticache, IAM, Lambda, CloudFormation
  • Experience with a Python framework like Django or Flask
  • Have worked designing, building and supporting REST APIs.

What do I get in return?

Our employee benefits are designed for you, we care about people and we've ensured we have a wealth of benefits that focus on your well-being. We regularly review our benefits to ensure we are supporting our employees appropriately. Currently, we offer technically stretching work, a competitive salary and;

  • Remote working if you reside in one of the countries our development centres are located in i.e. UK, Spain, Poland or Bulgaria.
  • 30 days 'working from anywhere' policy
  • Equity Plan (10-15% of salary) for eligible roles and levels
  • Wellbeing support through Apps such as Unmind and an Employee Assistance Programme
  • 25 days annual leave, rising to 27 days after 5 years service (plus optional holiday purchase)
  • Pension scheme (various options available including employer contribution matching up to 7%)
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • 22 weeks paid maternity leave and 6 weeks paid paternity leave (once relevant service requirements complete)
  • Train Ticket loan (interest-free)
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Free shuttle bus to and from Hatfield Train Station to the Hatfield offices
  • Opportunity to participate in Sharesave and Buy as You Earn share schemes
  • 15% discount on and free delivery for all employees
  • Income Protection (can be up to 50% of salary for 3 years) and Life Assurance (3 x annual salary)

We're in it together, we are proud of what we do, we can be even better

We welcome applicants from across the world. If your employment is subject to sponsorship under the UK points-based immigration system, Ocado Group will only pay for the cost of a Certificate of
Sponsorship for you, including the Immigration Skills Charge (ISC) if applicable. You will be responsible for the cost of your own visa application and the Immigration Healthcare Surcharge (IHS).

Ocado Group is an equal opportunities employer and as such makes 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

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