Ocado Seeks 100 Techies to Support Growth

Kirsty Styles

OcadoOcado has announced that it will be creating 1,000 new jobs, with 10 per cent of those focused on in-house technology capabilities.

Best known as one of the world's largest online-only supermarkets, Ocado has built an incredible tech infractructure to enable it to automatically pack and deliver your shopping in strict one-hour time slots.

The company builds all of its tech tools in-house and is committed to agile software development - build quickly, test, then iterate. Current innovations in use at Ocado include delivery route optimisation, vehicle tracking, in-warehouse 3D vision systems and even gaming technologies.

Roles now available include UX designers across mobile and desktop, product managers for its mobile apps and wireless engineers to look after its automated warehouse. The company also looks to be pushing web app development over native apps, with roles on offer for including Java software engineers for web.

Founded in 2000, the company is now worth more than £2.5bn and is seeking to expand in the UK, as well as internationally.