Bots swarm-picking 50 grocery items in 5 minutes. Getting food from suppliers and out to customers in under five hours. Total waste levels of just 0.038%. Hannah Gibson, Director of Product Management explains why #OSP is the future of online grocery.
By combining next-generation automation and robotics with artificial intelligence, machine learning, IoT, big data and digital twins, we have changed the way the world shops for groceries. Forever. This is the Ocado Smart Platform – our end-to-end suite of flexible fulfilment solutions to the complexities of operating online grocery. OSP has been selected by the world's most ambitious retailers to leapfrog their competition and monetise on the shift to the online channel in grocery. We're building these cutting-edge warehouses in almost every continent – and we're hiring Software Engineers, Data Scientists, Product Managers and more to join our mission. Find out more and apply here: https://www.ocadogroup.com/careers/technology
From Ocado Technology intern to CEO, we couldn't agree more with Business Insider that James Matthews is transforming the online grocery business. "The ingredients for transforming an industry are cutting-edge technology plus curious, talented people. My job as a leader is to work every day to get the best out of these ingredients. I'm incredibly proud of what we've been able to achieve so far and I know that our shared vision for the future will take us even further."
All of our colleagues enjoy solving the unique complexities online grocery presents. Another special part of our culture is the collective desire to share learning and expertise, raising the bar for innovation. Leo, a Software Engineer at our Barcelona office, explains, "I feel very honoured to have mentored several of my colleagues in the customer systems area and to be one of the team points of contact."
Voting for the Computer Weekly Most Influential Woman in UK Tech award closes tomorrow ? a perfect opportunity to support and highlight the UK's female technology leaders and role models. We're backing our very own Anne Marie Neatham, Commercial Director for the Office of the CTO. Who will you vote for? #WomenInTech #WomenInSTEM
When you're leveraging the latest technology to push the boundaries of grocery eCommerce, you're constantly learning and evolving. Analysing data and continual feedback loops are essential for driving change. As Team Lead Nikolay says; "What I most enjoy is that the company is constantly pushing the boundaries and adapting – this leads to new and exciting challenges. This pushes me out of my comfort zone. I learn a lot literally every week both from a technical and leadership perspective. I really enjoy the opportunity to learn and grow while doing my everyday job."
We use wireless technology to communicate with thousands of bots picking millions of groceries each week. Our wireless team have full responsibility for our bot communication technology. Bespoke 4G LTE networks in the unlicensed spectrum facilitate communication 10 times a second, with Every. Single. Bot. This dynamic technology is the "walkie-talkie" helping us orchestrate our vast bot swarm in its intricate dance across the grid, picking groceries for hundreds of thousands of customers. We're growing – fast – and we need more wireless engineers to help create and maintain these proprietary networks. Are you ready to change the way the world shops? Apply now: https://bit.ly/3gDgxFJ
When thousands of products are on promotion, how do you ensure customers see relevant offers – the ones they’re most likely to want to purchase? Martyna from our Data Science team, developed an innovative approach to solve the problem of online personalisation. She combined reinforcement learning with gradient boosting to create a machine learning model that increased customer purchases by more than 50%. Learn how in our latest blog post.
We are delighted to be recruiting for 500 new technology jobs following Ocado’s recent £1bn funding round. The majority of the roles are for software engineers and product managers. The online grocery market has grown the same amount in the last 3 months as it had in the previous twenty years, and adoption of our platform, OSP, is accelerating too. We build everything in-house: from personalised webshops to simulations for demand forecasting, delivery routing and even orchestrating our bots which pick customer grocery orders. We think of ourselves as a 20-year-old startup - we’re constantly innovating and have an internal culture that supports that mindset. Our engineers work on some of the most exciting challenges at the intersection of software and robotic hardware, which are truly making a difference to people’s everyday lives. There are huge opportunities to really change the way the world shops. Sound interesting? Check out our jobs.
We were the first to identify that the future of food lies online – and that delivering groceries sustainably, scalably and profitably takes huge amounts of automation and technology. We’ve spent 20 years developing the most advanced grocery eCommerce solution for the world’s most ambitious retailers; the result of all that groundwork is that our business model was ready for the digital stress-test the pandemic placed on retailers. Our UK retail partners delivered 40% more groceries in the first three months of lockdown, and as a business, we saw 20 years of growth in just 12 weeks.