Data Scientist

London, Greater London, UK

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

Ocado Technology is putting the world’s retailers online using the cloud, robotics, AI, and IoT. We develop the innovative software and hardware systems that power Ocado.com, the world’s largest online-only grocery retailer as well as the global ‘Ocado Smart Platform’. With everything from websites to fully autonomous warehouses that we design in-house, our employees need to be specialists in a wide range of technologies to help drive our business.

 

What does the team do

The Supply Chain Data Science team develops the models that power Ocado Smart Platform’s Supply Chain. Using the latest machine learning techniques, we design, build and improve the models that enable Ocado and its partners to operate efficiently by minimizing food waste and maximizing the customer’s choice of products. We’re recruiting for talented new team members to deliver on this mission. 



What would I be doing?

As a Data Scientist in Supply Chain, you will work closely with the other data scientists in the team, as well as software engineers and product managers across the Supply Chain Division. Our responsibilities include:

  • Improving Ocado’s demand forecasting models and adapting them to new challenges and retailers
  • Maintaining production machine learning pipelines that produce millions of forecasts every day
  • Exploring new opportunities for data science across Supply Chain
  • Communicating results to internal and external stakeholders

What we are looking for

  • A postgraduate degree in machine learning / deep learning, or equivalent commercial experience
  • Strong programming skills in Python
  • Good knowledge of Tensorflow, Keras or similar deep learning frameworks, as well as other common machine learning toolkits (e.g. scikit-learn)
  • Experience in modelling time series or sequence data with neural networks

This would make you stand out from the crow

  • Google Cloud Platform
  • SQL
  • Natural Language Processing (non-english preferable)
  • Transfer learning
  • Probabilistic forecasting
  • Sequential decision making algorithms (optimisation, search, reinforcement learning)



About Ocado Technology

Ocado Technology is changing the way the world shops using advanced Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robotics, Big Data, Cloud and IoT. We develop the innovative software and hardware systems that power Ocado.com, as well as the unique ‘Ocado Smart Platform’ which is being implemented by ambitious retailers across the world from Europe to America, Asia and beyond. 

Find out more about how we are pioneering the future through serial technology innovation here

Our Values

We champion a value-led culture to get our teams working at their very best and to help create a collaborative working environment with inspiring projects that our people love. Core values of Trust, Autonomy, Craftsmanship, Collaboration and Learn Fast help drive our innovative culture.  But don’t just take our word for it, have a look at what our people are saying about us on Glassdoor



What we offer you

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;

  • Hybrid working patterns meaning part the working week can be spent remotely (details of this depend on your role/team)
  • 30 calendar days ‘working from anywhere’ policy 
  • 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
  • Opportunity to participate in Sharesave and Buy as You Earn share schemes
  • 15% discount on Ocado.com 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 also have regular divisional socials, sports clubs not to mention the Ocado Technology Academy for a packed schedule of courses, conferences and events. If you think you have what it takes to make a difference, please submit your application below.

 

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Be bold, be unique, be brilliant, be you. We are looking for individuality and we value diversity. We are an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to treating all applicants and employees fairly and equally. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive work environment. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application.

We are thrilled to welcome applicants from across the world. Whilst we are able to offer visa sponsorship, please note that we are only able to cover the company-specific costs. For all employment offers made for UK roles, it is expected that you will be based in the UK in commutable distance, ready for your first day of work, so please keep this in mind. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

Due to the energising nature of Ocado's business, vacancy close dates, when stated, are indicative and may be subject to change so please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. If you have applied and been rejected for this role in the last 6 months, or applied and been rejected for a role with a similar skill set, we will not re-evaluate you for this position. After 6 months, we will treat your application as a new one. All benefits information is subject to change and the terms of the individual arrangements.

 

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