Ocado Group is hiring a

Software Engineer - Pharos Team

Barcelona, Spain

Job Purpose

The main purpose of this job is to become a Devops inside the Engineering Productivity department at Ocado, under the Barcelona Observability area, in the  Pharos Team. 

Pharos Team’s main mission is to look after Observability practices for Monitoring and Alerting for the Ocado Technology Platform offered by Engineering Productivity and ensure the best tools and practices are used in the Observability of all the systems regardless of the stream or architecture or technological stack used, by providing unified tools or practices that will help increase systems observability and ultimately increase the overall quality of the production systems.

 

Role & Responsibilities

The role involves supporting and evolving the Monitoring and Alerting product suite and tooling as part of the OTP (Ocado Technology Platform) provided by EngProd (Engineering Productivity) department. 

Leading & Influencing:

  • Contribute towards technical decisions in your team.
  • Help set standards and ways of working in your team.
  • Support your team to deliver, contributing effectively to team continuous improvement.
  • Responsible for your personal delivery towards team goals, managing and prioritising your workload effectively.
  • Actively demonstrate the Ocado Technology Principles in the way you work. 

Design for Future

  • Contribute to technical discovery, sharing constructive ideas and critique.
  • Participate in design activities and capture learning effectively.
  • Design solutions with the Ocado Tech engineering principles in mind. 

Deliver for Today

  • Deliver business value that addresses today’s requirements, contributing to solving the related technical problems.
  • Participate in the full product delivery lifecycle.
  • Collaborate with, and review the work of others within your team.
  • Identify and seek to reduce waste in our ways of working. 
  • Extract, gather and present data on the operation of your Product. Use this data to support future design and delivery.

Execute with Quality

  • Familiarise yourself with the team’s domain and ways of working to adhere to and improve your team’s quality standards.
  • Research and recommend industry practices that could benefit your team’s delivery.
  • Implement and conduct testing in line with team standards.
  • Find and fix security vulnerabilities where appropriate.
  • Use and enhance diagnostics for your Product, in order to resolve faults.

Support

  • Deliver solutions to ongoing support queries.
  • Provide 1st and 2nd line product support.
  • Participate in out of hours support rota where agreed.

You may be asked to perform tasks as required by management deemed as a reasonable request. This job description is a summary of the typical functions of the role, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of possible role responsibilities, tasks and duties and is subject to review. The responsibilities, tasks and duties of the job holder might differ from those outlined in the job description and other duties, as assigned, might form part of the job. 

 

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Essential

  • Computer Science (or related subject) degree
  • Good spoken and written English
  • OOP and software design skills
  • Experience in Java
  • Passionate about developing high-quality enterprise software
  • Happy to take an active role in supporting the business needs
  • Passion and understanding of TDD and Clean Code
  • Experience working in a continuous delivery environment

Desirable

  • Knowledge of AWS/Cloud environments
  • Knowledge of containerisation technologies (Docker, Kubernetes, …)

 

What we can offer you

A relaxed, international, talented, creative and friendly environment, where we will provide you with the best tools to develop amazing stuff. We invest in our employees, ensuring we provide them with the best in-house and external training programs available. We also really encourage people to attend conferences and be involved in the local developer community.

  • Flexible working hours with short Fridays
  • Reduced hours in August
  • 25 days of holidays per year
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance (3x your salary)
  • Ticket Restaurant
  • Ticket Transport
  • Ticket Kindergarten
  • Gym membership discounts 
  • Fresh fruit, snacks, tea and coffee
  • Monthly social events
  • Table football, board games and Nintendo Switch
  • Tech Talks and internal trainings
  • Developer exchange programmes between centres
  • English and Spanish language courses

We are growing rapidly, making it a very exciting time to join, as we are building a brand new office in the [email protected] district. We are currently right next to Sants station, a central area of Barcelona. 

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Ocado 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 status.