CDI at Ocado Technology (UK) : Operations Research Scientist

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Le 23/04/2019 par Moncef :

Job Title: Operations Research Scientist

Closing Date : 26 May 2019

Applications: please send a CV and a Cover Letter to: with reference DATA01



Ocado Technology is the technological arm of Ocado, the largest online-only grocery retailer in the world. Ocado employs a unique business model based on automated customer fulfilment centres. It has over half a million active shoppers and ships over 200,000 orders per week, delivering within one-hour time slots selected by customers.

Here at Ocado Technology we architect and build the ground-breaking, game-changing technology solutions that power Ocado and enable its success in the grocery retail market. An increasingly important part of this success is deriving value from the vast volumes of data generated by the business.

Who are Data Science?

The data science group at Ocado consists of 14 data scientists, 1 insight analyst and 2 software engineers across two teams at our head office in Hatfield, UK. It is responsible for designing cutting-edge machine learning and optimisation techniques to convert data into important business insights and efficient operations.

We work on machine learning and optimisation problems across Ocado’s business - from recommending products to customers on our website to demand forecasting and route optimisation. Our data is stored in Google BigQuery, we work primarily in Python and Java and use frameworks such as Spark and TensorFlow.

We are looking for an Operational Research Scientist to join the group.


What will you do?

As an Operational Research Scientist, you will work closely with the team lead and senior management to scope, plan and manage projects, support the hand-off of prototype systems and algorithms to operational Technology teams, and effectively communicate complex technical issues and findings to a range of technical and non-technical internal audiences.

You will work on projects across the business, dealing with real problems and having a real impact on the operational performance of the company. You will be given a high level of autonomy in how you approach these problems and will be encouraged to research and seek out innovative solutions.

Communication is key; you will be in constant contact with business stakeholders and will need to work with developers both within the team and in other technology teams to ensure that your solutions are properly productionised and can be supported.

What we would like you to know:

  • A strong academic record including a postgraduate degree in Computer Science, Operations Research, Mathematics or related disciplines from a top-ranked university.

  • Demonstrated computer programming ability including fluency in Java (or similar) and SQL.

  • Strong knowledge of computational complexity and combinatorial algorithms.

  • Experience in modeling and solving large combinatorial optimisation problems.

  • Experience with Constraint Programming using constraint solver software (e.g. IBM CPLEX, Gurobi)

  • Familiarity with linear and mixed integer programming.

We would also like to hear from you if you have:

Successfully conducted research of significant scope – an M.Phil. or PhD will be looked on favourably.

  • A solid understanding of key statistical concepts.

  • Familiarity with simulation modelling and tools.

  • Familiarity with machine learning techniques and technologies.

  • Cluster computing data processing frameworks (e.g. Spark).

What we can offer you

Within our flexible work environment, we can offer technically stretching work, a competitive salary and share schemes. Benefits include a generous pension scheme, interest-free season ticket loan, free shuttle bus from Hatfield train station and, of course, healthy Ocado staff discounts (and free delivery) across our Webshops including Groceries, Fetch, Sizzle and Fabled.

We also have Friday socials on the first Friday of every month, sports clubs such as badminton, running and table tennis (and much more), not to mention the Ocado Technology Academy for a packed schedule of courses, conferences and events such as discussion sessions, conference briefs and external guest speakers.

Click to find out more about Ocado Technology and our recruitment process.

Please note that due to the high volume of applications we will be in contact with shortlisted candidates only. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.  

Due to the energising nature of Ocado's business, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Ocado is an equal opportunity employer.


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