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Engineering Team Leader - Perception Robotics

Job Title: Engineering Team Leader - Perception Robotics
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Welwyn Garden City
Salary: Not Specified
Reference: WRT-2021-02-19-1A317C057C8A
Job Published: March 02, 2021 11:54

Job Description

Job Description

The Perception Robotics department aims to automate physical processes that require sensing and judgement through the use of robotics and machine vision.

Currently, our focus is on robotic pick - using sensors and robotic arms to pick customers' orders. This is already live in our Erith CFC, but there is still much work to be done to streamline and harden the system for widespread deployment across all sites, to optimise the throughput of the system, and to enhance the system's functionality . so it can pick a wider product range.

Additionally, we will take on new missions, such as using what we have learnt from robotic pick to create robotic decant, and developing advanced guidance for AGVs to move pallets of stock and completed orders.

The Team Leader for one of the new Welwyn Perception Robotics team is a new role, with significant opportunities to grow a high functioning team. Your role will be:

  • To grow, develop and lead a new Welwyn Perception Robotics team - building a great team to deliver great products.

  • To drive the delivery of best-in-class robotic solutions to CFC problems.

  • To collaborate with other teams and stakeholders to build an effective organization.

  • Additionally, Team Leaders work with their development centre leadership to build a great place to work (contributing to processes like recruitment, branding, induction etc.)

    What we look for…

  • Leadership

  • Helping the team deliver to their expected standards and live the behavioural standards of Ocado Technology

  • Assisting management and the team in top down and bottom up communication, including strategic and tactical priorities

  • Maintaining and driving a pro-active and open communication channel between the stakeholders and the team

  • Work with the team and its stakeholders to create clear vision for the team and clear team responsibilities (team boundaries)

  • People and organisation

  • Ensuring that the team is appropriately skilled and trained

  • Fostering collaboration with other related teams and stakeholders

  • Fostering high motivation, happiness and morale in the team

  • Working to have team members in appropriate roles where they can do what they're best at

  • Working to have a team that is well balanced in terms of people in order to fulfil their mission(s)

  • Ensuring that people know what is expected of them and are given regular feedback about skills and behaviours

  • Taking responsibility for team culture and how it fits with the organisational culture

  • Recruitment and building the team, with an understanding of what skills are needed, team dynamic etc.

  • Effectiveness

  • Building awareness of business objectives and leading the team to achieve them

  • Managing issues that might impede team effectiveness . communication issues, behavioural issues, skill issues, process issues and technical issues

  • Coaching the team in how to make intelligent decisions around their function, technology and product/service

  • Use their own technical understanding in order to support teams

  • Efficiency

  • Ensuring that the team continuously works to improve

  • Work with the team to understand its development progress and capacity, and communicate this as necessary. Build trust and confidence through transparency.

  • Perception Robotics

  • Oversee the delivery of the Perception Robotics products.

  • Help to guide and validate our robotic solutions, making sure the right people are involved in the discussion.

Candidate Description

  • Software engineering experience

  • Leadership and people organisation skills

  • Robotics & computer vision experience

  • Automation experience

  • Agile experience

  • Focus on quality

  • Driven to learn and improve

  • Excellent communication skills

Employer Description

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