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Java Software Engineer - Supply Chain Simulation - London

Job Title: Java Software Engineer - Supply Chain Simulation - London
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Welwyn Garden City
Salary: Not Specified
Reference: WRT-2021-02-19-E8D9E037499D
Job Published: March 06, 2021 11:54

Job Description

Job Description

We're keen to find individuals happy to wear a number of different hats:

  • Inventor: Being part of the creative process that drives new concepts and innovations.

  • Developer: Creating simulations of real-world logistical systems, and building prototypes of the control algorithms that manage such systems.

  • Analyst: Generating, parsing, understanding & drilling into large datasets to discover insight that will inform business decisions and system design.

  • Researcher: Investigating how to optimise algorithms & business processes to improve the efficiency and profitability of the world's largest purely online grocery retailer.

    In short, there's scope to be seriously challenged, to make a significant impact upon OSP, and to be a part of a dynamic growing team, department and business.

    The London-based Supply Chain Simulation team will need to collaborate closely with other Simulation and production control algorithm teams in the UK & mainland Europe. Consequently good communication skills are essential, as is attention to detail and ability to explain and verify simulation results.

Candidate Description

Consequently Supply Chain Simulation is an exciting team, comprising software engineers and simulation analysts, one that provides a stimulating environment with a steady stream of interesting, challenging and stretching problems to solve. Creativity, invention, logic, lateral-thinking are just a few of the skills required., We're looking for software engineers who can contribute to the design, build and analysis of the model(s) and algorithms that constitute the Supply Chain simulation(s), who are motivated by the impact their work will have on many parts of a global business such as Ocado, and will fully embrace a collaborative, lateral-thinking, creative and cutting-edge development environment.,

  • BSc in Computer Science or a numerate degree

  • Solid skills in both Java (ideally Java 8+) and Python (. Pandas)

  • Strong analytical and statistical skills

  • Experience of working on significant-scale open-ended research-type projects and delivering high-value from such projects - either in commercial or academic environments.

  • An approach that is comfortable with ambiguity and uncertainty in project specification.

  • Knowledge of Maven and Gitlab/Gitlab CI

  • Experience and interest in algorithmic optimisation techniques

  • An open-minded approach to engaging with users of the Simulation outside of the team and within the wider business

    It would be great if you had some experience of …

  • Supply Chains

  • Simulations

  • Python numpy, scipy, scikit-learn experience.

  • Working with Jupyter notebooks

  • A relevant MSc or PhD

    However:the above list is not set in stone. If you enjoy:

  • Experimentation - learning fast through trying and failing

  • Problem solving through lateral thinking, risk-taking and creativity

  • Working collaboratively with others across to address difficult challenges, Please note: 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.

Employer Description

Ocado Technology is putting the world's retailers online using advanced artificial intelligence, robotics, big data, the cloud and IoT. We develop the innovative software and hardware systems that power the unique , a retail platform that is being implemented by retailers across the world from Europe to America, Asia and beyond. With everything from websites to highly automated warehouses that we design in-house, our employees are skilled specialists with expertise across a wide range of technologies, working on cutting-edge innovations that are shaping the future of our society.