UX Designer

  • Hatfield  
  • Company
    Start date
  • Closing date
    14 March 2020  
    Posted on
    14 February 2020  

“Ocado Technology, powering the future of retail through sustained disruptive technology innovation...”

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 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 world-class talent constantly moves the goal posts of what is possible to achieve through sustained technological disruption.

We champion a value-led culture to get our teams working at their very best and to help create a collaborative working environment 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 say about working for us.

What would I be doing?

You’ll join the team and Team Lead (Linkedin) evolve and inspire towards world leading user experience. Our work is not limited to interaction on screens; It compliments the unique physical conditions and bespoke hardware of the warehouse. Finally, you’ll be a champion of everything UX in the company, collaborating with Product Managers, Developers, Data analysts, Clients and other stakeholders of the importance of UX. Designing is the easy part, convincing is much harder. 

What does the team do:

You will be joining the OSP warehouse development team. Our warehouse are truly cutting edge: automated and system driven, able to fulfil customers orders accurately and effectively at large volume.  Together, we will be working on the next set of features that will bring the user experience to the next level, as well as improving the current capabilities of the product. You’ll be responsible for the work you produce and accountable for its impact on key KPIs.

With over 30 Uxers (and counting) in the company, there are plenty of opportunities to work with other designers and researchers on various projects and initiatives. We also run regular community meetings to showcase our work and learn from others. We are a very diverse group of people, coming from all horizons and with different perspectives. 

What we are looking for:

  • Good visual design skills. Every pixel matters.
  • Familiar with the rules of a design system, or eager to learn more about it.
  • Great problem-solving skills. We work on a very complex product.
  • Research skills, such as building personas, user testing and analysis, usability surveys… 
  • Strong team spirit and collaboration skills. We need a designer that can liaise with many stakeholders, keep the team informed of their progress and help others in their projects.
  • Able to take a project from the start and deliver it in a timely manner, exceeding expectations with innovative experiences and UIs.
  • Appreciate the value of data - how to gather it and make the most of it during the development phases.
  • HTML & CSS - basic understanding.  
  • An online portfolio, showing the breadth of your UX skills.
  • Fluent English is required.

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

We also have regular divisional socials, sports clubs 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. If you think you have what it takes to make a difference, please submit your application below.

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. 

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. 

Be bold, be unique, be brilliant, be you. We are looking for individuality and we value diversity above gender, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, age, disability or union participation. We are an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to treating all applicants and employees fairly and equally.

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