DevOps Engineer

Ocado Technology
We’re putting the world’s retailers online using the cloud, robotics, AI, and IoT

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We are the world’s largest dedicated online grocery retailer with over 580,000 active customers shopping with us today. Our objective is to provide our customers with the best shopping experience in terms of service, range and price, which builds a strong business and delivers long term value for our shareholders.

We use Java to deliver our projects, AWS for all our deployments and GCP for data and Machine Learning. We embrace Agile development techniques, running our projects on Scrum or Kanban. Alongside the ownership and ongoing development of all new functionality, there is a particular focus on performance, scalability and maintainability.

We pride ourselves on the following core values: Trust, Collaboration, Autonomy, Learn Fast & Craftsmanship.

Right now we are looking for a DevOps Engineer to join our tech team based in Barcelona.

The main purpose of this job is to become the first hands-on DevOps part of the Pharos Team and help the team achieve the DevOps and Infrastructure duties already planned. Pharos Team’s main mission is to look after Observability (Alerting, Monitoring, Logging, Tracing) across the organisation. They also need to ensure the best tools and practices are met in the development standards and architecture 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.

This role involves implementing a DevOps etiquette inside the team by applying known principles and practices already standardised and create automation of activities that will increase the speed of development inside the organisation.

Also, it is expected to work with internal and external tools and look after their instances. You will have to work closely with the teams to understand the needs and be able to identify improvements and missing pieces where you can contribute. It requires a close working relationship with both internal customers and development teams. You must be able to find the right balance of doing yourself, delegate to the team, or collaborate.

As a DevOps Engineer at Ocado you will be responsible for:

  • Cloud Engineering activities mainly on AWS and GCP
  • Applied DevOps Principles and Practices 
  • Continuous Delivery practices across multiple projects
  • Infrastructure and Environments Deployment Architecture
  • Automation of everything that can be automated
  • Evaluate and install different tools or systems as managed services or individual instances
  • Building strong relationships with users (developers), your team
  • Developing a deep understanding of different solutions or tools in the market related to our mission
  • Facilitating an agile software development process wherever required
  • Product backlog management, including defining user stories and prioritisation
  • Understand the business value and prioritise accordingly
  • Maintaining the development teams focus on delivering value, balancing multiple streams of requirements so that they can concentrate on what they do best
  • Identify when to develop, when to document and when to buy

And finally, the typical outcome of your work will be:

  • Happy customers
  • High performant tools that are helping the customers and improve their experience
  • Fast and resilient deployment pipelines
  • Automation scripts and routines
  • Stable SIT and Production Environments
  • Properly managed services in the cloud
  • Happy development teams
  • Documents

Main requirements

  • Proficient in at least one known public cloud provider
  • Excellent understanding of Microservices Architectures 
  • Very good experience with different alerting, monitoring, logging or tracing tools and practices
  • Very good knowledge of Continuous Integration and Deployment 
  • Very good *nix operating system skills
  • Good knowledge in coding or scripting in a common programming or scripting language
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Some experience with alerting and monitoring tools
  • Interest in business value

Nice to have

  • Excellent Knowledge of AWS is a big plus
  • Very Good Knowledge of Gitlab CI is a big plus
  • Excellent Knowledge of Kubernetes is a plus
  • Excellent Knowledge of New Relic and/or Prometheus is a plus
  • Very Good Knowledge of Java and/or JVM is a plus
  • Good Knowledge of Spring Framework is a plus
  • Good Knowledge of Python is a plus


  • 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
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Ticket Restaurant
  • Ticket Transport
  • Ticket Kindergarten
  • GymForLess
  • Free 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 centers
  • English and Spanish language courses
  • We are right next to Sants station, a central area of Barcelona
  • We are growing rapidly making it a very exciting time to join!

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