Senior Data Scientist

Insight · Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Department Insight
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

We are Ocado Retail, the UK’s only dedicated online supermarket. We were built to deliver first-class service centred entirely around our customers’ changing needs.

For the past 19 years, we have been changing the way people shop for groceries. We make shopping liberating: quicker, easier, more convenient, and with more choice. An astonishing 9 out of 10 customers would recommend our service to a friend. That’s why, in one of the most unforgiving retail sectors in the world, we continue to outgrow the market.

We recently announced the creation of a new company, jointly owned by Marks & Spencer Group and Ocado Group, that will be responsible for and its future.

It’s a momentous time, and we’re looking for commercial, smart thinkers with extraordinary drive, passion, curiosity and guts to join us for the next step of our remarkable journey.

What will you do?

As a Senior Data Scientist, you will work closely with the team lead and senior management to identify, scope, and prioritise projects, plan and manage those 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.


As part of the Insight Team you will enjoy working with one of the richest data sets in the industry and the ability to see your insights turned into real solutions on a regular basis. You will work on projects in all the areas touched by data science, 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. 


What we would like you to know:

  • A strong academic record including a postgraduate degree in mathematics, statistics, or the sciences from a top-ranked university.

  • Demonstrated computer programming ability including fluency in two or more of Python, Java (or equivalent), and SQL.

  • Experience conducting analysis on large data sets and providing rigorous interpretations of the results.

  • The ability to model complex problems mathematically and/or computationally, and appropriately apply results obtained using those models.

  • A solid understanding of key statistical concepts.

  • Machine learning experience.


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

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

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

  • Common machine learning toolkits (e.g. scikit-learn)

  • Deep learning frameworks (e.g. TensorFlow, Theano, Torch...)


What we can offer you

At Ocado, we value our employees and want to ensure you are rewarded for your contribution through competitive salaries and fantastic benefits.


  • 26 Days of holiday  (with the option to purchase additional days)

  • Private Medical insurance 

  • Income Protection & Life Assurance

  • Enhanced Pension Scheme (with 7% matching)

  • 15% Ocado discount and 20% Marks and Spencer discount

  • Reward Gateway - The hub for restaurant and gym discounts 

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