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Job Ref:  204547738
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  Hertfordshire
City:  Hatfield
Post Code:  DN7
10/10/2016 16:49
Ocado Technology is building a world class and highly innovative retail and fulfilment platform which makes heavy use of wireless technology. The Wireless department is focussed on building the communication systems, services and tools required to deliver business functionality to our global business partners. We are currently recruiting for a Team Leader of our existing Wireless team focusing on human-centric application within the Wireless group.

The Wireless team is already well established and has been delivering and supporting business critical systems for a number of years. We work with a wide variety of stakeholders from all parts of the business to design and deliver robust, resilient and highly scalable solutions. The successful candidate for this role will continue to drive these high standards forward, while collaborating closely with our sister team in the networking area to support the ongoing innovation of Ocado's logistics platform.

As a Team Leader you will have experience of working in fast paced and dynamic teams, co-operating closely with Product Owners in a highly collaborative environment. The team are delivering to the requirements of our stakeholders and the overall vision of the Infrastructure department.

This is a technical role, so will require proven experience, ideally within a large enterprise environment and the ability to both communicate, deliver and support the solutions being developed by the team. At the same time, the role will require you to develop and manage an autonomous and highly effective team, working with individual team members to develop their skills and with the team as a whole to define and develop the technical solutions they will be responsible for.

You will be working closely with other teams in the field of Logistics Development and Engineering to design warehouse automation solutions and provide input when solving wireless communication challenges, as well as more traditional Infrastructure teams, so some background in delivering and maintaining operational systems is a core requirement for this role.


- Sound understanding of RF principles such as antenna selection, propagation and channel characteristics
- Proven experience managing, mentoring and running a technically focussed team
- Thorough and in-depth understanding of the 802.11 WiFi protocol stack
- Demonstrable ability to utilise industry standard tools such as Airmagnet and Ekahau WiFi platforms
- Experience of enterprise wireless technologies e.g. Aruba or Cisco LWAPs
- Demonstrable troubleshooting expertise such as packet analysis, RF surveys, etc
- Ability to develop, document and communicate Low Level Design documentation
- Knowledge of the full TCP/IP stack and a higher view of all the connecting pieces (e.g. DHCP, DNS)
- Appreciation of security, reliability, scalability and availability requirements
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Commitment to supporting and maintaining solutions on an ongoing basis and provide last-line support for production systems


- Understanding of Aruba lightweight access points
- Professional qualifications such as CCNA, CWNA, ACMP, etc
- Experience of working with, directing and training field engineering teams

What we can offer you

Technically stretching work is a given. We want you to push technological boundaries and create solutions to problems people haven't even thought about yet; so we'll give you the freedom and the tools and the playful, stimulating working environment you need to do what's never been done before. While red tape's conspicuous by its absence, rewards are plentiful: as well as a competitive salary and share schemes, benefits include pension scheme, interest-free season ticket loan, free shuttle bus from Hatfield train station and, of course, a healthy 15% Ocado staff discount (and free delivery). We also have Friday socials on the first Friday of every month, sports clubs such as badminton, running and table tennis (and many more) not to mention our frequently used football table.

Please note that due to the high volume of applications we will be in contact with shortlisted candidates only. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Due to the fast paced nature of Ocado's business our vacancy close dates may be subject to change.

Demonstrable software development and/or scripting abilities:
- Java/Python/Django preferred
- A track record of successfully planning and executing WiFi installations
- Practical use of RFID and Motorola Two Way Radios
- Continuous delivery approaches and mindset (communication, collaboration, integration & automation)
- Linux system administration
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