Online supermarket Ocado’s research and development arm Ocado Technology has announced its first development centre in London.
The new centre will support the growth of the Ocado Smart Platform, an operating system built specifically for use by online retail businesses.
The platform will be developed in the centre using AI, machine learning, big data and cloud platforms technology.
London will be the company’s sixth development centre, alongside its hubs in Hatfield, Bulgaria, Poland, and Spain.
Around forty professionals are expected to be based at the centre initially, but the firm anticipates upward of 300 software engineers, data scientists, UX designers, researchers and product managers will be based in The Office Group’s Old Street working space.
“We’re excited to be expanding our network of development hubs into London, a city renowned for being at the forefront of tech innovation and home to many talented technologists,” said James Matthews, CEO of Ocado Technology.
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“As we are growing rapidly, we are always on the lookout for people who share our drive to innovate.
“This London hub joins our network of development centres to offer exciting employment opportunities for ambitious, tech-savvy individuals.”