Software Engineer

London (Greater)
04 Dec 2017
08 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Role: Oracle Software Engineer

Type: Permanent

Location: Head Office - Hanger Lane


With more than 60 years of history in the bag, ours is a brand with an impressive heritage. Style is well and truly in our blood. As well as UK and Ireland, we are represented globally through our stores in Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Asia. Our e-commerce business is helping to set the trend globally, shipping to 125 countries whilst also growing our presence on the world’s leading digital fashion marketplaces.

Our people make all the difference. Just as the River Island name pulls customers in off the high street and inspires them to buy online, our employer brand turns the heads of talented people, inspiring them to join, stay and grow with us.

What will you do as a Software Engineer?

Responsible for high-quality analysis, design, coding, testing and support of software in a collaborative, cross-functional team-based environment in the River Island Core IT Delivery arena.

  • Produces high-quality and tested code within agreed timelines – usually, although not exclusively, in the context of a Scrum Team.
  • Ability to break-down user requirements in such a way as to deliver value to the Business in a timely and iterative fashion.
  • Produces solutions that are robust, flexible and able to scale.

You will be responsible for:

  • Liaises with Stakeholders, Project Managers, Business Analysts, Product Owners and other Team Members as necessary in order understand and review user requirements/stories/features and Acceptance Criteria and turn them into efficient unambiguous software solutions.
  • Performs technical evaluations and feasibility studies for new business systems requirements or Technologies.
  • Produces and contributes to the technical design of new systems and system enhancements.
  • Ensures Application development and documentation is in accordance with coding standards and the software development lifecycle.
  • Takes responsibility and ownership of projects and is proactive in finding the best solution.
  • Conducts system performance analysis and optimisation tuning where necessary.
  • Produces high-quality code with minimal defects.
  • Conducts and participates in detailed code reviews, technical walkthroughs and design presentations with other team and external members.
  • Liaises with third party technical project teams where appropriate in relation to package systems implementations, or third party Suppliers/Partners.
  • Fully engaged and active participant in Scrum framework and agile working practices.
  • Proactively shares knowledge and information with others.
  • Calls out blocking issues or impediments encountered during delivery and suggests resolutions.
  • Investigates and fixes production issues / system defects as required.
  • Provides out of hours and daytime support for live systems as required by the team support rota.
WE KNOW WHAT WE’RE DOING… and we know exactly what experience we’re looking for!

Experience (Required):

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a Developer or Software Engineering role.
  • Understanding of Agile ways of working and iterative development.
  • Ability to work in a deadline driven environment.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Team player who is also willing to work outside immediate team to deliver on common organizational goals.

Technical skill sets (Required):

  • Techniques and features of Oracle 9i/10G/11G/12C
  • Linux Shell Scripts

Attitudes and behaviours:

Focussed, consistent and results-drivenCommunicates in a clear, confident and articulate mannerTreats team members with consideration and respectDemonstrates a flexible, proactive and collaborative approachSets high personal standardsBuilds positive and constructive relationships with colleaguesDemonstrates energy and resourcefulness in addressing business needs and requirementsFocuses on delivering best possible outcome and value for River Island and for the customerTakes personal responsibility for team and departmental successTakes a positive and responsive approach to identifying, raising and resolving risks and issuesCultivates a culture of team ownership of quality and project deliverablesEnthusiastic about learning new technologies and improving skillsIT NEVER GETS BORING…

If you are ambitious and love working in a busy environment where every day is new, then River Island is the place to be! As a business, we are committed to developing our talent and offer a fantastic training program to help you optimise your performance and support your career progression with the company.

Our working environment is busy, fast moving and responsive to our customers’ needs, much like our training which is unique to our business and reflective of our fun and refreshing brand and our people within it! Our River Academy offers ongoing training and development by running workshops throughout the year varying from courses focusing on softer skills to the more technical courses you may require to perform your duties.

It’s not all work and no play here either…we all work hard but we also like to have fun too! We are a social bunch and regularly host events ranging from Summer and Christmas parties, bake offs, and lots of charity events!

WE LOOK OUT FOR ONE ANOTHER…and in doing so, we provide great benefits for our employees:

  • 50% Staff Discount
  • Pension Scheme
  • Holiday plus bank holidays
  • Interest Free Season Ticket Loan
  • Discounted on-site gym membership
  • Ride to work scheme
  • Staff Shop
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Free onsite parking

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