VBA Access Developer

London (Greater)
13 Feb 2018
15 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Role: VBA Access Developer

Type: Contract

Location: Hanger Lane (W5)


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 VBA Access Developer?

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.


  • Ability to provide technical support to existing niche systems built in MS Access, Visual Basic, Spreadsheet Macros, as well as core Oracle systems
  • Produces retrospective high quality technical and user documentation on legacy systems built in MS Access, Visual Basic and Spreadsheet Macros
  • Proactively share understanding of these systems with other team members and colleagues
  • 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.
  • WE KNOW WHAT WE’RE DOING… and we know exactly what experience we’re looking 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.
  • 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.Experience (Required):

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a Developer or Software Engineering role.
  • 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.
  • Experience (Desirable):

  • Experience in the Retail industry.
  • Exposure to Cloud based infrastructure and technologies.
  • Experience in optimisation and performant code principles.
  • Understanding of Agile ways of working and iterative development.
  • Understanding of Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) concepts and application.
  • Understanding of test-driven development (TDD) principles.
  • Technical skill sets (Required):

  • MS Access 2003/2007/2010/2013
  • MS Excel including VBA
  • .NET, C#
  • SQL Server
  • Technical skill sets (Desirable):

  • Techniques and features of Oracle 9i/10G/11G/12C
  • Linux Shell Scripts
  • ASP
  • JavaScript, JQuery
  • Apex Source control (ie PVCS / GITTS), TOAD/SQL Developer, UC4 or similar scheduler

  • This job was originally posted as www.cwjobs.co.uk/job/79325796

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