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Why Superdrug

Passionate about Beauty and Health? Want to be part of an innovative, trend setting retailer? Our vibrant Head Office, based by East Croydon station is a fantastic environment filled with hundreds of brilliant personalities.

We’re a team that puts our customers and our teams at the heart of everything we do. At Superdrug, we aim to be the best in accessible health & beauty, loved by our customers for value, choice, friendly advice, service and fun.

Our success comes from our people – they make the difference. We’re all about personality, we have fun, and we work hard to deliver That Superdrug feeling.

Here's the exciting bit…a day includes

We currently have a brilliant opportunity for Retek developer (contract) within our IT team. This role is responsible for defining business requirements and specifying, writing, testing, documenting and implementing software to satisfy them. 

Part of this role will include;

  • Analysing the requirements of internal customers. Writing functional and technical specifications. 
  • Provide estimates in response to the requirements of internal customers.
  • Designing and writing software with an appropriate balance between efficiency and supportability. 
  • Create software that follows ASWatson standards, is clear and well structured.
  • Design and create databases according to ASWatson standards. 
  • QA the coding of other team members.
  • Produce unit test plans and carry out unit testing.
  • Produce system test plans and carry out system testing.
  • Walk through system changes with support teams and provide support documentation to standard.
  • Support software through a warranty period.
  • Write user documentation and train internal customers in the use of new software. 
  • Communicate professionally with internal customers and external contacts. 
  • Coach other team members in technical skills. 
  • Participate in intra-departmental working parties. 
  • Work with 3rd party technical teams 

What you’ll need to succeed

We are seeking a candidate with proven in-depth experience of working with commercial systems, infrastructure and databases, preferably experience of working in a Retail business.  Proven commercial experience in a relevant programming language, these currently include; 

  • Oracle database SQL and PL/SQL is essential.
  • UNIX shell scripting is essential, ksh shell is highly desirable.       
  • Pro*C and C programming is highly desirable.
  • Oracle Forms and Reports experience is desirable.
  • Oracle Retek experience is essential.
  • Oracle ReSA experience is desirable. 
  • Data warehousing experience is desirable.

Here’s what’s in it for you 

  • Working in a stylish, modern and collaborative
  • On-site beauty treatments, table tennis and Health and beauty giveaways

Hours: 37.5

Come and be part of something special!


  • Oracle database SQL and PL/SQL is essential.
  • UNIX shell scripting is essential, ksh shell is highly desirable.
  • Pro*C and C programming is desirable.
  • Oracle Forms and Reports experience is desirable.
  • Oracle Retek experience is essential.
  • Oracle ReSA experience is desirable. 
  • Data warehousing experience is desirable.

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