Senior Software Engineer

Date: 01-Oct-2022

Location: GB, EC1A 1AA

Company: Royal Mail Group

Job reference number 237613


Senior Software Engineer


Full time


UK Flexible / Hybrid


With a long and proud history, Royal Mail is one of the most visible and trusted brands in the UK. We keep people and businesses connected every hour of every day and we’re passionate about harnessing technology to deliver the best possible results for our customers.

Our business is thriving by continuously adapting and adopting advanced technology. We reach every delivery point in the UK and have over 30 million customer touch points per day. We have 165,000 employees, 80,000 PDA’s and 25,000 end IT users. We are in an exciting period of transformation with significant growth in parcel & packet volumes and online services and we’re focusing on investing in the security, technology, processes, and people that are going to help us continue to achieve great things and grow our business. 

We have the UK’s largest “Feet on the Street” network of over 85,000 postmen and women and the lowest reported carbon emissions per parcel of any major UK delivery company. We are committed to providing sustainable services as we deliver against our environmental ambitions. We are investing in technologies such as electric vehicles and drones.

The RMG Technology team are influencing and helping drive the changes across the business as new solutions and services and new ways of working are defined and delivered and we need talented, experienced people who can work at pace and scale to join us and help achieve our goals. 

We are making multi-million-pound investments in Cloud services, Automation, and Software.


Job title – Lead Software Engineer
By joining the RMG Tech team, you will be a key enabler in allowing RMG to take technical leadership of its capability to build high quality software solutions that can operate at enterprise scale with significant transaction volumes, users and data. You will bring strong software engineering capabilities to bear to influence the design and implementation of enterprise software solutions whilst also bringing line management and leadership skills to enable the wider software engineering team to deliver innovative software in a timely manner.


This role will be 50% split between team management/team mentoring and 50% hands on development. You will operate and think at a more strategic

We offer workplace flexibility, hybrid working, access to extensive Learning & Development resources and a benefits package which includes private medical cover, car allowance with incentives for electrical vehicles and a bonus scheme. We also offer the option to purchase additional annual leave, an attractive pension scheme, a share incentive scheme, the ability to purchase additional benefits such as travel insurance, dental cover and critical illness cover and employee discounts on a wide range of services and retailers.


About you:


You’ll be an expert developer on Java with experience of integration into a diverse range of platforms and services including EAI, remote resources, data storage, messaging, solution accelerators, frameworks and 3rd party libraries. You will be able to help build, lead and retain a multi-disciplined team based on enterprise technologies. You will have proven experience of:


  • Designing software solutions in a complex IT estate
  • Managing a software engineering team ensuring appropriate training, support and personal development
  • Setting up Agile development teams and ensure appropriate monitoring and reporting is available on progress
  • Applying architectural and engineering concepts to implement solutions that meet business requirements, considering scalability, maintainability, security, reliability, flexibility, availability and manageability
  • Creating and interpreting technical architectures using standard tools and techniques for modelling
  • Identifying the technologies to employ and take responsibility for the delivery of software solutions 
  • The assurance of supplier solutions to ensure compliance with requirements and procurements



We’re evolving, transforming and working together to innovate and provide a service our customers can trust and recommend. This is tech you’d never expect from Royal Mail pushing the boundaries and delivering a First-Class delivery service.



We are an inclusive employer with equality, diversity and fairness at the heart of our values and we’re proud to be recognised in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2021 for a 8th consecutive year. We welcome applications from individuals from diverse backgrounds and are committed to promoting fair participation and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants. 

We are happy to support flexible working and would welcome having a conversation with you about how we could support your needs.
We are an inclusive employer with equality, diversity and fairness at the heart of our values.  We welcome applications from individuals from all different backgrounds and are committed to promoting fair participation and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants.



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