Lead Software Engineer

Date: 10-Feb-2021

Location: GB, EC1A 1AA

Company: Royal Mail Group

Job reference number 156841

Lead Software Engineer

Full time


185 Farringdon Road


Lead Software Engineer

The Royal Mail Technology team is passionate about delivering high-quality products and outstanding digital experiences to our customers. Cutting edge technology is fundamental and key in helping us achieve our objective to be recognised as the best delivery company in both the UK and across Europe.

Our award-winning Technology team is at the heart of delivering a transformational journey at Royal Mail. The traditional letters business is declining, but our recent performance and the growth in parcels demonstrates that there is an opportunity for Royal Mail that we can capture, but we need to move quickly. By joining Royal Mail you will be helping to implement meaningful change, pushing forward with our transformation to become a more agile and even more customer focused business, while delivering more innovation, products and services for our customers. You will be working for a brand that’s a household name and a critical part of the UK’s infrastructure. 


Job Purpose
•    This role is a key enabler in allowing RMG to take technical leadership of its capability to build high quality software solutions that are capable of operating at enterprise scale with significant transaction volumes, users and data.
•    The Lead Software Engineer 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.

In this role you will:
•    Play a key part in the design of software solutions in a complex IT estate.
•    Help build, lead and retain a multi-disciplined team delivering enterprise-scale technology.
•    Manage a team of software engineers, ensuring appropriate training, support and personal development.
•    Set up Agile Development teams and ensure appropriate monitoring and reporting is available on progress.
•    Apply architectural and engineering concepts to implement solutions that meet business requirements.
•    Help design technical architectures using standard tools and techniques.
•    Help to identify new technologies to adopt and take responsibility for the delivery of software solutions.
•    Manager supplier solutions and staff to ensure compliance with requirements.


Qualifications and experience required:
•    Previous experience of leading developers. Line management experience is not essential, but project leadership and mentorship is required as a minimum.
•    In-depth and up-to-date experience with C#/.Net development and a deep understanding of best practices in this area. 
•    Experience of developing and building applications and services within an Azure production environment (ideally PaaS). AWS or GCP is also acceptable.
•    Ability to develop extensible, testable and maintainable code.
•    Skilled in both server side and client side technologies.
•    Demonstrable experience of delivering high volume, low latency distributed software solutions.
•    Previous experience of working within a variety of development methodologies e.g. Agile/Waterfall.
•    Experience in solution delivery and a deep understanding of the SDLC.
•    Experience with React, Xaramin, Drupal is desirable but not essential.

Our technology vision is to “Enable, Digitise, Realise”

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 2019 for a 6th 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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