Software Engineer

Date: 08-Oct-2021

Location: London, GB, EC1A 1AA

Company: Royal Mail Group

Job reference number 219462


Software Engineer


Full time



Job title – Software Engineer

We’re passionate about harnessing technology to deliver the best possible results for customers. The business is in an exciting period of transformation and making the most of resources and innovation is fundamental to evolving and delivering the best possible service across the UK and Europe. With a proud history of serving the UK, Royal Mail has been able to thrive by continuously adapting and adopting the most advanced tech. At Royal Mail Technology, we’re playing an exciting role in taking the next steps. 


With so much growth in parcels and e-commerce, we have a vision for the future, and we need talented and ambitious people, like you, to help us get there. We know how to support business and communities - and we need to be agile to achieve our goals. We’re focusing on investing in the tech, processes and people that are going to help us achieve great things together. By joining us, you will be driving meaningful change, pushing forward our transformation to become a more agile and customer focused team. We face new challenges every day. But we overcome them together, which brings incredible satisfaction and reward as we deliver more innovation, products and essential services for millions of customers across the UK


Job Purpose

This role is a key enabler in allowing RMG to build high quality software solutions that can operate at enterprise scale with significant transaction volumes, users and data. The Software Engineer will bring strong software engineering capabilities to bear to influence the design and implementation of enterprise software solutions

In this role you will be:


  • Applying architectural and engineering concepts to implement solutions that meet business requirements, considering scalability, maintainability, security, reliability, flexibility, availability and manageability
  • Identify the technologies to employ and take responsibility for the delivery of software solutions
  • Writing high quality, maintainable, testable and extensible code as part of an agile team delivering software solutions.


Qualifications and experience required:


  • Strong developer in the Microsoft .NET technologies (C#), Azure PaaS (Azure Functions, Service Bus, Azure SQL, Cosmos DB etc), relational databases (MS SQL), non-relational data stores (Cosmos DB / Mongo etc), Xamarin Android / Forms. You may have either the Azure PaaS stack or the Xamarin stack, but experience in both would be at a greater advantage
  • Experience of Web Application development in the .NET stack
  • Experience of integration into a diverse range of platforms and services including EAI, remote resources, data storage, messaging, frameworks and 3rd party libraries
  • Ability to develop extensible, testable and maintainable code
  • Is skilled in both server side and client-side technologies
  • Understands the challenges of enterprise software development
  • Track record in delivering high volume, low latency distributed software solutions
  • Is familiar with current programming paradigms and patterns (incl. SOLID, IoC and Dependency Injection)
  • Experience of working in Agile teams
  • Experience in solution delivery including analysis, design, implementation, testing and support
  • Experience with Git source code control
  • Experience with CI/CD and DevOps practices is an advantage
  • Knowledge of Azure DevOps is desirable 
  • Experience of RDBMS e.g. SQL Server
  • Experience of NoSQL databases e.g. Cosmos DB




We’re evolving, transforming and working together to innovate and provide a service our customers can trust. This is tech you’d never expect from Royal Mail. 

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 2020 for a 7th 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. The way we work is evolving and needs to suit everyone, working with us, you can create a flexible and accessible solution that helps you do your best work.


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