.Net Developer

Date: 04-Aug-2019

Location: Milton Keynes, GB, MK7 8LE

Company: Royal Mail Group

Job reference number 105306

.Net Developer

Full time


Milton Keynes


Job Purpose: 

Royal Mail Group (RMG) are building a .NET centre of excellence as part of their ongoing transformation. This is an opportunity to be part of the digital and agile transformation of Royal Mails core delivery network which handles c. 16 billion letters and c. 1billion parcels  a year.

This role is a key enabler in allowing RMG to build an in-house development capability; to develop .NET based applications that are capable of operating at enterprise scale with significant transaction volumes and users.

If you are a talented and passionate developer looking to join us in our journey to become an agile organisation and help shape our future, contact us to join our team.

Key Accountabilities:

  • The .Net developer is responsible for delivering highly efficient software solutions into a complex IT estate
  • Applying architectural and engineering concepts to implement solutions that meet business requirements, considering scalability, maintainability, security, reliability, flexibility, availability and manageability
  • Able to create and interpret technical architectures using standard tools and techniques for modelling
  • Identify the technologies to employ and take responsibility for the delivery of software solutions 
  • Work with standard software development lifecycles and the RMG programme lifecycle framework
  • Assurance of supplier solutions to ensure compliance with requirements and procurements

Key dimensions:

  • Able to bring the experience and ideas the will help the Royal Mail deliver large scale modernisation programmes
  • A confident communicator – verbally and in code
  • A capable generalist with a holistic approach to engineering challenges
  • Committed to the values of software craftsmanship
  • Identification of improvement opportunities
  • Ability to adapt and innovate

Key competencies:

  • Deep understanding of .NET 4.5+ and C#
  • Web API/ MVC
  • TDD, NUnit/xUnit/Moq
  • Design Patterns, SOLID, DI, IoC
  • Azure
  • .Net Core

Desirable skills:

  • BDD, Specflow
  • Agile/Scrum
  • DevOps, CI/CD, MSBuild, PowerShell, Git, NuGet
  • Microservice architecture
  • IBM (WebSphere) MQ - or other messaging technologies
  • Multi-threading/Concurrency/TPL/Asynchronous

About Royal Mail:

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

With a workforce of 150,000, our core network handles c.16 billion letters and c.1 billion parcels a year, delivering to more than 29 million addresses, 6 days a week. Our technology therefore needs to operate at scale. As a data driven business, with the largest PDA estate in the country, our systems need to handle more than 60m scan events and 1.4bn data points per day.

Royal Mail is committed to building an internal development and testing capability, driving digital innovation across the business enabling our business to transform at pace. You will be working for a brand that’s a household name and a critical part of the UK’s infrastructure.

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

- Enable - Create environments where open conversations are the norm and where teams work alongside each other to complement skills.

- Digitise - Utilise Technology to support the business. Making Technology thinking integral to the business. Increase the level of automation and implement connected systems.

- Realise - Invest in technology and keep taking all opportunities to consolidate systems. Focus on removing complexity within our systems and enable our cost base to decrease.

We are fully embracing Agile and DevOps, and using tools such as Alexa, Azure and Google Cloud, Chatbot, Microsoft .NET Core, Angular and mobile apps.  

Our priorities include:

Our postmen/women use 80,000 Android mobile devices and we are continuing to roll out new Apps all the time to help them to deliver a first class customer service.

International business is one of our fastest growing areas - our IT systems have to integrate with IT systems in over 200 different territories in order for customers to track their parcels around the world.

Continuously expanding our services to our customers, utilising predictive analytics and personalised services.

Transforming our customer’s digital journey’s through our website which is in the top 50 most visited UK websites – with 300m visits per annum, from 100m devices, resulting in 1bn page views, with 9.2m registered users, 20m unique visitors per month, and peaking at 7m visits per day during the Christmas peak.

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 of our job applicants.

We are happy to have a conversation about flexible working, depending on the role and subject to business needs.


For more information on Royal Mail Group and our Values please click on the link (http://www.royalmailgroup.com/our-people).


Closing Date: 03/09/2019. Please note, this advert may close early if the appropriate number of applications has been reached.


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