Lead Software Engineer

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Date: 06-Mar-2023

Location: Edinburgh, GB

Company: Royal London Group

Job Title: Lead Software Engineer

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Edinburgh

Closing date: 24th March 2023


At Royal London we believe your difference is our strength and our organisation benefits from the different perspectives that diversity brings. Studies have shown that people from under-represented groups are less likely to apply unless they meet every requirement. So, if you’re excited about this role but your past experience isn't a perfect fit with the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway as you may be the right candidate for this or other opportunities.


About the role

We are looking for a Lead Software Engineer to join the Application Services team.


A Lead Software Engineer will provide deep technical expertise to help our teams design, develop, test, and implement efficient solutions that meet business and customer requirements.

The Application Services Team sit within the Group Technology Services division of Royal London Group and this role will be focussed on our exciting new Pensions Application stack.

The successful candidate will have a real impact into how Royal London develop our applications and will provide a blend of both solid leadership experience and technical expertise.



Key responsibilities

  • Leads the development of complex technical solutions, managing own workload and that of the developers in the team.
  • Provides technical advice and guidance to other software developers, proactively and reactively.
  • Takes responsibility for ensuring that all code meets Royal London Group standards, guidelines, and quality gates for given technology.
  • Encourages close collaboration with other disciplines within the team.
  • Manages dependencies with other teams.
  • Takes an active role on the transfer of knowledge and sharing of experiences relating to own area of technical expertise at practice level.
  • Provides input to the setting of objectives for other developers.




  • Hands on development experience in .Net and Angular, successfully delivering change on complex applications.
  • Passionate about driving a modern and inclusive culture.
  • Ability to lead and motivate teams.
  • Can manage own workload whilst scheduling and allocating work to other developers.
  • A growth mindset with the ability to support, coach and mentor others.
  • Able to communicate at all levels in an engaging and collaborative manner.



What we offer

We've always been proud to reward our employees by offering a number of great benefits including:

  • A generous group pension scheme (up to 14% matching employer contribution)
  • 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays with the option to buy/sell up to 5 days
  • Annual company and performance based bonus
  • Life assurance (up to 8 x annual salary)
  • Enhanced parental leave policies
  • Private medical insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme - Access 24/7 to confidential health, legal & financial advice

Full details can be found on our benefits page



About Royal London

Royal London is the largest mutual life insurance, pensions and investment company in the UK.  Since its foundation 160 years ago, Royal London has supported millions of people to protect and provide for themselves and their families.


We believe that being together some of the time will help our colleagues to feel truly connected to our Spirit of Royal London culture. Many of us value the passing conversations, social interactions and building relationships that comes from being together in the office, so we have adopted a hybrid working model, with some of your time spent in the office, and some from home. We are always open to discussing flexible working arrangements, we will discuss working patterns or locations that ensure you have the freedom to be your best


Our culture is welcoming, friendly, flexible and we aim to make you always feel included. We welcome applications from individuals who have taken an extended career break or those who are transitioning from different sectors. Our culture comes from within, or to put it another way, it comes from our people. It’s what makes Royal London a great place to work.


We are an equal opportunities employer. We work hard to attract the best talent for our award-winning team. We believe that embracing difference makes us stronger. Our diverse people bring us different skills – whatever their educational background, disability, gender, age, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.


In fact, the first pillar of our People Promise is designed to make sure you 'work somewhere inclusive'. We want to live up to this promise; it’s good for our people and good for our customers too, because our workforce should reflect our communities.


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