Lead Software Engineer

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Date: 8 Feb 2024

Location: Edinburgh, GB Macclesfield, GB

Company: Royal London Group

Job Title: Lead Software Engineer

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Edinburgh, Glasgow or Alderley Edge

Working style: Hybrid 50% home/office based

Closing date: 10th March 2024


We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Lead Senior Software Developer to join our dynamic team in the Insurance industry. As a Senior Software Developer, you will be responsible for designing, coding, and modifying software applications and systems based on the needs of our customers. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure the successful delivery of high-quality software solutions.


This role is influential in the delivery of cloud enabled initiatives, providing guidance and direction to other cloud engineers within the team. This role will work closely with Technical Leads and the Architecture function, providing SME experience to help shape road maps and high-level designs.


The role will also have responsibilities around operational aspects of running a cloud platform. We are looking for engineers with .NET, Azure and SQL experience. With the ability to work within Agile "working" environments.


The role contributes to our purpose to strengthening the mutual choice for our customers, by providing the best technology solutions, security, and operating model for our business.


About the role


  • 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.


About you


  • Development experience in .Net and Azure, successfully delivering change on complex applications.
  • Practical experience using Azure in an Enterprise environment.
  • Ability to lead and motivate teams.
  • Can manage own workload whilst scheduling and allocating work to other developers.
  • Ability to support, coach and mentor others.
  • Able to communicate at all levels in an engaging and collaborative manner.


About Royal London


We’re the UK’s largest mutual life, pensions and investment company, offering protection, long-term savings and asset management products and services.   

Our People Promise to our colleagues is that we will all work somewhere inclusive, responsible, enjoyable and fulfilling. This is underpinned by our Spirit of Royal London values; Empowered, Trustworthy, Collaborate, Achieve. 


We've always been proud to reward employees by offering great workplace benefits such as 28 days annual leave in addition to bank holidays, an up to 14% employer matching pension scheme and private medical insurance. You can see all our benefits here - Our Benefits  


Inclusion, diversity and belonging 


We’re an Inclusive employer. We celebrate and value different backgrounds and cultures across Royal London. Our diverse people and perspectives give us a range of skills which are recognised and respected – whatever their background.



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