Technical Specialist

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Date: 4 Jul 2024

Location: Edinburgh, GB

Company: Royal London Group

Job Title: Technical Specialist

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Edinburgh or Alderley Edge

Working style: Hybrid 50% home/office based

Closing date: 21st July 2024


We are currently seeking a highly skilled and motivated Application Technical Specialist to join our team at Royal London. As a Technical Specialist within the Application & Test area, you will play a crucial role in developing, evolving and ensuring the smooth operation of our technical systems. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual with a strong technical background and a passion for problem-solving to contribute to the growth and success of our organisation.


This is a progressive role, joining a growing team of Technical Specialists, who are delivering scalable solutions to both our customers and employees. You will have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects, across various areas of the business, working with stakeholders across the group.


This role contributes to our values of strengthening our customers mutual choice, by providing cutting edge technology solutions to our customers.


About the role


  • Provides deep technical consultancy within the Azure and .Net platforms. As well as support, in delivery of complex technical solutions which in turn, support the business and operational requirements.
  • Collaborate with the team, in resolving complex technical problems and investigating the root cause of problems and recommends/implements solutions.
  • Provide technical feedback and impact assessments to internal teams and other departments involved in setting up technical standards and/or documentation. As well as participate in the development and review of standards, documentation, and methods of working in your area of expertise with consideration given to industry best practice.
  • Able to consider a broad range of options and applies sound judgement to develop solutions.
  • Provide advice on technical aspects of system development and integration and ensures that relevant technical strategies, policies, standards, and practices are applied correctly.

About you


  • You will have a deep technical knowledge of .Net, SQL and Azure development technologies, with extensive experience working with these in enterprise environments.
  • Integration development expertise/experience.
  • Extensive experience working within DevOps and CI/CD environments.
  • Experience in the full software development lifecycle.
  • Strong working knowledge of event-driven architectures.
  • Understanding of network design, operations, database design and performance tuning.
  • Ability to apply specialist knowledge to solve complex problems.
  • Be an expert in system development techniques and methods. In-depth knowledge of network architectures, protocols, and security best practices.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritise and multitask in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience of successfully leading technical evaluations.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with both technical and non-technical stakeholders and mentor other developers.


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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