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Technical Lead Developer

Date: 15-Aug-2019

Location: Wilmslow, GB

Company: Royal London Group

Technical Lead Developer




At Royal London we want to attract the best talent to help us achieve our vision of becoming the most trusted and recommend financial company in the UK.


We are the largest mutual life, pensions and Investment Company in the UK, with Group funds under management of £118.9 billion and latest ProfitShare pay out to members of £142 million.  Group businesses provide around 9.0 million policies and employ 3,976 people (figures as of 05 Feb 2019). 


We have an exciting permanent opportunity for a Technical Lead Developer to join GTC Application Services Team in our Wilmslow office.

The purpose of this role is to provide deep technical expertise to help teams design, develop, test and implement efficient solutions that meet business and customer requirements.



What will you be doing


  • Drives the delivery of complex technical solutions within own area of technical expertise.
  • Provides technical advice and guidance to other software developers, proactively and reactively.
  • Provides quality assurance of work relating to own area of technical expertise.
  • Carries out impact assessment of complex changes to existing applications.
  • Ensures relevant design is agreed and documented in advance of development starting.
  • Will deliver code that meets Group standards, guidelines and quality gates for given technology.
  • Ensures all code is thoroughly tested to ensure any issues are identified as early as possible, working closely with the test team.
  • Encourages close collaboration with other disciplines within the team, particularly infrastructure teams.
  • Leverages analytics to build a road map to meet the needs of the stakeholders



What we’re looking for


  • Significant experience of working as a developer, in a lead capacity with experience of providing technical guidance to others.
  • Experience of implementing technical solutions to production environment(s)
  • Deep technical knowledge of one or more RLG Legacy Division programming languages / technologies. (UX/UI)
  • Awareness of agile development practices


Skills that will help you in the role



  • In-depth knowledge of presentation layer codes (ASP.NET MVC, HTML 5, Vanilla JavaScript), services and API codes (.NET framework, ASP.NET MVC, web API), back end codes (Enterprise MS SQL server, Nservicebus, MSMQ).
  • Ability to identify issues and problem solve
  • Ability to generate new ideas and implement unique solutions


What we offer


  • We've always been proud to reward employees by offering a number of benefits
    such as Pensions and Protection, Performance and role-related benefits, Lifestyle and Wellbeing 
  • 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.
  • Our People Promise is something we live up to every day. We know we can rely on you, and you can expect plenty from us in return.
  • Glassdoor have ranked as among the best places to work and this year we entered the top 10 



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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