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Engineer (Engineering Lead)

  • Contract: Permanent
  • Reference: R00TR02586
  • Closing Date: 18 July 2024
  • We're happy to consider flexible working approaches for this role
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The banking services that Nationwide provides and the service we give are unrivalled. At the core of this are our digital channels ensuring our members and our customers can interact with us as they chose in a safe and secure channel that offers the experience they desire.

We’re on a journey to provide the best banking services for the UK, and as part of this, we are simplifying our systems and streamlining the apps and services our members and colleagues use. For Nationwide has always delivered great service in new ways: for example, we were one of the first UK financial services providers to provide online banking.

At Nationwide we offer hybrid working wherever possible. More rewarding relationships are supported through our hybrid approach, bringing colleagues together across our UK wide estate, whilst also supporting generous access to home working. We value our time in the office to solve problems, to learn, and to feel connected.

For this job you'll spend at least two days per week, or if part time you'll spend 40% of your working time, at our Swindon, London, or Manchester office. If your application is successful, your hiring manager will provide further details on how this works. You can also find out more about our approach to hybrid working here.

If we receive a high volume of relevant applications, we may close the advert earlier than the advertised date, so please apply as soon as you can.

What you’ll be doing

As an Engineering Lead, you will helping shaping up the Customer Experience & Communication platforms. This group is part of the Chief data & analytics office (CDAO) and part of the overall COO team in Nationwide.

Our Engineering leads are team player with great level of technical understanding, so you’ll be comfortable managing the technical requirements, be they on or offshore. You’ll work with colleagues across the society to deliver the customer experience, Communication Platform for Nationwide.

We’re looking for Engineering lead with passion, creativity, determination and enthusiasm that will help us uncover the best ways of delivering value in the future.

Our teams are close knit, friendly and sociable. You can expect to work alongside experts in digital, banking, security, risk and card services, as well as colleagues who understand how our branch systems work and how best to deliver exceptional service. Above all, we’ll give you the accountable freedom you’ll need to propose and deliver the best solution for our members.

We understand that learning is essential for us to grow as Engineering Lead, so we’ll provide access to Pluralsight and Degreed courses, regular training courses, and the time that you need to learn. There are plenty of opportunities for you to teach, too.

About you

For the role of Engineering lead, we are looking for a demonstrated significant track record of the end-to-end technical understanding, knowledge, and optimization of an organization's technology platform or platforms in Financial Services, or other similar regulated sectors. That means we expect you to have skills in the following:

  • Experience in leading the engineering team of API using Java /Python , Data using Pyspark / Azure data factory / AWS glue and E2E automated Devops using IaaC.
  • Experience in working as Tech Lead/Engineering lead across multiple projects especially in Customer communications & CDD/KYC functional area involving the strong knowledge of API & Data design principles.
  • Technical hands-on experience in CMOD installation and configuration. Experience with JAVA ODWEK API , CMOD Rest API and microservices architecture on enterprise level.
  • Proficient and hands on experience in the Spring boot, cloud and other API development frameworks and its ecosystem.
  • Strong Hands on ETL frameworks like ADF/AWS Glue or Pyspark and basic knowledge of the bigdata / AI-ML technologies.
  • Must have experience and knowledge of one of the relational databases like Oracle/DB2/MS SQL and one of the no SQL databases like Scylla /Mongo DB/Dynamo DB
  • Experience on one of the event streaming products like Kafka/Kinesis/SQS.
  • Experience with API gateway , ECS , EKS , Storage gateway, EC2, RDS ,S3, secret manager and Cloud networking AWS services.
  • Experience with the Terraform ,AWS Cloud formation for Infrastructure as code, Chef configuration management.
  • DevOps CI/CD implementation using Ansible automation , Jenkins, Jfrog artifactory , and experience designing , implementing Azure DevOps/AWS pipelines.

Our Customer First behaviours are all about putting customers and members at the heart of how we work together. You can strengthen your application by showing the behaviours that resonate with you, and how you might have already demonstrated these.

  • Say it straight - This is about being honest and direct with good intent and saying what needs to be said in the room. It’s also about being clear, precise, and using language that we and, importantly, our customers and members can understand.
  • Push for better - This is about aiming high and constantly looking for better in how we work together and serve our customers and members.
  • Get it done - This is about prioritising what will have the greatest impact, being decisive and taking accountability for delivering on the end-to-end outcome.

We know applying for jobs can sometimes feel like you’re sending an application into a black hole. We review each application individually. So, it’s a good idea to call out your most relevant experience on your application to give yourself the best chance.

The extras you’ll get

There are all sorts of employee benefits available at Nationwide, including:

  • A personal pension – if you put in 7% of your salary, we’ll top up by a further 16%
  • Up to 2 days of paid volunteering a year
  • Life assurance worth 8x your salary
  • A great selection of additional benefits through our salary sacrifice scheme
  • Access to an annual performance related bonus
  • Access to training to help you develop and progress your career
  • Wellhub – Access to a range of free and paid options for health and wellness.
  • 25 days holiday, pro-rata

What makes us different

Nationwide is the world’s largest building society. With over 15 million customers, we have a relationship with almost a quarter of the UK’s population. We’ve got the scale to compete with the big banks, but we’re not a bank.

As a building society, we’re owned by our members – that’s our customers who have their current account, mortgage or savings with us. It means we can do things differently to deliver our Purpose – Banking – but fairer, more rewarding, and for the good of society.

When you work at Nationwide, you can experience that difference for yourself. You’ll be part of a high-performing, purpose-driven organisation that offers rewarding career experiences and a highly competitive range of benefits to match. You’ll also be joining us at an important time as we seek to reach more and more people in the UK. We want everyone in the UK to know that they don’t have to bank with a bank. They can choose a modern mutual instead.

What to do next

If this role is for you, please click the ‘Apply Now’ button. You’ll need to attach your up to date CV and answer a few quick questions for us.

We respond to everyone, so we will be in contact shortly after the closing date to let you know the outcome of your application.


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