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Business Intelligence Specialist

Business Intelligence Specialist

  • Location: Swindon Head Office, South West England
  • Salary: £35,309 - £51,002
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Ref: R002500134
  • Closing Date: 30 September 2019

Job description

• A Business Intelligence Specialist based in our head offices in Swindon
• Send in your application by 30th Sept 2019

Nationwide has recently embarked on an ambitious Data and Analytics strategy, transforming how we use data in the Society.  An important part of this is the environment support for the technologies we will be using to achieve this, working as part of the Data Solutions team delivering key services to the Society around how our data and analytics capabilities are managed. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the End User Tools Team, providing environment support and enabling solutions across our SAS 9.4 / 9.2 Grid and SAS Viya, Informatica Axon and Nationwide’s Advanced Analytics Platform.

The Hiring Manager for this role is John Parkinson and Resourcing Consultant Tracey Buckley.

Who we're looking for

As a minimum requirement you’ll have:
• Experience working as a member of an environment / platform support capability, particularly in a Unix or Linux context
• Experience in financial services or similar regulated industry (e.g. telecoms) preferred
• Administration experience in two or more of the platforms, SAS 9 Grid, SAS Viya, Informatica Axon or Nationwide’s Advanced Analytics Platform, which utilises R/ Python capabilities
• have excellent communication skills, building trust across a wide userbase (1,000+ users), and building relationships and influence with Senior Managers, and external vendors

It would be nice if you also had:
• SAS development experience, across SAS Base / Macro / SQL, and SAS Base / SAS Enterprise Guide / SAS DI Studio clients
• A good working knowledge as an administrator of Jupyter / JupyterHub / Python 3.x / R / Apache Spark capabilities
• UNIX (ksh / bash) / Linux (bash) shell scripting knowledge
• SAS 9.4 upgrade experience and knowledge

What you'll be doing

You will join as a member of End User Tools team, within the Data and Analytics Platform team, reporting to the End User Tools Team Lead, responsible for ensuring the team meets its accountabilities for the day-to-day operation, health and stability of the Society’s Data End user platforms. You will be responsible for delivering the service and proactively identifying / resolving problem areas, working closely with other members of the team and third-party support partners.


While you will likely specialise at least two of the technologies listed, you will be able work flexibly across additional technologies, maintaining a baseline level of knowledge. Finally, you will be able to work with a diverse range of stakeholders, building trust with users of the End User technologies, other support functions around the Society (e.g. Infrastructure Engineering, IT Support or Desktop Support), and external vendor support capabilities.

The extras you'll get

If you put a lot in, it’s only fair you should get a lot out. So, if you help us do the right thing for our customers, we’ll help further your career at Nationwide. As well as your salary, there’s life assurance, a

pension and a recognition and rewards scheme. We think it’s a great place to work, and we’re not afraid of giving you praise when you’ve done well.

Work with PRIDE

Princes Responsible Business Network
Stonewall Diversity Champion
Business Disability Forum Member
Woman Engaged

Why work for us?

At Nationwide we’re here for our members and we put their needs first in everything we do. And now, more than ever, two things are helping us go from strength to strength: we put our customers first, and we’re known for being open, honest and trustworthy.

We’re also the world’s largest building society, with communities at the heart of everything we do. We aim to do the right thing for our members which helps set us apart from our competitors. But we need good people to help us do it. People who understand what we believe in and have the talent and drive to keep us successful.

At Nationwide we have a strong ethic of care, and a genuine concern for each other and our members. We recognise that our employees feel most appreciated when their thoughts and values are respected and considered. We are committed to creating a culture that recognises and truly values our individual differences and identities. If you’d like to be a part of an inclusive workplace where you can be yourself where your talents are nurtured, and you feel empowered to contribute then please apply and help us in building society, nationwide.