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Head of Data Engineering Innovation and Efficiency

Head of Data Engineering Innovation and Efficiency

  • Location: Central London, London Area
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Ref: R002500175
  • Closing Date: 25 October 2019

Job description

Nationwide is undergoing a revolution in its approach to data and is building the next generation of data services.  We are looking for a leading Technologist to shape this vision and create a world-class, end-to-end, highly automated data engineering capability through innovation and partnership.

Who we're looking for

As an industry recognised expert in automation of data engineering, you will provide both the strategic and technical direction to shape and implement data engineering automation across the Data & Analytics organisation.  Working closely with the Director for Data Solutions, the data engineering teams and the wider technology teams, you will build a capability that can deliver both agility and quality whilst responding to the rapidly changing technology landscape.  This will include the acceleration of the transformation of technology, skills, resource mix, ways of working, team structures and development of in-house automation expertise.

With the ability to engage, influence and advise at senior levels, you will be skilled at building consensus out of ambiguous priorities and demand requirements.  You will also value building collaborative relationships with strategic partners, academia and internal teams alike, recognising the demands of a rapidly changing technological landscape.  The resulting collaboration will ensure an effective concentrating of the organisation’s objectives to ensure all initiatives support the organisation in its current and future states.

What you'll be doing

The position will be the D&A organisation’s most senior presence at the London Technology Hub.  This greenfield site presents the opportunity to drive a radical approach to DataOps and automation, enhancing and expanding this capability. Through the extensive use of automation techniques, you will look to minimise effort and time to market whilst being able to adapt rapidly to the expect changes in analytics and data technology demands.

Working with genuinely talented people where profit is not only measure of success, this is an opportunity to be at the emerging edge of DataOps and data engineering automation.

As part of the recruitment process, we require you to submit a CV and covering letter supporting your application highlighting your relevant skills and experience.

The extras you'll get

When you put a lot in, it’s only fair to expect a lot out. So, when you help us do the right thing for our members, we want to reward you. As well as your salary, additional benefits include 30 days’ holiday (on top of bank holidays), an executive car or cash allowance, a competitive pension or cash alternative, private healthcare for your family plus executive health screening every 2 years, life assurance and the opportunity to participate in Sharing in Success, our Society-wide, all-employee variable pay plan. If that wasn’t enough, you could also tailor your reward package by taking advantage of a range of flexible benefits.

Work with PRIDE

Princes Responsible Business Network
Stonewall Diversity Champion
Business Disability Forum Member
(D&A) DATA AND ANALYTICS 3

Why work for us?

We’re the world’s largest building society, with communities at the heart of everything we do. You'll be joining a strong Executive Team based in the UK and as a Senior Executive you will help to deliver our vision to be the 1st choice for financial services. Our Head Office is located in Swindon, Wiltshire and is home to just under 5,000 of our 17,000 employees.  We also have offices in the City of London, Bristol, Bournemouth, Northampton and Dunfermline. We’re here for our members and we put their needs first in everything we do. When you combine this with our reputation for being open, honest and trustworthy, it’s no wonder we’re going from strength to strength as a business. We think these values are just as important for our employees and leaders.

We’re a people business and need great people who understand and share what we believe in, and who have the talent and drive to keep us successful. As a result, we invest a lot in our people and we’ll not just set you up to be successful in this role but also provide opportunities for you to develop your career with Nationwide. In addition, we provide mentoring, access to leadership development courses and, for the most talented, the chance to take part in senior executive development programmes.