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Principal Infrastructure Architect - Core Infrastructure

Principal Infrastructure Architect - Core Infrastructure

  • Location: Swindon Head Office, South West England
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Ref: R002801036
  • Closing Date: 26 May 2019

Job description

  • Principal Infrastructure Architect in our head offices in Swindon.
  • Send in your application by 26th May 

Our Principal Architects lead significant architectural domains determining strategy, direction, roadmaps and solutions to deliver society wide outcomes. 

With the recently announced £4.1bn investment in technology and change over five years, we are moving at pace to consolidate and transform our technology estate by introducing cloud solutions and simplifying our infrastructure topology to a set of best-of-breed, industry leading capabilities. This will enable the society to realise the benefits of a simplified, industry leading and reusable technology estate including the ability to increase product launch agility, operational resilience and provide rich configurable functionality and services for our member propositions. 

The infrastructure domain covers our datacentres, voice and data networks, our on-premise hosting environments and our desktop services and collaboration technology. You will to ensure that we have an efficient, resilient and secure set of environments that can be effectively operated to host all our applications and business services. We will be also managing the appropriate balance of cloud and locally hosted services. 

You will become a member of the Chief Technology Officer’s Extended Leadership Team and will be part of a peer group of Principal Architects who lead architecture across a number of different technology and business domains.


Who we're looking for

You will have experience in infrastructure architecture and technology in large, complex regulated environments, working with both engineering teams and the C-suite including the following experience and skills: 

As a minimum requirement you’ll:

  • have experience in building and delivering infrastructure strategy across multiple technologies.
  • have worked at a detailed level in multiple infrastructure domains, Networking, Hosting, Storage, Collaboration, Resilience.
  • Have led architecture teams in organisations with complex technology estates
  • Have leadership experience in growing and developing high performing architecture teams
  • Have the ability to communicate complex technical decisions and concepts to both business leaders and technical engineering teams 

It would be nice if you also had:

  • Experience of working in an agile delivery environment
  • Experience of working in Financial services

What you'll be doing

As a leader within our Chief Technology Office you will be accountable for building a high performing team of technical architects, ensuring our technology infrastructure is always available and architected to meet the changing needs of our members and business communities.

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 customers 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 family healthcare plus executive health screening, 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
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.