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Big Data Infrastructure Engineer

Big Data Infrastructure Engineer

  • Location: Swindon, London, Countrywide
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Ref: R002801056
  • Closing Date: 24 November 2019

Job description

Are you a dynamic Big Data engineer working in infrastructure engineering and administration looking to put their engineering experience to good use, whilst working in a transformational environment that will present opportunities to learn new big data skills and technologies?

Do you have experience of working as an administrator or engineer, designing, proving, building and supporting large database, big data and ETL technologies along with the underlying operating system and storage infrastructure?

Do you relish working across multiple projects and immersing yourself in a team that will stretch and test you?

You will come from either an experienced background, having spent several years in a similar role, or from an academic background having studied computer science or like degree level or equivalent.

Most of all you will have a thirst for knowledge of big data technology and have flexibility regarding what you can take on in our fast-changing and fast-growing transformational environment

For us, it’s not just about having the right technical background, you need to have an open mind, be able to work collaboratively and be driven to learn and succeed.

Who we're looking for

As a requirement, you will have some experience of the following (or similar technologies):

  • Big Data Technologies, such as:

o Hortonworks/Cloudera Platforms, Map Reduce, NoSQL, MongoDB, Kafka, Nifi, Sqoop, SparkSQL, Hive, HBase, Lucene or Cassandra

  • Linux OS Administration, such as:

o RHEL, SUSE and CentOS, Shell Scripting or Configuration as Code

  • ETL Technologies, such as:

o Informatica, Talend, SAP Data Integrator, Microsoft SSIS

  • Relational Database Systems, such as:

o Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, Postgres or MySQL

  • MPP Appliances, such as:

o Teradata, Netezza or Greenplum

 

What you'll be doing

As part of our infrastructure engineering database team, you will be responsible for the building and support of our non-production big data platforms. You will play a key role, working with architecture, design, IT partners and IT suppliers, to build high performance and supportable big data platforms, document knowledge and best practice, and then transfer the new platform to the production support teams.

You will invest a lot of time in learning and mastering the latest big data technologies that are selected on Nationwide’s roadmap. The role will require collaboration with our other engineering teams, including the application design, build and test teams within the data and analytics community who will deploy on to the big data platforms.

The big data technologies that the data and analytics community wish to leverage are somewhat niche and cutting edge, so this requires at times, a great deal of problem solving and analytical thinking, or just shear pragmatism in a fast-paced agile environment. Data processing performance and environment stability is also critical to the data and analytics community so ensuring systems are designed to perform best whilst being reliable and stable is a design challenge you may face on a daily basis.

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 members, we’ll help further your career with us.

As part of our team you’ll get:

• Access to training to help you progress and develop your technical skills and career
• Pension scheme where if you pay in 7% we’ll top it up to 23%
• Life assurance worth 8x your salary
• 24 days’ holiday plus bank holidays
• The ability to 'buy’ up to 10 days more holiday
• Flexible benefits scheme giving you access to discount vouchers at various retail outlets
• Access to an annual performance related bonus scheme

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.