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Platform Engineer - Nationwide Digital

Platform Engineer - Nationwide Digital

  • Location: UK Wide
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Ref: R002802134
  • Closing Date: 17 August 2020

As a Cloud Platform Engineer, you’ll take on a frontline role building, influencing and leading the cloud journey Nationwide is on. This will technical leadership during the design, build, test and support of a platform that supports millions of Nationwide members every day and working with the most up-to-date technologies to deliver real change.

At Nationwide we openly put our 15 million members at the centre of every decision we make as a business. Every role, no matter what it’s doing, is member focused.

For an agile-minded Cloud Platform Engineer like you, it’s a unique opportunity to get start out Cloud journey to the next level, influence its evolution and grow your career.

As part of the Chief Technology Office we’ve committed to modernising our member propositions, and this means hosting them on the cloud. As a cloud platform engineer, you’ll work to build, maintain and evolve our digital platform ensuring our services are functional, secure and have the capacity to scale effortlessly.

This team works at the core of the platform, ensuring services are functional and have the capacity to scale effortlessly. They value automation over manual effort, data-driven decision making, and a pragmatic approach to risk – the fundamentals of providing a comprehensive and stable platform to customers.

You’ll have a keen desire to lead from the front, nurture and develop our engineering talent and improve yourself whilst being part of our amazing Cloud Journey, working alongside other engineers in an agile environment.

 

What you’ll be doing

You will be capable of understanding the bigger picture and you’ll be able to familiarise yourself with complex systems at any stage of their development lifecycle. Working In collaboration with software engineers and other members of the project team, you will play a pivotal role in defining measures of reliability for services, as well as providing support to help teams achieve and maintain reliability.

Harnessing your experience, you’ll take on a frontline role. This will entail technical leadership of multiple scrum teams during the design, build, test and support a platform that supports millions of Nationwide members every day and working with the most up-to-date technologies to deliver real change.

You’ll thrive bringing along stakeholders who are new to agile ways of working and designing cloud native applications from across the Nationwide estate as we expand the member facing and supporting applications onboarding to the platform.

We after someone who sees the need and benefit of growing engineering talent organically and will want to be hands on developing our engineers of the future. The team currently has 6 Technical Development Program engineers, but we have a desire to be the proving ground across the business for these skills.

A team player who can lead by example, you’ll take end-to-end ownership for developing and implementing solutions. You’ll also nurture and develop contacts and relationships to enable things to be done faster and more efficiently. Essentially, it’s about getting stuck in and having a go, knowing that sometimes to fail fast is to learn fast.

 

About you

We’re after experience of some of the following:

  • Designing and architecting complex, enterprise-level infrastructure used by millions of customers
  • Building and maintaining multi-stage CI/CD pipelines using tools like Jenkins, CircleCI, JIRA, GIT, Veracode and Nexus/Artifactory
  • Managing cloud-based infrastructure on AWS, Azure and GCP using Kubernetes (K8s), EKS, GKE, AKS, or OpenShift
  • Automating infrastructure using cloud abstraction and deployment tools like Ansible, KOPs and Terraform
  • Creating infrastructure as code using Python or something similar
  • Proactively monitoring and resolving platform issues

 

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
  • 25 days holiday

 

Why work at Nationwide

We’re a building society founded by ordinary people, our members, who came together to help each other get the most from their money, buy homes and save for their futures. For over 130 years, we’ve supported each other and our communities, and we’ve done the right thing for wider society too.

If you come to work here at Nationwide, you’ll be part of that. Part of something a bit different. And something really quite special.

What’s more, we have a strong ethic of care for each other and our members. We recognise that our employees feel most appreciated when their thoughts and values are respected and considered. We’re committed to creating a culture that recognises and truly values our individual differences and identities. So 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.

 

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

 

Platform Engineer - Nationwide Digital

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