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Senior Software Engineer

Senior Software Engineer

  • Location: Swindon, South West England
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Ref: R002802184
  • Closing Date: 02 June 2020

We are rebuilding on our current Originations systems, which includes Current Account, Savings and Credit Cards applications with new technologies and new ways of working. This is an exciting opportunity to work within a team alongside other skilled engineers, where you will be at the frontline of, designing, developing and supporting these key applications.

You'll be based at our state of the art offices in Ramsbury House Swindon and enjoy flexible working, a competitive salary and excellent benefits package

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.

Nationwide is investing £1.2b in IT transformation, so it’s never been a more exciting time to join. Building high performing teams plays a huge part in this transformation, which is why we need a skilled Lead Engineer to work within our Every Day Banking teams based in Swindon.

 

What you’ll be doing

We are looking for a Senior Engineer for one of our digital hubs helping define and create member-focused experiences across our products.

Day-to-day you’ll be exploiting your experience of delivering first-class solutions in an Agile environment. You’ll be involved in mentoring where needed and help to build our development process and strategies. You’ll drive continuous improvements and promote best practice in your team through your actions and behaviours. You will need drive to become an SME within the technologies and applications you are responsible for and own the relationship with those business areas. With the understanding of the end-to-end process from a technical perspective, you will work closely with the Technology Lead, helping to deliver solutions that meet their requirements.

 

About you

We need somebody with the following:

  • Extensive commercial experience, preferably with a programming background in one of the following: React, C#/.Net, NodeJS
  • Experience of working within a DevOps environment and a good working knowledge of the associated tooling, particularly Jenkins
  • Proven ability to be accountable for engineering decisions within a technical environment
  • Strong understanding of the development lifecycle and experience of working under Agile development methodologies
  • Understanding of API Gateways such as Apigee
  • Comfortable with peer reviews
  • The ability to quickly learn and work with new tools
  • Drive to continuously innovate and improve
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including status reporting
  • Prior financial services experience would be advantageous, but not essential
  • Technical leadership and consultancy to senior stakeholders
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including status reporting;
  • Drive to continuously innovate and improve
  • NoSQL technologies such as Cassandra/MongoDB and GraphDB

 

Experience of the following:

  • JavaScript frameworks like React, Angular and Vue
  • Working knowledge of NoSQL technologies such as MongoDB
  • Experience of TDD and unit testing
  • Understanding of Containerisation technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes
  • Experience in Cloud services, such as AWS, Azure or Google Cloud
  • Understanding of Event driven architecture design using tools such as Kafka
  • Experience of API-driven and microservices-based architectures

We’re also interested in who you are as a person. Why? Because our membership is made up of so many different kinds of people, so we want our employees to be just as diverse. We’d love to hear about:

  • Your values, and what makes you who you are
  • How you’d make a difference to our members in this role.

 

The extras you’ll get

Our people’s success isn’t based on how long they spend at their desk. While you’ll have contracted hours, we want to offer a flexible environment where possible. That might be working from home, logging on from other offices across the UK, or working part time or compressed hours.

We’ve let you know about the flexibility available for this role at the start of the advert. This means you can quickly decide if it suits how you’d like to work.

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.

 

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