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Lead Cloud Data Management & Automation Engineer

Lead Cloud Data Management & Automation Engineer

  • Location: UK Wide
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Ref: R002802420
  • Closing Date: 29 November 2020

As a Lead Cloud Platform Engineer, you’ll take on a frontline role building, influencing and leading the cloud journey Nationwide is on. Your technical leadership during design, build, test and deployment will help us develop and support a platform that enables millions of Nationwide members every day. That platform uses the most up-to-date technologies to deliver real change. 

For an agile-minded Lead Cloud Platform Engineer like you, it’s a unique opportunity to take our 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 are after someone who sees the need and benefit of growing engineering talent organically and who will want to be hands on developing our engineers of the future.

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

You need to be able to demonstrate the following core capabilities:

  • Experience and professional certification in either AWS or Azure.
  • Define, outline and communicate the technical vision for team to follow and deliver.
  • Implementing Cloud Best practices, and guiding teams on the direction to follow.
  • Successful stakeholder management of peers, and leaders.
  • Hands-on ability to build PoCs for new ideas, and technologies.
  • Core AWS and Azure services from architecture & design through to Production.
  • Cloud Migration Strategy and Multi-Cloud implementation.
  • Creating Solution Architectures, and navigating governance for solutions.
  • Delivering middleware and cloud-native solutions on AWS or Azure.
  • Software Development in at least one language (Python, JavaScript, Java, Golang, DSL, etc.).
  • Technical development and mentoring of junior engineers.

For this role specifically you will need to demonstrate all of the following:

  • Proven experience in data lifecycle management, integration with service monitoring/ticketing/event management tooling
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Containers and Kubernetes Based Platforms
  • Experience with relational and non-relational databases (column and document – Cassandra and Mongo) and management of the data lifecycle.
  • Proven knowledge of implementation of technology architecture principles (performance, scalability, maintainability, etc.)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Cloud and Data Management best practices, and guiding teams on the direction to follow
  • Experience in troubleshooting Database Migration/Replication/Backup and Restore issues utilising managed and non-managed DBs
  • Designing, building and maintaining automated solutions for backup, recovery, and archiving
  • Experience with Data Quality and Data Compliance tooling
  • Hands on experience in creating storage, compute, networks, resizing and configuration of compute and storage, backup and restore of platforms
  • Demonstrated capability with automation languages and frameworks (e.g. Ansible, Python) within pipelines such as Jenkins, CodePipeline, CodeDeploy, Azure DevOps for the automation of middleware and/or platforms through scripting

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

We know applying for jobs can sometimes feel like you’re sending an application into a black hole. We review each application individually. So, it’s a good idea to call out your most relevant experience on your application to give yourself the best chance.

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.

There will be a requirement to support the platform as part of an On-Call Rota.

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
  • 30 days holiday
  • London location allowance - £4,687 per annum
  • Car Allowance
  • Health Plan

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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