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IBM Systems Programmer (IBMz & z/OS)

IBM Systems Programmer (IBMz & z/OS)

  • Location: UK Wide
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Ref: R002802469
  • Closing Date: 27 November 2020

The engineering IBM z team provide technical expertise on IBM z mainframe infrastructure, associated systems and software.

z/OS with SAP & DB2 is a significant part of the core platform for Nationwide’s current account system and as part of our Infrastructure Engineering team, you’ll provide the skills to improve and upgrade the infrastructure that underpins that core banking platform.

Working closely with the IT Support teams and other Engineering teams, you will be ensuring that our systems are built to be stable, available, up to date and running as effectively and efficiently as possible.

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.

Having a diverse workforce is important to us. We do offer sponsorships to non-EU nationals with specialist skills to take up UK roles. However, by law we can only do this if we can’t find a suitable resident candidate. Typically, this role generates a high volume of resident applications. Candidates are therefore more than welcome to apply but should be aware that the resident labour market test must be followed.


What you’ll be doing

It will be your job to build and upgrade the z Systems infrastructure across the whole landscape of environments from test, development to production. You will do this with customer experience, availability, security and simplification as cornerstones to implementation. You will be involved at each stage, design through to delivery.


About you

As an IBM Systems Programmer in the engineering team you will have experience of implementing IBM z System hardware and z/OS infrastructure in a data sharing environment.

You will have a good knowledge across IBM z, z/OS and Parallel Sysplex, including but not limited to IBM z Mainframe hardware, HMC, TSO/ISPF, JCL, SMP/E, HCD, NetView and System Automation.

Knowledge and skills covering performance & capacity analysis, RACF and zSecure, zVM, Linux on z, GDPS, DS8K hardware and knowledge of SAP on IBM would be advantageous.

You must be a team player, ready and eager to bring these talents to a stimulating and rewarding role.

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.

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.


IBM Systems Programmer (IBMz & z/OS)

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