- Location(s): UK Wide
- Salary: Competitive
- Contract Type: Permanent
- Ref: R00TR00215
- Closing Date: 08 August 2021
- We're happy to consider flexible working approaches for this role
15 million members. One world-class engineering team. Nationwide Building Society has always delivered great service in new ways: for example, we were one of the first UK financial services providers to provide online banking. Now we want to extend and unify our service for our members and our colleagues, helping us keep and extend our lead as the nation’s best regarded building society. For members are at the core of Nationwide. We’re not a bank: we’re owned by our members, and they expect us to give the amazing service they’re accustomed to.
If we receive a high volume of relevant applications, we may close the advert earlier than the advertised date, so please apply as soon as you can.
What you’ll be doing
As an engineer working with Future of Legendary Service, you’ll be at the heart of helping our members. You’ll help create the front-end systems used by millions of people right across the UK. It’ll be your code that runs in the apps that our members trust when they make payments from Nationwide accounts. And it’s your code that will help one in ten house buyers in the UK buy somewhere they can call home.
We’re looking for engineers with passion, creativity, determination and enthusiasm that will help us uncover the best ways of delivering value in the future. Right now our technology stack includes app development in Swift and Kotlin, server-side work in Node and .NET Core, and infrastructure in Kubernetes and Terraform – but what will you suggest we use for the future? Our teams are close knit, friendly and sociable.
You can expect to work alongside experts in mortgages, banking, payments, risk and CRM, as well as colleagues who understand how our branch systems work and how best to deliver exceptional service. Above all, we’ll give you the accountable freedom you’ll need to propose and deliver the best solution for our members. We understand that learning is essential for us to grow as engineers, so we’ll provide access to Pluralsight and Degreed courses, together with subscriptions to developer portals, regular training courses, and the time that you need to learn. There are plenty of opportunities for you to teach, too.
For the role of Devops Engineer, we expect you to have skills in the following:
• Design of effective automated testing strategies, including API testing, end-to-end testing, load testing
• The ability to diagnose complex issues across multiple technologies, using observability tools like ELK, Splunk or AppDynamics
• Strong analysis skills, so we can effectively report on system performance and measure our team metrics
• Good communication skills – and good listening skills, too As you’d expect, we want to take good care of our member’s money, so we’ll expect you to be aware of good security principles.
Nationwide is known globally as an expert in agile development, and you’ll be joining an organisation with a world-class group of coaches, ready to help you and your colleagues find great ways of working. You’ll be assisted by a professional manager outside of your project team who will be focused on helping you grow. Insert regular blurb about holiday entitlement and salary etc. here
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
• London location allowance - £4,687 per annum,
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, so we will be in contact shortly after the closing date to let you know the outcome of your application.