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SAS Data Engineer

SAS Data Engineer

  • Location(s): UK Wide
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract
  • Ref: R00TR00846
  • Closing Date: 24 October 2021
  • We're happy to consider flexible working approaches for this role

Fixed-term contract:

Nationwide has recently launched a new data strategy which will transform the way the society thinks about, values and manages its data. As part of this new strategy the data & analytics community, and more specifically, the data solutions team has a number of exciting new roles to help deliver on the promises of reducing the number of legacy data stores, simplifying the architectural landscape and treating data as a valued asset.

This role will focus on delivering mailing data using the SAS toolset to support the business with customer contact strategies, whilst helping establish an in-house engineering capability and playing an active part in driving the data and analytics strategy of the society forwards.

Combining accountabilities for delivery, continuous improvement and automation, this exciting new role will provide the opportunity to work within our existing member comms team using the SAS BI platform along with some cutting-edge technologies, industry leading vendors and help shape and drive the next phase of the strategy execution.

What you’ll be doing

You will help deliver an end-to-end data provisioning service to drive ad-hoc communication with our members, on request or in response to incidents. The scope of your work is to initially gather & curate requirements and then extract, cleanse and apply the appropriate exclusions to member data to transform it into an appropriate format.

This enables NBS to quickly and accurately identify and contact the impacted members, and therefore allows the business to meet its regulatory responsibilities, remediate issues in a timely manner, or to respond to external macroeconomic factors such as a BoE base rate change. You will also work with data governance teams and the wider D&A community you will ensure that the data remains secure, well managed and fully governed and help to drive increased adoption of our self-serve data solutions across the enterprise.

About you

We need people with experience in working within a similar SAS\SQL data warehouse environment – this could have been gained in any company or business sector – with significant experience in working within a change control environment (SAS Base & Data Integration Studio preferred).

As a minimum requirement you’ll:

  • Good experience in working with data warehouse delivery gained in a mix of industry sectors including:
    • Experience in the full information management lifecycle and of embedding data governance principles within a data management change controlled environment.
  • Demonstrate SAS\SQL technical understanding; SAS certification preferred.
  • Be a technical innovator with a curious mindset and a thirst for knowledge and be able to demonstrate a drive for continual improvement
  • Be a team player who enjoys and thrives on collaboration across colleagues and teams
  • Have good stakeholder management and influencing skills

It would be nice if you also had:

  • Experience of working in an Agile environment using SCRUM/Kanban
  • Hands-on experience of working within a DevOps environment
  • Have worked in the financial sector for part of your career to date

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

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

SAS Data Engineer

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