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React Native Engineer

React Native Engineer

  • Location(s): UK Wide
  • Salary: £42,370 - £62,201
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Ref: R00TR00866
  • Closing Date: 26 October 2021
  • We're happy to consider flexible working approaches for this role

We have an exciting React Native Engineer opportunity within Future Platform at Nationwide. Future Platform started as a greenfield project and it is growing rapidly. We are looking for people who are happy to take ownership, enjoy solving complex problems and pioneer new ideas. We are also looking for people that are open to learn new technologies, not afraid to experiment and passionate about building scalable systems.

This is a unique opportunity to step into a dynamic start-up environment within Nationwide, combined with the security and benefits of working for a company that puts its members first. We’re a small but very crucial part of Nationwide Building Society. This is a unique set up which provides us with the stability that many other start-ups lack. 

We believe we can lead the way to a quicker, leaner, and more competitive Nationwide, so that we can continue to provide solutions that make a difference to our 15 million members. Our mission is to provide next generation highly scalable and cost-effective banking products that will fulfil new range of customer needs. The Future Platform Team are busy developing a cloud-native banking ecosystem that will reshape the way traditional banking applications are implemented.

Now that we’ve launched our MVP, we’re busy developing the technical capability and product features that will enable new product increments, release value and maximise learning.

The last year has taught many of us that ‘how' we do our jobs is much more important than 'where' we do them from. That’s why Nationwide is an early adopter of enabling teams to locate for their day.

Many of us are still working fully remote, but for those that would like to embrace a hybrid working pattern, can also work from our state-of-the-art Post Building based in Holborn, London.

We want to be as flexible as possible as long as the job gets done. Work is something we do, not somewhere we go. We’ll be led by the work, empowered to make our own choices so we can work our best and respect the choices others make.

From time to time, we organise team building activities and social events to celebrate key milestones. We would love you to be part of those, experience for yourself and develop a great bond with the team.

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

Day-to-day you’ll be exploiting your experience of delivering first-class solutions in an Agile environment. You’ll help drive continuous improvements and promote best practices in your team through your actions and behaviours. With the understanding of the end-to-end process from a technical perspective, you will work closely with your peer engineers and Lead engineer, helping to deliver solutions that meet their requirements. 

We want you to nurture and value proactive habits and to develop contacts and relationships, so things are done faster and more efficiently. We’ll expect you to get stuck in and have a go, knowing that sometimes to fail fast is to learn fast.

Check out the technologies we use below:

  • Mobile application development – React Native
  • JavaScript ecosystem with TypeScript
  • Mobile application testing
    • Jest as testing framework
    • Detox for E2E testing
  • Gitlab – CI/CD pipelines
  • iOS and Android native operating systems
  • GraphQL- API data query
  • Cloud based environment (AWS)
  • Microservices – Node.js backend, Kafka (real time / event driven app)
  • Kubernetes – containerized applications for deployment and scaling

You may be required to work on-call on the rare occasion.

About you

If you have the below skills, we’re keen to hear from you.

  • Experience building mobile apps using React / React Native
  • Strong fundamentals and demonstrable coding experience in JavaScript ecosystem
  • You are product minded and comfortable working in an Agile environment
  • Good collaboration skills and able to work effectively with multi-disciplinary teams across the project lifecycle

It would be an advantage to have exposure to any of the technology we use, but by no means a must have. We are looking for candidates with the right aptitude to learning and keen on exploring new technology. We can create the opportunity for the right candidate to be cross trained on the role.


The extras you’ll get

If you put a lot in, it’s only fair that you get a lot out. Our rewards and recognition scheme includes:

  • 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. 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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