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Lead Data Engineer, SQL

Lead Data Engineer, SQL

  • Location(s): UK Wide
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Ref: R00TR00964
  • Closing Date: 26 December 2021
  • We're happy to consider flexible working approaches for this role

With data driving the way the Society makes day to day decisions the Data and Analytics community are at the forefront of the data strategy and are looking for experienced cross-functional collaborators to thrive in Agile ways of working to ensure we are continuously improving our platforms with data as the number one asset.

Treating data as a valued asset the role focuses on offering expert guidance and mastery of moving data from its source onto the Society’s enterprise data platforms for reporting and analytical solutions, adding real value for the Society and its Members.

Taking accountability and ownership for delivering high quality data solutions this role will provide the next level of opportunity to help shape the strategic direction for the Society’s in-house Data Engineering capability.

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.

What you’ll be doing

Working in a Pod of developers you will form a pivotal part of the data engineering Centre of Excellence with the responsibility for the success of consistently delivering to expectation on the key OKRs for the Pod. You will work closely with the developers and the product owner to ensure that the Pod is continually delivering the right business value and ensuring that flow is optimised. You’ll provide guidance on delivering best practice, innovation and automation in the industrialisation of complex strategic IT initiatives. A key focus will be ensuring the success and growth of the Centre of Excellence by sharing knowledge through lessons learnt and keeping up to date with industry trends and emerging technologies.

About you

As a minimum requirement you’ll:

  • Have significant experience of data lake and data warehouse delivery gained in a mix of industry sectors:
    • Working across multiple platforms with an in-depth knowledge of a technology such as MS SQL Server, Teradata, Python
    • Solid experience working with and leading on data warehouse design, data modelling, code control, testing
    • Proven track record of delivering high performing, maintainable SQL on large datasets
  • Someone who thrives on collaborating with colleagues and business areas to offer guidance and governance
  • Be a strong leader with a deep technical understanding as you will be required to mentor data engineers and provide technical direction
  • Experience leading in an Agile methodology you’ll have excellent stakeholder management and strong influencing skills, as well as the ability to continuously deliver
  • Be a technical innovator with a curious mindset and a thirst for knowledge

It would be nice if you also had:

  • Experience of Cloud Technologies
  • SSIS
  • Powershell/Shell (Bash/Korn)
  • Professional certification
  • 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.


Lead Data Engineer, SQL

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