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MongoDB Database Administrator

MongoDB Database Administrator

  • Location(s): UK Wide
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Ref: R00TR01005
  • Closing Date: 18 December 2021
  • We're happy to consider flexible working approaches for this role

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. Infrastructure Engineering provides the platform for all our key systems at NBS. Infrastructure Engineering designs and builds all infrastructure at NBS, as well as supporting the non-production environments used for development and testing. We also provide specialist guidance and advice to our change initiatives. MongoDB is a strategic platform at NBS and is already being used in a number of our key systems.

 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 a MongoDB Database Administrator you will be working in project teams designing, building and maintaining MongoDB databases and infrastructure to provide strong business solutions.  You will be involved at all stages from design, build to the support of non-production environments.  We are creating a learning culture at NBS and ongoing development is important and the opportunity to increase skills in technologies is encouraged.  As a part of this role you will have the opportunity to join our many communities to share ideas and collaborate with other professional engineers

About you

Have a proven track record in providing technical delivery through the design, build and implementation of MongoDB solutions.

You will have experience of the following:

  • In-depth knowledge and hands on experience with:
    • Configuring and supporting OpsManager for Backups and Deployments.
    • Understanding of MongoDB architecture, replication and sharding.
    • Supporting document based JSON data structures, exporting and importing documents.
    • Assisting development and testing teams with troubleshooting within MongoDB and tuning performance, application workload and index recommendations.
    • Deploying and configuring MongoDB in Linux, specifically Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
  • Exposure to Ansible for automation of configuration and software deployments
  • Be comfortable working across multiple projects and immersing yourself in a team
  • Be ready to share your expertise with our emerging talent
  • Good communicator with an analytical approach
  • Build good working relationships with both technical and business stakeholders, gaining their respect and trust based on your knowledge and professionalism
  • Have the ability and desire to quickly learn new technologies.


Experience and knowledge of the following areas would be beneficial:

  • Other RDBMS/NoSQL database technologies such as MSSQL Server, Oracle and DSE Cassandra
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux system administration
  • Ansible and/or Ansible Tower
  • Automation and/or Infrastructure-as-Code
  • Experience/understanding of Red Hat OpenShift or Kubernetes
  • Experience/understanding of Kafka
  • Experience with Microsoft Active Directory and Kerberos Authentication
  • Virtualisation/Containerisation
  • Network and infrastructure security concepts
  • Agile project management methodologies
  • Scrum agile framework
  • Regulatory environments such as PCI and GDPR
  • Network and infrastructure security concepts
  • Working with 3rd parties / suppliers

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 that is 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.



MongoDB Database Administrator

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