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DevOps Engineer - E2

DevOps Engineer - E2

  • Location(s): UK Wide
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Ref: R00TR01438
  • Closing Date: 31 May 2022
  • 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.

We’re looking for DevOps engineers that can help us build out the new Nationwide Engagement Platform, powering our applications and simplifying the work of our developers as they create new and better ways our members can make their money work for them.

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.

As a responsible employer, Nationwide is committed to the redeployment of our employees impacted by change, so applications for redeployment candidates will be prioritised in this recruitment process.

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

Working as a DevOps Engineer you’ll be at the heart of helping our members. You’ll help create the systems used by millions of people right across the UK. It’ll be your code that 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 DevOps engineers with passion, creativity, determination and enthusiasm that will help us uncover the best ways of delivering value in the future. We’re taking the services that power our apps to the Cloud, so we’ll need to connect them safely and securely back to our on-premise systems. Right now our technology stack uses NodeJS, .NET Core, Java, APIs defined with GraphQL through Tyk, all hosted on Kubernetes – but what will you suggest we use for the future? Come and help us learn together!

Our teams are close knit, friendly and sociable. You can expect to work alongside experts in 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 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.

About you

As our DevOps Engineer, we expect you to have skills in the following:

  • Strong knowledge of defining and architecting APIs using either REST or (ideally) GraphQL
  • Good knowledge of security and authentication workflows (such as OAuth etc.), ideally using ForgeRock or another SaaS identity provider
  • It’s a bonus if you’ve experience with Kubernetes, OpenShift or another container platform (we use EKS on AWS and AKS on Azure)
  • A background developing microservices in languages such as Node, C# or Java
  • The ability to understand (and debug) complex systems
  • Understanding of how and what to test
  • Experience in Kafka or event routing is advantageous
  • 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 supported by a professional manager outside of your project team who will be focused on helping you grow.

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.

We recognise that the world of work has changed, and as part of our commitment to ‘work for our day’ we support remote working throughout the UK. 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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