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Engineer (Lead Data Engineer)

  • Location(s): Northampton Office, Nationwide House (Swindon), 1 Threadneedle Street (London)
  • Salary: From £65,000

Engineer (Lead Data Engineer)

  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Ref: R00TR02540
  • Closing Date: 24 May 2024
  • We're happy to consider flexible working approaches for this role

With data driving the way the Society makes day to day decisions, Data and Analytics are at the forefront of the data strategy. We 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.

In this role as a Lead Data Engineer you will work within the Data Analytics & Insight engineering team. The key focus of this team is to produce data pipelines and strategic assets to support business insights, analytical use cases and regulatory compliance, in line with the Society’s data strategy.  

At Nationwide we offer hybrid working wherever possible. More rewarding relationships are supported through our hybrid approach, bringing colleagues together across our UK wide estate, whilst also supporting generous access to home working. We value our time in the office to solve problems, to learn, and to feel connected.

For this job you'll spend at least two days per week, or if part time you'll spend 40% of your working time, at our London, Swindon or Northampton office. If your application is successful, your hiring manager will provide further details on how this works. You can also find out more about our approach to hybrid working here.

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

You'll join a multi skilled engineering team working on a varied set of data domains in the society. You'll be reporting to the Head of Data Engineer, leading a team of engineers and will collaborate with testers, data domain experts and product owners. You'll contribute to a team who strive to continually deliver the right business value and ensure that flow of work is optimised. Day-to-day you’ll be leading a team working on solutions for data ingestion, data modelling, data processing, using a range of best in bread technologies. 

This role will offer lots of exciting opportunities to continue developing in data engineering, DevOps and cloud technologies. 

You will have accountability and responsibility for the design, development, and implementation of solutions, and will help the team deliver against our data strategy. Throughout the delivery life cycle, we would expect you to be able to make decisions that reflect best practice and have the best outcome for the society.

About you

As a minimum requirement you’ll have:

  • Excellent experience of working on big data platforms
  • Working knowledge and experience of key DevOps concepts, tools and languages
  • Experience of team leadership, mentoring and line management
  • Experience of working in an agile delivery model
  • Excellent communication skills for team and stakeholder engagements
  • Growth / resilient mindset, a thirst for knowledge, the ability to take on new challenges, and overcome knowledge gaps through upskilling
  • Experience of working with highly regulated and sensitive data

It would be beneficial to have had experience with:

  • Teradata
  • SQL Server/Oracle
  • Amazon Web Service (AWS)

Our Customer First behaviours are all about putting customers and members at the heart of how we work together. You can strengthen your application by showing the behaviours that resonate with you, and how you might have already demonstrated these.

  • Say it straight - This is about being honest and direct with good intent and saying what needs to be said in the room. It’s also about being clear, precise, and using language that we and, importantly, our customers and members can understand.
  • Push for better - This is about aiming high and constantly looking for better in how we work together and serve our customers and members.
  • Get it done - This is about prioritising what will have the greatest impact, being decisive and taking accountability for delivering on the end-to-end outcome.

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
  • Wellhub– Access to a range of free and paid options for health and wellness.
  • Access to an annual performance related bonus
  • Access to training to help you develop and progress your career
  • 25 days holiday pro rata

What makes us different

Nationwide is the world’s largest building society. With over 15 million customers, we have a relationship with almost a quarter of the UK’s population. We’ve got the scale to compete with the big banks, but we’re not a bank.

As a building society, we’re owned by our members – that’s our customers who have their current account, mortgage or savings with us. It means we can do things differently to deliver our Purpose – Banking – but fairer, more rewarding, and for the good of society.

When you work at Nationwide, you can experience that difference for yourself. You’ll be part of a high-performing, purpose-driven organisation that offers rewarding career experiences and a highly competitive range of benefits to match. You’ll also be joining us at an important time as we seek to reach more and more people in the UK. We want everyone in the UK to know that they don’t have to bank with a bank. They can choose a modern mutual instead.

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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