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Data Solutions

A Data Engineering centre of excellence

Data Solutions

Our team

We believe that using insightful analytics to understand member behaviour is a critical component of the digital world. This is why we need ambitious, solution-focused specialists who can help us harness technology for the good of our members. We’ve started our journey but have a lot further to go, so there’s never been a better time to join and make an impact.

Current vacancies

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BI Specialist

Competitive

Location Swindon
Contract Permanent

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There is 1 vacancy in Data Solutions

(D&A) DATA AND ANALYTICS 2

What we do

The Data Solutions team works closely with business areas throughout our Society to deliver industrialised solutions. We’re actively innovating to drive more value for our organisation and our members, and to be data enabled, not data driven.

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Business Intelligence and Data Visualisation

We’re using data to drive better decisions, give us a competitive edge and keep our business sustainable.

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Data Management

Using data to drive better decisions for our members

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Data Science

Realising the opportunities presented by Big Data

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Our employee benefits

Competitive salary

And a range of special offers to reward employees who pay their salary into a Nationwide current account

Generous holiday allowance

24 days, increasing to 30 days per year. We also give our employees the option to ‘buy’ up to an extra 10 days holiday.

Flexible working

This can include options such as flexi-time, part-time, job sharing and term-time working.

(D&A) DIGITAL 3

The Automation Imperative

When an organization is trying to deploy Big Data projects, it’s not unusual for them to take several months before reaching production, if they ever do at all. It doesn’t have to be like this though, if you can eliminate the many challenges that extend the project timeline. Key to this is to automate away the complexity of manual hand-offs and simplify the project deployment. Rob Kellaway, Head of Design explores the way forward.

Rising To The Challenge

Big Data is a complex animal. Processing unstructured data can be a challenging but the best data engineers know the most efficient way of reducing the inherent complexity.

Simply loading data from existing data sources into Hadoop can typically require a lot of manual, hand-written code. This is obviously not as efficient as data engineers would want it to be. It is a better use of resources to employ data automation software designed specifically to handle data ingestion.

Likewise, automation software is necessary when data loads need to track lineage, due to audit requirements. The data flowing into a Data Lake needs to be governed, even if it can be unstructured.
Automation can help eliminate many of the more tedious aspects of data engineers’ roles and allows data engineers to be more productive.

The final key point here is that automation also facilitates portability of data between systems, which is a huge benefit when you typically see systems being changed every couple of years.

Building Legendary Service

At Nationwide, we are investing significantly in people and technology to increase the value of our data. We recognise data engineering is a key component of our Data Strategy.

Investment@Nationwide

Sounds interesting? We’re committed to listening to our members and making changes to improve our service to them, using data to make enabled decisions. This can be amazingly rewarding.

Check out our job vacancies or start a conversation with us above and join Nationwide’s data revolution.
First Image Of Black Hole National Science Foundation

Data Engineering and the Black Hole

There is a buzz around data engineering. Nationwide Building Society is recruiting a significant number of data engineers, and with good reason.

Data scientists have hit the headlines with the release of the picture of the Black Hole. However, a data scientist is only as good as the data they have access to. Rob Kellaway, Head of Design, explores the part Data Engineers play.

Mature organisations will store their data in variety of formats across a variety of platforms. This is where data engineers come to the fore. They are responsible for building processes that transform that data into formats that data scientists can use. Data engineers are as important as data scientists but tend to be less visible, largely because they are further from the end product, the analysis.

Boldly going where no data scientist has been before

Data engineers are a key component in any organisation’s drive for efficiency. They make the job of extracting value from multiple data sources possible. Data engineering is the foundation upon which silos of data can be networked together, ensuring that the quality, accessibility and timeliness of the resource is appropriate to convert into tangible value for the organisation. And greater automation of processes supports the work of data engineers, making pipelines of data sources more efficient for data scientists to use.

At Nationwide, we are investing significantly in people and technology to increase the value of our data. We recognise data engineering is a key component of our Data Strategy.

We are also looking at DataOps, which is the extension of DevOps values and practices into the analytics world. The DevOps philosophy is about seamless collaboration between developers, quality assurance teams and IT Operations. DataOps does the same for the admins and engineers who store, analyse, archive and deliver data.

Investment@Nationwide

At Nationwide Building Society, we are committed to listening to our members and making changes to improve our service to them, using data to make enabled decisions. Saving our members’ time and money is what we do.

Sound interesting? Check out our job vacancies and see if joining the data revolution is for you.