Nationwide DevOps Team scoop prestigious industry award
Nationwide have been awarded the ‘DevOps Rising Star’ award at the DevOps World 2020 Summit. Ben, Engineering Manager, shared his thoughts on the accolade...Read more
“This is fantastic recognition of what we have achieved so far; from initial pathfinders across our business (which showed what could be achieved), scaling our Engineering capabilities and standards and seeing the mindset changes and methodologies as DevOps evolves across the organisation”.
Backed by a multi-billion tech investment and with the incorporation of DevOps, we’re shortening our system development cycle and providing continuous delivery through high quality software.
And our DevOps team is at the forefront of helping Nationwide become more agile and resilient, improving the flow of work through the organisation by considering people, processes, and tools.
An early adopter of DevOps was the Simplification & Automation squad. Deeppanshu, an engineer, told us more: “S&A’s Columbus Platform remains our strategic document archive; with a high cadence of changes need to ensure control. These changes were manually driven; so, although well-controlled, showed that automation could further enhance this process.
"DevOps was seen as the enabler for this; to increase the pace of change, maintain quality of solution whilst building the capability to commence automation of delivery pipeline.
“As a result, DevOps tooling deployments and methodology adoption delivered a 50% of reduction in effort and 95% of reduction in time by providing simpler, faster & more convenient delivery.”
It was examples like this which had the judges impressed. Ben concludes: “There were lots of impressive nominations from across the UK, Europe and US (including many Financial institutions). And we join a stellar list of previous winners of this award. And whilst we still have much to do, this is great recognition for how Nationwide is adopting DevOps right across the business.”Read less