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Requirements Engineer

Nationwide Building Society
Closing date
24 Feb 2021

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As a Requirements Engineer within Nationwide's Engineering Centre of Excellence you will join a supportive team of colleagues working in an agile environment delivering a variety of IT solutions for our customers. You will initially be deployed to the Cloud platform, where you will work with experts in Cloud, Networks and Security to analyse existing systems and migrate them to the Cloud.

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. The flexibility and benefits Cloud can offer are now widely recognised in financial services. Adoption of Cloud technology is a key component of Nationwide's Technology Strategy and will be used extensively to deliver great products at pace for our customers. The Cloud Centre of Excellence (CCoE) is the single point of contact for our migration to Cloud. Drawing expertise from across the organisation, the CCoE offers a complete end-to-end service for the Society by providing a focal point for the delivery of cloud expertise, education, products and services, ensuring all the required controls are in place to keep our member's data safe.

What you'll be doing

You will be working in an agile environment, assessing Nationwide's existing systems and applications for migration to the cloud. You will identify and document technical requirements for migration, working closely with the relevant Subject Matter Experts to identify potential issues and create business cases for migration. Your documentation will be clear, concise, timely and traceable and support the flow of activity within the team. Over time you will develop a knowledge of Nationwide's estate, agile development methods and Cloud technologies and work with the Engineering CoE to develop our assessment capability.

About you

We are looking for candidates with:

• A logical and inquiring mind, excellent listening and investigative skills and the persistence to uncover the root of a problem

• Excellent verbal and written communications skills

• The ability to analyse problems and present solutions clearly and concisely at a level appropriate to the audience

• An agile mindset and flexible approach to work

• A background in technology, preferably with some previous hands on coding or scripting experience

• An understanding of database, network and infrastructure fundamentals

• An understanding of design principles

• A desire to learn (and keep learning) about the different systems and technologies within Nationwide's estate And the ability to pay attention to detail, but not get lost in it

• Self-start and quickly orient themselves within a project

• Multi-task and manage work across different work streams

• Create a positive and supportive environment for fellow team members

• Be resilient to a changing environment and adapt to project demands

• Build trust with stakeholders through the quality of your work and timeliness of delivery It will be advantageous to have:

• Experience/Awareness of Cloud technologies

• Previous experience of technical migration activities

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
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