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Job description
Do you have a passion for data? What it means? How is it used? How it should be managed?

Are you looking for a change in career? Are you returning from a career break?

We need:

• A number of data architects to be based in our Head Office in Swindon• Competitive salary based on a permanent, 35 hour per week, contract.

Like any organisation, it's the people who make the difference. We want people like you. We are a company that is committed to diversity. We want to reach out to dedicated individuals who have the work and life experiences that will contribute to our journey.

We're moving forward into the next chapter of our Society's history with a refreshed strategy that allows us to leverage the benefits of mutuality and adapt to the ever-changing needs of our members. Data underpins this and all five of our cornerstones and is a great enabler towards achieving our ambition of building society, nationwide.

The Architecture domain is a vibrant and growing department within the Resilience and Agility Community with an exciting opportunity to architect data and support the delivery of an innovative data architecture.


As part of your application you are required to submit a covering letter which includes the following:

- Why are you interested in a data architecture role?- What skills would you bring to the role that would of value to Nationwide?- What is your biggest achievement in your career to date?
Who we're looking for
You'll be a dependable individual who is willing to demonstrate a passion for data. You will have experiences from your career that will enrich the society. In return, we will support you on your journey to acquire the skills needed to become a data architect.

As such you may have the following experiences:

• Educated to degree level. • The use of any frameworks and associated techniques relevant to your career to date.• Multi-modal communication skills, translating a topic to interested parties of wildly varying backgrounds using metaphors, skillful listening, and storytelling• Exposure to problem solving in a work environment. These can range from problems of a technical nature, through to social issues.

You will be able to demonstrate the following core competencies:

Organisation - You will be able to facilitate the process in which responsibilities are assigned properly within the organisation and you will be able to plan your own and, where appropriate, others time and resources effectivelyCollaboration and Growth - You will be able to ensure that knowledge, ideas, opinions and experience are properly represented in common principles, guidelines, structures and plans and share this with your colleagues in the practice

Dealing with Complexity - You will be able to demonstrate your ability to reduce complex information to essentials and to clearly
What you'll be doing
Working within our Architecture Domain, you'll contribute towards defining the architecture for change initiatives, and ensuring solutions align with our architecture.

Specifically, you will be required to:• Support the enterprise data architecture and its use in all purposes, including data reference architecture, design materials, and roadmaps • Facilitate the approval of these outputs from Architects, executive sponsors and executive level governance boards such as the Architecture Review Board• Coordinate on the data architecture on a variety of projects on behalf of the Architecture function• Develop and maintain network of architecture peers to ensure architectures and strategies are being communicated, understood and followed • For simple, non-complex sourcing work, govern that decisions align to Business, IT Strategies and relevant Architecture standards • Provide specialist consultancy and advice on complex tasks, business functions and delivery solutions

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The extras you'll get
If you put a lot in, it's only fair you should get a lot out. So, if you help us do the right thing for our members, we'll help further your career with us.

As part of our team you'll get:

• Access to training to help you progress and develop your technical skills and career• Pension scheme where if you pay in 7%, we'll top it up to 23%• Life assurance worth 8x your salary• 24 days' holiday plus bank holidays• The ability to 'buy' up to 10 days more holiday• Flexible benefits scheme giving you access to discount vouchers at various retail outlets• Access to an annual performance related bonus scheme

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Why work for us?

At Nationwide, we're here for our members and we put their needs first in everything we do. And now, more than ever, two things are helping us go from strength to strength: we put our customers first, and we're known for being open, honest and trustworthy.

We're also the world's largest building society, with communities at the heart of everything we do. We aim to do the right thing for our members which helps set us apart from our competitors. But we need good people to help us do it. People who understand what we believe in and have the talent and drive to keep us successful.

At Nationwide we have a strong ethic of care, and a genuine concern for each other and our members. We recognise that our employees feel most appreciated when their thoughts and values are respected and considered. We are committed to creating a culture that recognises and truly values our individual differences and identities. 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.

Learn more about Nationwide Building Society

Be unique. Be authentic. However you prefer to say it, we really mean it. Our culture embraces people’s diverse perspectives and creates a positive environment where everyone belongs. We’re determined to build a better, more connected world for everyone.

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