Yorkshire Building Society Creates 35 New It Roles to Support Ongoing Investment in Digital

Yorkshire Building Society Creates 35 New It Roles to Support Ongoing Investment in Digital
09.09.2020 05:01 pm

Yorkshire Building Society Creates 35 New It Roles to Support Ongoing Investment in Digital

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Yorkshire Building Society is hiring 35 new tech professionals as part of its ongoing investment in digital capabilities.

The Society is looking for a wide range of IT engineer and leadership roles including software development and operations, networks and testing, to accelerate its digital investment programme to help improve customer service and help increase operational efficiency.

Recent successful IT projects for the Society include delivery of our new mortgage sales platform and the launching a new savings app for customers, which it developed with Leeds-based technology house Infinity Works.

Andrew Jeffries, Digital Services Owner at Yorkshire Building Society, said: “This is real step change in our ambitions for digital capabilities. Our recent successes with open banking APIs, launching our native mobile app by transforming the end-end engineering process and tech stack with modern CI/CD pipelines, services and container platforms shows great progress. Engaging with product owners and delivering value to the business brings a real sense of achievement in delivering our on strategy to provide our customers with real help.”

Rebecca Fitzgerald, Senior Technology Delivery Manager at Yorkshire Building Society, said: “Like many financial services businesses, technology is a crucial part of our organisation which is absolutely integral to all of our services, from our branches and head office sites to online platforms and our savings app.

“Investing in this area over the longer term will enable us to service our customers more effectively and efficiently, driving forward improvements whether they choose to transact with us in a branch, over the phone or online.

“It’s a really exciting time to work for Yorkshire Building Society in the IT function, especially with the investment and focus on technology. Our recent year’s results have showcased our capability in IT transformation as we continuously evolve our proud heritage to digital futures.

“This landscape is a great engineering environment, managing our home-grown technology, renovating and re-architecting as we adopt digital advancements, also working with external experts on specialist’s projects and alongside global leaders in technology supporting our journey.  

“Our IT department ranges from colleagues who began their roles as apprentices in the past few years to professionals who have worked with us for more than 30 years. We have a huge variety of different roles and projects, so there’s something for every IT professional, regardless of experience. Our focus on building diversity and supporting the next generation is something we are proud of, working with local communities to create exciting careers on their doorsteps ‘up North’.

“Our people are our greatest assets and we are focused on nurturing, developing and investing in our colleagues so they can provide real help to our customers. We offer flexible working, including a combination of office and work-from-home; a generous holiday allowance and family leave; competitive salaries and an annual bonus scheme; flexible benefits for colleagues to choose benefits personalised to them; as well as coaching, training and development.

“As a large and ambitious organisation, we’re big enough to offer IT professionals a challenge and compact enough for them to make a real impact. There are many paths open to colleagues as well as the support available to help people progress their career in the way they choose.”

For more information about the new roles, please visit www.jobtrain.co.uk/ybscareers/.

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