Source: Coventry Building Society
Coventry Building Society, the UK’s second largest building society, has more than 80 IT roles up for grabs at its Coventry head-office.
The Society, which employs 2,500 employees and has more than 1.8 million members, is now set to increase the size of its UK-based IT department to nearly 450.
There are roles available across all levels for system delivery engineers, analysts, cloud specialists, IT security specialists, IT architects and many others. And there will be graduate and apprenticeship programme opportunities in those areas later in the year too.
Led by Chief Information Officer (CIO), Marie Measures, the IT department is very different to that of the one when she first joined from Capital One in 2015, when it was less than half the size of what it is today.
Marie said: “When I first joined the Coventry, it was about keeping legacy systems running. IT hadn’t grown with the growth of the business and had an aging infrastructure.
“IT transformation is now critical to the future growth of the Coventry, and so we are building an IT function that is focused on the needs of today, but one that can also meet the demands of tomorrow.
“We’ve currently got an exciting portfolio of projects on the go, including major work transforming our core banking platform and how we manage our data centres, the rollout of a new telephony system, and the introduction of a new digital transformation programme. A lot of work, in other words, that is at the front-end of how technology will support financial services into the future.
“The scale of the expansion can be illustrated by the fact that when I first joined, we only had one IT architect. Now we have over 30. This shows our ambition and the importance of the investment we’re making, in both our existing employees and those yet to be recruited. But this doesn’t mean we’ve lost a sense of who we are. Coventry is a principle-led business which genuinely, and perhaps unusually in financial services, puts its members first.