UK’s Coventry Building Society in IT recruitment drive
Coventry Building Society, the UK’s second largest building society, has more than 80 IT roles up for grabs at its Coventry head office as its digital overhaul ramps up.
The society, which employs 2,500 staff and has more than 1.8 million members, says it 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.
As reported in 2016, the building society was believed to have embarked on a tech modernisation project and was looking for a new core system.
It is a long-standing user of the Mortgage and Savings Suite (MSS) from Sopra Banking Software for its core processing; and FIS/Sungard’s Ambit Treasury Mangement/Quantum system for treasury operations, FinTech Futures understands.
Marie Measures, CIO, Coventry Building Society, says: “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.”
She adds it has got a portfolio of projects on the go, “including major work transforming our core banking platform and how we manage our data centres, the roll-out of a new telephony system, and the introduction of a new digital transformation programme”.
FinTech Futures contacted the society about its core banking platform – as in clarifying the names of the systems and vendors. We received one of the most pointless replies in the history of fintech. Which is saying something.
Measures says: “Coventry Building Society is in the design phase of its core banking platform transformation.”