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Senior Java Developer

Glasgow, Scotland

Development and Engineering at Barclays

In Barclays Technology, we build solutions that make life simple for our customers. Solutions that are global, agile and smart. As a part of our team, you’ll recode and reimagine, learn and adapt. Rewire what the world needs, and look ahead. This is where you can be at your best. Where you can redefine the future of finance.

Key information

Date live May. 13, 2022

Business Area COO & Functions

Area of Expertise Technology

Contract Permanent

Reference Code 90325519

Job description

Senior Java Developer
Glasgow 

As a Barclays Senior Java Developer, you will join the Data Integration group which makes up our Data and Analytics function.  You will be responsible for developing and maintaining APIs and micro-services that allow communication across Barclays Wealth and Private Bank applications, including a number of external systems.  These services are used by a number of Private Bank, Wealth and Retail applications within Barclays, in areas such as mobile and online banking, trade booking and reporting.

Barclays is one of the world's largest and most respected financial institutions, with 329 years of success, quality and innovation behind us. We offer careers that provide endless opportunity – helping millions of individuals and businesses thrive, and creating financial and digital solutions that the world now takes for granted.

This opportunity is open to flexible working arrangements. Such as working from home, flexible or compressed hours, and part-time options. If you have a need for flexibility, please apply and discuss this with us during the hiring process.

We are currently operating in a hybrid working environment, meaning that many colleagues spend part of their working hours at home and part in the office, depending on the nature of the role they are in.  Please discuss the detail of the working pattern options for the role with the hiring manager.

What will you be doing?
•    You will be taking business and functional requirements and translating them into technical and functional designs for APIs
•    Producing and maintaining application code along with accompanying automated test suites
•    Conducting unit and integration testing of code, and providing support to testing cycles ensuring that defects are resolved 
•    You will be responsible for all project deliverables must be produced in accordance with governance practices and utilizing QA procedures. 
•    Contributing towards central API forums and Best Practices
•    Using your knowledge and expertise, you will be supporting and leading junior colleagues

What we’re looking for:
•    Bachelor’s degree, preferably in computer science or a closely related discipline
•    Excellent technology skills, including proficient in the use of Java, Linux, Databases, Web services, REST, MQ and Kafka
•    Proven ability to design and develop enterprise level software solutions using tools and techniques such as Source Control, Build Tools (e.g. Maven), TDD, etc. 
•    Ability to demonstrate initiative with excellent problem solving abilities and communication skills

Skills that will help you in the role:
•    Knowledge of Cloud Development, particularly AWS and Cybersecurity and cryptography 
•    Previous experience of deployment tools, particularly Chef with NoSQL Database experience, such as MongoDB
•    A technically minded software developer
•    Excellent time management skills with the ability to priotise competing, complex and demanding tasks

Where will you be working?
Our new state-of-the-art Campus, right in the heart of Glasgow is a hub of creative collaboration. A place where everyone can bring their true selves to work and reach their full potential. Home to 5,000 of our colleagues, our Tradeston campus will support the community in more ways than one - by creating thousands of new career opportunities and celebrating local artists. A short walk from Central Station on the south of the Clyde, it will be a key location for the Barclays business that will deepen our ties with the city and its communities.

What you get in return

However high you rise at Barclays, we believe all our employees should receive a competitive package of core benefits flexible to you and your family’s needs. At Barclays, you’ll support our customers and clients, and we’ll support you with rewards that will genuinely make a difference.

Competitive holiday allowance

Competitive pay

Life assurance

Income protection

Private medical care

Flexible working

Pension contribution

Voluntary benefits

Success profile

To be successful in Barclays Technology, there are a few things we look for. Creativity, curiosity, and an excitement of what we can offer, and what you can do here.

Qualities we look for: innovative, collaborative, customer focused, passionate

Languages and Technologies

We really love to code. And we love to make that code work for our millions of global customers. Built in a way that makes life simpler. For you, that means reinventing what money means to the world. It means going that step further to develop something that can handle millions of trades or millions of transactions a day. It’s a big responsibility. Are you ready to rethink your future?

Where do you want to take your tech career?

Financial services is going through a massive transformation, and here at Barclays we’re leading the way. People are our greatest asset. And that’s why we give our colleagues the opportunity and space to explore their ideas, and innovate on a global scale.

Find out more about what our leaders think the Barclays workforce of the future will look like.

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The Barclays Way

This is the spirit of Barclays. It’s why we exist, what we believe and how we behave. But most importantly, it’s how we make decisions, take action and get things done.

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Purpose

We exist to provide responsible finance to people and business – but also a whole lot more.

Values

We believe great talent RISES. It acts with Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship.

Mindset

We discover our full potential through our desire to Empower, Challenge and Drive each other.

Working here makes me feel supported, valued, recognised, appreciated and has given me plenty of opportunities to grow.

Minal

ETL Developer in Market Risk, Glasgow

Barclays is a great place to work because the teams here have a very positive energy to them. There is a lot of camaraderie and team spirit here.

Niraj

Engineering Lead, Fraud Detection, Whippany

One of my favourite things about working for Barclays is the freedom to explore different technical solutions to a variety of problems. It's a great way of expanding my knowledge and keeps me on my toes!

Sara

Java Developer, Glasgow

I’m really pleased with the work I’ve done so far. Because Barclays relies on technology to provide services that are so important to millions of people, we value quality over quantity, especially in software design.

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