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Date live: 03/04/2020

Location: Knutsford

Reference Code: 90254525

Business Area: COO & Functions

Area of Expertise: Technology

Contract: Permanent

Job Title: Software Application Designer
Location: Radbroke, Knutsford

Barclays UK Tech function, has a Clearing Hub division which is the corner stone of clearing by image. This is an initiative to allow images of cheques to be a legal instrument for paying people. This removes the need for paper to be transported by secure vehicles on the road between branches and the central clearing centre. A further benefit in using mobile image capture is to allow customers a new channel for recording cheque payments.

As a Software Application Designer, you will take ownership over requirements gathering, building business requirements into technical requirements. Ensure the design works end to end and then build out design details so a developer could follow it through.

This role would be great for a Java Developer who is looking to move more into a design role, and have significant contact with business / product owners, working closely with stakeholders to successfully deliver on business requirements.

What will you be doing?

• Validate requirements and discuss with product / business owners
• Participate in impact assessments for new work
• Review requirements to understand how both functional and non-functional aspects need to be met
• Add clarity to business requirements, whilst challenging them to ensure high quality candidate solutions are created
• Work with other bank teams and external suppliers to understand the full E2E solution
• Review component designs to build knowledge and make sure those align with an E2E system design
• Present complex technical ideas for discussion both within the team and to wider audiences.

What we’re looking for:

• Java & Oracle PL-SQL knowledge (able to read documents in code, understand what the system is doing and provide guidance to engineers on implementation)
• Exposure developing / designing for large scale enterprise applications (processing large values and quantity of transactions)
• Exposure to transactional based time critical systems
• JIRA / Confluence exposure.

Skills that will help you in the role:

• Exposure working in large scale enterprise businesses
• Clearing Hub connectivity solutions exposure (Apache Camel, Active MQ Manager)
• Micro Service style component design
• Excellent communication skills.

Where will you be working?

You will be working at our technology hub in the North West, located at Radbroke Hall in Knutsford. It’s convenient for most people who live within a 35-mile radius, spanning from Liverpool, Chester, Manchester and Stoke. It’s a lively atmosphere with large open plan offices, with everything you need on site including various catering options, Starbucks, Gym, onsite parking etc.

Interested and want to know more about Barclays? Visit for more details.

Our Values

Everything we do is shaped by the five values of Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship. Our values inform the foundations of our relationships with customers and clients, but they also shape how we measure and reward the performance of our colleagues. Simply put, success is not just about what you achieve, but about how you achieve it.

Our Diversity

We aim to foster a culture where individuals of all backgrounds feel confident in bringing their whole selves to work, feel included and their talents are nurtured, empowering them to contribute fully to our vision and goals.

Our Benefits

Our customers are unique. The same goes for our colleagues. That's why at Barclays we offer a range of benefits, allowing every colleague to choose the best options for their personal circumstances. These include a competitive salary and pension, health care and all the tools, technology and support to help you become the very best you can be. We are proud of our dynamic working options for colleagues. If you have a need for flexibility, then please discuss this with us.

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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

Private medical care

Competitive pay

Flexible working

Life assurance

Pension contribution

Income protection

Voluntary benefits

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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.

100% Innovative
100% Collaborative
100% Passionate
100% Customer focused

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Languages and

We are continually investing in the technology powering our business. This means rebuilding and reinventing our systems to make them fit for a world-class future. It means developing systems that help us support and protect the global economy. It means anticipating the future and taking Barclays forward as a technology-led business. We are building a team of the most perceptive and talented tech analysts, engineers and developers fluent in the most current languages to deliver all of this, and more.

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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. Our size, scale and significance mean we’re fundamental to the way the world works, and technology is crucial to our effectiveness.

Size, stability, agility, ambition and impact. Find it all and more at Barclays Technology.

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