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Data Analyst

Knutsford, England

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Barclays Technology

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 Sep. 15, 2021

Business Area COO & Functions

Area of Expertise Technology

Contract Permanent

Reference Code 90294659

Job description

Data Analyst

As a Barclays Data Analyst in the Chief Controls Office (CCO), you will use data analytics techniques to identify actual and potential risk and control issues across Barclays. You will use data analytics innovatively to provide enhanced insight into the risk profile and control environment, empowering colleagues to proactively manage risk.  You will also support the development of a data ‘mind-set’ across CCO as we pivot to becoming forward looking risk managers. 

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.

What will you be doing?
•    Driving optimal decision-making via the effective communication of evidence-based, quantified conclusions
•    Identifying the relevant data points for the issue at hand; understand and extract the required portions quickly through optimised querying of our data storage systems
•    Manipulating data efficiently, overcoming challenges around volume and velocity
•    Being responsible for packaging conclusions and recommendations concisely, making the appropriate actions intuitively clear for customers
•    Applying technical expertise to exploring and examining data with the goal of discovering patterns and hidden insights; telling the story behind the data.
•    Identifying opportunities for data science and analytics and communicate appropriately to stakeholders
•    Drawing insights from data analytics independently; coaching others to do the same
•    Supporting the development of a culture of continual improvement, including delivering new innovative data analytics use cases, e.g. predictive analytics

What we’re looking for:
•    Excellent knowledge of best practice data storage, retrieval, and manipulation tools, such as SQL 
•    Creative solutionning skills – able to formulate and execute a strategy where a playbook may not exist
•    Experience in influencing senior stakeholders; you will be the key person in translating business requirements into technical plans, and delivering results back into the business
•    Ability to mentor and upskill other colleagues – playing an active role upskilling and raising the profile of the whole team, over time

Skills that will help you in the role:
•    Some familiarity with Python and/or cloud concepts
•    Proven ability to identify and learn emerging data analytics technologies and utilise them to deliver practical business solutions
•    Experience training end users in data analytics technologies

Where will you be working?
You will be based in Radbroke, Knutsford. The Barclays Technology Campus just outside Manchester is our tech command centre and a vital strategic powerhouse behind our global operations. The campus is set in a 64 acre self-contained site, in a beautiful green environment and it offers unrivalled facilities for work and for play. We have an onsite gym, as well as outdoor tennis, football and cricket areas, as well as onsite restaurant and coffee shops.


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: communicator, relationship builder, self-starter, detail-oriented, patient, helpful

Our technology

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.

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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